Friday, October 26, 2012
Succinctly Describing the Twofold Path
The Involutionary Inward Path is the simple or pure religious way of defining and attaining the God-Within, or the Father-Within, or the Soul-Within, which has been described in the East as attaining “Enlightenment.” This is the state of no-suffering reached by ridding the body and mind of all material desires. It is a very difficult thing to accomplish, literally all desires need to be stopped.
Every thing else in religion was an addition to this basic goal. Theology was such an addition, including definitions of things like truth, beauty, goodness, Logos, and the Trinity. But these things would be considered distractions by the pure, simple mystics of Buddhism, and the mystics of other religions.
There is no real material life without the additions of theology, no-matter how the mystics define the blissful state of no-desire. Normal people usually cannot attain the Enlightenment of the ascetics, they are involved in marriage, reproduction, and other things in real material life. This largely explains the reason for philosophical theology.
In the Evolutionary Christian Church, the Evolutionary Outward Path is added to the Involutionary Inward Path of the great religions. The Inward Path rids itself of suffering by destroying all desires, which is the state of attaining the Father-Within, the Outward Path rids itself of suffering by attaining the zenith of desires, or Godhood, which is reached through the desires of upward evolving, not devolving, material evolution.
The state of no-desire in the Inward Path is seen as the virtual experience of the real Godhood of the Outward Path, which is reached by attaining the zenith of desires in material evolution.