Originally posted by wrdwzrd
reply to post by BlavatskyChannel
I do not believe in Satan, other than the Satan/Devil/Evil I create for myself, which is a part of me just as much as my God self. As you know,
we cannot have one without the other.
But most importantly, I know that we all create the world we want for ourselves, no matter how hard that may be for some to understand. "Satan" and
"God", "Heaven" and "Hell" are creations of man and man has a wonderful imagination.
I had a conversation with a friend of mine concerning duality in which we created a few allegories to describe the true nature of harmony which you
might find interesting.
It is my belief harmony or "the good" can exist in and of itself without disharmony or "the bad". Transversely, discord requires harmony to be
discord in that it is a perversion of tonal unity, which is negative. By its very definition disharmony requires something better than itself to be.
One could consider disharmony as having a parasitic lower existence to harmony's pure existence.
This is a very cognitive explanation. A more grounded metaphor could be as follows.
A tree at its roots has a mushroom growing out of it. Their relationship is sembiotic, they exchange minerals and nutrients in a way that is mutually
beneficial to each other. They are existing together in harmony. It is a pure sustainable relationship. The mushroom COULD grow alone and be fine, so
could the tree, but instead they are together in harmony like two musical notes.
Along comes a parasitic bacteria that infects both the mushroom and the tree. The tree and mushroom don't need this bacteria at all, but, the
bacteria NEEDS the host to exist. It causes both the tree and mushroom to die, spreading itself to the next victim tree in the meantime. This bacteria
is like discord, it needs something other than itself to exist, and simply by existing as a parasite it creates decay and premature death.
I do not think good needs evil, or that we need evil, I think rather that evil itself needs good to exist. People die from old age naturally, murder
needs a victim. Community csn exist between nations, war needs an enemy. Happyness can exist in and of itself, hate needs a target. We could do with
out all these discords and the object of their decay would still be fine without them.
This leads me to think pantheism is a farce. Existance makes necessary itself in being, which is good for it is in and of itself good to be, only
later does evil have the potential to parasite off this inherent goodness called being, which means evilness is inherently unnecessary.
As to your claims God and Satan, Odin and Loki, Horus and Set, Vishnu and Shiva are simply man made, that is a claim I cannot dissprove with logic,
but in my heart's mind I know to be false. There are forces at work above and below this plane which I have personally experienced and know to be
outside the realm of my consciousness. I dont think however we are simply causal pawns in this though, I think the truth is somewhere between dogmatic
tradition and the self responsability of projection you describe.
I believe my higher self chose to participate with these forces in a way my current conscious cannot currently fathom, and that myself and these
forces are coauthors of my existence. The goal in all of this is to work towards harmony, the only necessary component of happiness, while working to
heal and prevent disharmony, the main component of fear and sadness which are unnecessary to existence.