“Do you know what eternal life is? You think it’s everlasting life. But your own theologians will tell you that that is crazy, because everlasting is still within time. It is time enduring forever. Eternal means timeless – no time. The human mind cannot understand that. The human mind can understand time and deny time. What is timeless is beyond our comprehension. Yet the mystics tell us that eternity is right now.
How’s that for good news? It is right now. People are so distressed when I tell them to forget their past. They are so proud of their past. Or they are so ashamed of their past. They’re crazy! Just drop it! When you hear “Repent for your past,” realize it’s a great religious distraction from waking up. Wake up! That’s what repent means. Not “weep for your sins.” Wake up! Understand, stop all the crying. Understand! Wake up!”
Fr. Anthony DeMello, in “Awareness”
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