This excerpt is taken from an essay written by Ron Krumpos after he interviewed 10 mystics from around the world. The essay appears in his free pdf reprintable book, The Greatest Achievement in Life, which can be found at suprarational.org. The book is a comprehensive account of mysticism experienced today.
“Finding the soul, even if that was possible, is less significant than living in the soul.
“Most of us live in our immediate emotions, our extended minds and our ever present bodies until death. Few of us live through the soul, constantly aware of the divine essence in us.
“It is the spiritual life which gives true purpose to our human lives. It is spiritual life which continues after this brief stay on Earth.
“It is the spirit in each of us which unites us with the spirit in All: all people, all sentient beings, all seemingly inanimate objects, and the divine.”
“Using Allah, (celestial) Buddha, God, ha-Shem, Ishvara, or other words does not change eminent Reality as the holy One in All and All in the wholly One. Soul is simply a word for our spiritual essence, now separated from the ocean of Reality by a cloud of ignorance. Like rain, it does come from that ocean and it will eventually return to it. The billions of souls on Earth are just as surface ripples in the vastness of the universal One.” — Ron Krumpos*
*From his eBook, The Greatest Achievement in Life: Five traditions of mysticism, Mystical approaches to life, 2012, pub.
This book is deeply researched, produced out of experience and spiritual study, from worldwide travel, living mystics, and ancient and modern texts. It is well accepted academically, and to those who have had the mystical experience of Reality and are finding what is left of their humanity thereby a sometimes tedious daily challenge, this work is a seminal, validating comfort.
Success is not Easy…
Failures Don’t Matter,
Patience will be Tested
Your Dream will Shatter,
Listen to Your Heart,
But Remember Soul Speaks Better!!!
– Vinayak Gupta
Since Plato and Aristotle disagreed over the soul being spirit or physical, giving rise to the argument among humans ever since, it is my contention Ultimate Reality – which modern science, the way Professor Fred Alan describes it, suggests to me is an “‘intangible, irreducible field of probability; the quantum physical wave function from which all matter and energy arise” – that this Ultimate Reality “wave function” invented the phenomenon of the direct individual experience of MER (the Mystical Experience of Reality), thus explaining spiritual existence accurately and fully once and for all without any human intervention whatsoever, (even avoiding languages to do so, using individual human brains as receivers of MERs) – thus reducing scientific physics and philosophy to the level of mere materialistic technological enquiry …
PS: Perennialists 1, Constructionists 0.
“I am a past life regression facilitator. It is my observation and experience that each lifetime has a different personality that does not carry over from lifetime to lifetime. For example, I may be angry in one and passive in another. This is purposeful so that we can experience different facets of life.
There is a common thread, a soul if you will, that moves from lifetime to lifetime, but in the bigger picture than that, all souls are one soul. Just as the human body, mind, and spirit are indivisible, the soul is indivisible from the One. We are just experiencing a facet of it because that is all the brain can contain.”
Laura Giles, Norfolk University, Virginia. From LINKEDIN.