What is Scripture?
Here's my take: sacred texts that speak of Something synonymous to the nature of Happiness or Love; the principles to practice, in order to arrive at or merge in this Consciousness or Spirit. They tend to come from men and women with direct experience from within, who all speak of this Inner Source. Some examples are The Guru Grant Sahib of the Sikhs; The Dharmapada of the Buddhists; The Bible of Christianity; Koran of Islam; Torah/Talmud of Judaism; Vedic literature including Bhagavad Gita of the Hindus and many more. Keeping the spirit of Love and tolerance in mind, what are your thoughts?
Scriptures are man's attempt to express the inexpressible. Since reality is beyond all concepts, all words fall short of wisdom. Some advice may be good temporarily, but nothing will ever top silence. Silence is the highest wisdom.
Scripture is the sacred text from each group of people that attempted to explain what science at the time couldn't. It is text to create rules to maintain order. It is text to create stigma to create control. It is text to catalog ancient history. It is text to create tradition & festivals to cut through the boredom and struggle of daily life. It is text that ranges from the utterly insane to the genuinely wise. Everyone's job is to investigate for yourself with what you agree/disagree with. You might be surprised, the most insane to one person may be the most wise to you (and vice-versa).
Yes, Sri T.
On one level you are so right! Still, They come ...and still, They speak ... and still They say that speaking is necessary. Guru Nanak has described it so beautifully in the Guru Granth Sahib. Nisagadatta also says that speech is not necessary, but says to his disciple: " I have to take you to the point where you realise that speech is not necessary." Of course mine is just one of many possible answers.
Why do you write or answer Sri T? Hehe, my Friend.
Scripture is code.
If you are viewing scripture from the viewpoint of spirit, you can understand all that it says. If you are viewing scripture from the viewpoint of a human body or self-concerned ego, then you can only see the literal, and literal human language can never give us an accurate picture of spirit or the steps to return to that state.
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