“Tradition is a safe refuge and an easy path for those fearful and halfhearted souls who instinctively shun the spirit struggles and mental uncertainties associated with those faith voyages of daring adventure out upon the high seas of unexplored truth in search for the farther shores of spiritual realities as they may be discovered by the progressive human mind and experienced by the evolving human soul.” [UB, Paper 155, Section 5]
Thought Adjuster: “The above statement contrasts intellectual and traditional religions with the living religion of Spirit. Indeed, outdated religious traditions maintain their adepts in a spiritual status quo. Their crystalized dogma is based on partial truths gathered along the evolutionary path of mankind into which some revelatory content has been blended after careful editing in order to make it fit into their narratives. Yet, don’t you think that it should be the other way around?
“Revelations are meant to rock the boat of crystalized belief systems that leave no room for change and progress. Life is all about change. Truth is living—never dead—only untruths are suicidal by their very nature.
“Again, the demarcation line between these two types of religious experience is whether or not you are able to let go of your fears and spiritual complacency to engage yourself on an adventurous journey—a solitary sailing on the vast body of truth that has yet to be mapped out by brave spiritual explorers.
“Not only do the solo sailors who circumnavigate the globe in a small skiff subjected to the whims of the open seas, hone their skills and come to fully rely on their internal power, but they also bring back on terra firma their spellbinding stories of bravery to be shared with those whose sedentary lifestyle deprives them of such thrills. By recalling the highs and lows of their solitary voyage, and due to the fact that they survived it, they become inspirational figures and help others develop a taste for adventure that will, hopefully, prompt them to let go of the perceived safety of their comfort zone where nothing exciting ever happens.
“Just the same, daring spiritual explorers get to assert the “sovereignty of personality”, “dignity of self-respect”, and their “right to participate” in the thrilling and exhilarating personal quest for truth in the great ‘spiritual outdoors’—the very things that are denied to them by the religions of authority.”