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What is an Impossible Question?

In every area of life we meet a mystery, a disjunction between the way things are now and how they should be. There is a conflict between our limited knowledge, our weak nature, our poorly formed social institutions, and our higher nature and our highest vision. This conflict is a good thing. It is an opportunity to step off the treadmill and reimagine our entire approach.

Solving the problem intellectually or through some kind of social plan will not help much. Instead, focus your attention on the intractable enigma.

Join us in entering into the mystery of this impossible, beautiful question. If you ask the question fully, with all your will, and with good will, an answer will appear – one that challenges our assumptions and reconceives our humanity.

“The question is the beginning of all thinking. In knowing how to ask the right question lies the only hope of arriving at an answer.” Abraham Heschel, Man Is Not Alone 

“We never put the impossible question – we are always putting the question of what is possible. If you put an impossible question, your mind then has to find the answer in terms of the impossible – not of what is possible. It was impossible to go to the moon… If you put it with tremendous earnestness, with seriousness, with passion, you’ll find out. But if you say, ‘Oh, it is possible,’ then you are stuck.” J. Krishnamurti, The Impossible Question
 
Can we make a place for the sacred in the actual lives we lead?
What is truly important? Is your belief superior to others? Why is spirituality incapable of responding to materialism? Can religion nurture what is best in us, reform the acquisitive spirit, and restore the prominence of the sacred in society? Can spirituality exist without superstition, belief for the sake of security and personal benefit?
 
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Set forth on a voyage to resolve the impossible question in spirituality

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→   Decide on WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO AND WHAT YOU NEED HELP WITH!
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Church: There are many paths to heaven.
Synagogue: Be open and inviting to all people, regardless of background.
Mosque: There are many valid paths to God (and other belief).
Buddhism: Truth, good, and beauty, exist.
 
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Accept only that which you understand directly.Bring spirituality into your everyday life, including work, leisure, family and friends.Learn about and respect all spiritual efforts.Passionate yearning for ultimate meaning.Find out what is sacred.Become capable of spirituality, freedom, love, good.Reform the acquisitive spirit. Do not worship power, success, money, security, or happiness.
 
 
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Accept only that which you understand directly. Bring spirituality into your everyday life, including work, leisure, family and friends. Learn about and respect all spiritual efforts. Passionate yearning for ultimate meaning. Find out what is sacred. Become capable of spirituality, freedom, love, good. Reform the acquisitive spirit. Do not worship power, success, money, security, or happiness.
 
 
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The Present
Contemporary life in industrial societies operates almost entirely with such simple stimuli. What is stimulated are such drives as sexual desire, greed, sadism, destructiveness, narcissism; these stimuli are mediated through movies, television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and the commodity market.
Erich Fromm, The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness
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How do we measure culture? “By how much spiritual substance there is in its everyday existence...We gauge culture by the extent to which a whole people, not only individuals, live in accordance with the dictates of an eternal doctrine or strive for spiritual integrity; the extent to which inwardness, compassion, justice and holiness are to be found in the daily life of the masses."
Abraham Heschel, The Earth is the Lord's