13: The Root of All Human Inequality

Inequality may seem like a strictly social issue, far from the concerns of the spiritual path. Yet according to A Course in Miracles, the desire and attempt to be unequal—above others—is at the very center of the ego. It was the root of the separation and even now it drives our personal lives. The inequality we see on a social level is just the end result of masses of individuals striving to be above their fellows.

In the face of this universal desire, the Course teaches a radical equality, in which, despite all our surface differences, we are all inherently equal. This even includes history’s most “superior” individual: Jesus. Join us for a discussion of this central issue, in which we explore the ego’s need for inequality, why it backfires, and how we can apply the truth of our fundamental equality in our relationships and daily interactions.


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