Many organized religions suggest that certain people are more blessed than other people, and therefore due extra respect. Of course, how "blessed" is defined seems to be subject to each community's subjective discretion. Much social dissension and injustice can be traced to the idea that some are more deserving that others. How are human hierarchies compatible with spiritual enlightenment?
IMHO - No Way!!!
I think human hierarchies are totally different than spiritual enlightenment. Totally different concepts. Yet - I do think some people believe they are the same. I have met and interacted with people who believe this. Some Christians believe they can be more saved than others. GRIN
IMHO - Not So Much!!!
Jeff, I do not think that some people are more blessed spiritually than others. However, I do think that in the spirituality area, some people are wiser than others. To me, wisdom is not about hierarchy or power status; it's about the example the person sets with his/her own life.
Sharon, I would agree with you. Wisdom is shown in the actions, the speech, what is not said as well as what is said and done.
Thus these wiser people might take their spirituality to deeper depths. That would be great!!!
Sometimes "more spiritually blessed" can refer to a a person's wisdom , or on occasion I heave heard it refer to their talents of clairvoyance or clair audience...or so called "siddahs" the ability to see with the third eye or to manipulate earth air fire and water. Often I have seen spiritual aspirants jealous of these spiritual blessings or talents......jealousy being an absolutely low level unspiritual reaction.....It seems to be human nature to "compare"...... Do I have as much as the next guy? whether it's spiritual wisdom or a Ford truck.
Jeff addressed this comparison in the last paragraph of his blog on "Quantum Writing"....I don't know when we will all get over this comparison thing....It can only happen when we see each other on the soul level where we are absolutely endowed with the exact same spiritual equipment.
One person at a time...living the truth seems to be the way...I'm hoping spiritually inspired writings will help and I am betting my time, energy and money on it!
I believe that everyone has a role in the evolution of the human race, even those who most would consider wayward or perhaps even evil. Such people give us an idea of the sort of person we don't want to be and allow us to evolve in the direction that we desire. But even those people are evolving, and have a role to play in moving life forwards. We may never know whose lives they touch and who has an epiphany at just the right time to create a miracle in the world, because they happened to cross paths with such a person. In other words, every person is important, every person is special, and we are all blessed.