What is **G0D**, Part 1 continued..
God is all of the Universe, and more
This is, as opposed to Pantheism, is
. This is same as all of the above but, as wiki puts it, "in pantheism, "God is
the whole"; in panentheism, "The whole is in God."
. In other words, God is not only immanent in form but God is also transcended to the whole
of Creation. Shri Krishna, speaking as the great God Vishnu, says in the Bhagavad Gita: "Having pervaded this whole universe with a fragment of
Myself, I remain."
God is greater than the created whole, the God Transcendent. And so it is with our physical and spiritual nature. Our
bodies are the reflection of the spiritual aspect our selves, an image cast downward into 3-D form from a meta-physical dimension that's beyond our
perception. "The Soul breaths and the form lives nearby.
God is "Him Whom we live and move and have our being"
This is one of my favourite descriptions of God and is pretty much a
continuation of Panentheism. We are part and parcel of God in the same way as an individual cell in your body is part and parcel of what you are.
It's easy to agree that we, as ourselves, are greater than the sum of our parts, so wouldn't it make sense that God is also greater than all the
individual parts in His body? We see ourselves physically as having seven major endocrine centres or chakra points in our body, so wouldn't it make
sense that God would also have major points or centres in His body? Could Humanity in toto be but the "Mind of God" working itself out on our
physical plane? And could our Sun be but a Great Heart Chakra in an even Greater Cosmic Being stretching Itself out across space?
God is Love
It's taken mankind millions of years of evolution to come to this conclusion. How could God not be about Love, if
"everything" is but a part of Him? It would be like cutting off your hand because you thought it did something bad. We live within the Body of God
and are part and parcel of the same. Love is the path of least resistance to an inevitable end. Love is about raising your awareness to a whole new
level. The Christ Consciousness is the awareness of Humanity as a Whole. It's like a single cell within your body suddenly because aware of what you
are and what you are doing at this very moment. This is what the Christ is in relation to Humanity. He is a Buddha of Wisdom representing all of us,
both the starving and the opulent. That our world created such an Individual is both amazing and a promise of hope. Hope that all of us, each and
every one of us, will do as Jesus said greater things
". Like drops from an ocean of life, we are as individuals in nature. When we
reach a maturity that we can calm our emotional natures down to such a point we will become more and more reflective of the Universe around us. And
like the buddhist polishing the mirror
we can begin to reflect the heavens above us. By perfecting and purifying our physical, emotional and
mental natures we can, like that that drop of water, eventually mirror the Universe to such an extent that it becomes difficult to tell the difference
between the two. This is the mystery to why Christ was known as the son of man and the Son of God. He ultimately become One with His Father through
the at-one-ment He played out in His life. In other words, each of us can only find God by first identifying ourselves as One with God. The truth lies
Nothing more, nothing less, God simply Is. There is no good, no bad, no Satan and no devil, God simply Is. When I ponder
such philosophical concepts like this I sometimes think of John Lennon singing: God is a concept by
which we measure our pain
. How could we as intelligent, loving and self aware individuals see God as anything else? Our inherent dualism of mind
and matter, light and darkness, good and bad, pleasure and pain, colours our outlook of everything we are and we experience. Yet, knowing this it
should also become apparent that this is not likely the case in the "higher realms" of awareness. This is why, I believe, that John sing the end of
this song "I Just believe in me, Yoko and me, and that's reality
". This was his way of expressing his Oneness of God.
Anyways, these are my ramblings, things I ponder about when time permits. I would be interested in hearing your comments. Maybe add a What is
**G0D**, Part 2
or maybe even a What is **G0D**, Part 6,946,625,900th