Web of Religion

Spiritual Counterfeits — The Spider Web of Religion, Commercialism and Ego

“There are three main spiritual counterfeits on the path. The web of religion, commercialism and the Ego. They are like spider webs that seek to snare and entrap us.” — Guru Tua

Don’t Miss the Ultimate Opportunity

You must ask yourself an important question.  Are you taking advantage of this opportunity we call life?  We each have limited time and limited resources.  We must learn to maximize them.

“Death is as much a part of this physical body as our birth. Both experiences are points at opposite ends of a finite timeline. And we are always moving away from our original birth and towards our death. The timeline in between is the opportunity.
Do we take this opportunity to grow? We start as an instinct-driven, personality consumed, self-centered infant.  Then, we progress through childhood and adolescence to adulthood.  So, at each stage, we have opportunities to grow spiritually.  Likewise, we must learn to recognize and take advantage of them.  By the time we reach adulthood, we should be ready to explore the limits of consciousness.” — Guru Tua

Spiritual Counterfeits

Spiritual Counterfeits — The Spider Web of Religion, Commercialism and Ego

“There are three main spiritual counterfeits on the path. The web of religion, commercialism and the Ego. They are like spider webs that seek to snare and entrap us. They are like spider webs that seek to snare and entrap us.
They trap your mind, lead you astray, and inhibit growth.  They control you for profit.” — Guru Tua
We don’t think of these as similar.  But they are the three spiritual counterfeits.  Our Ego is a tool of consciousness that our culture promotes in order to control us.  This way they can manipulate us through our Ego, our personalities and instincts. 
We also don’t think of commercialism as a spiritual issue, but it is.  Materialism wants us to buy things to bring us happiness and fulfillment.  But this doesn’t work. 
Religion is worst of all.  Many see it as spiritual junk food.  It has no spiritual substance.  It lacks any tools for following our inherent desire for spiritual exploration of our consciousness. 

Are You Caught in the Web of Religion?

If you are a follower of one of the three most popular religions, you don’t think of it as a spider web or mind-trap.  But this web of deceit applies to the 3 billion members of the Abrahamic religions, Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

“To guard against being caught in these spider webs, we need to be vigilant and resist the hypnotizing affect they have.  The counterfeit spirituality spin by the web of religion is the most dangerous.  Once caught in the web of belief, it is difficult to find release from its clutches.” — Guru Tua

Are you Caught in the Web of Commercialism?

“The web of commercialism and materialism provides only temporary happiness.  It is addictive and will turn you into a corporate slave.  Don’t waste your life this way.”— Guru Tua

Are You a Slave to Your Ego?

 We need to learn to be the masters of our personalities and instincts.  Learn how to take back the control of your awareness.  Otherwise, we it will make us vulnerable to the web of religion and commercialism.” — Guru Tua

Seek Your Personal Spiritual Truth

Seek the facts of your personal truth.  This quest requires you to be brave and fearless. You must lose all the man-made traditions. In exchange for less, and less, and less, of man-made tradition, you receive that which yields you more, and more and more. Spiritual truth exists.   But it is beyond all man-made traditions. Above all, don’t get caught in the web of religion, commercialism or the Ego.” — Guru Tua

Lifeline Perspective

The essence of this perspective is to live life in a way the enables you to keep the big picture in your thoughts.  In turn, this helps you to make better decisions based on the long-term impact.  Most importantly, this larger perspective on life will keep you out of the web which will stunt your personal growth.

How do you keep from falling in the web of one of these spiritual counterfeits?  First, enhance your critical thinking skills.  Secondly, get in touch with your inner wisdom, your intuition.  Third and most importantly learn and use as many of the ancient spiritual technologies you can find.

In Conclusion

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References

Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s Book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia

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