Venerating The Ladder

When people start to venerate the ritual more than the goal, becoming enamored more of the rules than of the dreams, then they begin to fall into fundamentalism and to lose possibility.

It doesn’t matter if it is venerating the rules of the church or the physical side of tantra, being more immersed in ritual can get us lost.

In the end the ritual, habits, doctrines and texts are never the goal, they are only one ladder that we can use to get closer to the shared goal of actualization, wholeness and enlightenment.

And when we get too involved in venerating our particular ladder, well, then we lose sight of what we share.

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