Thursday, January 12, 2017
"I profoundly believe that, if religion gets in the way of entering into the mystery of Love, it must be ignored. Intellectual knowledge about religion cannot become religion itself. Religion is the intermediary, not the end goal. The right practice of religion should help move us unto the Lover's embrace. Religion has to be transformative, transformative of ourselves and of the community, not something that emphasizes loyalty to a group or that claims superiority over all other groups. Religion must be a garden of life, not a citadel of exclusivity."
-Rumi, as channeled by James C. Harrington and Sidney G. Hall, III in their book, Three Mystics Walk Into A Tavern: A Once and Future Meeting of Rumi, Meister Eckhart, and Moses de Leon in Medieval Venice