Excerpt About Belief

Belief in a Personal God and Belief in Impersonal Being

We see no contradiction between the belief in a personal God and belief in impersonal Being, for both are valid expressions of true nature. We also see no reason to rate the two or put them in a hierarchy, as some of the ancient traditions do. We are referring to the comparative judgment in which the followers of many of the ancient traditions engage. For example, adherents of the monotheistic traditions commonly believe that their views are deeper and higher than those of the Eastern traditions, because the personal God is a higher reality than true nature or impersonal Being. Nontheistic practitioners often take the position that the belief in a personal God is naïve and limited, because impersonal Being obviously transcends any notions of God.

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