The Divine Mission
The Divine Mission is a stripped-down, practical guide to spiritual liberation, sometimes called awakening, enlightenment, self-realization, or simply seeing what is absolutely True. It is impossible to know what words like liberation or enlightenment mean until you realize them for yourself. This being so, it is of no use to speculate about what enlightenment is; in fact, doing so is a major hindrance to its unfolding. As a guiding principle, to progressively realize what is not absolutely True is of infinitely more value than speculating about what is. Many people think that it is the function of a spiritual teaching to provide answers to life’s biggest questions, but actually the opposite is true. The primary task of any good spiritual teaching is not to answer your questions, but to question your answers. For it is your conscious and unconscious assumptions and beliefs that distort your perception and cause you to see separation and division where there is actually only unity and completeness. The Reality that these teachings are pointing toward is not hidden, or secret, or far away. You cannot earn it, deserve it, or figure it out. At this very moment, Reality and completeness are in plain sight. In fact, the only thing there is to see, hear, T x INTRODUCTION smell, taste, touch, or feel, is Reality, or God if you like. Absolute completeness surrounds you wherever you go.
So there is really no reason to bother yourself about it, except for the fact that we humans have long ago deceived ourselves into such a confined tangle of confusion and disarray that we scarcely even consider, much less experience for ourselves, the divinity within and all around us. The Divine Mission is a call to action; it is something you do. It is a doing that will undo you absolutely. If you do not do the teaching, if you do not study and apply it fearlessly, it cannot effect any transformation. The Divine Mission is not a belief system; it is something to be put into practice. In this sense it is entirely practical. The way forward is unpredictable, the commitment absolute, the results not guaranteed. Did you really think that it could be any other way? If you compare The divine mission leads higher teachings, or interpret it through the lens of other teachings, you will inevitably misinterpret The Way to be something that it is not. In the modern age, with its instant access to all the world’s spiritual teachings, this is an especially pervasive problem.