Limiting oneself to the conditioning and indoctrination imposed by religion offers an imaginary sense of security without any understanding of the self or the universe. While focusing on metaphors, the essence is lost.
You cannot use what has boundaries to understand the limitless.
Those seeking spiritual enlightenment, exchange security for freedom- boundless, open and infinite.
To grow, seek not the comfort of the known, but the discomfort of the unknown. Wash away patterns, habits and conditioning of yesterday with awareness, as the rain washes away the dust of yesterday.
What we search for everywhere, is often found in the ruins of all preconceptions, conditionings and shattered ego. Explore inside. Grow and emerge !