‘Seek and you will find
Ask and the door will open’
The heart knows the way
All questions have an answer
All destiny a purpose
I wonder if anyone is claiming copyright on ancient spiritual texts these days? I have seen ‘copyright’ claimed as the reason why photography is forbidden in some of the bigger churches…even though those who built them stone by stone and whose artistry is designed to lift the soul heavenwards are centuries gone.
I cannot claim copyright for my soul. For a start, I cannot even say whether the soul is my creation or whether the being I know as ‘me’ belongs, instead, to it…or perhaps we are both part of some greater entity. Nor can I claim exclusivity for the question that arise from the core of being. In an era when pretty much everything is subject to copyright and property laws, the soul is the one thing that seems beyond the grasp of legislation. Spiritual systems, inspirational writings and the words held sacred by various religions may hold inalienable legal or moral rights to be given due credit, but the ideas from which those words arose are as much part of human life as the air we breathe.
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My (admittedly persnickety) thoughts on the ‘no cameras’ matter …I think part of it is financially driven. You want a photo of the stained glass, then you’ll have to buy one in the ‘gifte shoppe’, or a copyright issue, someone (else) making money of an image.
And part of it may be the way religions are structured. All access to ‘god’ (in whatever shape or form that particular religion has constructed) is funneled through the anointed one, (priest, heiropahant, etc) and photos remove that control from said personage. This also goes for secular ‘temples’ too. Just look at the brouhaha surrounding ‘unathorised photos’ of the rich and famous – it’s lawyers 20 paces!
And my (not-persnickety) thoughts on what Truth is … it’s what we find when we seek within, with an open heart and a clear intent. 🙂
I have never understood how a thousand year old building can claim copyright… though if they asked for no photos out of respect for those using the church to pray, I would respect that.
As for your thoughts n Truth…yes, that’s it in a nutshell 🙂
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