PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 by Eckhart Tolle in A NEW EARTH

is the role of the established religions in the arising of the new
consciousness? Many people are already aware of the difference between
spirituality and religion. They realize that having a belief system – a
set of thoughts that you regard as the absolute truth – does not make
you spiritual no matter what the nature of those beliefs is. In fact,
the more you make your thoughts (beliefs) into your identity, the more
cut off you are from the spiritual dimension within yourself.

“religious” people are stuck at that level. They equate truth with
thought, and as they are completely identified with thought (their
mind), they claim to be in sole possession of the truth in an
unconscious attempt to protect their identity. They don’t realize the
limitations of thought. Unless you believe (think) exactly as they do,
you are wrong in their eyes, and in the not-too-distant past, they would
have felt justified in killing you for that. And some still do, even

                         Eckhart Tolle, in “A New Earth”

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