Letter to The Editor - The creator and sustainer of the universe, honoured in all sacred traditions
To The Age Chris Uhlmann is only half right in his assertion that "everyone knows something is broken but no one knows how to fix it." (Comment, 27/3). Yes, there is a current "loss of faith in many of the institutions that anchored our society" and yes, the assurance of religion hitherto provided by the churches is "the most profound loss". Once that source of guidance is lost to a people, you have "the blind leading the blind" until they both "fall into the pit". However, the divine One, the creator and sustainer of the universe, honoured in all sacred traditions, is still here now; and reconnection is by no means impossible. In the last century or so a significant number of great men have pointed the way, including P. D. Ouspensky, Rene Guenon, T. S. Eliot and R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz. Even better, there has been the testimony of sages such as Sri Ramana Maharshi and Sheikh Alawi. Tradition around the world tells that humanity is never left without prophets. What is needed is for more of us to listen to them.
Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic