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originally posted by: bb23108
a reply to: Ignatian
a reply to: cooperton
Yes, eating is definitely over-rated. We also tend to assume that eating must be a great experience, consoling us, etc. - and so when it does not ultimately satisfy us, we eat that much more. Not sure where it is written that eating must ultimately satisfy us! Strange that in general people eat as though it should.
Eating is just an ordinary matter that we should do as another means of communing with the Divine, as you are also indicating. However, some people get into real abstinence as a method to find God inwardly and above the body. This is just as deluded as people assuming sex can lead them into divine communion.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
I agree with you here, this is one of the main reasons the world is in the shape it is in today, people being complacent about our home being destroyed for profit. Why fight it when eternal bliss and a perfect world awaits after death?
The dogma that heaven awaits AFTER death is to not see the potential this world has of being heaven. Those who destroy the world for profit are the same ones who have the most to gain from people believing heaven comes after this life. They're the same ones who have preserved the bible and churches, they are the main facilitators of their wealth in my opinion.
originally posted by: vethumanbeing
What sustains the body as a food stuff? You cannot starve yourself (you are a physical being) and have to consume 'physical food' *same body form mixology* and will not gain energy merely by peering at the sun's radiation (consuming the divine energy). COME ON...
vhb: What sustains the body as a food stuff? You cannot starve yourself (you are a physical being) and have to consume 'physical food' *same body form mixology* and will not gain energy merely by peering at the sun's radiation (consuming the divine energy). COME ON...
bb23108: I think you are not understanding what I wrote. It is probably a language issue, because I often have difficulty understanding what you write.
Anyway, there is nothing in my post that suggests we should not eat - of course, eating is necessary to support the physical body! However, people often think eating can do more than this, somehow ultimately satisfy them at least in the moment.
bb23108: So I was criticizing that, as well as criticizing the notion that one can abstain from food and become more spiritual.