"Behold, I make all things new" (Holly Bible, Revelation 21:5) All civilizations, from the past to the present, have been erected on heteronomous grounds clearly expressed in their institutions, religions and laws. Values of heteronomous morality are confounded with values of culture itself, rooted in common sense. If heteronomy is an unfamiliar term to you, … Continue reading New Grounds for New Ethics
In a previous post, we have indicated the idea that every suffering is a condition of moral imperfection. Therefore, karma is not the result of our past deeds, but the reflection of our present state of consciousness. In fact, our deeds are also a reflection of our present state of consciousness, so to change our … Continue reading Karma under a new paradigm (part 2)
Karma is a key concept in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Taoism and means action, work or deed. It is commonly understood as the spiritual principle of cause and effect where intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual (effect). Thus, good intent and good deed contribute to good karma … Continue reading Karma under a new paradigm (part 1)
Reflections on the Basis of Morality Must religion and morals go together? Can one be taught without the other? Those questions proposed by Annie Besant in her 1915’s book “The Basis of Morality” are perhaps even more relevant today than at her time. Annie notes that “religions based on revelation find in revelation their basis … Continue reading #OneHumanity
I’d like to propose some reflections for you who consider yourself a catalyst of positive change in the world, especially if you also consider yourself a spiritualist. I have met hundreds of people that fit the description above and observed many more in physical and online (such as Facebook) groups on various religious and spiritualistic … Continue reading After all, what does it mean to be a “Spiritualist”?