See why circular reasoning becomes the trap of faith and belief. Then learn how to get out of this prison and set your mind free.
The Mind Trap
A trap is something that prevents you from moving. It’s something concealed that stops you. They make a trap to capture prey or those who are unaware. The best type of mind trap is one that has no way out.
Circular Reasoning of Faith and Belief
Belief in things we can not prove require faith. So, faith masquerades as a place of comfort. Faith and belief require disbelief in all the facts that disproves their superstition and mythology. Belief and faith are the products of brainwashing. They are the mind trap of circular reasoning. Maintaining faith requires constant brainwashing.
Sometimes the brainwashing is this voluntary and self-inflicted and sometimes it comes through forced indoctrination. Both faith and belief are tactics of mind control. They are counterfeits that keep you wanting more. And neither are doorways to spiritual truth. — Guru Tua
How to Find Spiritual Truth
Seeking the truth requires neither faith or belief. All spiritual truth is personal. You find truth looking within. You won’t find it following the stories of others. You won’t find it in any sacred book. Seeking the truth requires an inward journey. You’ll be able to find it using the ancient spiritual technologies for expanding awareness and opening the doors to higher states of consciousness.
There are a variety of systems of seated and moving meditation that can open up access to pure consciousness and break down barriers of perception. Using these tools is the essence of spiritual exploration. You learn these processes and then follow your heart and intuition. Then develop your own path. You decide on what you need. You decide how much, and when to do it and where.
Sometimes you can find these tools for opening perception cloaked in religious ideologies. But, be careful when investigating any religion. You must have the discretion and foresight not to get caught up in the mental traps of religion. Remember Faith is a trap. Belief is a trap.
Sadly, many people fall into the mind trap of faith and belief. Once they are in, it takes some work to get them out. Circular reasoning can be hard to break. You need to take them on a journey to search out the facts. The process of comparative analysis or comparative religious study is one of the best ways to approach this task.
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Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia