Beyond Religion - Meditations on Man’s True Nature

Beyond Religion - Meditations on Man’s True Nature

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Author: Robert Powell
Publisher: New Age Books
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 212
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817822139X


Existence and non-existence, life and death, theism and atheism, effort and non-effort have meaning only on the mind level. All such discussion becomes meaningless or non-valid upon transcendence of this level; one then is truly beyond religion.

What is the need for religion, for a so-called spiritual orientation in life, at all? If living is a natural function, like breathing, then why interfere? Why can we not continue in our naturally more or less hedonistic way? This would be true if our minds were still functioning in their natural ways, free of complexity, flowing with life. This assumption, as we all know, is no longer valid-if it ever was. Our minds are heavily conditioned, fragmented and deep in contradiction. This deep conflict in the mind lead inevitably to conflict in society, and thus to chaos.

True religion or spirituality is nothing other than the reversal of this whole process of chaos, conflict, to a state of simplicity, naturalness, and therefore order.
-From Beyond Religion



The Arrival of the third Millennium
Awareness in the Teachings of J Krishnamurti and Sri Ramana Maharshi
Maya Can Never Embrace Brahman
Ending Misery by Unhooking from the Limited
Happiness is Ineffable
Subject and object are Commonly confused
Approach to Advaita from the So-Called Object
Devotion and Knowledge
The Unicity of observer and object
All That Exist is Consciousness
Primordial to space-time
I Am Not Going Away, Where Could I Go?
Beingness is Not the ultimate State
Hypnotized by Body-Mind
On Birth and Death
What Really is Meant by the Term Existence?
The Meaning of Paradox
Mind on My Mind