As the so-called new atheists go toe-to-toe with religious literalists, where do Buddhists and other contemplative practitioners stand?
Liberalism’s objections to mythic forms do not apply to formless awareness. Thus liberalism and authentic spirituality can walk hand in hand.
“I am constantly asked, why pay any attention to any of it? Isn’t this middle brow culture somehow not really spiritual? What a small God, that.”
“If there is nothing universal then there is nothing genuinely spiritual anywhere in the universe, nor can there ever be.”
“That which is not present in deep dreamless sleep is not real.” Ken Wilber discusses Emptiness.
Now that the postmodern wave is washing on the shore of its own demise, what new worldviews surge from the ocean of the soul to announce a new perception?
“You are not objects out there, you are not feelings, you are not thoughts-lessly aware of all those, so you are not those. Who or what are you?”
Egolessness does not mean the absence of a functional self; it means that one is no longer exclusively identified with that self.
Ken Wilber discusses how to integrate many levels of knowledge from the most concrete to the most etheral into a great unified view of the living universe.