Quests of the Human Spirit, Part 11: The Quest for God, 1962 May 27


In the final lecture of “Quests for the Human Spirit,” Thurman discusses three fundamental assurances that underly spiritual quests. First, it is necessary to achieve a sense of being totally encompassed and embedded within a dependable reality. Second, more than maintaining a sense of the all-encompassing, one’s faith must become a “tutor,” Thurman says. Believing that God exists, is “close at hand,” and available to participate in one’s various experiences is fundamental to dealing with the anxieties of aloneness. Third, in understanding that God is love, and engaging in the practice of love, one experiences a kind of rightness with the world.

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