posted on May, 25 2014 @ 08:29 PM
Selfish spirituality--where the goal is the fulfillment of one's personal desires and attachment cravings.
A contradiction in terms, really. "True spirituality", although I hesitate to say it that way (because what's that, after all), guides a person to
consider the feelings of others before
those of the self.
This is why the Law of Attraction/Secret is a sham. The proprietors "thought" their way into selling a boatload of books and DVDs for their own
enrichment. It is a thematic perversion of the opening verses of the Dhammapada
1 "What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: our life is the creation of our mind.
If a man speaks or acts with an impure mind, suffering follows him as the wheel of the cart follows the beast that draws the cart. 2 ... If a man
speaks or acts with a pure mind, joy follows him as his own shadow."
The "Secreters" employ the operative principle here while ignoring the moral foundation of it. Playing with something powerful they don't quite
understand, which generally ends up in a bad way.