Saturday, March 7, 2015

Spiritual knowlede

In The Roman Empire, in the second century, there were almost a hundred different Gnostic sects. All these sects were at loggerheads. All were convinced that they had unique knowledge about how the world is designed. Everyone else was wrong. There were also many other competing sects, mystery orders and philosophical schools.

If you're looking for ancient words of wisdom to give weight to your spiritual beliefs, it doesn't matter what spiritual beliefs you have, you can find what you're looking for in the second century Rom.

You can also, of course, find proof that your beliefs are valid in ancient India and China. You can find spiritual wisdom everywhere in the ancient world, but you can't find it here, in your own world.


If you are listening to a guru, do not listen to what he is saying. Pay attention to what he forgets to mention. What do you expect to get from an Indian guru who forgets to mention the horrors of the caste system and the misogyny in Indian spirituality?

This applies also to western spiritual teachers who change their names to Hindu names. There is no perennial wisdom. There is only perennial nonsense.