Q: “How does the inner pathway differ from traditional religious experience?
A: The emphasis is on the inner experiential subjective realization and internal validation of spiritual truth. In contrast, religion is formalized and historically structured in an authoritative context that stresses conformation to observances, rituals, customs and belief systems. … In religion, Divinity is contextualized primarily elsewhere in time and location and is also described as having human motivations, limitations, and defects. Religion emphasizes belief rather than inner realization of truth.”