Still Worshipping The Devil?
What do the first two commandments in the bible really mean?
“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”
“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.”
Do not place anything in front of pure consciousness, and then worship it.
Do not worship me or my words.
If we worship anything, we are worshipping an idea – an impermanent reality – and so, we stay confused because this is the maintenance of a duality. In practical terms, we will never feel ‘right’ or confident, and will therefore remain vulnerable and dependent.
To know anything, we have to start with consciousness for, without consciousness, nothing would be known. The ultimate nature of consciousness is pure (nothing added) and uncontaminated; we cannot be clearer than that. It is what we are; non-duality.
There is, however, a cloud in our perception. Anything that obscures this ultimate nature is obviously a hinderance and distraction. If we want to see clearly, we take off the dark glasses of fixated beliefs and ideas.
‘Devil’ means ‘evil intent’. The intention of evil is to obscure our true reality, which creates harm through confusion and suffering.
“The Cloud of Unknowing”
It doesn’t matter what we think or hope for; our absolute reality is right here, right now.
“The Cloud of Unknowing” is the work of an anonymous Christian mystic, written in the 14th century. The text is a spiritual guide on contemplative prayer in the late Middle Ages.
To know God is to abandon consideration of God’s particular activities and attributes, and be courageous enough to surrender one’s mind to the realm of ‘unknowing’, at which point, one may begin to glimpse the nature of God.
That ‘glimpse’ is non-dual pure consciousness. When we give God attributes, we take the name in vain, and it becomes an idol.
There is no mystery.
There is nothing other.
Give up the form, and realise the essence.