Sunday, November 8, 2009

Interpretations

History of religion scholars know of 22 000 different interpretations of the New Testament. 22 000 different Churches and sects have been formed through history. Terrible religious wars have been fought between them.

After his awakening, Buddha began to teach how anyone could find what he had found. After his death his teachings was spread by his disciples. Over the centuries many different schools were formed.

We are all bent differently. This is natural. We all make different interpretations due to different biological and cultural conditionings and life situations. We interpret life differently. Even the greatest gurus or smartest professors can see only but small glimpses of the totality. A life is a glimpse of the totality.

I guess that you know the story of the blind men and the elephant. The blind men were asked, “What is this you have in front of you?” One of them touched its leg and said, “It is a pillar.” Another one touched its tail and said, “It’s a whip.”

1 comment:

Doreen said...

Yes, good to drop the cultural differences... to not hold fast to them, as being who we truly are.

There is an essential knowing that is the same for everyone, in lieu of the all the myriad differences.
The beauty is the insight is seen as the oneness with the variety of outward appearances.