A Course in Miracles is really pure, so wonderful, so powerful, and so much more spiritually advanced than any piece of the world’s literature (past and present), that you have to actually experience it to trust it. But those whose minds are too attached with worldly thoughts, and lack the underlying thirst for true spiritual knowledge that is essential for its understanding, will probably not comprehend a single 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 type of spiritual knowledge that those who are not willing to understand it, just cannot understand it. As previously mentioned in the Bible, in the beginning of the book of John: “The light shineth in darkness, and darkness comprehended it not “.
From the time I first became alert to the majestic and awe-inspiring presence of God, I’ve enjoyed reading many wonderful spiritual works such as the Bible (my favorite parts would be 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 close to the greatness of a Course in Miracles acim. Reading it with an open mind and heart, your fears and troubles wash away. You feel alert to a wonderful love deep within you – deeper than whatever you knew before. The long run begins to look so bright for you personally and your loved ones. You’re feeling love for everyone including those you previously have tried to leave excluded. These experiences are extremely powerful and at times throw you off balance only a little, but it’s worth every penny: A Course in Miracles introduces you to a love so peaceful, so strong and so universal – you’ll wonder how so lots of the world’s religions, whose aim is supposedly an identical experience, got so off track.
I want to say here to any Christian who feels that his church’s teachings do not truly satisfy his thirst to understand a kind, merciful and loving God, but is somewhat afraid to read the Course because of others’claims that it is inconsistent with “true” Christianity: Don’t worry! I’ve see the gospels often and I assure you that the Course in Miracles is totally in keeping 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 worthy of his blessings, while all the should go to hell. A Course in Miracles reflects Jesus’true message: unconditional love for *all people*. While he was on the planet, Jesus said to judge a tree by its fruit. So give it a try and see how the fruits that ripen in your life taste. Should they taste bad, you can abandon A Course in Miracles. But if they taste as sweet as mine do, and the millions of other true seekers who are finding A Course in Miracles to be nothing less than a heavenly treasure, then congratulations – and may your heart often be abundantly filled with peaceful, loving joy.