A Course in Miracles is so pure, so wonderful, so powerful, and so much more spiritually advanced than some other bit of the world’s literature (past and present), that you have to truly experience it to believe it. But those whose minds are too attached with worldly thoughts, and lack the underlying thirst for true spiritual knowledge that’s necessary for its understanding, will more than likely not comprehend an individual whole page. That’s not because A Course in Miracles is confusing – on the contrary its principles are remarkably simple – but instead because it’s the nature of spiritual knowledge that those who find themselves not prepared to understand it, just cannot understand it. As previously 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 aware of the majestic and awe-inspiring presence of God, I’ve enjoyed reading many wonderful spiritual works such as 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 to the greatness of a Course in Miracles. Reading it with an open mind and heart, your fears and troubles wash away. You feel aware of a wonderful love deep within you – deeper than what you knew before. The future begins to appear so bright for you and your loved ones. You are feeling passion for everyone including those you previously have tried to leave excluded acim. These experiences are very powerful and sometimes throw you off balance a little, but it’s worthwhile: A Course in Miracles introduces you to a love so peaceful, so strong and so universal – you will wonder how so most of the world’s religions, whose aim is supposedly the same experience, got so off track.
I want to say here to any Christian who feels that his church’s teachings don’t truly satisfy his thirst to learn a kind, merciful and loving God, but is somewhat afraid to see the Course due to others’claims that it is inconsistent with “true” Christianity: Don’t worry! I’ve see the gospels many times and I assure you that a Course in Miracles is wholly 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 carriers of Jesus’message, and the only ones worth his blessings, while all the will go to hell. A Course in Miracles reflects Jesus’true message: unconditional passion for *all people*. While he was on earth, Jesus thought to judge a tree by its fruit. So give it a try and see the way the fruits that ripen in your life taste. When they taste bad, you are able to abandon A Course in Miracles. But when they taste as sweet as mine do, and the countless other true seekers who are finding A Course in Miracles to be nothing less than a heavenly treasure, then congratulations – and may your heart continually be abundantly full of peaceful, loving joy.