We ask because we want answers to spiritual questions. But if we don’t know the right questions to ask, we don’t get answers that do us any good.
Why is this issue 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?
The problem starts with easy access to answers with no substance. Think about that for a moment. Where do easy answers originate? Easy spiritual answers are any that come from someone other than yourself.
Answers to Spiritual Questions
So, how do you ask yourself questions? What are the most important questions to ask?
The most insightful questions challenge our beliefs because they expose our thinking and values, our sacred ground. If you are afraid to ask these hard questions, you will not get the right answers.
After asking the right questions, 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 the dominant world cultural narrative wants us to do. They like you because you are the source of their cash flow.
There are around 8 billion people on the planet. Approximately 4 billion of these believers are members of the Abrahamic tree. These are the three religions with the largest worldwide membership. Do you know who they are? It’s Judaism, Islam, and Christianity.
These systems fight one another over customers in the name of God. They do not want you asking hard questions about their history or the validity of their dogma. They all claim they have answers to spiritual questions, but it’s a shell game to keep you a paying customer.
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 contradictory and illogical. They did this to keep their customer base intact. What individual or social good comes from pretending and submitting to groupthink manipulation tactics?
The Basis of your Deepest Fears
Here’s something you don’t want to hear, but your sacred ground is the basis of your fears. Your real fear is that what you believe is wrong, so you must defend them. But 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.
“Hypocrisy and distortion are passing currents under the name of religion.” — Mahatma Gandhi
“As long as the people persist in voting for or against men on account of their religious views, just so long will hypocrisy hold place and power.” — Robert Green Ingersoll
“It is not that religion is merely useless, it is mischievous. It is mischievous by its idle terrors; it is mischievous by its false morality; it is mischievous by its hypocrisy; by its fanaticism; by its dogmatism; by its threats; by its hopes; by its promises.” — Frances Wright
“In the United States, the sovereign authority is religious, and consequently hypocrisy must be common, but there is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America, and there can be no greater proof of its utility and of its conformity to human nature than that its influence is powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation of the earth.” — Alexis de Tocqueville
If you are a member of Western organized religion, they don’t want you to investigate them or any other belief system. They do not want you to research their heritage beyond what they tell you.
Remember, when you find the right question, it will involve your sacred ground. You could get into trouble if you start digging up stuff threatening their control. Some cultures still have laws against speaking out against their mythology.
“Nowadays, by contrast, Christianity specializes in soft-focus mood music; its threats of hell, its demand for poverty and chastity, its doctrine that only the few will be saved and the many damned, have been shed, replaced by strummed guitars and saccharine smiles. It has reinvented itself so often, and with such breathtaking hypocrisy, in the interests of retaining its hold on the gullible, that a medieval monk who woke today, like Woody Allen in Sleeper, would not be able to recognize the faith that bears the same name as his own. — A.C. Grayling
How To Find the Right Question?
The most important question is the one you ask yourself. Start with the question, why do I believe this or that? Don’t let others answer this question for you. Don’t merely regurgitate answers from religious sources.
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.
Asking The Hard Questions
The objections you have to ideas and facts are boundaries. Boundaries keep you enslaved from the real answers to spiritual questions. These boundaries can result from the programming of our cultural narrative and the 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 show you where and how others have power over 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.
“Stop, look, investigate, ask the right questions, come to the right conclusions, and have the courage to act on them and see what happens. The first steps may bring the roof down on your head, but soon the commotion will clear, and there will be peace and joy.” — Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Study logic and rational thinking instead of them relying on the opinions of others. Learn how to use spiritual axioms to expose the tactics of organized religion. Familiarize yourself with ten common 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. 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 Answers to Spiritual Questions
The ultimate answer to all spiritual issues is, “I don’t know.” Any other “answer” should lead to more questions. If it does not, 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.
“Fundamentalists of different religions have more in common with each other than they do with the moderates of their own religions.” — Mark Thomas
“Religion is all based on the mentality of “I’m right”, but now today it’s moved from even the question of “I’m right and I’m willing to tolerate those who agree that I am right or those who don’t disturb me anyway”. Now, it’s a question of “If you do not accept that I’m right, I have a right to kill you”. That is the mentality of religious fundamentalism today. That is the meaning of the kind of terror which we are witnessing today, that everybody is expendable who do not actually physically line up behind me.” — Wole Soyinka
To find the right question, you only need to look at where society and culture don’t want you. Those in charge of programming the culture, religion, politics, and commercial advertising, don’t want you to look behind the curtain. These institutions don’t want you to ask, “why do I want to buy that?” “Where is the need to buy that coming from?”
Our recommendation is to go to a public library where there are a lot of free resources. Then use a process like comparative analysis to start digging up your sacred ground. Within an hour or two, you’ll find some things to ask yourself about what you believe and why. You’ll begin to find some answers to spiritual questions that will change the trajectory of your life.