By Huston Smith, Philip Novak
A concise and up to date advisor to the historical past, teachings, and perform of Buddhism via luminaries within the box of worldwide religions.
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Moreover, we meet not only people who have ‘gone forth’ from but people who have ‘gone forth’ to: people who are committed to the spiritual, committed, even, to the Transcendental. In other words, we have come in contact with the Spiritual Community. You may be thinking by now that it has taken us a long time to get around to the Spiritual Community! But this is, in fact, what very often happens. Siddhartha himself, the future Buddha, never came in contact with the Spiritual Community – not, at least, during his period of Going Forth.
They are prepared to die in order that they may be spiritually reborn. Their practice of the Path is wholehearted, and not merely conventional. Their commitment is absolute, without any reservations whatsoever. In more traditional Buddhist language, the Three Jewels are known as the Buddha-Jewel, the Dharma-Jewel, and the Sangha-Jewel. They are called jewels because, until modern times, jewels were the most precious of all material things. So the Three Jewels represent, in the same way, what is spiritually most precious, spiritually most valuable, and spiritually most worthwhile.
If, moreover, we relate to others on this basis, then we experience others in a way in which we do not usually experience them. We experience them as spiritual beings. And because we experience others as spiritual beings, – because we are relating to them as spiritual beings, – we experience ourselves as spiritual beings too. In this way the pace of spiritual development is accelerated. We experience ourselves more and more truly, more and more intensely. Within the Spiritual Community, then, we can be ourselves as we are at our best and at our highest.
Buddhism: A Concise Introduction by Huston Smith, Philip Novak