Yes, this appears accurate. It can be easier to grasp if you do not limit yourself to a single enlightened or spiritual being as well. Often, people are very single minded towards faith, they think that if someone disagrees with their own faith it must be evil. This is not at all useful, the condition of the founders are all the same, only their explanations and terminology is different. People have to understand this if they are not willing to seek a living master. You should always try to be true at least to yourself, if this means you feel you are rude to others then I must ask how much you think your current path is transforming you? I have said someone is simple minded on these forums and received a warning from a mod, this person was thinking very simply though. We are creating a situation in society where it is impossible to express anything plainly for fear of offending - for me, this only means we are gradually building ego's larger and larger, constantly re-affirming the worst of traits. You have said something important, it is not that you should set about offending, but at the same time you should not worry about offending if you mean what is said. If you are attempting to offend, it is usually because you are too attached - just as this is the reason for becoming offended. I would suggest this is quite poisonous, as are most things related to ego. I define faith as a belief not founded on truth. You do not know whether anything you have faith in is actually fact, and perhaps it is utterly irrelevant because it provides you with strength. For me, this type of strength is not useful, you have accepted something because the alternative would be a deep fear. You are told you can have great enjoyment after death, exist in pure bliss and paradise. This creates an ease, but it is utterly false. The death that delivers you to this state is not of the body, when you die you simply go back to your original state with no separate consciousness at all. God is the whole, you are a part of that, you experience individuality through attaching to body and mind, but this is utterly false - delusional. There is only one true being, what you call God, this is what I call knowing. When you have experienced truth, you don't need faith because you understand how things really are. When you understand who you really are, what you really are, it is not possible that you can die - you are the eternal, the infinite. For me, the lies of the organized faiths are not even appealing, why do you want to survive individually forever? It is this sense of individuality which is the nature of suffering, there is no meaning in it at all. Manifestation is like an ever-lasting movie for God's entertainment, every role is Him and he is the ultimate purpose to existence. You have become lost in the role, forgotten your real existence, so you need lies to feel comfortable being so small.