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This World is Full of Challenges…

This world is full of challenges. Life is a story of our desires and the opposition to those desires. Opposition may come from other people or from circumstances and events, but I have never met a person who did not face obstacles, adversity, and suffering in their life. Indeed, as humans, we are defined by the degree to which we overcome these challenges. At the end of the day, life is really a personal school or boot camp we attend for growth. Our journey is the stuff of art, the core of religion, and the object of scientific inquiry.

This is the reality of the world. Why is it so? Why isn’t Earth the easy paradise symbolized by Eden? Why is the material world different from the heaven so many of our religions envision, a beneficent place where earthly cares are shed?    A tradition exists that directly addresses the questions above. As I pursued spiritual matters throughout the course of my life, it became apparent to me that certain threads interconnected the course of human spiritual history. From India and Asia, through Persia and on into the Middle East and Europe, echoes of a universal wisdom appear in multifold traditions from Hinduism to Buddhism, Manichaeism, Greek philosophy, the Mediterranean mystery schools, and ultimately the three Abrahamic religions.   See the Video and Articles links for more information.

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