"As separate individuals, we live in separate cultures haunted by the vague memory of an intimacy that we all share. Let us, all together, chase the very horizon of existence, the edge of understanding, the point at which new sensations, emotions, thoughts and ideas begin to emerge… and let us bring this intimacy alive." ~Alex Mero
Isn’t the recourse of beliefs, to keep the sentiment of a spiritual essence alive, not simply one of the most primitive needs of man in order to face the hardships of today, the future and the afterlife?
Without a doubt, and it is also the driving force for change, personal transformation, transcendence to surpass oneself, in order to relate with the divine, and to simply give the world more love, respect, understanding and tolerance.
Does God hear our prayers and will He ever answer them?
Supposing that God did indeed hear and answer all our prayers, all our demands resulting from our extremely limited view of the world -let’s imagine for an instant that God took into account the caprices of each human being and that He did in fact yield to all the pleadings and whims – could we then think of God as all-powerful? Rather He would be a God of unprecedented weakness, a God in which it would be impossible to trust. Expecting God to do all this is far from understanding His magnitude, and attributing to Him nothing more than a human vision. God is the mastermind, the Creator of all existence, and only He knows the proper order of things as a Whole. He does answer prayers but not always in the way we expect, or in the way that is immediately perceivable, but in the way that promotes harmony and unity for all.
Is there any Faith or path for spiritual evolvement that you would advise over others?
There is no single right Faith or path- this understanding could have saved humanity much suffering and many tragedies. We all undertake a spiritual path from where we are currently at in our awareness, influenced by our character, aptitudes, intellectual potential and beliefs. We all have access to a channel which puts into question our way of thinking, releases our ego, and gives us a better view of the true essence of our awareness. This is true for all who wish to evolve spiritually since this is the motivating force behind wanting to be better people in order to help all others. Having this altruistic attitude makes us face our failures in regards to other’s suffering, and a desire to change this is developed; we then embark on our own individually designed and unique spiritual path.
This question leads to two other questions: first, what is considered holy and second, what is the truth? I can be brief about the first question: nothing is holy and nothing is unholy. As for the second question, I define the truth as the recognition of the “Mystery”, and the Mystery is not hidden in words but is found in reality itself. The greater the veracity we give to words or a book, whether they are considered holy or not, the weaker our direct experience with the Mystery becomes, and perhaps even distances us further from it. Those who believe they have found the truth do not seek dialogue with others. Their only motivation is to find confirmation or to impose their supposed truth on others.