reply to post by mainidh
I did not mention God. I mentioned consciousness. You can see yourself, and not your ego, right? When you do, you will see "God", and you will see
that in everything.
A deity is something that's "supernatural", but the "supernatural" is only nature that's misunderstood or not truly known. So then "deity"
becomes a creation of man, a word applied to something beyond man because man does not fully understand it, while nature is just there.
We can see nature, we can see the seed and it's fruit. This is the aspect of the natural that we understand, but the aspects of the natural that we
don't understand is seen as either a figment or as a deity.
Life is only as fallible as we make it out to be. When humans realize that we're in control, then we can bring change. We focus all our love in the
wrong direction, and we detest each other in the process, because most humans live in the ego, which is the source of fear, greed, intolerance,
ignorance, and so on and so forth. We worship our egos, and we can become psychopaths in the process. An inflated ego only sees itself and not much
else. When we see only our ego, we have the world we live in today; it lacks compassion because compassion is a two-way street between all life, and
if one aspect of life (a human) lives in it's ego, then compassion has nowhere to go, and the person ends up loving their false self (narcissism). I
say false self because we all came from a single point; we're made up of carbons and so on, we all bleed red, we're all one, but ego likes to
pretend we aren't, it is selfish - not selfless. And there you get the schism and suffering that we experience today. It's our fault, not a "God"
and not a "devil", it's us for allowing it to happen. We give in to our temptations, our ego, our desires, our selfishness, and that creates
suffering in others. We submit to it, and we create hell.
If we can't forgive ourselves and others in the present moment, then we will continue to suffer in the present moment.
Survival is an aspect of ego, but we need to play by it's rules to an extent. We gotta eat food and drink water or the body will lose it's cohesion
and die, but when it comes to "us vs them", we go overboard and create war. War is survival gone insane. And that's why anyone with "good
conscience" knows and understands that war only exists because of greedy, selfish, people. But even all the bad has it's place: it serves us as
contrast and creates different experiences. If we truly don't want it, then we'll change it, but everyone needs to "wake up" to that and make it
You see a seed grow, but you don't ask yourself how come, but just believe whatever it is you believe. It's not simply by mistake, the seed knows to
grow, it learned how. That's all I'm saying. But what I'm not saying is that that (an accident or fluke) can't happen. Yes things can evolve out
of a "mistake" or "accident" - that's the beauty of life, anything is possible. Once in a while, life throws you a curve ball, right?
All life is an experience, good and bad. We should be thankful that we can even ask and talk about all of this. Question everything, even your beliefs
or lack thereof. If we don't question, we won't learn, and if we don't learn, we don't grow - we stay as seeds.