Grew up with the religious belief that God created everything and gave us free will; then I was introduced into the opposite belief: God did not create anything and we were all predestined.
Went from one extreme to the other on that belief.
I went through the full experience… The full polarity on God in one lifetime.
Could God create the Universe and not create the Universe at the same time?
Could God give us free will and predestination at the same time?
Isn’t the definition of God: Omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient?
Thus; if God created everything, then God created the Devil. He created his own nemesis.
“No! The Devil was an angel who used his free will to become the Devil.”
Isn’t God omniscient? He knew what was going to happen with his creation. Thus, God created temptation, God created salvation, damnation and Hell… Isn’t that God sort of Devilish? 🙂
If God did not create anything and we are all predestined… That God doesn’t fit the previous definition of “God.”
What could be the task of such a God ?
“To give us knowledge… as it is written in holy books.”
Sorry. That is not in the definition of God.
Knowledge only brings intellectual understanding.
Intellectual understanding does not bring a new consciousness.
“But…Why is a new consciousness important?”
Without a new consciousness, we cannot go to “His” Paradise. We cannot become “angels.” We cannot be “holy…” All of those “nice words” wouldn’t have any meaning.
Without a change of consciousness we can only pretend to be “good,” act agreed upon “good” actions but our thoughts, our feelings and our intentions will be as they typically are for most: Bad thoughts, ill feelings, hidden intentions..
“… I need to practice to have positive thoughts and positive feelings.”
We cannot change what we ARE by practicing. DOING does not change BEING.
How could we go to “Paradise” pretending to be something that we ARE not?
Do you see my logic? Do you see my reasoning?
That is knowledge. It is utterly worthless when it comes to change of consciousness.
“OK…What changes consciousness, then?”
The experiences of Life itself will bring change of consciousness when we allow it, when we align with Life.
Define your God. Worship Him. Love Him.
Nothing wrong with that.
Just remember that your God is only your God, not necessarily everyone else’s.
Definitely, the “One” is not the only One.
Perhaps in this understanding by going beyond deep beliefs, we could begin to explore consciousness and to trust our Life path, which has been set up for us to travel. There is nothing “special” to DO but to enjoy the journey; for wherever it may take us, it will be without doubt, what we need in our Life process.
Going North, just to come back South. Experiencing day, just to experience night.
Do we see how insane is to label one side of the duality “good or bad”?
That only will bring fear, shame, guilt and low self-esteem.
All fears will vanish, when we open up. 🙂
I hear that word all the time in religious gatherings.
What is sacred? What is holy? What is sacrosanct?
I don’t know. 🙂
That word must be something important. I need to find out. Let me look that word up in the dictionary.
According to the on-line Google dictionary:
Because I know something about duality, I can see that this word is dividing something “Godly” with something “secular,” that is; non-religious, worldly stuff.
Then, the problem arises when we want to pursue that which is “holy” and reject or put aside that which is not.
The issue is that our society, our traditions will choose that which is “holy” as the important thing.
Is the temple “holier” than my office at work?
Is the church sacred and not my apartment?
Is God deserving veneration but not Nature?
Is a ritual, something which God may need or like from us?
We can see how by inventing a word to convey “higher importance” than the other things, we have separated items which otherwise are just the same.
This is the origin of worship. The origin of devotion.
What is the sense of having devotion for something or someone?
Our sense of inferiority. We can call that with the nicer label of “love.”
However, love is not between an inferior and a superior. Love is between equals and that is why, devotion cannot be love.
Equality. We know that we are souls. Even God is a soul. That is our equality.
When we accept a tradition and perform a particular ritual, we may need to ask ourselves what is the point on that.
If we don’t, we may not be venerating the sacredness of our valuable time.
The universe is holy. Life is holy. Sacred. No need to be divided by a dualistic mind.
HOLI , WE CELEBRATE , THE FESTIVAL OF COLOURS
A TRULY WONDERFUL OCCASION OF REVELERS
DAY TO MEET, TO GREET IS WHAT ALL SAY
LETS GET TO KNOW IN A SPIRITUAL WAY
RED PURPLE ORANGE YELLOW
SPLASHING COLOUR ON EVERY FELLOW
EVEN HE IS HERE TO ENJOY YOUR THEME
FEEL THE COLOUR OF LOVE OF THE SUPREME
NOT JUST COLOURS AND WATER BALLOONS
HAS A MESSAGE TO GIVE LIKE THE SHINNING MOON
IT’S HATRED, VIOLENCE, ANGER ONLY
DAWN IS HERE REMEMBER THE HOLY
FORGET ALL THE FIGHTS AND PAST SORROW
IT REMINDS US OF JOY AND LOVE TO BORROW
TRUE ESSENCE LIES IN UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER
THEN CELEBRATE EACH DAY NO ONE TO BOTHER
A BONFIRE ON THE EVE OF HOLIKA DAHAN
ANGER PRIDE EGO LUST GREED
TO THE MIND EVERYDAY IS WHAT WE FEED
BURN THEM ALL A STRAIGHT ENTRY TO HEAVEN
PLATES FULL OF LADDOOS MITHAIS WHAT A TREAT !
ALMOST FULL WITH THE HEAVY TASTY SWEET
AM I SWEET IN THOUGHTS WORDS AND ACTIONS ??
HOW DO I EXPECT A FAVOURABLE REACTION ??
I ALSO SEE A HOMONYM HERE ” HOLI HO-LI”
FORGET YOUR PAST AND SET IT FREE
FOR ITS NOTHING BUT A BURDEN OF WASTE
A DECISION THAT WAS TAKEN IN HASTE