Tagged: religious beliefs
Everything is all right as it is
Many individuals do not understand or bother about this thing called “spirituality” because of all the “beliefs and out of the world experiences of some which were dogmatically taken as the only way which God communicates to humanity to redeem human kind from their sins.”
Why bother with God?
Because that label expresses the “Big Boss” of all bosses. The “guy” up above all. The one and only one… The God.
Caught up in an anthropomorphic belief; God becomes the extension of a paranormal dream of something “better” than “this.”
Once a person lost in that dream of wonderful experiences, which only supports their belief of knowing “a superior being,” decides to stop worshiping, to stop praying for little favors and to stop carrying the consciousness of a needy child looking for “his Father;” then at that point, that person may discover 2 wonderful things:
1) “I am”
2) That which is not “me” is.
That is all.
No religious beliefs required.
It is from that point where “depth” could arise.
First, we perceive the separation between that who “I am “ and that which “is not me.” In easy terms, Life and Me.
It is the strength of that consciousness of “Me” which creates the depth of separation and all different religions and beliefs there are.
When we understand the above, we could have the interest in knowing that which is called “Me.”
That is the beginning of self-realization.
That journey may have different turns. It is not the same for all individuals. It is a personal journey.
Does it mean that we shouldn’t join a religion or philosophical system because of their “one size fits all” approach?
To know means to experience. One thing is to merely accept what Ananda is saying. A different thing is to accept it based on your own experience.
That is the difference between “blind faith” and inner honesty.
Let me put it in another way.
The other day I was sharing some realizations with a friend of mine. The talk about “Armageddon, destruction, the end of the world,” etc. came up. Another person there added further material to that talk. She believed in UFOs, Life beyond the Earth and she implied that the “best way to get all of the people on Earth together, was to fight against a common enemy.” Those are the ET invaders, of course.
All of these beliefs can get out of hand. The mind can come up with wonderful things.
The fear of death and annihilation pursues most people nowadays. A belief to be “saved” has to be there for their personal comfort. That anxiety and sense of feeling unsecure hunts people down day and night.
All of those beliefs are not “bad” but part of the changing experience.
It does not matter what will happen in the “future.” The only thing that matters is how I feel “now.” “NOW” is the converging point of Life.
I cannot pretend to live life in joy while having fears, guilt and preoccupation. I cannot enjoy Life to the fullest “now” thinking that something “better” or “worse” is in the horizon. That is how panic arises, which is fear.
Is Ananda denying the possibility that God may punish him or that world destruction may arrive without him having asked for forgiveness and of being trapped in hell forever and ever and even worse… missing Paradise for eternity?
Because of the experience of “my own” changing eternity. That is all.
The above may be a belief for someone else. That belief by itself, does not bring inner peace of knowing that things are all right as they are… unless there is experience.
When I told my friend, “things are alright as they are.” He replied: “ But… we have to do something to stop the madness of destruction. We have to co-create. I don’t see how that saying of “doing nothing doing to get things done,” could apply here. We need to do something…”
I told him: “You are being honest with yourself. If that is what you feel in your core. Do it.”
Obviously two different states of consciousness. None is better than the other. I understand him, because I recognize that consciousness from before.
Shall I tell him that “I have the truth” or “my consciousness is better than yours”?
That is silly. His consciousness will change and so… mine. Different timing.
The world will change and so “I.”
Isn’t it silly to try to stop or to reject that which naturally is meant to change by itself?
Doesn’t destruction bring automatic creation afterwards? Doesn’t a state of great ego bring an automatic lack of it when suffering is overwhelming due to that ego?
Do we see the game?
That is Ok. Someday we will. 🙂
The eternal traveler keeps observing different scenes in Life. If he gets trapped on those, he will suffer. That is how the teaching: “I should not be attached” came into being.
That teaching is not well understood and not well explained.
Being trapped is not a function of “willing.” It is a function of “being.”
Some people call that a “free spirit.” I call it, someone who enjoys the moment, Life.
Beliefs: Just mental entertainment
“…I want to understand why there is no permanent liberation from cycle of birth and death. Because if we see the scriptures, it is said that ultimate goal of human life is liberation from cycle of birth and death. But [my guru] says it is not so. But many enlightened persons like Mahavir Swami and others have taught about this goal. Please give your understanding on this.”
Someone contacted me with this question…
Since that question could be used for the “common good,” Avyakt7 has decided to answer it… 🙂
As mentioned many times before, Avyakt7 is not interested in becoming a “guru” or an expert “enlightened being” in the field of spirituality…and certainly Avyakt7 will not give personal advice.
Friend, your question is full of beliefs… also known as “entertainment.”
However, I understand that your mind wants a “clear cut” answer a:” This is right. That is wrong.”
My answer is a paradoxical one as that reflects life itself.
Both gurus are correct in their opposite views. Because of that, both are incorrect at the same time. 🙂
How about that?
That should make your mind happy! 🙂
Friend, your question is something like this:
“Is Ironman more powerful than Spiderman? Batman says “yes.” Superman says “No.” However, the “Amazing Spiderman comic book #9 from 1964” mentions “there is no human being more powerful than a machine.”
From that I can easily assume that Ironman is more powerful, for he is also a machine.”
What is your understanding on this? 🙂
Nowadays, Avyakt7 entertains his mind by watching the 1966 series of “your friendly neighborhood Spiderman” – In color (Big deal back then) whenever time allows it.
I can see that you like to entertain your mind with religious beliefs.
Basically, it is the same thing. The difference is that I know that whatever is going in the screen is entertainment. You may not know that all of those beliefs in the screen of your mind, are just entertainment.
There is no goal. Enjoy the experience of life.
Because I said “enjoy life” you could logically say that to “enjoy life is my goal.” You could say that you arrived to this answer by following rigorous logic, therefore your assumption must be true… 🙂
I’d say: “ Yes and No.” 😉
Friend, If your goal is to become like “Superman” or to follow him, you will be helpless around Kryptonite.
If your goal is to be like Batman or to follow him, you may have a darker side in you…
If your goal is to be like Santa Claus, you may not get a gift… etc.
That is why, Avyakt7 says “become nothing” so you free yourself from all of that.
If you want to define yourself or to enjoy a different consciousness based on mental “entertainment,” you will miss the adventure of discovering your own potential.
Perhaps the one that you are truly looking to be…
Sincerely all the best to you! 🙂
Spiritual puppy treats
Mr. Religion:“God will punish you, if you do wrong”
Believer: What is to do wrong?
Mr. Religion: To hurt “others.”
Mr. Religion: You have free will, but not to do evil. Then, God will punish you for that.
Believer: How evil came into existence? 🙂
Mr. Religion: Simply because, “good” exists. Duality, right?
Believer: How “good” came into existence?
Mr. Religion: Well, we believe that God created it.
Believer: Ok. Then the problem is that God created evil as well…
Mr. Religion: No! That is not possible… It was the “devil.” 🙂
Believer: Who created the devil? 🙂 …
And then, we will go into the intricacies of an ideology, made to explain their own shortcomings… Mr. Religion will tighten up the threads of his creative ideology, by saying something like: “ You must believe if you want your soul to be saved. Otherwise, you will be in hell for eternity. You are warned.”
No questions about it.
Let us see another “puppy training session:”
Mr. Religion: “If you do that action, then the law of karma will appear and you will suffer the consequences.”
Believer: I don’t want for the law of karma to punish me. What should I do?
Mr. Religion: You should do “good actions.”
Believer: If I help my neighbor because I am afraid of the law of karma, but I really don’t want to do it; is that a good action or a bad action?
Mr. Religion: It is a good action, because you acted “good.”
Believer: Can I do “good” if I think “bad”?
Mr. Religion: Ehem…Just do what I tell you and you will always do good….
Many times a donkey needs a carrot to do some heavy task just as a puppy dog may need a biscuit to perform the trick of rolling around its belly.
In the religious world of beliefs, there is nothing more precious than “heaven” or “salvation.”
You should do things to please God…then, you will be rewarded with Heaven when you die.
You should follow these teachings then, you will be saved forever. You will be resurrected and then will enjoy the Godly “government” for eternity….
Now, the serious stuff… 🙂
How on Earth our inner sensibility to have empathy for humanity will be born? Isn’t the carrot or the doggy biscuit a “basic way” to “train” someone to act “good”?
Why do we need to be scared of “karma,” “hell” or “destruction” or “everlasting damnation” when there is goodness in our hearts? Isn’t that goodness what is necessary to emerge?
If you live, it is assured that you will die. Whether you have beliefs or not. If you ARE goodness “now,” what wrong could ever happen to you in your next life?
Don’t you wonder if your “transaction with God,” of getting heaven in exchange of “doing” things, is truly making you “good”? Or is it just a “new” trick that we have learned?
The puppy dog will not roll on its belly unless there is a biscuit. Isn’t that the level of our spirituality? Anyone looking for a biscuit? 🙂
Believe it or not; there are many human beings looking for that “biscuit.” Their sensibility to beauty has been shutdown. Fear is the language to understand along with “life insurance in the afterlife,” to be “someone” in the afterlife, it is all some can understand.
To take a puppy dog to watch a beautiful sunset to awaken its sensibility to beauty will not work. A puppy dog needs biscuits, treats… just like many human beings who cannot understand that we live in connection with everything existing, not only “now,” but there are threads with our past and the future as well.
If we are able to see “that reality,” goodness should flow as an automatic response of being in continuous relationship. What you “do” to “another” you do it to yourself. In that consciousness, we could live fear free… No biscuits needed. 🙂