Deus non alligatur. God is not bound. Nibbanam paramam sukham. Unbinding is the Highest Happiness. The Heart is Divinity. God is the primal radiance of Divinity. Nature is the primal manifestation of Divinity. The Buddha is the primal realization of Divinity. La ilaha il Allah. Allah is Complete Wholeness.

31 May 2007


On one level, I'm what you might call a "pre-conciliar Christian Buddhist". That is, within the first three-hundred years or so after the ascension of Christ, the Christian tradition existed without a council defining what Christians had to believe in order to be Christian. Even though I am formally associated with a Baptist lineage, my Christianity finds inspiration from this ancient, and yet always new, pre-council, or pre-conciliar, era. Buddhism, however, forms a deeper basis of my cosmology, psychology, and spirituality. I understand Jesus the Christ within this Buddhist context, as either a Buddha or a Bodhisattva.

On another level, I reject all religions, and I, nevertheless, accept them all. There is nothing that anyone has said, that is actually true, but truth can be pointed to, indirectly. The different religions and spiritualities are different experimental laboratories for pointing toward truth, different existential adventures into nature and deeper-than-nature; and all of them can offer novelty, and all of them can (and will) be replaced. Both my pre-conciliar Christianity and my Buddhism are simply gate-ways to the larger field of infinity, and they arise out of a most basic, and highest, Scientific-Tantric perspective, the always-already intimate communion-union, satsang-yoga, of rejection and acceptance, skepticism and trust, compassion and wisdom, yang and yin, Adam and Eve, Christ and the Church, Shiva and Shakti, Krishna and Radha, the Creator and the UnCreated, the Beloved and the Heart, originally, continually, and finally realized in this very human form.

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