Religion and Beloved
Religion is the finger pointing at the moon. God is the moon and religion directs us to that God who dwells in the center of our being. Sadly sometimes the finger becomes more important than the thing it directs us to. It is much easier to argue how many angels can dance on the head of a pin, than to face the death of the ego so that the true Self may be shown. I view religion as very useful, but it is only a tool. It is God who woos each of us according to the 10,000 paths up the mountain. It is a distraction from the path to build a tent on your philosophy only to dig your heels in and claiming yours is the only way. God is so much bigger than our philosophy. What a relief!