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Institute for Real God Spiritual Fundamentals SF101: Secrets of Human Transformation

SF101: Secrets of Human Transformation


OVERVIEW:
The impulse to change springs out of dissatisfaction and unhappiness. Entire fields of human endeavor (e.g., the large body of "self-improvement" literature and workshops) have this impulse as their starting point. But what change is actually possible? And what bearing do approaches for change actually have on our happiness? This course examines a variety of approaches to transformation, from Sigmund Freud’s psychotherapy, to Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits”, to the self-transcending God-Realization of the great Spiritual Masters. We will see how how such approaches vary in their presumptions about:

  • the full depth of the human being (from animal-like to Divine);
  • the faculties available to a human being (including “higher” faculties);
  • the natural (or Divine) laws or principles with which human beings must be aligned;
  • how the heat that arises in the friction between old and new habits is managed or endured; and
  • what agents of transformation are available to assist in the process of transformation (from therapists to Spiritual Masters).

We will conclude that True Happiness is a matter of transcending the sense of being a separate self, and being restored first to Communion with, and ultimately Identification with God. This is a Spiritual and ultimately Divine matter that requires the unrelenting transmission of Divine Grace only provided by the Spiritual Master.


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