A Course in Miracles is so pure, so wonderful, so powerful, and a lot more spiritually advanced than every other piece of the world’s literature (past and present), that you have to really experience it to trust it. But those whose minds are too attached to worldly thoughts, and lack the underlying thirst for true spiritual knowledge that’s essential for its understanding, will more than likely not comprehend a single whole page. That is not because A Course in Miracles is confusing – on the contrary its principles are remarkably simple – but instead because it is the nature of spiritual knowledge that those who are not willing to realize it, just cannot understand it. As previously mentioned in the Bible, at the start of the book of John: “The light shineth in darkness, and darkness comprehended it not” ;.
Ever since I first became conscious of the majestic and awe-inspiring presence of God, I have enjoyed reading many wonderful spiritual works like the Bible (my favorite parts would be the Sermon on the Mount and Psalms), the Bhagavad-Gita, the Upanishads, the Koran and the poetry of Kabir and Rumi. Not one of them come near the greatness of a Course in Miracles. Reading it having an open mind and heart, a course in miracles your fears and troubles wash away. You become conscious of a splendid love deep within you – deeper than whatever you knew before. The near future begins to appear so bright for you personally and your loved ones. You are feeling passion for everyone including those you previously have tried to leave excluded. These experiences are very powerful and at times throw you off balance only a little, but it is worthwhile: A Course in Miracles introduces one to a love so peaceful, so strong and so universal – you will wonder how so lots of the world’s religions, whose aim is supposedly an identical experience, got so off track.
I wish to say here to any Christian who feels that his church’s teachings do not truly satisfy his thirst to learn a kind, merciful and loving God, but is somewhat afraid to learn the Course due to others’ claims that it is inconsistent with “true” Christianity: Don’t worry! I have read the gospels often and I assure you a Course in Miracles is completely consistent 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 only real carriers of Jesus’ message, and the only real ones worth his blessings, while other should go to hell. A Course in Miracles reflects Jesus’ true message: unconditional passion for *all people*. While he was in the world, Jesus believed to judge a tree by its fruit. So give it a try and see how the fruits that ripen in your life taste. Should they taste bad, you can abandon A Course in Miracles. But when 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 when compared to a heavenly treasure, then congratulations – and may your heart always be abundantly filled up with peaceful, loving joy.