Why is this question vital for me and everyone on the planet? What is the most critical question to ask? And who should I ask once I find it?
How To Find the Right Question
What are the most important questions to ask? It is always the questions that challenge our beliefs. These are the questions that expose our beliefs and values; this is our sacred ground. If you are afraid to ask these kinds of hard questions, you aren’t a seeker of truth.
After you ask the right questions, then you need to research and find the answers. The public library is still a formidable resource. You can hold the proof you need to challenge and change your beliefs about reality.
To be sure, challenging our beliefs isn’t something that the dominant world cultural narrative wants us to do. They want to keep you a paying customer. There are around 8 billion people on the planet.
Approximately 4 billion of these believers are members of the Abrahamic tree. These include the Semitic religions of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. They fight to keep their customer base. They do not want you asking the hard questions about the history and validity of the paradigm.
These paradigms are not new or original; they are the rebranding of the ancient mystery religions of the Meditrainian region. The Abrahamic tree assimilated all of their doctrines and beliefs, even those which are contradictory and illogical. They did this to keep their customer base intact.
The Assyrian, Babylonian, Egyptian, and Persian mythologies are the basis of all their beliefs. Sometimes they even admit to their wholesale plagiarism.
“Symbolism in a greater or lesser degree is essential to every kind of external worship, and we need not shrink from the conclusion that in the matter of baptisms and washings, of genuflection’s and other acts of reverence, of lights and sweet-smelling incense, of flowers and white vestitures, of spiritual unction’s and the imposing of hands, of sacrifice and the rite of the Communion banquet, the Church has borrowed without hesitation from the common stock of significant actions known to all periods and to all nations. In such matters as these, Christianity claims no monopoly or originality.” ― The Catholic Encyclopedia and International Work, Vol. 13 (1907) (1)
If you are a member of Western organized religion, they don’t want you to investigate any other belief system. They do not want you to research their heritage beyond what they tell you. Just remember, asking the right question always involves investigating your sacred ground.
Here’s something you don’t want to hear. Your sacred ground is the basis of your fears. Don’t just defend your holy ground. Learn why you believe you need to protect it. Become a seeker of truth rather than a defender of religion.
Why Do I Believe That?
Listen to what’s going on inside your head. Listen to your feelings. The second question to ask when something offends you is, “why am I offended?” Our emotions are a response to a threat. Anything that threatens our beliefs is good. Keep questioning and searching. Find the right question that pushes you past the boundaries of faith.
What is the source of your beliefs? Is it family, cultural or religious tradition? Are your beliefs the result of objective research or indoctrination as a child? Did you find your faith because you were in crisis?
“If you want to develop and move beyond your current limitations, begin by asking yourself about your beliefs. There is no answer is greater than the question. It starts with asking, why do I believe that? What offends me? What threatens my beliefs?” — Guru Tua
Remember, when you encounter something that offends you, this is a sign you are challenging your beliefs. Instead of automatically disagreeing, ask yourself, why does this offend me? How do I know what I know? What makes me react this way? These are the right kinds of questions.
Suppose you’ve made it this far along, great. You can find the answers concerning spiritual reality, but you won’t find them in religion. Now it’s time to do some research. Don’t be too lazy to do your research. To find the answer you need, find the right question.
Seekers of Truth Find The Important Answers
The objections you have to ideas, facts are boundaries. Boundaries keep you enslaved. These boundaries can result from two things. First, the programming of our cultural narrative. Or unhealthy scripts that are a part of our default personality and instincts.
You can reveal the scripts of your personality and instincts using the Enneagram Personality Profile. It will show the programming of the cultural narrative. The repeating question exercise will prove to you where they are the power they have on your life. Then you and fix it. To do this, you’ll need to delete the negative and reprogram. It is serious “inner work,” but it’s worth the effort.
Asking the right question always begins by asking, “why do I believe that?” When you get a response to the question, ask it again. Keep on asking it. If you get the answer, then keep going. There are some excellent tools to help us in this questioning process.
“Truth is not to be found outside. No teacher, no scripture can give it to you. It is inside you and if you wish to attain it, seek your own company. Be with yourself.” — Osho
Study logical reasoning instead of them relying on the opinions of others. Learn how to use the truth-seekers axioms. Familiarize yourself with logical fallacies. When you use these tools, you will enhance your critical thinking abilities.
So, the right question to ask is always about your own beliefs. Many people are afraid to confront their beliefs. That’s because their beliefs are part of their identity. Religions like this because it cements you to their membership. You will defend the beliefs even when they don’t make sense or cause harm to others.
So, it’s hard for many people to confront new worldviews head-on. A helpful tool that minimizes the stress of this quest is comparative analysis. This process will help you find your sacred ground in a non-threatening way. It’s a structured approach to comparative religious study. This approach can help you sort out your beliefs.
Above all, when you find yourself offended, ask yourself why. The key to your enlightenment is asking yourself the right question. Now it’s time to face the facts behind the comments you find objectionable.
The ultimate answer to all spiritual issues is, I don’t know. Any other “answer” should lead to more questions. If it does not, is the answer is wrong. If you finally make it to where you have no answers, you are on the verge of a spiritual breakthrough. You’ve finally broken down all the human-made excuses holding back your enlightenment. Find the right question that leads you to this place.
This type of questioning prepares you for the Hero’s Journey. The quest to explore your truth. You can’t find spiritual truth in any book. No teacher can give it to you. It would be best to use the proper tools to find it within.
We are beings born to explore and seek the unknown. It is one reason we dominate the planet. The most exciting domain to explore is not the physical but the world of consciousness. The Abrahamic tree provides us with counterfeit answers instead of tools for exploration. Instead of confronting our existential fear of death, they give afterlife beliefs.
Instead of making the world a better place, the Abrahamic religions spread bias, prejudice, and discrimination. These religions are the source of the world’s conflicts.
“Religious people claim that it’s just the fundamentalists of each religion that cause problems. But, there’s got to be something wrong with the religion itself if those who strictly adhere to its most fundamental principles are violent bigots and sexists.” — David G. Mcafee
Asking the right question is a path to freedom. Are you ready to be free?
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(1) The Catholic Encyclopedia and International Work, Vol. 13 (1907)
(2) Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia