A Course in Miracles is really pure, so wonderful, so powerful, and so much more spiritually advanced than some other little bit of the world’s literature (past and present), that you’ve to really experience it to think it. But those whose minds are too mounted on worldly thoughts, and lack the underlying thirst for true spiritual knowledge that is required for its understanding, will likely not comprehend an individual whole page. That’s not because A Course in Miracles is confusing – on the contrary its principles are remarkably simple – but rather because it is the character of spiritual knowledge that those who find themselves not prepared to understand it, simply cannot understand it. As mentioned in the Bible, at the start of the book of John: “The light shineth in darkness, and darkness comprehended it not “.
Ever since I first became alert to the majestic and awe-inspiring presence of God, I have enjoyed reading many wonderful spiritual works just like the Bible (my favorite parts will be the Sermon on the Mount and Psalms), the Bhagavad-Gita, the Upanishads, the Koran and the poetry of Kabir and Rumi. Not one of them come near to the greatness of a Course in Miracles. Reading it having an open mind and heart, your fears and troubles wash away. You become alert to a great love deep within you – deeper than anything you knew before. The long run begins to look so bright for you personally and your loved ones. You feel passion for everyone including those you previously have tried to leave excluded. These experiences are very powerful and occasionally throw you off balance a little, but it is worthwhile: A Course in Miracles introduces you to a love so peaceful, so strong and so universal – you’ll wonder how so many of the world’s religions, whose aim is supposedly a similar experience, got so off track.
I want to say here to any Christian who feels that his church’s teachings do not truly satisfy his thirst to know a kind, merciful and loving God, but is somewhat afraid to read the Course due to others’claims that it is inconsistent with “true” Christianity: Don’t worry! I have browse the gospels often times and I assure you that the Course in Miracles is totally in keeping with Jesus’teachings while he was on earth spotify acim. Don’t fear the fanatical defenders of exclusionist dogma – these poor people think themselves to be the sole carriers of Jesus’message, and the sole ones worth his blessings, while all other should go to hell. A Course in Miracles reflects Jesus’true message: unconditional passion for *all people*. While he was on earth, Jesus thought to judge a tree by its fruit. So give it a try and see how the fruits that ripen in your lifetime taste. If they taste bad, you can abandon A Course in Miracles. But when they taste as sweet as mine do, and the an incredible number of other true seekers who have found A Course in Miracles to be nothing less than the usual heavenly treasure, then congratulations – and may your heart continually be abundantly full of peaceful, loving joy.