A new Course Throughout Miracles
A Course in Miracles is really pure, so wonderful, so powerful, and a lot more spiritually advanced than any other piece of the world’s literature (past and present), that you have to truly experience it to trust it. But those whose minds are too mounted on worldly thoughts, and lack the underlying thirst for true spiritual knowledge that is essential for its understanding, will likely not comprehend just one whole page. That is not because A Course in Miracles is confusing – on the contrary its principles are remarkably simple – but rather because it is the character of spiritual knowledge that those who are not ready to realize it, simply cannot understand it. As stated in the Bible, in the beginning of the book of John: “The light shineth in darkness, and darkness comprehended it not “.
Ever since I first became aware of the majestic and awe-inspiring presence of God, I’ve enjoyed reading many wonderful spiritual works just like the Bible (my favorite parts are the Sermon on the Mount and Psalms), the Bhagavad-Gita, the Upanishads, the Koran and the poetry of Kabir and Rumi. Not one of them come near to the greatness of a Course in Miracles. Reading it by having an open mind and heart, your fears and troubles wash away. You become aware of a marvelous love deep within you – deeper than whatever you knew before. The near future begins to seem so bright for you and your loved ones acim. You feel passion for everyone including those you previously have tried to leave excluded. These experiences are extremely powerful and sometimes throw you off balance only a little, but it is worth every penny: A Course in Miracles introduces one to a love so peaceful, so strong and so universal – you will wonder how so many of the world’s religions, whose aim is supposedly the same experience, got so off track.
I would like to say here to any Christian who feels that his church’s teachings do not truly satisfy his thirst to learn a kind, merciful and loving God, but is somewhat afraid to learn the Course as a result of others’claims that it’s inconsistent with “true” Christianity: Don’t worry! I’ve see the gospels often times and I assure you that a Course in Miracles is wholly consistent with Jesus’teachings while he was on earth. Don’t fear the fanatical defenders of exclusionist dogma – these poor people think themselves to be the only real carriers of Jesus’message, and the only real ones worthy of his blessings, while all the will go to hell. A Course in Miracles reflects Jesus’true message: unconditional passion for *all people*. While he was on earth, Jesus said to judge a tree by its fruit. So give it a try and see how a fruits that ripen in your lifetime taste. When they taste bad, you are able to abandon A Course in Miracles. But when they taste as sweet as mine do, and the millions of other true seekers who are finding A Course in Miracles to be nothing less than a heavenly treasure, then congratulations – and may your heart always be abundantly filled up with peaceful, loving joy.