“You are here for no other purpose than to realize your inner divinity and manifest your inner enlightenment. Foster peace in your own life and then apply the Art to all that you encounter.”
- Morihei Ueshiba
People are hungry, not just a hunger for real food to nourish and strengthen the body, but a real and genuine spiritual hunger, a longing for authentic spiritual experiences, which nourish and strengthens the heart as well. Any hope we may have for a more peaceful and compassionate world now or in the future must include a deepening spirituality involving a real commitment to personal and global healing by freeing ourselves from what Buddhism calls the “Three Root Defilements: Greed, Hatred, and Ego-Delusion”. We can begin by first restoring the “religious dimension” essential in cultivating real and sustainable peace within ourselves and in the world; rejecting fundamentalism wherever we find it; and the eclecticism dominate in western quasi-spiritual practices which allows seekers to pick-and-choose, a kind of anything goes approach, proving often to not have any real substance.