According to Bernard Lonergan
the new foundation for knowledge is subjectivity.
Only subjectively transformed people
can see things objectively
without all their biases
muddying the water.
Inner work – knowing/healing/harmonizing
our inner life – is the essence of spirituality
and influences all our perceptions/
The False Self is ensnared in craziness –
the lies and constant striving of the world –
‘samsara’ in Hinduism. The True Self knows
it is always here: “I am a child of God” –
nothing left to strive for.
But if you refuse the call of the Divine
the Hound of Heaven pursues you until you either
cling to your False Self in hell
or you let go and let your small self
your ego, annihilate in God.
To get ego out of the way
only one thing is necessary:
stop judging which endlessly divides everything
into your likes and dislikes.
Then you discover fundamental richness –
the holiness of ‘being-itself’ – that is always here
and belongs to everyone like sunshine –
the sun shines on both saint and sinner
but saints see holiness and sinners judge.
Religious fanatics are super-judges:
to overcome doubt they surrender their freedom
to some absolute ideology or religion
then become anxious when confronted
with people who believe differently
and violently attack them as ‘infidels’ –
‘unfaithful ones’ – oblivious to the fact
that their violence makes them unfaithful
to the God of Compassion
they profess to believe in.
One thought on “TRANSFORMATION VERSUS VIOLENCE”
“The True Self knows
it is already there: “I am already a child of God” –
nothing left to strive for.”
and the typical false claims of a theist who wants to claim that only he has the truth.