a reply to: TzarChasm
does anyone have a case to make for something other than the abrahamic deity? you know, for a change of venue. i think it would make for an
interesting social experiment to defend one of the greek or roman or hindu gods.
Not the Hindu or Romans, but the New Age "Divinity" I will make a case for.
We are all connected to one another, and part of what is sometimes called "God." 'God' is an indescribable, overarching thing that, when asked about
what he thought about it and what should they think about it, Siddhartha Gautama Buddha said IT IS AN IMPERTINENT QUESTION and frivolous to ask.
The Human mind can only dimly comprehend the depth of the Universe. Just like the cells in our bodies are part of us, but work without our
supervision. Just like the microbes that live in and on us are unaware that they are part of us and help to keep us healthy, or conversely make us
ALL OF IT is part of you...and you are likewise part of something so vast and so far beyond words that it's silly to even imagine one could have all
the answers. We don't. We can't.
Some people have profound, outrageously spectacular experiences where they are gravely in danger of death - or are briefly "dead" or 'comatose' and
somehow come back....and they tell of that experience. I believe that those events are just as "real" as any, and should not be dismissed as "brain
chemical high" or "dreams" or "hallucinations."
They are the evidence that we all continue on after our physical bodies die. We are fractals of a unified whole, and no more nor less important than
the lowliest amoeba, or the mightiest black hole. It is all "Tao" - expressing itself.
We experience uncounted realms, dimensions, lifetimes, forms, etc.....all of it is for us to learn. For our core selves to learn.
Anyway - I don't think we ever "get to" some chair where some guy is sitting. We are
it. The Tao.
We reincarnate countless times to learn about the thing we are.....and meanwhile we are also and always a part of it. The Tao.
That's one argument anyway --- Zen/Taoism.
There's another description/argument that I favor as well, and that has to do with reincarnations devised to give us the experience or chance to learn
karmic lessons, and eventually we 'ascend' and don't have to come back anymore.
The movie "Defending Your Life" is one good example....(Albert Brooks and Meryl Streep, a romcom).
Also, there are spirit guides and angels that are our carers. They are the cosmic posse or committee or team or whatever. They work with us and are
at the ready to do whatever is asked; they are also aware of what we are supposed to be learning...they guide and guard us, the spirit helpers also
Anyway, eventually we have enough lifetimes to have "graduated" - and then we can choose to come back to help out, or we can choose to go elsewhere,
or merely rest. That is when we are closest to the Divine.
Those are my theories and experience.