reply to post by spy66
First: The contraction is known as tzim-tzum in the Kabbalah (mentioned in one of my posts), taught by the great rabbi Isaac Luria.
I here miss the free will that God gave to all of us. If created gods have a free will, they will also be able to change certain things at their will,
or they don't have any.
If the will is absolutely free, things will be possible that even God cannot predict. Since he is almighty, he CAN make it possible that created
entities will do things he has not foreseen, so that the free will is absolute.
The Gnostics taught that we, all of us, once were in what you call the infinite dimension - I call it God's light world - at a time when that world
was all there was. However, some of us wanted to go out of the light world to have experiences we could not have there - such as acting according to
our free will even if that would hurt another entity. The latter is not possible in the light world, since there we were so connected that if I would
there hurt another, I would in the same moment feel his pain myself. We, therefore, didn't do such things there and experienced this as a limitation
of our free will.
So we wanted to go out from that world. God said something like: "That is not a good idea, but since you have your free will, I will let you have it,
if you really want that." And we wanted it. He then contracted (tzim-tzum) so that a kind of free and first empty space arose. In that space he
created worlds for them to live in, who wanted to go out - like we did – we, who, therefore, became humans.
In these worlds he changed time for a special purpose. We would still feel the pain we cause others – if that is what we choose to do – but later,
mostly in a later incarnation. That is called karma and it is not punishment but a lesson. Then we know what we did and understand that it is wrong
and that we will not do it again. Once we fully understand all of it and LIVE indiscriminate LOVE, we can finish our incarnations and return into the
light world to stay there.
If everything was predictable and predetermined: what meaning would existence have? How could I then ever develop? It would be useless to take any
effort or plan something, since I could not change things anyway and it would have to become as predicted.
“She”, I suppose that you mean Sophia, created Yaldabaoth. As I have written in one of my posts, this will have been planned by the prime creator
God for the purpose of having him make a world of relative darkness for those who were to “fall” into that world, to play out there free will and
experience their karma and hence learn their lessons.
I miss this aspect in your geometry…
Now please don't claim that we couldn't learn from karma if we don't know why we have it. We DO know - in our souls, just not in our little
rational mind. When the soul has left the body, it knows very well what the body's brain couldn't know and understand.
[edit on 2-9-2010 by memyself]