A Course In Miracles
A Course in Miracles is so pure, so wonderful, so powerful, and a lot more spiritually advanced than every other bit of the world’s literature (past and present), that you have to actually experience it to trust it. But those whose minds are too mounted on worldly thoughts, and lack the underlying thirst for true spiritual knowledge that is necessary for its understanding, will probably not comprehend a single whole page. That’s not because A Course in Miracles is confusing – on the contrary its principles are remarkably simple – but instead because it is the character of spiritual knowledge that those people who are not prepared to realize it, simply cannot understand it. As mentioned in the Bible, in the beginning of the book of John: “The light shineth in darkness, and darkness comprehended it not “.
Since I first became aware of the majestic and awe-inspiring presence of God, I’ve enjoyed reading many wonderful spiritual works just like the Bible (my favorite parts would be the Sermon on the Mount and Psalms), the Bhagavad-Gita, the Upanishads, the Koran and the poetry of Kabir and Rumi. Not one of them come close to the greatness of a Course in Miracles. Reading it with an open mind and heart, your fears and troubles wash away. You become aware of a great love deep within you – deeper than what you knew before. a course in miracles unity online radio The long run begins to seem so bright for you personally and your loved ones. You are feeling passion for everyone including those you previously have tried to leave excluded. These experiences are very powerful and occasionally throw you off balance only a little, but it is worthwhile: A Course in Miracles introduces you to a love so peaceful, so strong and so universal – you’ll wonder how so lots of the world’s religions, whose aim is supposedly the same experience, got so off track.
I would like to say here to any Christian who feels that his church’s teachings don’t truly satisfy his thirst to learn a kind, merciful and loving God, but is somewhat afraid to see the Course because of others’claims that it’s inconsistent with “true” Christianity: Don’t worry! I’ve see the gospels often times and I assure you that the Course in Miracles is completely consistent with Jesus’teachings while he was on earth. Don’t fear the fanatical defenders of exclusionist dogma – these poor people think themselves to be the sole carriers of Jesus’message, and the sole ones worth his blessings, while all the will go to hell. A Course in Miracles reflects Jesus’true message: unconditional passion for *all people*. While he was in the world, Jesus thought to judge a tree by its fruit. So give it a decide to try and see how the fruits that ripen in your lifetime taste. When they taste bad, you can abandon A Course in Miracles. But if they taste as sweet as mine do, and the countless other true seekers who have found A Course in Miracles to be nothing less than a heavenly treasure, then congratulations – and may your heart continually be abundantly filled with peaceful, loving joy.
While the title implies, A Course in Miracles is a teaching device. It teaches us what is real and what is unreal, and leads us to the direct connection with our personal Inner Teacher.
The Course is arranged in three parts: a text, a workbook for students and a guide for teachers. The Text presents the concepts underlying the Course.The workbook contains 365 daily lessons giving students the chance to apply and feel the concepts on a functional level. The teacher’s manual is presented in a question and answer format, addressing typical questions that the student may ask; in addition, it supplies a clarification of terms used through the entire Course.
On How it All Began
The Course was compiled by Helen Schucman and Bill Thetford, two highly trained and successful Professors of Psychology at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. Helen was the scribe for the Course, writing down in shorthand the inner messages she received. Bill typed what Helen wrote. It took a complete of seven years to perform A Course in Miracles, which was published in 1976 in the United States. Helen wrote additional pamphlets. Her Song of Prayer was published in 1977 and The Gift of God in 1978.
Over the past 34 years, the popularity of A Course in Miracles has grown and spread worldwide. It has been translated into 18 different languages and more translations are in the works. Around the world, people gather with other like-minded students to see the Course together in order to better understand the Course’s message. In this era of electronic and social networking, A Course in Miracles may be obtained in e-book format, on CD, and through iPhone Apps. You can connect to other Course students on Facebook, Yahoo Groups, Twitter, and numerous other websites.