Picture of the Dali Lama from http://www.joenolan.com/2008/10/no-mas-for-dalai-lama.html
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. Dalai Lama, 1935 - -now.
I saw this on a quote page as I was scrolling through web sites. This is the same philosophy that the indigenous people and their Shaman, Medicine Woman/Man, Wiseones, Mystics, etc. use around the world. Indeed, there is no need for temples. We are all connected to Creator and vice-versa. We are connected with everything in creation, if only we can find a way to hear or see or feel or remember.
As we get caught up in the drama around us, we forget to look inside for the answers. For thousands of years, the teaching has been to look outward.
If you look around, does it seem to you that the world is getting kinder? Does it also seem that more and more people are moving away from the old fashioned religion? Yes, many of the individual church congregations are creating their own philosophy for their church and the people. It includes new ways of doing things and bringing energy healing into the church. It is perfect for this time.
May kindness guide your day!