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Originally posted by lilblam
let's say based on your personal belief, how do you get closer.
Originally posted by worldwatcher
...man created "God" and gave him names like God, Jesus, Allah, Yahweh, Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and Buddha just to name a few.
...let's say based on your personal belief, how do you get closer. Or is getting closer to God not really your goal?
Originally posted by LOBO
Before I continue, I just want to mention that Buddha isn't a god. He stated so himself. He (like Jesus, in my opinion) was a great teacher, and I pray to his spirit, so that he might bless me with the wisdom he held in his life. Doesn't make him a god.
sorry Lobo, I didn't mean to disrespect your beliefs, I realize that Buddha (Siddharta) never claimed to be a "God", but many people worship images of him and he has become a "god" in the western world. Again I didn't mean to lump them all together in any way that would offend any particular belief....but I was trying to make a point.
now regarding getting closer to "God". I try to get closer to "God" by meditating. Now I don't know if that is the way to go about it...but it's the best method I have, which allows me to see beyond the "maya" (the veil of reality, that which separates, the physical world from the astral world)
I also pray and chant in the old language of sanskrit, because of traditions passed on to me, however, regardless of which language I chose to use, I know "god" will understand (see my explanation of god)
by talking to "god" on a daily basis, and living a just and good life, I feel that I am on the path to getting closer to "god"....now it may take several more cycles, who knows? but this works for me.
My goals (emotional, spiritual, etc) are more personal and not something that I can share..sorry
[Edited on 1-11-2004 by worldwatcher]