“Countless paths lead to the mountain’s summit, yet from it the same moon shines over the land.” ~Ikkyu—Zen Tradition
There is only one blissful consciousness and yet it is a unity in diversity. There are countless paths to the same destination. The destination is wholeness… or the experience of oneness… beyond all illusory separation and difference.
There are many great wisdom traditions representing the vast cultural diversity of this planet. Yet… they are all paths to the same mountaintop. They all lead to the same holistic experience.
If all paths lead to the mountaintop… then one path is not better than another. Comparison is delusion. Each path is unique and no two are exactly alike. The path that is appropriate for you is the one that you are walking.
This week… let us endeavor to walk our path as wakefully as possible. As you celebrate your path as perfectly appropriate for you… likewise acknowledge all paths as perfectly appropriate for those who walk them. And be truthfully aware that all paths lead to the same holistic mountaintop.