Karen Armstrong on Restoring the Golden Rule
Karen Armstrong, renowned religious thinker and author, urges people to help her build a Charter for Compassion to help restore the Golden Rule as the central global religious doctrine.
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Spirituality Is Not Dogma
All codified spiritual insights are part of the physical realm, not the spiritual. As soon as they are represented in spoken or written symbols, they enter the physical realm and no longer are spiritual. However, the speaker or writer and the hearers or listeners can give them life and have spiritual experiences as a result.
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Stages in Spiritual Growth
Humankind will grow through stages to reach the heaven on Earth that the luminaries such as Yeshua ben Yosef envisioned. Today, humankind is at a primitive spiritual level of development. The next stages will be the good-neighbor society and then heaven on Earth. More . . .
People's Mistaken Beliefs Today About Spiritual Maturity
Today, people’s conceptions of spiritual maturity have been shaped by the church, not by the Holy Spirit speaking to individuals through Yeshua’s teachings. We are, in other words, spiritual creations of the church. Our own understanding from the Holy Spirit and our own knowledge of Yeshua’s teachings are rudimentary or lacking entirely. More . . .