The best Way to get to is to discover the inner that allows us to hear His Word. There is no substitute for direct with the .
However this innertakes Time, Discipline, Practice, and Focus to cultivate. It's doors are unlocked and its riches bestowed by the in direct proportion to the degree to which our is being United to God.
As we learn to cultivate theand hear the , we also begin to get to by reading and listening to the as it has been discerned and spoken by those who have gone before us.
To get to know God, we begin by listening to His Voice, as directly and personally and without mediation as possible.
Because the God is not subject to the mediation or authority of pastors, priests, or gurus.is within us, with
And yet, if we were training to be Martial Arts masters, we would be foolish not to study and absorb as much as we could from the most widely respected and revered who have gone before. And until we reached our Selves, say after 15 years of intense study and external validation of our Progress and achievements, we would be exceedingly foolish to stray from the carved over the millennia by the .
Shu, Ha, and Ri relate to levels of Way.in a learning system designed to transmit a
is the level of the beginner. In the beginning, one must follow the teachings of the exactly. It is often called . Do not ask questions. Do not attempt to improvise. Only attempt to do exactly what the Master says to do and does.
Understanding of the of the Way they are learning, and this level often takes them up to their first, second, or third degree blackbelts. At this level, it is very tempting for the to break away too soon, to arrogantly believe they , and begin to do things their own way. They are learning to question. They are beginning to see the oversimplifications and cracks in the elementary teachings and forms. However they do not yet Know the answers.is the level of the intermediate. At this level, the begins to intuit and see how the patterns interrelate, and sense the hidden principles and synergies. They begin to articulate and propose their own
Ri is the level of Way, one must continually ., through which one discovers that in order to actually embody the of the
From a religious lens, this level of Jesus, who constantly violated the strict rules and teachings of the religious order of his day in order to manifest Wise Right thought, words, and action intuitively from the .can be witnessed repeatedly through the stories of
Shu and Ha speak to.
Ri speaks to.