When devout practitioners of any major religion in the world get to a point where their understanding of the core message of the doctrine transcends the dogma and rules of that religion, often they begin to understand that God is within themselves. God is love. Love is the Universe. All these things are one. We are all part of that One: The Eternal State of Being. Or simply, the Eternal Being. The universe is a perfect manifestation of ‘what is.’ It can be no other way. Humans have an unfortunate tendency to resist this perfect manifestation and thus, we suffer. When we resist our own place with the eternal present, we suffer. To know God, Buddha, the universe is to end suffering. And the only way to know these things is to know yourself, to look within, and turn on the light.
By Terence Stone
Chief Editor and Founder of Urban Spiritual, I’m a classically trained singer and actor living in New York City, who has performed in the U.S. and Europe. I’m also a writer, traveller, meditator, arts-lover, and well-being enthusiast.