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A New Vision of Humanity

Love Matters

Love Matters are wisdom words from Fr. Thomas Keating spoken during the filming of the new series God is Love: The Heart of All Creation. Some are included in the series; others are from footage published here for the first time. A new word will be posted every Monday throughout the year. May they serve to inspire hope and lift your heart.

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English Transcript: 

The purpose of this discussion or this series of discussions is to try and deepen our concept of the “new God.”  But I do think we have to stretch our understanding of some terms and some dogmas to include the vision that mystics or those advancing in stages of  consciousness perceive spontaneously as they become liberated from the narrowness of their attachment to sense experience, not that it isn’t good, but it’s never the whole story.

God in my understanding – and more and more so – is trying to move the human race to the next stage of human consciousness which is a capacity to respond to intuitive insights, rather than rely as heavily as we do now on the rational, technological, and dominating kind of worldview that thinks of human nature as the boss or in charge of the rest of the universe, at least of this planet, and loses the insight into the equality of all creatures, especially humans among themselves, recognizing the truth that there is only one self ultimately and this is God manifesting in us.


Spanish Transcript: 

Una Nueva Visión de la Humanidad

El propósito de esta discusión o de esta serie de discusiones es tratar de profundizar nuestro concepto de un “nuevo Dios.” Pero creo que debemos ampliar nuestra comprensión de algunos términos y algunos dogmas para incluir la visión que los místicos o aquellos avanzados en los estados de conciencia perciben espontáneamente al liberarse de la estrechez de su apego a la experiencia sensorial – no porque ésta no sea buena sino porque es incompleta.

Dios, según lo entiendo, y cada vez más, está tratando de llevar la raza humana al siguiente nivel de conciencia humana, que es la capacidad de responder según nuestra comprensión intuitiva, en lugar de confiar tanto como lo hacemos ahora en el tipo dominante de visión racional y tecnológica del mundo, que considera que la naturaleza humana es la que dirige o está a cargo del resto del universo, por lo menos de este planeta, y no tiene en cuenta la igualdad de todas las criaturas, especialmente de los humanos entre si, ni reconoce la verdad de que hay en última instancia un solo ser, y que ese es Dios que se manifiesta en nosotros.


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