“When we question openly, our spiritual practice becomes a living experience, without dogma or fixed ideas.”
The teachings say that the confusion and suffering we experience is temporal or “adventitious,” which means that it is non-essential…not part of our basic nature. This is a lot different from the idea of original sin.
What does it mean to trust anyone, especially a spiritual teacher? What do we do when a teacher doesn’t present him\herself in a way that is comfortable for us? I don’t see how it is possible to skip over questions like these.
“Naked” describes the experience we encounter when everything extraneous to the essential nature of being falls away: all the grasping and rejection, me and mine, wanting and not wanting, hopes, fears and struggles.