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"The greatest friend of Truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility"
- Charles Caleb Colton in The Lacon
Are you suggesting that the 'source' has some sort of need to 'learn' and this is the reason for 'emanation'?
Do the characters in your dreams 'learn things'?
"I look at the universe as a perfect expression of the source. In its wholeness, its perfect. Surely the Universe and its purpose would still stand without us, people, conscious beings> We often think the whole experience, is for us, and us alone. Surely the spheres through space and the blades of grass have just as much to do with the 'whole' as we do."
Originally posted by Pellinore
Love this thread. Please keep writing them!
Btw I had always thought that the Buddha DID enter nirvana, to prove that it was possible. That it was the bodhisattvas who refused to go until all other souls had gone first.
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There is a beautiful parable about the Buddhism founder, Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. Gautama Buddha arrived at the gates of heaven and all was prepared with great fanfare to receive him. The gates were flung open, music was playing and angels were present to greet him with garlands. But he refused to enter heaven. He said, “I will not enter until all the being in the Universe enter Heaven. Only after that will I enter. The angels said, “But that will take an eternity. Just think, for all the Humans, elephants, lions, and ants to enter heaven will take forever.” Siddhartha Gautama Buddha said, “That is not a problem. I am prepared to wait. I have learned patience. In any case I am eternally blissful already so what can Heaven give me. Until all the beings in the Universe enter Heaven I will wait here.” And it is said that the Buddha is still waiting. The angels keep coming with ever-new arguments to persuade him to enter Heaven and then close the gates. But the Buddha refuses to budge. He is still waiting at the gates and the doors of Heaven are open.
Originally posted by TravelerintheDark
Originally posted by LifeIsEnergy
Its seems that many people would rather confirm what they already 'knew', rather then learn something new. Maybe the first part of this series was more attractive because it confirmed what others wanted to feel about those who speak of awakening, that often times there is a sense of superiority that comes along with it. Funny, and ironic. The first part of this series was not meant to put down those who seek to awaken. Maybe this whole idea of "Solving the Problems of Awakening" is more suitable for a different audience.
I giggled when I read this post. Perhaps this is an astute observation. But judgment of the whole audience your post reaches isn't in my opinion allowing the truth to be truth. The truth flows where it is meant to flow and reaches where it needs, removing or circumventing obstacles along the way. Let it be as water. Would you dam the flow and change the current? Such attempts at control always fail, eventually and inevitably.
Namasteedit on 8/6/11 by TravelerintheDark because: love