Posts Tagged ‘compassion’

The origin of religion – someone has a deep insight

August 9, 2016

Eckhart Tolle (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M00VLswZdyc):

[1:03] Potentially religion is a wonderful thing. The origin of religion is usually somebody who has a deep insight into the oneness of all life and then attempts to teach that to others – compassion, love, and to recognize the other as yourself. Unfortunately, the beautiful original teaching often gets hijacked by the ego (mind/thoughts) and is then used for its own purposes. The result is that now we have, to a large extent (although not completely, there are pockets in religion that are deeply spiritual), religions that are divisive forces in our world rather than something that unites us.