The Parallel Sayings of Four Mystical Traditions

Elpidio Valdes

Let’s compare religious teachings for a quick second, shall we? Specifically, let’s compare the teachings of four of our greatest and most influential mystical teachers. Now, there isn’t much evidence for the historical existence of any of these individuals and even worse, none of them ever wrote a word on their philosophy. Nonetheless, I feel it important that we take note of the shocking similarities at some of the things they taught us.

The Way

The Kingdom is not coming with signs to be observed. The Kingdom of God is within you.

The Gospel of Luke

Those who seek oneness ceaselessly find the Lord dwelling in their own hearts.

The Bagavad Gita

To begin the journey in the Way…first, set yourself straight. You are your only master.

The Dhammapada

The Way is empty, yet contains all. Words cannot describe it. Better that one should look…

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