On the news this morning, they did a little piece about Billy Graham. He is from the Asheville area and so his influence here is seen around town. It’s really fascinating to see excerpts of his sermons. He talks about God and heaven, being forgiven of your sins, being saved, and all those sorts of things. It’s all beautifully heartfelt and touching. He was obviously coming from a very deep place inside his soul. I’m sure that everybody senses that same place within themselves. Yet different people relate to it differently, to the point where everybody has their own unique relationship with it.
With the knowledge that I’ve given to people reading these blogs, I think it is easy to see what Billy Graham was getting at, what he was trying to say. I think it’s also easy to see how having an understanding of the nature and structure of existence from a rather scientific or rational perspective provides a deeper insight into what that is really all about. It also provides insight into how, without that scientific or rational understanding, the Knowledge easily becomes obscured.
Spiritual growth is about clarification, not just intellectually, not just emotionally, but also viscerally, physiologically, and directly experientially. Every religion has its foundation, that deep sense within all beings. It is often referred to as one’s sense of divinity within.
It is my purpose to provide people, regardless of their religion, with ever increasing levels of clarity in their understanding of this very nature of life and existence.
The Knowledge you share helps connect all the dots of daily living. It is awesome!
Lacking of the “understanding of the nature and structure of existence from a rather scientific or rational perspective,” I used to categoriz many things as superstitions. Your teaching has lead me to a better understanding of what nature is, who God is, and where in me HE lives. Thank you!
Thank you for these words and for your purpose.
It is a great point that having an understanding of the nature and structure of existence from a rather scientific or rational perspective provides a deeper insight into what religion and spirituality are about.
Your understanding and ability to teach us the Rational side of Spirituality has brought together many pieces of the puzzle as I keep going deeper and deeper to understand the nature of the structure and existence of this illusive world. Becoming conscious of the laws of Nature holds a beauty within itself.
Clarity. That is what it’s all about. Michael Mamas weaves all threads into the beautiful tapestry of understanding spirituality. Without all threads being present, we either are left with foggy notions of spirituality or reject it altogether. What a great blog.
We are very fortunate to have a teacher who can show us the deeper truths in life. I wish the same good fortune for all of the people in this world.
Sweet blog. Thanks. The understanding demonstrated in your words is so healing.
Thank you do much for these words and the amazing work you do. I am left without words.
I love reading your blogs.eventhough I don’t understand some of it but one thing I know for sure that my soul connects to Mt.soma .i am looking forward taking classeswith you and be a part of it .eventhough I was born & raised in India and visit so many temples the most surprising is that how I feel connected Mt.soma & I feel that I can find the missing part of myself one day
Beautiful blog. I’ve always felt the depth of Jesus’ teachings and who he was/is, and the transition from that relationship to your teachings has been seamless for me. You’ve expanded and clarified my understanding to such an extent it’s difficult to put in words. I’m constantly having the “aha” moments of “that’s what Jesus meant” when I’m in class. Thank you.
For me..today..nothing matters more.Thank you for your help..without you..well..I shutter to think
It is wonderful this knowledge can give deeper understanding to religion.
I was raised watching the Billy Graham Crusades on TV. Even as a child, I could feel that sacred place inside me that was enlivened when he talked about God. But I was left feeling like God was someone outside of us and on many levels unreachable. I know many Christians, and their religious practice seems to develop a purity within them. Yet I’ve noticed that a lot of religion can be out-in. God and Jesus are outside of people. As I child it just didn’t feel right to me. I felt that presence within me. My experience of spirituality has extended beyond my upbringing where God is out there somewhere to a place where my interaction with the Divine comes from the inside. Studying with Michael, I have acquired a perspective that allows me to have a rational understanding that explains, and for me verifies that sacred presence inside. Thank you Michael for encouraging me to think.
Your comment is beautifuI. Based on my experience, you’ve found the right person to help you find what you’re looking for.
love your blogs! Aruna- it was so great having you at Mount Soma- hope you come back soon:)