Originally posted by ZeroDeep
Well, it sort of sounds like God suddenly created the universe in an instant, sort of like the Big Bang.
This is what I was getting at.
I could be wrong, I was hoping somone could add more insight to this.
Creation and the Big-Bang have always seemed synonymous to me too. Imagine an infinite consciousness, unified and seamless. It would not really have
any sense of itself, because it would have no way of looking back at itself. It would be like an infinite body of water, single and undivided. If it
wanted to experience itself from a different perspective, it would have to separate a portion of water from the rest. Only then could it look back
and see itself and it's beauty. The division of that, now separate, portion and the consequent self-awareness that results, could be likened to the
instant when existance and non-existance separated, or the Big Bang. Now if this consciousness, I'll call it God, wanted to experience itself from
many different view points, it would need to form many sectioned-off pieces of itself. Sort of like a bunch of test-tubes full of water floating in
the infinite body of water. They could all see the other test tubes around them, and the body of water that they are floating in, but they would be
separate from all of it. At the same time, they contain the exact same water that surrounds them and fills all the other test tubes. So what if
God's smaller containers were bodies and some of those bodies contained the awareness to look out and see God, in them and around them, as well as
everything else? Now, what if those bodies spent to much time admiring their partitions (bodies), instead of the God that had created the partitions,
that they forgot they were just part of a larger whole? They became blinded to the knowledge that they were just a little piece of a greater whole,
and forgot or didn't want to escape the bodies that were just supposed to be a temporary way for God to view itself. It would always feel like it
was missing something or lost something, and would be constantly searching, but unable to find peace. The only way to find peace would then be to,
either, shed the partition/body separating them from the whole existence of God, thus allowing their rejoining with God, or remembering what their
purpose was to begin with, and start to see God in and around all things, including themselves.
I hope this makes sense to those reading it. It's kinda difficult to explain in written words. I hope you can get the gist of it anyways.