A Course in Miracles is really pure, so wonderful, so powerful, and much more spiritually advanced than some other little bit of the world’s literature (past and present), that you’ve to actually experience it to think it. But those whose minds are too attached to worldly thoughts, and lack the underlying thirst for true spiritual knowledge that’s required for its understanding, will probably not comprehend an individual whole page. That is not because A Course in Miracles is confusing – on the contrary its principles are remarkably simple – but alternatively because it’s the nature of spiritual knowledge that those who are not willing to realize it, simply cannot understand it. As mentioned in the Bible, at the beginning of the book of John: “The light shineth in darkness, and darkness comprehended it not “.
From the time I first became alert to the majestic and awe-inspiring presence of God, I’ve enjoyed reading many wonderful spiritual works just like the Bible (my favorite parts are the Sermon on the Mount and Psalms), the Bhagavad-Gita, the Upanishads, the Koran and the poetry of Kabir and Rumi. None of them come near the greatness of a Course in Miracles acim. Reading it with an open mind and heart, your fears and troubles wash away. You feel alert to a marvelous love deep within you – deeper than whatever you knew before. The future begins to appear so bright for you personally and your loved ones. You’re feeling passion for everyone including those you previously have tried to leave excluded. These experiences are very powerful and occasionally throw you off balance a little, but it’s worth every penny: A Course in Miracles introduces you to a love so peaceful, so strong and so universal – you’ll wonder how so many of the world’s religions, whose aim is supposedly the same experience, got so off track.
I wish to say here to any Christian who feels that his church’s teachings don’t truly satisfy his thirst to know a type, merciful and loving God, but is somewhat afraid to read the Course because of others’claims that it’s inconsistent with “true” Christianity: Don’t worry! I’ve see the gospels often and I assure you that a Course in Miracles is wholly in keeping with Jesus’teachings while he was on earth. Don’t fear the fanatical defenders of exclusionist dogma – these poor people think themselves to be the sole carriers of Jesus’message, and the sole ones worth his blessings, while all other will go to hell. A Course in Miracles reflects Jesus’true message: unconditional passion for *all people*. While he was in the world, Jesus thought to judge a tree by its fruit. So give it a decide to try and see how the fruits that ripen in your lifetime taste. If they taste bad, you can abandon A Course in Miracles. But if they taste as sweet as mine do, and the an incredible number of other true seekers who have discovered A Course in Miracles to be nothing less than the usual heavenly treasure, then congratulations – and may your heart always be abundantly filled with peaceful, loving joy.