Author: ajl (---.ny325.east.verizon.net)
Date: 01-12-03 00:01
Jesus? :-) what if he's not Christian..
I always feels its important when speaking generally to convery the equal value of all traditions. All religions are equal, (as Blake said, and is obvious to anyone who has studied this)
As all men reach toward Mystery of Creation (God) equally. (Many think creation is not to test man so much as for God to know 'Himself' through his Creation; us.
Most mystical traditons teach that every thing in creation is divine, only function differs. This makes sense if you consider that although you and a rock may be quite different, you also share some one very basic thing.
You both exist, you both rise continually out of nothingness, just like evrything around you. Think of 'Creation' as a continual process ...
Happening all the time..
I find it difficult that anyone could argue whether or not there is a creator when there is a creation.
or even bother considering the why of it all.
Man has mental capabilities that animals do not have, forget about dna
(In truth you are no less divine than a speck of dust)
We like to think the world was/is created for our benefit soley,
and there is no doubt that we have some unique qualities not shared by our cousins in the rest of animal kingdoms.
and one very important one, we are capable of spiritual development.
But we all share the earth together..
I say with stick with the obvious.
Some things cannot be passed on in books but have to be experienced..
You can start by engaging basic space, and meditating on that..
that from which all arises..
the Mystery of creation is alive within us and we look for meaning of it in books!
Scince can only disect and name what is already here, it creates nothing, only manipulates what is already there.
Think of God as Mystery.
Be good to your self and your neighbor.
No one pretends to know anything about God, really. (The Tao that can be named is not the real Tao)
And to question the why's of creation exists is only to disctract yourself
..do some practice instead/