Science shows us that the apparently solid world we live on is actually made up of many small molecules, that like the planets in a galaxy are separated from each other by vast distances of empty space. These tiny molecules are further composed of still smaller atoms that are made of even smaller electrons and protons moving through expanses of space in charged energy fields.
All observable matter is no more than insubstantial fields of energy moving in a great void. The great ‘shunya’, or great emptiness, that pervades and surrounds everything. All objects and all living things have no substance except as bundles of energy. All the great edifices of man, all our possessions and all observable objects will decay and die. All our transitory possessions, objects, passions, ideals and even our mortal bodies are destined to be deserted by this transitory spirit as it moves, undeclared, towards an unimagined destination.
For every individual, our seemingly momentous passions, thoughts, traditions, pleasures and pain are mere expressions of a solitary transitory spirit on an often tiresome and sometimes joyous journey through an allotted span of life. A spirit that comes to the world alone and leaves it alone but is never alone as long as it regards itself as a part of some greater subject.
If people can learn how to find the glory of this spirit within themselves, they will be freed from the bondage of sacrifices, penances and rituals. It will be the triumph of inner spirituality and the end of raucous religiosity.
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