Hinduism in a Nutshell

(Written 9-13-99)

Hinduism in a Nutshell

Hinduism for Dummies

Hinduism Made Easy

God is ONE with a TRINITY of aspects… Bramha-creator Vishnu-preserver Shiva-destroyer…. cyclicly creates , destroys, and recreates a myriad of universes… manifests in 330 million forms,.. yet is nameless and formless, is immanent in creation (non-different from creation) yet transcendent (more than creation and has personality).

God sends rays or sparks out as individual souls (consciousness) which are re-born countless times but eventually achieve salvation (which is to be reabsorbed back into the Divine Light of Brahman). Virtue and sin are their own rewards (karma is like inertia of actions and thoughts).

God accepts all forms of worship… from all religions… and all religions and scriptures contain God or arise from God in some sense…. but TRUTH and reality may only be hinted at… (see term Anekantevada) … and… multitude of sectarian divisions is part of Maya or Illusion… also… God does all this as part of divine Lila or passtime.. i.e. God savours all this experientially in some fashion and gets something out of it too.

There are more black holes in the universe.. than visible stars…each one smaller than our moon… like a little black pearl.. glowing and radiant… and .. beyond the event horizon, inside … ANOTHER BIG BANG expanding space-time continuum..and … BUDDHAS awakening…. Christ childs in the manger… young Krisnas playing their flutes….

The Greek word KOSMOS.. means both WORLD.. and ADORNMENT or JEWEL..cosmology and cosmetic derive from the same word KOSMOS..now.. combine that with Ch. 7 verse 4 of the Gita where Lord Krsna says…This entire Universe is strung upon ME like pearls upon a string…….and of course the word for string in sanskrit is SUTRA….

Dont forget the classic, pivotal verse in Book of Revelation…. And TIME shall be no more … in greek… Kai Chronos Ouk estai….. KJV translates it correctly…. it is not possible to misconstrue it as… there shall be no more delay……. it means that TIME itself ceases… and within a page or so .. it says… HEAVEN AND EARTH shall be rolled up like a scroll… i.e. SPACE CEASES… the end of the TIME-SPACE continuum (in a Stephen Hawking’s sense)

And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer: Revelation 10:6

In Judaeo-Christian-Islamic theology… it is VERY INACCURATE.. to say ETERNAL soul…… the soul… HAS A BEGINNING IN TIME… the moment in conception… it is UNDYING.. so it is IMMORTAL.. but it is not ETERNAL…

Since it has a BEGINNING IN TIME… only Hinduism sees the soul as ETERNAL….always being… and being a spark from the Divine Light – Brahman

Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.- Psalms 139:16

But, in Bhagavad-Gita we read: There was never a time when I, you, or these kings did not exist; nor shall we ever cease to exist in the future. (2.12)

That which has a starting point in time is not eternal… only immortal. How can that which is not eternal be divine? How can that which is not divine be saved? How can that which is ETERNAL not be DIVINE? And why does that which IS DIVINE need saving?

To say that God is in EACH OF us… is… after all a form of PANTHEISM…. (Pantheism means that GOD is EVERYTHING… it DOES NOT mean POLYTHEISM)

If God is everywhere present, then He must be present in the heart of satan…but if satan has God in his heart, then satan cant be all bad… but if satan doesnt have God in his heart… then God is not omnipresent. – Bertrand Russel, from his book Why I am not a Christian

In reality.. we are ALL IDOLATORS… each word is an idol or image for a host of thoughts

Each word each symbol is … a finger pointing at the moon… but… the finger is not the moon

any given word… denotes and connotes a world of thoughts, experiences… heritage, tradition, conventions

HOLY NAME… is.. itself … an IDOL

God is an infinite circle… whose center is EVERYWHERE… and whose circumference is NOWHERE

Which God do I worship?.. its called G-0-D … the REAL GOD.. there is only ONE.. who graciously receives all prayers and offerings, no matter what name you use.. but the REAL God is not the demented evil satanic tormenter that christianity and islam describes.

when you are ready to SEE WORDS…. and understand them FOR THE FIRST TIME…. when you are ripe and the moment is ripe…. though you have seen them A THOUSAND TIMES BEFORE….

you will suddenly understand them FOR THE FIRST TIME…. such as the Christ’s deceptively simple words “I Thirst”, which Mother Theresa wrote on the wall of her convent.

it is Humanity itself… which is profound…. I am not Humanity… you are not Humanity…. the 6 billion people on this planet right now… are not Humanity

but… until you are ripe…. all words will be for you as the tinkling of brass cymbals

no satan… no hell…. the only torment is…. doomed to consciousness…. doomed to bliss… the only duty… to surrender and perceive that doom as blessing

but.. God has many names, Jehovah, Shiva, Ram, Allah, Ahura Mazdah,…. the same one God… if truely merciful and humble, and all powerful.. assumes all forms, remaining formless, responds to many names, remaining nameless, and receives all prayers and worship,… even from those ignorant of His nature

if you examine a numbers of Passages in the Old Testament… you will see that God… when he encounters individuals….. TURNS THEIR ATTENTION back to the SELF.. with questions like WHERE ARE YOU… or …WHAT ARE YOU DOING

one example is Elizsha when he was in the cave… waiting for God.. and God was not in the wind, or the fire,,etc etc.. but in the still, small voice… and Elijsha covered his face before he spoke.. but Gods first question… turned the PROPHETS attention back to the SELF

And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?-

1 Kings 19:13

question: Does Mind create the Universe?

that was basicly the question asked by the british philosopher/theologian BARKELY

you might find some of Barkelys writings very interesting

personally… I suppose .. I take the position of the Brahmavadins… and the writings of the Vallhabacharya lineage.. that… there is an independent existence of things

a pure Mayavadin Vedantis Monistic (Adwaita) viewpoint .. I suppose … might be that IT IS ALL ILLUSION.. and there is absolutely NO difference between worshiper and worshipped.. between individual consciousness and BRAHMAN

Socrates.. in discussing PHILO-SOPHIA.. love of wisdom.. said.. The GODS do not love wisdom.. because THEY POSSES IT.. (OR perhaps because they ARE wisdom)

so it is SEPARATION… and the anguish of separation.. WHICH… is part of LOVE

and.. also… NON-BEING… plays a role in LOVE…

since God is the source of even BEING AND NON-BEING… (in the Samsara of Dualities)… it is not correct to speak of the question of Gods existence…. God is prior to and outside of being, non-being, temporal, eternal

in fact … in the mystical writings of the Jewish Kaballah,… the term Tsim Tsum.. (yiddish for CONTRACTION, WITHDRAWEL) IS used to describe what God did prior to the creation of things (samsara.. space/time)

Martin Heidigger said that the most profound philosophical question of all is…Why is there ANYTHING AT ALL (in existence) rather than simply NOTHING.

in the Old Testament.. (Torah) one of the words for God .. is MAKOM which means SPACE.. and curiously enough, VISHNU also connotes SPACE (The All Pervasive One)

but… in Tsim Tsum (Divine Withdrawal)… God must … WITHDRAW HIS FULLNESS, PERFECTION, COMPLETENESS… to make MAKOM (PLACE) for the existence of the TIME/SPACE CONTINUUM

Some theologians actually argue that God voluntarily gives up a portion of His Omnipotence and Omniscience.. in order to allow MAKOM (Space) for CREATED THINGS

(Samsara)

here are some interesting thoughts ive been playing with in Yahoo religion chat the name Israel was conferred upon Jacob… after his all night wrestling match with the Angel of the Lord… at Peniel (Gen. 32:28), because “as a prince he had power with God and prevailed” .. indicating the Talmudic dialogue, dialectical struggle of humans with God..

: Rabbi Naham of Bratslav writes, concerning Malachi 3:16.. ” Two men who live in different places, or even in different generations, may still converse. For one may raise a question, and the other who is far away in time or space may make a comment or ask a question that answers it.

So they converse, but no one knows it save G-d, who hears and records and brings together all the words of men, as it is written..Malachi 3:16 “They who serve the Lord speak to one another, and the Lord hears them and records their words in His book.”

for me… everything is a “dialectical process”…. not simply the dialectic of RELIGIONS.. but… also.. look at the dialectic of Mathematics FROM Descartes through Lobachevsky.. to Godel… ( I know this is an obscure analogy)… or the dialect of Political Science (communism, capitalism, etc)

unity and harmony slowly emerge from the dialectical struggle of seeming diversity and animosity

of course.. I think of the verse… “Search the scriptures… for therein shall ye find eternal life…”…. (emphasizing the word SEARCH)

think about the Tower of Babel.. how God humbled mankind with a multiplicity of languages… and confusion… (by the way.. there is an example of God creating confusion.. which is a form of deception)…. is not the multiplicity of religions in the world today.. very humbling.. would we not be much more vain and proud if we really did have ONE TRUE FAITH

here is a point that I have been pondering.. the past year… it has to do with the verse in Isaiah… “As high as Heaven is from Earth… so far are My ways from your ways… My thoughts (mind) from Your thoughts .. (mind) “….. simply that… since the human is TEMPORAL.. and FINITE.. therefore.. all theology.. in speech.. must be false and misleading.. since it cannot express the Infinite.. and Pre-Eternal….

of course… hmmm… think about those verses which stress PERSISTENCE…. (the kingdom of heaven suffers violence)….. because the widow kept knocking…. the door was opened.. and her request was fulfilled….. (thinking again about the dialectical struggle…)…. also.. the concept of discord…. (I have come to turn father against son, brother against sister..etc.etc..) (paraphrasing from memory)

For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.Isaiah 57:15… SO WHERE IS THE HUMILITY AND CONTRITION these days? (another of my chat thoughts)

the notion that… it is humbling for mankind to never reach unity.. yet to always strive for it… and Psalm 51… “a heart that is broken and humble and contrite is a pleasing sacrifice”…

of course.. the wisdom of the wise is made foolish… and .. certainly all who strive for unity… presuppose WISDOM in their pursuit

: yes… I understand your point… I suppose it boils down… (of course thats part of the problem… it NEVER BOILS DOWN… in the sense of coming to completion)…. it all boils down to whether the “DIALECTCAL PROCESS” of this struggle… this wrestling (in the sense of Isaac wrestling all night with the angel of the Lord)… of this ongoing dialogue…. (as described in Malachi ch.3). whether this PROCESS of searching the scriptures… this unending DIVERSITY in the struggle for UNITY.is part of plan

: agreed.. we are not ment to know everything…

: the great watershed… divide.. between eastern orth. and western catho. protest… is seen in Aquinas SUmma… where he concludes that “understanding comes first… and faith follows”… but in Philokalia in 5th cent. St. Maximus Confessor…SAYS THE OPPOSITE.. (Faith comes first as a gift.. like king solomon who prayed for wisdom… and knowledge is added AFTER FAITH).. but only as much knowledge for each individual as is necessary to salvation

: I suppose.. out of all those passagess.. this is the touching one…. Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. Mark 10:21 … even though… assuming Jesus as God has foreknowledge (foreknowing Peters denial)…. Jesus ALREADY KNEW that it was not in that mans nature.. to give away his wealth

: there is only one other occurance in scriptures which speaks of Faith as a gift… and that is in Apocraphy (Wisdom of Solomon).. “and you Eunuchs… do not dispair of your childlessness… for unto you shall be given… THE GIFT OF FAITH”…. the only other mentions of Faith…are Deut.32…. and Habbakuk ch.2 …. but it is in the sense of FAITH-fulness to commandments (mitzvash).. not St. Pauls sense of Pistis… (hope and confidence of things not seen)….. although Abrarahams “believing” was counted …. and yet there is a seemingly IRRESOLVABLE ambivilance in the phrase “Gift of Faith”…. does it mean…. THOSE MATERIAL GIFTS AND BLESSINGS that we receive as a RESULT OF OUR FAITH…. or… is it the FAITH ITSELF.. which is the PRIMARY GIFT….. like GOD’S LOVE… the ambiguity… is it OUR love for GOD…. OR … God’s love for US…..

: ..counted as righteousness….. another interesting passage… as it implies that the “believing” was IN ADDITION to the righteousness of works.. (not that his believing was the sum total of righteousness)

: … Mark 10:21 is touching.. in the sense that… well.. a little child comes to us with a broken doll… and some childlike impossible desire.. and … suddenly we look upon the childs simplicity… or… ernestness.. and we smile… we “love” the child… for its childlike nature…. and… try to give it something.. even though we know that we cannot give it what it desires…. and the child itself does not comprehend the impossibility of its desire..

so… in the midst of an otherwise stern dialogue….. (Why callest thou me good, there is none good save God,,…. nevertheless…etc)…. in the midst of that sternness… the heart melts spontaneously with compassion

a roman catholic woman asked whether I though that praying for others counted as much as serving others with volunteer work… so.. I answered that… EVEN ONES OWN PERSONAL RIGHTEOUSNESS… could spare others (without prayer)… if 10 righteous men could have been found in Sodom, all the rest would have been spared, for the sake of the 10 (apart from their prayers)

everything in the west is quid-pro-quo something for something… you do this and I will do that… you dont do this.. and I wont do that… it stands to reason… since they call their scriptures COVENANTS or legal contracts…. in the east… the scriptures are called SONGS (Gita)

if God is really Omnipotent and Omnipresent… WHY CANT God have many names and forms… as well as being NAMELESS and FORMLESS….. even LIGHT in physics… behaves both as WAVES and as QUANTUM PACKETS…. why should God be bound by frail human syllogistic reasoning?

God would communicate on the HUMAN level… and…. manifest in many religions… each religion suited to the mentality of the culture and historical period…

everything in the west is quid-pro-quo something for something… you do this and I will do that… you dont do this.. and I wont do that… it stands to reason… since they call their scriptures COVENANTS or legal contracts…. in the east… the scriptures are called SONGS (Gita)

it is a curious coincidence that…. Sunday was Shiva-ratri…. the Night of Lord Shiva… which always falls near.. and … 3 yrs ago… FELL ON…. Ash Wednesday….. and both religious holidays involve placing ashes on ones body…. and… at St. Patricks Cathedral.. I noticed the vestments of the priests had downward swooping images of the Holy Spirit Dove… WHICH LOOKED IDENTICAL to the Shiva Trisula (three-pronged image)!!

in fact… from what I understand… the Roman Catholic church.. which is so despised by many protestant denominations…. is the only one who officially states that there is Salvation outside of the catholic church (although no other faith is salvific)… and they say several very positive things about Hinduism in one Papal Encyclical on non-Christian religions (Aetatis Mundi)

in the book History of Heresy by David Christie-Murray …. one Anglican Bishop is quoted as having said…Perhaps the only REAL HERESY… is that there was ever any DOCTRINE or DOGMA to begin with

Stop and think.. how many devout, convinced christians.. would ever actually entertain any agrgument which threatens their beliefs.. they freely, enthusiastically proclaim than.. Nothing you can ever say or do will diminish my faith or my beliefs… … so.. they admit that they are NOT interested in logical reasoning…

..AND yet they expect others to give up… THEIR HERITAGE AND TRADITIONS.. which are actually SUPERIOR… to christian doctrine…. based on all the sophistical christian rhetoric and THREATS of damnation

obviously most christians and muslims would never TRULY understand what I say… or accept it… because they tenaceously cling to their judgemental beliefs out of fear and pride… and feel that acknowledging the truth of anothers path would be denying or diminishing their own path

the problem with the bible and koran… and all judaeo christian-islamic theologies… is that they are warped… twisted.. unwholesome… based on concepts of a very powerful satan pitted in eternal struggle against an all powerful, vindictive god… the falsehood of such religions is so obvious to those who are not so mentally ill as to cling to it….. no scholarship is necessary to prove such falsehood

people go ON and ON about their PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP with Jesus (Id love to know what an IMPERSONAL RELATIONSHIP might be).. and all they have from Jesus… is basically cut and paste from the New Testament….

It is the West’s failure to understand duality, which leads to the folly of trying to eliminate evil, and have only good, eliminate poverty and have only wealth, or convert all people to ONE TRUE FAITH, in one lifetime. It is a very evident historical fact that such unanimous agreement has never been reached in the past 2000 yrs, and will never be reached. This provides evidence for the necessity of rebirth, and gradual spiritual ripening of individual souls.

Hindu theology perceives heaven and hell to be as much a part of duality.. as truth/falsehood, good/evil, pleasure/pain, being/non-existence…. the pleasures and delights of heaven and the desire for them are considered to be as much BONDAGE and therefore a spiritual empediment… as any number of other things which constitute spiritual impediments. Even the desire for liberation/salvation is considered an impediment to liberation.

it is odd that no reference has ever been found in ancient egyptian writings to the 10 plagues of moses…. or the devastating 7 yrs of famine under Joseph…. and it is odd the the Pharaoh in Exodus remains unnamed.

Jesus HIMSELF says that not ONE SPARROW falls from heaven.. but God is mindful of it.. and STUDY THE VERSES ABOUT BALAAM and his talking donkey and the ANGEL who defends the donkey.. then tell me that animals dont have souls…

when Jesus was about to cast out the demons.. they ask to be cast into the pigs.. so pigs must have souls.. otherwise… why would the demons desire pigs … rather than trees or rocks.. or the thin air

Question: wonders why so many on such WONDERFUL spiritual paths lend their SEARCHING to a sense of ferverency – seems no matter the religion – Once claimed as personal = a sense of sooner or later ferverancy – hummn

THE very first mention of the word FAITH in the New Testament is in Matthew.. and it is Jesus screaming at the Pharisees…. OLIGO-PISTOI…. O ye of LITTLE FAITH… sort of puzzling if FAITH is so important to salvation..

the word faith only occurs TWICE in the entire old testmant. … once in Deut. ch 32 (the END of the Torah) and once in Habbakuk ch 3… (the END of the bible)..and it means FAITH-fulness to commandements… not FAITH in St. Pauls sense of PISTIS..

one would THINK that if FAITH is so important… (in st. pauls sense of the word)… it would be mentioned a little more in the old testament

Faith is mentioned ONCE in Apocrypha..And every one that shall be saved, and shall be able to escape by his works, and by faith, whereby ye have believed, 2 Esdras 9:7 … which contradicts Luther’s doctrine of salvation by Faith.

Sin is Synonymous with DESIRE…. the soul is purified through suffering… in many re-births.. in this world… until it is no longer necessary to be reborn… so.. sin = desires… any desire.. even greedy spiritual desires for salvation… paradise

there is quite a bit of diversty in hinduism as there is in christianity… but most hindus believe that every living thing which has CONSCIOUSNESS … like animals.. man, insects.. is like a RAY of light from the source of all light .. which is the One God.. but that God manifests as a Trinity.. Brahman, Vishnu, Shiva, and Incarnates as God-Men like Jesus, Krishna

Nirvana… or Nibbana… comes from a sanskrit word whose root meaning is to snuff out or extinguish.. like a candle flame…. it refers to extinguishing desires..

As long as there is any residual of desire.. the soul is attracted back to rebirth in this world… even the DESIRE FOR LIBERATION (Salvation) is itself an IMPEDIMENT… to LIBERATION…. (it is possible to be SPIRITUALLY greedy)..

so… when there is no more residual DESIRE… the soul is RE-ABSORBED.. into the Divine Light of the God-Head…. that is one concept of Moksha, Liberation, Salvation…

Question: Why do even the apparent WISEST among us sooner or later TURN TO FERVERENCY instead of continuance of the illuminated search –

Question: how can one not have spiritual greed as long as one MUST have the conciousness to BE THE BLISS they are inevitablly headed to recognize?

good question…

its sort of zen like…

like… the proverbial butterfly of happiness

when you stop chasing it.. and are least expecting it…. it lands on your nose… (or knuckle or something)

remember the story about the fellow who marched up to the gates of paradise… with his faithful dog tagging along…

and… the gates open… but he was told to dog could not enter with him…

so… he turned to leave with his dog…

it was only when he turned his back on paradise, that he entered paradise

it is not possible to EXPERIENCE bliss WITHOUT attachment

the drop enters into the ocean, and loses its identy as a drop.. but.. the ocean also enteres into the drop

spiritual greed is its own medicine, its own antidote, when you finally become sick of it… you are well

did it ever occur to you that PERHAPS I AM giving something of value.. by opening people eyes to the sick twisted sado-masochism inherent in islamic and christian theologies…. maybe that is the TRUE COMPASSIONATE God’s will… that humanity be freed from the bondage and tyrrany of such mentally ill beliefs

the new testament indicates that there is only ONE LIFE (to be BORN ONCE, and then the JUDGEMENT) and that a huge number of people are eternally tortured… EVEN PEOPLE WHO THOUGHT THEY WERE SERVING JESUS (Jesus said I never knew you)

DONT you people realize… GOD is the one that is ALL POWERFUL… not humans… just like the PARENT is more powerful than the baby… GOD provides a SMORGASBORD of things… BUT ITS ALL FOOD…. (some of it is rather rancid)… that is true mercy… compassion…. omnipotence… humility

I believe God manifests in every religion… religions are taylored to various groups of peoples according to their mentality… personlity.. which is part of Gods compassion…. just like a parent.. who doesnt make babies conform to the parents nature.. but.. the parent conforms to the baby’s needs

after God had manifested as Ram, Krsna, Buddha, and Jesus.. there were still these cut throat camel thieves running around in the deserts… so He had to cook up a REALLY SUPER NASTY RELIGION…. a religion for CUT-THROATS… and he called it Islam… (God is so clever and merciful!)….

there is quite a bit of diversty in hinduism as there is in christianity… but most hindus believe that every living thing which has CONSCIOUSNESS … like animals.. man, insects.. is like a RAY of light from the source of all light .. which is the One God.. but that God manifests as a Trinity.. Brahman, Vishnu, Shiva, and Incarnates as God-Men like Jesus, Krishna

God is ONE with TRINITY of aspects… Brahman-creator VIshnu-preserver Shiva-destroyer…. cyclicly creates , destroys, and recreates a myriad of universes… manifests in 330 million forms,.. yet is nameless and formless, is immanent in creation (non-different from creation) yet transcendent (more than creation and has personality).

God sends rays or sparks our as individual souls (consciousness) which are re-born countless times but eventually achieve salvation, virtue and sin are their own rewards (karma is like inertia)

Question:: why do you suppose mankind forgot their part in this trinity relationship?

to learn humility…. separation… creates longing….

a DESIRE for SALVATION… is itself… an impediment to salvation…

the bliss of heaven is also a form of bondage

actually.. I once asked an Orthodox Rabbi… what happens after the judgement… in Judaism.. and he said… The wicked simply cease to exist… and the righteous dwell with G-d forever.. now to me.. that is far more reasonable….than christian eternal hell and satan and everlasting torture..

just as one approaches HUMILITY.. one is afflicted with PRIDE

question.. if God accepts all prayers from all religions.. then why CRITICIZE chrisitianity?

there is an evil inherent in christian and islamic doctrines which is very obvious… if you study them objectively…

the two most EVIL PEOPLE described in Hindu Scriptures are Ravanna who fought with Lord Ram… and Hiranyakashipu… who persecuted his own son Prahalad.. those two are portrayed as achieving LIBERATION (MOKSHA)… deliverance… AND as having a form of relationship with God… but.. they are not to be EMULATED or imitated…

in fact.. now that I think about it…. Hiranyakashipu bears an UNCANNY resemblance to Christianity…. (trying to kill his son)… AND Ravanna bears an UNCANNY resemblance to ISLAM… (denying the Incarnation Ram.. and trying to enslave and ravish womankind Sita)

75% of Hindus.. roughly speaking.. are Vaishnavs… who resemble Christians.. in that they worship a Man-God Incarnation… like Jesus…. wherease 25% of Hindus are Shivites… who resemble Jews in that they find it blasphemous to say that God would Incarnate in human form..

. there may be a divine purpose to the multiplicity of religions.. and the internal contradictions of sacred scripture… almost like a Divine Koan… maybe God is really a transcendental Zen Master…

here is a point that I have been pondering.. the past year… it has to do with the verse in Isaiah… As high as Heaven is from Earth… so far are My ways from your ways… My thoughts (mind) from Your thoughts .. (mind) ….. simply that… since the human is TEMPORAL.. and FINITE.. therefore.. all theology.. in speech.. must be false and misleading.. since it cannot express the Infinite.. and Pre-Eternal….

if God is really Omnipotent and Omnipresent… WHY CANT God have many names and forms… as well as being NAMELESS and FORMLESS….. even LIGHT in physics… behaves both as WAVES and as QUANTUM PACKETS…. why should God be bound by frail human syllogistic reasoning?

God would communicate on the HUMAN level… and…. manifest in many religions… each religion suited to the mentality of the culture and historical period…

for me… everything is a dialectical process…. not simply the dialectic of RELIGIONS.. but… also.. look at the dialectic of Mathematics FROM Descartes through Lobachevsky.. to Godel… ( I know this is an obscure analogy)… or the dialect of Political Science (communism, capitalism, etc)

in a way… everything is MAYA.. even thoughts.. logic… and.. begin maya.. in a way… EVERYTHIN IS AN IMAGE (IDOL) even sacred scriptures like Koran etc… and we are ALL IDOLATROUS in our worship.. EVERY RELIGION.. but MAYA (Idols) are actually SYMBOLS which point us to the REALITY, TRUTH… which is elsewhere (within)

so.. in reality.. we are ALL IDOLATORS… each word is an idol or image for a host of thoughts

each word each symbol is … a finger pointing at the moon… but… the finger is not the moon

we arent doomed… there is NOTHING for ANYONE to be saved FROM…. you are fine JUST THE WAY YOU ARE.. even though christianity is a set of SICK BELIEFS.. God designed them for the problems your soul has… during this incarnation

God WANTS you to fret and stew for this current rebirth over hell and satan and damnation… and torment… and wants you to THREATEN all others that they do not possess THE ONE TRUE FAITH . In so doing, you are working out your past Karma and you are driven by your Vasanas (or tendencies).

The miracle of God is the following Paradox: All religions believe that they are the most intimate servants,lovers and devotees of God and that what they have is the ONLY TRUTH. It allows us to practice our devotions.

I do not believe that a merciful God creates satans or hells or tortures for all eternity with no hope of reform… RATHER I believe that dualities like good/evil truth/falsehood wealth/poverty have a divine purpose… therefore I DONT HAVE THE PROBLEM that Christians fretting do about ANTI-CHRIST and Armeggadon and the mark of the beast

people who are fascinated with last times and rapture and end times.. are people who dont really have the courage or honesty to deal with their own lives on a daily basis,…. it is an ESCAPIST mentality… daydreaming about rapture.. and being magically delivered from the same old SAME OLD of everyday life

God has MUCH BETTER THINGS TO DO.. than to create flies.. and then pluck their wings off…

and if im WRONG.. and God has NOTHING BETTER TO DO.. than.. I for one choose to have my wings plucked off.. than to worship such a God.. in the slim hopes that I will be one of the few spared

any god.. any religion.. which claims mercy.. but threatens eternal torment.. and speaks of devils…. is a FALSE GOD… a FALSE RELIGION..

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