Lesson
2

Towards a Spiritual Revolution

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A call for a spiritual revolution

My call for a spiritual revolution is thus not a call for a religious revolution. Nor is it a reference to a way of life that is somehow otherworldly, still less to something magical or mysterious. Rather, it is a call for a radical reorientation away from our habitual preoccupation with self. It is a call to turn toward the wider community of beings with whom we are connected, and for conduct which recognizes others' interests alongside our own.

Do you tend to separate spirituality from everyday life? If so, how does that affect your ability to act ethically?

By cultivating spiritual qualities, we can both cope with adversity and act ethically. This spiritual revolution is, therefore, an ethical revolution.

In Module 2 you will study these spiritual qualities and begin to learn how to cultivate them.