- Oct 9, 2005Let me ask a few questions. What's ACIM? a new age group? I've
never heard of it before. Moreover, why should I read the ACIM post
two times, as was instructed by Daniel? I can only surmise that ACIM
was previously discussed in this forum, and that I somehow missed
reading these posts. Maybe my silence on the subject was offensive
to some people.
However, I did not miss reading the ACIM post this time. I read the
David Hoffmeister extract, and have some comments to make in respect
to Mr. Hoffmeister's view on sacrifice. His view on this topic is
the same as most New Age thinkers. The New Age aggressively rejects
the idea of sacrifice on the grounds that it is simply un-necessary.
Perhaps it is un-necessary---unless you're a Christian or you follow
the Western Path. In that case the idea of sacrifice plays a central
role in the life of the spiritual practitioner. For our aim is not
mystical Oness---dissolving the self into universal love---but rather
our goal is the development of individuality, relationships and
goodness within the field of Time. Not escaping time and
responsibility, but facing it, the Christian considers his material
existence a sacrifice unto God.
"The difference between Christian Mysticism and most Eastern paths
(as in the case of Buddhism for instance) is that the latter
generally seeks to rise above Samsara (the sufferings of the world)
and take rest into the bosom of Eternity....(the Void...Ain Soph)
"The Judeo/Christian ideally seeks to align their molecules to the
Spirit of Our Lord and FULFILL the hungers of Time by sacrificially
uplifting Creation VIA Sacrificial Love.
"For me, the path of the Christian Mystic is one of prayerful
contemplation on how to 'make peace with pain' and share this victory
with others in the Spirit of Our Lord."
The above passage was written by a member of our forum, Br Ron. To
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