Many people confuse Religion as a System of Rules with Religion as an Experience.
The same Religious Experience is shared by all the Religions of the World.
It is an Experience of Union, Intense Love and Harmony.
People are able to Fight and Kill to enforce their Rules on other people.
When they have experienced the Love they will Stop Fighting.
You are able to share the Feeling of Love with others but you are unable to articulate this feeling in words.
Many mystics use the Metaphor of Earthly Love and talk about the Mystic Bride or the Mystic Marriage.
In contrary to a System of Rules nobody can deny or discuss a Feeling.
Feeling is a Personal Experience and a Personal Experience Is What Is.
Why are so many people unable to experience a Religious Experience?
The simple answer is that they are trying to find something and when you keep on looking for something you will never find what you are looking for.
When you finally stop looking the religious experience will appear. Many people stop looking when they are in a state of total distress.
They are totally blocked. Religious experiences often happen when you really don’t know where to go.
The Personal Religious Experience is a spectacular experience. It is overwhelming. The body and the mind are unable to experience this experience. When you are not prepared for this experience your System will break down.
Before the Perfect Union with the Infinite Love happens You want to be Alone. Your Body and Mind are preparing you for a Intense Moment. When this Moment happens you will Die and experience a spectacular Rebirth after which the World will never be the Same. After the Rebirth, the Light of Love, will Guide your Way. Every situation in your Life will be full of Meaning.
Unfortunately many people in the West are not prepared at all. They really don’t know what to do. Some religious experiences have to be stopped. If they are not stopped you will die or you will get totally mad.
Unfortunately many people in the West are experimenting with all kinds of methods to experience a huge religious experience. They are practicing Kundalini Yoga or are taking drugs (mescaline, LSD).
When the Experience is ended the process of Cleaning or Purification starts. This is an awful experience. You will experience Confusion, Extreme Fear and Extreme Loneliness.
Your complete environment will change. You will lose your job, your wife or husband and many of your friends. Your body will become terribly ill. Everything will change.
When you go to a doctor or a psychiatrist they will diagnose all kind of mental and physical diseases and give you all kinds of treatments that will increase your problems heavily.
In the words of the current psychology the Ego starts to Fight Back.
It starts to fight back because it is Losing Control.
The Ego wants to move back to the old game of seeking something in the Future.
The Ego is a strange combination of Control and Desire.
It wants to Control Others and Nature to Get what it Wants. It really does not matter what It is.
The feeling of being the Master is enough. Everytime when something is mastered it wants more.
The Ego is seperating everything into its own seperation. When you WANT to become Enlightened you will never reach Enlightment.
At a certain moment you have to Give Over. You have to Surrender to something that is not Forcing you to Surrender. You have to stop Being Religiouss to Become Religiouss.
The experience of Love is an experience of Union. The Ego wants to break this Union. Its aim is to Separate. When you have experienced the Whole you will become aware of the Separation.
The Ego (or the Pain Body) is a Powerfull Force. It is not only able to act Inside Your mind but it is also able to act in the Outside World.
The Ego will create many Situations to test if you really Want to Unite. The Power of the Ego in the Outside World is something People in the West are unable to Believe.
They don’t believe that You are creating Your Own Reality and the Ego is part of You.
When the State of Bliss is gone, the Ego will generate Doubt.
You want to find an Explanation for what has Happened but an Explanation for something that is not to explain is impossible.
When you start to find an Explanation you start Looking and when You start Looking you will find many Explanations.
The Explanations can be find in Science, Philosophy and Religion. They are contradictory because every explanation is a contradiction in itself.
The current state of Psychology is helping the Ego tremendously.
The experience is Caused By Chemical Substances in the brain or the experience is a Mental Disorder.
Not only Psychology is not helping you at all Religion in the sense of “Rules to Obey” is doing the same.
Many people were killed because they were just trying to articulate what they experienced.
Religion wants you to make a choice for a System of Rules.
It wants you to separate the whole, the essence of religion.
The Essence of Every Religion is Love.
What To Do?
If you want to reach Enlightment prepare yourself for the moment it will happen.
Try to Understand what will happen with your Physical and Mental Body.
Remember that Enlightment comes in three stages, the Preparation, The Bliss and the Cleaning.
The amount of Cleaning after the Bliss is highly related to the amount of Cleaning you did before the Bliss.
You will Clean Yourself the most when you Practice the Essence of every Religion, Love.
When You Practice the Essence of Religion all the time You are Enlightened.