Teachings Can Be Like Walking Sticks
|Reverend Jaganath Carrera|
Teachings can be like walking sticks or like lights. In the beginning, they are more like walking sticks. We lean on them. They are solid. We use them to feel our way through the darkness of ignorance. They are a big help. But the teachings have another, deeper dimension. They are like lights that illumine the spiritual path with all its twists and turns. To use the teachings as lights, we need to bring our minds into the present moment, with clarity, fearlessness, openness, and loving-kindness. We'll see the teachings come to life, overflowing with light, wisdom, and love. We will experience them as outpourings, of compassion. If we only use the teachings as a crutch, we tend to become literal-minded and entrenched in habits. We may also make the mistake of thinking that only those who use their walking sticks like us are on the right path- all the others are wrong. We need to learn to allow the Light to guide our way.
OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti
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