I want once again to quote from Tony Morris’s small book, The Buddha, published by Mud Pie. In it he says:
For the Buddha, true knowledge could not be derived from second-hand explanations, divine revelation, holy writ or abstract theory. It had to be grounded in direct personal experience. Clinging to views was, he suggested, dangerous, for it could easily lead to dogmatism, and from there to dispute and discord.
I have often been called a maverick since, although a Christian, I question much in the teaching of the Churches, preferring to abide by the first two commandments left by their Founder.
Slowly, in the depths of deep meditation, we find our own spiritual growth.