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Recently I was reading one of the many books my favorite Buddhist teacher -- Thich Nhat Hanh -- wrote. I can not remember which of his many books. He wrote something about our spiritual ancestors that made me stop and think.

I recognize Jesus Christ as my first spiritual ancestor. I was born into a Christian family. My first religious thoughts were within the Roman Catholic Church (RCC). I was babtized at a very early age as isthe tradition in the RCC. Even though during my early teen age years I turned away from the RCC, I never turned away from the teachings of Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, I will admit that I accept His resurrection as an allegorical or symbolic event not as a historical one. For the past fifty years, I have always studied the teachings of Jesus Christ from the Bible and other sources (The Gospel of Thomas and other writings).

I recognize Sri Bhagavan Krishna as my second spiritual ancestor. At the age of 14, I started to study theosophical writings that eventually led me to the Neo-Vedantic church were I did much of my spiritual training. At that moment, the Srimad Bhagavad Gita became my companion, and Sri Bhagavan Krishna became an important teacher in my life. I learned to see God in Sri Krishna, but I realized that Sri Krishna is a vast human symbol of spirituality. I saw Krishna guiding my life through the everyday battles of life. I became Arjuna with Krishna at my side. I learned to celebrate the Krishna Janmashtami in the same way that I celebrate Christmas.

I recognize Lord Buddha as my third spiritual ancestor. I have taken the Three Gloriious Precepts of Buddha. I was impressed by His freedom, and how He challenged the religion of His time. He found spiritual enlightenment by His own effort, and He let me know that I could do it also. He has taught me to challenge those who say that I am wrong, but I trust the Buddha, for He lives within me.

They are my three spiritual ancestors. From them I receive Understanding, Love, and Compassion. They have walked by my side for many years. When I have strayed from the Path, They have been by my side, and when I have fallen They have helped me to get on my feet again. They have been alive in Their teachings. I am glad that They have been with me all this time.

Hermano Luis
Moriviví Hermitage

"To be united with the Lord of Love
Is to be freed from all conditioning."

The Tejabindu Upanishad

Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:59 am
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That's nice.As for me I just abide and take it easy.Occaisionaly I get a bit uptight but it passes.

That's me in the corner.

Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:39 am
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