Pearls - Refections
This page links to a collection of short thoughts on spiritual progress topics. It also links to wisdom from various cultures which may help to clarify our path, broadening it up and open our minds to inspiration of the wise ones.
Because of our language, culture and upbringing we might need to see how all the other information available today might tie in with some of the teachings of our major religions.
Religions are people made. Much of the original inspiration and teaching is misunderstood. We see this in most religions where there is internal disagreement with often frightful results. Yet there is still great truth to be revealed if we wish to look.
The other great problem is that it is very difficult if not impossible to translate meanings into another language and from one culture to another. If then the translated version is taken literally the “truth” may be missed completely or even reversed.
“I am the Way” in John's Gospel is also found in the Bhagavad Gita. That way is not external, it is an inwards realisation of who you are.
RC Zaehner in translating the Bhagavad Gita has to create a new word, ‘enstacy’ to get across the idea of ‘exuberance turned inwards’ there is no English equivalent.
"I am that I am" from Judaism is more accurately translated as "I shall be what I shall be". The meaning is quite different. It allows different understanding of the Source.And yet "I AM" is fundamental to who we are.
There are many such examples if we wish to look for them.
Pearls of Wisdom is an opening of some of the sayings from a spiritual perspective, perhaps we have taken them too seriously, too literally or even misunderstood them.
There is no disrespect just an ardent desire to seek truth, to connect more fully with revealed universal wisdom.
There is choice. There is no judgement
Collection of thoughts
Power of Thought
Ponder Points 1
Ponder Points 2