Welcome to day 8 of our Cookbook for a Sacred Life virtual course!
Today our topic is Study.
Today is about spiritual study, and how we can use this technique to bring us closer to truth.
Ram Dass says:
Study, like mantra, is a technique for bringing you closer to the higher (more conscious) ideas of higher beings. As a member of a culture which dotes on collecting knowledge, you may first set out on the path wanting to read what is written about higher consciousness. You might get books about the history of mysticism, the lives of the prophets of the great religions, the curricula of obscure schools of thought, the writings and sayings of great mystics, the implications of mysticism for modern man, and books on methods.
This reading provides a context for your personal experiences. It demonstrates that throughout the history of man there have always been mystics, that what can be said about the mystical experience from an external observer’s point of view is relatively trivial, and that though the words differ from one mystic to another, the communality of experience is amazing.
PROMPT: Share a few sentences or a photo from one of your favorite spiritual books that inspires you.
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