To Read a SPIRITUAL Book:
"You do not approach a Sacred Text as something objective, relative to which you are objectifying or abstracting yourself, and which you are trying to win over or become superior to. You must allow the Sacred Text to speak to you as you are, where you are, at the level of your own being, and in the context of all of your functions. You must allow it to work as a subjective voice in your own case, to help you win over yourself, find yourself out, transcend your own limitations.
Spiritual study is purposed for ego-transcendence. Therefore, it is not a matter of struggling with the Text or the Spiritual Teacher, it is a matter of struggling with yourself, using the Sacred Text to test yourself. And it is always that -- and, fundamentally, it is only that."
Adi Da Samraj, May 4, 1987
To read spiritual literature with receptivity and discrimination requires us to understand several things:
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