Understanding parables

I’ve begun a new series of talks on inner life and seeing with the eye of the soul called How To See Spiritually. Previous talks have looked at why spirituality is important, soul, wonder, interiority and scepticism. Now I turn to parables.

Wisdom traditions are full of parables and stories told by teachers and guides. But there’s a strong tendency, in the modern world, to interpret them as moral messages rather than as spiritual initiations. In this talk, Mark Vernon considers the parables of Jesus and the Buddha as aiming to open minds to another world that is already here.

Watch out for future talks on Ego, Psi, Virtues and Imagination.