The word cult comes from Latin cultus, "worship," from past participle of colere, "to cultivate." This short course explains what a cult is, and discusses many types of cults: Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Gnostic, etc., and how we worship according to our inner psychological and spiritual state. Every spiritual person is engaged in worship (cult), but our psychological state determines whether that worship results in benefit or harm.
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"The more we identify ourselves with a negative thought, the more we shall be slaves of the corresponding "I" that characterizes it."