SUMMARY: Technology is quickly evolving to the point where it could be used by very few (greed-driven) people to control everyone and everything else. Global enlightenment provides the best protection against this threat. There are many different and valid paths that lead to personal enlightenment. Every person should choose and follow the path that they believe is best for their own personal circumstances.
It seems that all sincere truth-seekers and mystics eventually conclude that all major religions contain (symbolically) the same essential truth and wisdom; and that "God" does not refer to a fictitious white-bearded wizard that lives just outside of the known universe, but to the infinite and eternal universe itself.
That our human family is a conscious and able aspect of the universe is significant! It means that we have the extraordinary opportunity to consciously make a substantial contribution to the well-being of all that exists within our ever-expanding sphere of awareness and influence (the Earth and into outer space).
Unfortunately, there are still many members of our human family who don't recognize the ancient spiritual symbols (like "God" and "Self") as such; and, instead, interpret them literally. (This is "spiritual illiteracy".)
True "spirituality" has absolutely nothing to do with belonging to a specific religion or pledging allegiance to one's conception of "God". Instead, it is the natural result of personally and profoundly realizing that the entire universe is connected; at the very least by the mystical flow of cause and effect at every scale.
Truly spiritual beings realize that as we go about our lives striving to be personally healthy and happy, we should also be striving to help the world around us be healthy and happy too. (See: "Wholistic Ethics")
Of course, spirituality ultimately means far more than simply living according to what should be "common-sense" ethics; it also means balancing one's limited sense of self, self-knowing, self-guidance, etc. with one's mystical relationship to the infinite universe. To the extent that one is successful in balancing one's own finite identity and significance with one's infinite identity and significance, one will be overcome with authentic and unconditional love. Love of all that is, all that has ever been, and all that will ever be.
Integrity, wisdom, and love are the true signs of true spirituality; not "membership" or "belief"!
Unfortunately, integrity, wisdom, and love is not often present in the most powerful leadership positions in our world. Instead, greed-driven dishonesty, deception, and destruction are often at the helm. The result of greed-driven leadership is not only the devastating manipulation, enslavement, and selective reduction of our human family, it is also the devastating decimation of the very natural resources that make continued life (all Earth life) possible. It is the torture and murder of both humanity and Earth!
Ultimately, "existential ignorance" is the most significant reason that life-threatening agendas have been able to flourish virtually unrecognized and unchallenged over the ages. The masses, being hypnotized, brainwashed, and deeply confused; are easily divided, disabled, demoralized, distracted, and controlled.
However, if enough people can enlighten and empower themselves before we collectively lose too much freedom, we can actively protect our freedom while we consciously create an ever-better world shaped by integrity, wisdom, and love. Otherwise, our children will live in a world that will be unrecognizable to us; and they will never know the taste of true freedom or love. The challenge is that technology is quickly evolving to the point where it could be used by very few people to control everyone and everything else.
2020 UPDATE: As a direct result of the international "COVID19 pandemic", many more people are beginning to realize the breadth and depth of international greed-driven corruption; and this is a great help. Even so, without an enlightened perspective, it is easy for many to believe that "God" will save us. Our minds are the minds of God. Our eyes, ears, mouth, hands, and feet. We must save ourselves!
Personal enlightenment and empowerment eliminates personal greed, activates critical thinking, and frees one from others' greed-driven attempts to control their mind. Furthermore, it naturally inspires one to actively help create a better world. The challenge is that we are far away from global enlightenment.
If you are actively looking for the right path to enlightenment for you, please explore the rest of this web site. There are many different and valid paths that lead to personal enlightenment. Every person should choose and follow the path that they believe is best for their own current perspective and circumstances.
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NOTE: There is a lot of profound wisdom buried deep within spiritual symbols that could only have been put there by intelligent and creative people. It is time that currently living intelligent and creative people recognize this and resume guardianship of this invaluable legacy. The golden baby (timeless knowledge and wisdom) has been thrown out with the dirty bath water (literal interpretations of spiritual symbols).
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