posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 08:30 AM
drstrangecraft, while i can agree with some of your points, you have to understand that is simply a "concept" of what you believe. your concept of
things is different from mine and mine's is different from someone else. Concept is individual, based on different levels of understanding. Hindu
vedic texts tells us:
"Ekam Satyam, Bahuda Chintayanti"'
"Truth is one, but it is conceived differently"
"Ye yathamaam prapadyante Taamstathaiva bhajamyaham"
"Whichever path men may choose, however they may approach, I do
accept them all, as all the paths in their ultimate reaches lead to
me only, who am the Supreme Godhead."
Vedic Texts also tells us that:
Pragnanam Brahma " The Supreme Consciousness is Brahman (God). "
Tatwamasi " That thou art. "
Ayamatma Brahma " The self within me is Brahman(God). "
Aham Brahmasmi " I am Brahman(God). "
fyi, Hindus bow to each other, with prayer hands when greeting each other with Namaste, to acknowledge and show respect for the god that within each
Man/Woman/Humanity has the capability to realize this, however because of our inner enemies, Kama (lust), Krodha (anger), Lobha (greed), Moha
(attachment), Mada (pride) and Matsarya (hatred), the majority of us can never lift the veil of reality called the Maya to see this. Man can control
his destiny, his emotions, change the physical world, and affect other people he meets. Following the right dharma is the key to realizing how each
of us has "God within ourselves".
most of the points you made can be argued in various stages, reincarnation, esp, etc, however if you are unwilling to lift the veil of maya, you will
never understand the concept of "God is I". "God is I" concept also applies to everything on earth, Hindus worships animals, pay reverence to
rivers and plants and rocks, all because they believe "God" is within everything.
therefore "God is I", btw i hope you read the link i provided earlier, it will shed a little more light on this concept that some of us believe in.