Welcome to Ancient Path
When your religious doctrine requires you to pray or do religious activities in a certain day or particular time repeatedly, the intention is to lead your attention to inner peace within you so that you see the nobility in you and others.
This is referred to as the ancient path in all prevalent religions. If you examine deeply, you will find the ancient path is either explicitly mentioned or indirectly adopted by all religions and non-religious freedom seekers. The ancient path is three-fold; discipline, attention, and insight or virtue, mindfulness, and wisdom.
Discipline or Virtue
The intention of your religious doctrine requires you to pray or do religious activities in a certain day or particular time repeatedly, is to lead your attention to the purpose, and to inner peace within you so that you see the nobility in your and others heart. These types of habits will relieve our enslaved mind and draw us into the deeper level of our essence. If you examine your religion or any other religion thoroughly you will find this first component of the ancient path – discipline or virtue – is embedded in that teaching.
Insight or Wisdom
Without believing and expecting to come from outside, discipline, and virtue are to develop within and practiced personally. However, many interpretations of ancient religious teaching are distorted by the enslaved minds of people who translated them. They advocate such practice as rituals and worships which is quite the opposite of the original doctrine.
Once you have sharpened your attention with virtures, you can penetrate it deep into your inner peace. This is known as deeper insight or wisdom, the third and final component of the ancient path.
Attentiveness or Mindfulness
We are attentive to everything around and within. The inclusion of this is attempted in physical form by encouraging assembly in a church, temple, or arenas to contemplate on principle teachings or practices by all religions and groups. This is also promoted through meditation or rituals by many traditions to embed in mental form. Some are effective, and some may not be effective as expected since the enslaved mind interferes with the process.