►If we assume that if only Descartes had realized that his geometry was merely a poetic utterance and he had not taken it so seriously then the so-called modern world would not be in such a crisis of faith in absolute principles as it is, then our assumption would be false. Human life, every form of life, involved as it is in the tendencies of the finite material universe towards entropy, must follow a course set from the beginning. We are in a spiral away from the source of our being and only a faith in the absolute principles emanating from that source, which transcend the material values with which immersion in civilization imbues us from our youth, is able to reestablish us in a moral relationship with that being which is also our destiny, if we so choose. Morality is the discipline of the relationship with absolute being and the true philosophy is the discovery of that morality.
“To the consciousness of a redeemed human being the universe is a relative actuality confined within the spiritual reality of absolute being and is a projection into lower dimensions of a reality which is infinite and eternal. An eternal consciousness of this reality must be the goal and the purpose of human life. Enduring life is essential for the continuing expansion of consciousness, but human life is extremely fragmented by the apparent dying of conscious individuals. If the evolutionary growth of consciousness is to flourish and become more complex the conscious being has to be set free from death. Eternal life becomes essential precisely at the level of the spiritually conscious being. In view of this the person seeking the correct path of evolution and an eternal life must choose to live with faith in the absolute categories of being, believing in a reality that is infinite and trusting in a life that is eternal.”
A common syndrome to people of all faiths is to hide behind physical and devotional attributes of spiritual beings, objectively active instead of subjectively passive, doing rather than just being. “If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him” is the advice given by the sages to the unwary, showing that an inwards devotion to the unmanifest as opposed to an outwards devotion toward the manifest is the true path to enlightenment. Don’t hide behind the Buddha!