reply to post by Greatest I am
God created us with free will, yes, but if we choose to use that free will to engage in pointless pursuits of material sensory gratification we will
end up on a dark planet full of other dark people who have equally rebelled.
God is One, and we are part and parcel of Him..
Historically, within Hinduism there are two conflicting philosophies regarding the relationship between living beings (Jiva or Atma) and God (Ishvara,
Brahman or Bhagavan). Advaita schools assert the monistic view that the individual soul and God are one and the same, whereas Dvaita schools give
the dualistic argument that the individual soul and God are eternally separate. The philosophy of Achintya-bheda-abheda includes elements of both
viewpoints. The living soul is intrinsically linked with the Supreme Lord, and yet at the same time is not the same as God - the exact nature of this
relationship being inconceivable to the human mind.
Yet, the highest self-realized sages, they desire nothing other then to serve God in love and reciprocation of a relationship of transcendental
BG 6.45: And when the yogī engages himself with sincere endeavor in making further progress, being washed of all contaminations, then ultimately,
achieving perfection after many, many births of practice, he attains the supreme goal.
BG 6.46: A yogī is greater than the ascetic, greater than the empiricist and greater than the fruitive worker. Therefore, O Arjuna, in all
circumstances, be a yogī.
BG 6.47: And of all yogīs, the one with great faith who always abides in Me, thinks of Me within himself, and renders transcendental loving service
to Me — he is the most intimately united with Me in yoga and is the highest of all. That is My opinion.
The highest service to Him is to ecstatically spread His Divine name through Sankirtana:
This loving reciprocation creates Rasa in our Soul, Transcendental Spiritual mellows of a type of Love and Bliss that goes beyond words. That is the
height of being and the constitutional position of the soul in immortality.
edit on 11-3-2011 by ShaktipatSeer because: (no reason given)