A Course in Miracles is really pure, so wonderful, so powerful, and so much more spiritually advanced than every other bit of the world’s literature (past and present), that you’ve to actually experience it to trust it. But those whose minds are too attached with worldly thoughts, and lack the underlying thirst for true spiritual knowledge that’s required for its understanding, will probably not comprehend just one whole page. That is not because A Course in Miracles is confusing – on the contrary its principles are remarkably simple – but alternatively because it’s the nature of spiritual knowledge that those who find themselves not ready to understand it, simply cannot understand it. As mentioned in the Bible, at the beginning of the book of John: “The light shineth in darkness, and darkness comprehended it not “.
Since I first became conscious of the majestic and awe-inspiring presence of God, I have enjoyed reading many wonderful spiritual works like the Bible (my favorite parts are the Sermon on the Mount and Psalms), the Bhagavad-Gita, the Upanishads, the Koran and the poetry of Kabir and Rumi. Not one of them come close to the greatness of a Course in Miracles. Reading it by having an open mind and heart, your fears and troubles wash away. You feel conscious of a splendid love deep within you – deeper than anything you knew before. The future begins to seem so bright for you and your loved ones. You’re feeling passion for everyone including those you previously have tried to leave excluded. These experiences are extremely powerful and occasionally throw you off balance a little, but it’s worth it: A Course in Miracles introduces you to a love so peaceful, so strong and so universal – you will wonder how so many of the world’s religions, whose aim is supposedly a similar experience, got so off track.
I want to say here to any Christian who feels that his church’s teachings don’t truly satisfy his thirst to know a kind, merciful and loving God, but is somewhat afraid to learn the Course as a result of others’claims it is inconsistent with “true” Christianity: Don’t worry! I have see the gospels many times and I assure you that the Course in Miracles is completely in line with Jesus’teachings while he was on earth acim. Don’t fear the fanatical defenders of exclusionist dogma – these poor people think themselves to be the only carriers of Jesus’message, and the only ones worthy of his blessings, while all other should go to hell. A Course in Miracles reflects Jesus’true message: unconditional passion for *all people*. While he was on the planet, Jesus thought to judge a tree by its fruit. So give it a decide to try and see the way the fruits that ripen in your lifetime taste. Should they taste bad, you are able to abandon A Course in Miracles. But when they taste as sweet as mine do, and the millions of other true seekers who are finding A Course in Miracles to be nothing less than a heavenly treasure, then congratulations – and may your heart always be abundantly filled with peaceful, loving joy.