The terms spiritual enlightenment and self-realisation, used in the charity’s objects, are often associated with the premise or belief that the cosmos is fundamentally unified and reality is non-dual. Our interpretation of these terms rests on the conviction that all things are not only one unified whole, they are interconnected and part of a radically creative process, one that has been developing in complexity and sensitivity for billions of years. From the human perspective, as participants in this complex unfolding, there are all kinds of regressive steps along the way, but, viewed as a whole, the process itself is moving forward in a way that is tremendously positive, radically creative, filled with purpose and ever new.
Our human experience is therefore seen as an expression of the same creative energy and inherent intelligence that continues to manifest as the developing universe itself. We are not separate from it. Our bodies are made of the same stuff as stars; our minds, the ever deepening inner dimension of this miraculous process.
Nor are we separate from that which is timeless and unchanging in this event. As many wisdom traditions have confirmed, the fundamental unity of the whole exists in our experience simultaneous with the flux and flow of creation.
The terms in the charity’s objects point to these complementary dimensions of the human experience, our co-creative agency as well as our fundamental unity with all that is.