After 36 lectures on the lives, cultures and teachings of these four great sages, I spent some time trying to encapsulate the core aspects of spiritual life present in the lives and teachings of all four sages.
THiS is like breathing. At least it was to Confucius, Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad. Without these four things, spirituality was hollow and meaningless to them. With THiS in place, we have identity, purpose and those things greater than life begin to make sense.
I will just dump it on you for now. You chew on it. Let it meld in your mind and melt in your heart. And tell me what you think. In the next few days/weeks I will delve into each of the four teachings in more depth. So, here they are:
Live like THiS
All four great sages taught and practiced each of these on a daily basis. Here’s a bit more description.
T ruth directed seek, savour and live the Truth
H umility in heart listen, learn and embrace others
little i big world overcome selfishness - shaped by generous compassion
S ilence busyness find solitude, be still, focus attentively, Know
Think on these things. Post your thoughts and questions. I will be blogging on each of the four in the next week or so.