Gandhi’s doctrine of nonviolence
came from his optimistic view of human nature –
truth is the law of our being
nonviolence is more natural for us than violence
love is more of our essence than hate.
The Cloud of Unknowing:
love must receive primacy in prayer
ahead of cogitation.
We must pray out of love
not out of a quest for knowledge.
And we must love God for God’s self
not for what God does for us.
To meditate to feel good is a common mistake –
every time you don’t feel good
you will feel like a failure at meditation.
Even the most experienced meditators
feel pain and frustration.
But non-dual seers hold contraries together
like pain and pleasure
and since they experience everything as One again
they are New Adams and New Eves
in the garden naked and unashamed.
Men in particular need to grow
into spiritual maturity, becoming New Adams
by exploring ancient wisdom
about the spiritual life of men
and relaunching the Sacred Masculine.
The medieval view by men like Aquinas and Eckhart
went beyond intellect and will
to the divine spark in the soul.
The soul is naturally godly
and designed to know ultimate perfection.
This is the true knowledge that transforms:
God made us for perfect holiness, grace and truth.