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What is man?

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posted on Jan, 17 2009 @ 12:20 AM
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This is one point of view

I think that man is a meaning making machine designed to contain God as the spirit of the universe, and, being the last, we are first, where that which comes from above (incorruptible source of all being aka "great I am") forever serves that which is lower, to increasingly raise what is low to ever higher heights, unto the realization of Love, and there, in that creative space of limitless possibility, we are born anew as eternal beings "merely" having a human experience, and the process continues, both as a top down AND bottom up emergent evolutionary phenomenon occuring within the gap between what is, and what ought to be, in being, and becoming.

What are your thoughts, and might there not exist a rational basis for faith, and a resolution to the problem of human evil..?

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posted on Jan, 17 2009 @ 12:46 AM
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“God cannot be explained. He cannot be argued about. He cannot be theorized, nor can He be discussed and understood. God can only be lived.
To understand the infinite, eternal Reality is not the GOAL of individualized beings in the illusion of Creation, because the Reality can never be understood; it is to be realized by conscious experience.
Therefore, the GOAL is to realize the Reality and attain the “I am [child of] God” state in human form.”
~ Meher Baba – from the book “God Speaks” ([child of] added to correct small error since man is a created being)


“Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.”
web.princeton.edu...


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posted on Jan, 17 2009 @ 01:01 AM
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"Man is a piece of the Universe made alive"


- Ralph Waldo Emerson



posted on Jan, 17 2009 @ 01:38 AM
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Adam, is the definition of man. ..Look it up in Websters.



posted on Jan, 17 2009 @ 04:40 AM
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Originally posted by The cult of Osiris
Adam, is the definition of man. ..Look it up in Websters.

That is what the Bible started out to be, a description of what Man should have been and what Man has fallen from. We are not god particles fallen from heaven to be individualized god beings to define god or act out god on our part of an illusional universe.
Adam was learning about God through first hand experience by having conversations and interacting with God. He and his wife tried to shortcut the experience and jump to a god status for themselves. God had to demonstrate in a very discernible manner that they were not gods and that they would have to struggle to live and necessities did not just appear at their asking. Then they would eventually have to face their own mortality.
God created a space in which to make his universe inside of. As soon as that space existed, a level plane of solid material appeared and on it stood God in material form and when he decided to rest, a throne stood upon that plane and he sat on it. From that throne He directs the workings of His creation that he had decided to make himself an inhabitant of.



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