Sun, 1 June 2014
The American born Zen teacher, Adyashanti, wisely warns us, "Make no mistake about it - enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It's seeing through the facade of pretense. It's the complete eradication of everything we imaged to be true." To move beyond the superstitions and myths that comprise traditional religion, we will have to endure a great sense of loss to be able to emerge in a progressive faith in which science and reason are partners with religion rather than being the enemies of faith.