Are the Spiritual Paths All the Same?
A common idea today is that spiritual paths are all the same. This idea most likely came from the Eastern Hindu philosophy. I like very much the representation I read forty years ago in a book written by a Yogi. In his description, all the spiritual paths can be compared to various ladders placed around the house. All of them allow people to climb to the terrace at the top of the House. This is a beautiful symbol and quite easy to understand. It made sense to me and I think I deeply connected to this belief.
Years later, I began to hear around me voices claiming almost the same thing: “It doesn’t matter what ladder you take,” said these voices, “they are all the same.”
It is always good to question everything, to challenge our usual way of thinking. Today I am not absolutely sure these spiritual paths are the same.