3 Main Spiritual Issues

Spiritual3 MainTable DesireBased OnHelpRelated Pages6 Topic Groups9 Skills & Topics

3 Main Spiritual Issues Underlying Ego

  • Ego will help you to recognize, remove, and replace your ego: a.k.a. self-esteem.

“Live calmly. The time will come when the flowers bloom by themselves.” —Buddhist saying

“Our virtues are, most often, only vices in disguise.” —Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Spiritual sloth and spiritual greed will not stay hidden.” —Rumi

“To be poured into without becoming full, and to pour out without becoming empty, without knowing how this is brought about—this is the case of ‘Containing the Light’.” —Chung Tzu


3 Main Spiritual Issues

  • Click to go to the book on spiritual surrender.

3 Main Spiritual Issues: Simple


  • Read for the best understanding of how to surrender to God.

3 Main Spiritual Issues

3 Main Spiritual Issues

  • Look and you will find these 3 issues to be underlying all spiritual issues and problems.

1. Know.

2. Do.

3. Be.


The ordering of the 3 Issues

1. Know is first because it is the most common and the other two require it.

2. Do is second because it is the easiest to recognize and it is needed by the third issue.

3. Be is the third because it is the focus and goal of the other two issues.


Definition of the 3 Issues

1. Knowing is the ability to be the source of understanding of something. You use your own intelligence to comprehend.

2. Doing is the ability to cause actions using your own energy and power.

3. Being is the ability to exist independently as a self, as a distinct self-sustaining being.


Extending the 3 Issues to 6 Issues

  • The 3 issues can be easily increased in number by making the same 3 issues about someone or something else.

Example of 3 More

  1. This person or organization desires or claims to know good.
  2. This person or organization desires or claims to do good.
  3. This person or organization desires or claims to be good.

  • Read for the best understanding of how to surrender to God.

3 Main Spiritual Issues

Table Showing the 3 Issues as Desire

3 Main Spiritual Issues: Desire


  • If you surrender the desires to know, do, and be something, then you will have a pure heart.

  • Read for the best understanding of how to surrender to God.

3 Main Spiritual Issues

All 3 Errors Based on Wanting to Be a God

  • To claim to know something is to claim God-like abilities and capabilities.
  • To claim to do something is to claim God-like abilities and capabilities.
  • To claim to be something is to claim God-like abilities and capabilities.
  • The goal of the ego is to become God.

God Knows, Does, & Is

  • All knowing is from God. All lying is from the Devil.
  • All doing is from God. All failing is from the Devil.
  • All being is God’s alone. All false being is from the Devil.

Satan Father of Lies

“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” —John 8:44


One God


One Good

“And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.” —Matthew 19:17


  • Read for the best understanding of how to surrender to God.

3 Main Spiritual Issues

What Is Next?

  • Practice non-knowing, not claiming.
  • Practice nondoing, not trying.
  • Practice reflecting the One, not self-images.

“I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.” —Socrates


Help Connecting to Not Knowing, Not Doing, & Not Being


Compare to 5 Main Spiritual Failures


Compare to 3 Ego Problems Contain Most Problems


  • Read for the best understanding of how to surrender to God.

3 Main Spiritual Issues

6 Topic Groups Menu


  • Read and discover the world’s best breathing exercise for your feelings and stress.

Issues