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posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 09:25 PM
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Originally posted by Ghost375
I think you misinterpreted what I was saying.....

Quite possible since I only had four lines of text to read...

You mentioned Taoism which IS a religion and it WILL lead you astray.

That is the TRUE purpose behind it in fact.



I don't follow any religion

If true, that puts you WAY ahead of the vast majority of people.

Religion WILL only lead you AWAY from God.



all I do is try to connect with God....and it doesn't seem it likes me very much.

Out of curiosity, WHICH God are trying to connect with?

Reason for asking: HE is not an IT and He loves you far more than you can even comprehend.



Originally posted by Ghost375
Pretty much everything I want to happen, the opposite happens, why is this?

What is it that you actually WANT to happen?





edit on 25-10-2012 by Murgatroid because: I felt like it..




posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 09:36 PM
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Originally posted by Murgatroid
You mentioned Taoism which IS a religion and it WILL lead you astray.

Well it certainly won't get anyone anywhere in particular that's for sure. "What does it profit a man to gain the WHOLE world, but lose his own soul (passion, character, personality, charm, aliveness)".



posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 10:33 PM
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Predators flee from love. Predators flee from the light.

We make a choice. Embrace, and follow what is right (service to others, love and light), or slip into darkness which reinforces seperation from our creator.

What are we? Everything.

What can we do? Anything.



posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 11:21 PM
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Originally posted by AthlonSavage
And is the greatest lure into the predators web the lure of love?

This caught my eye. I believe it is. Even Itisnowagain, who started with "nothing" ended up at "nothing is love".

Then there are those who believe god is love. There are those who believe that humans will evolve when we learn to love and then there are those that believe that they come from a place filled with love and long to go home.



posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 11:24 PM
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Itisnowagain is very wise, very wise i have found.



posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 11:29 PM
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It doesn't change the fact that in the end its still a message tainted with love. The question was in your OP. I was just giving my answer to it.

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posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 04:16 AM
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You say religion will lead you away from God.
So you do believe there is a God?



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 04:20 AM
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Gods just an idea.



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 04:21 AM
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Originally posted by Ghost375
So how does one control the Tao, or what is happening?
If it's just appearances, one should have some control over it?
Pretty much everything I want to happen, the opposite happens, why is this?
I understand. But at the same time, I don't want to do nothing.


The Tao is what is happening presently. It cannot be controlled. Humans believe they can control and this is the mistake. What is happening is happening - the mind just tanslates and narrates.
To want things to be different is insanity, the human condition.
All you get to do is watch.



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 04:23 AM
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he read Catcher in the Ryhe

you read Watcher in the Rhye



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 04:25 AM
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Originally posted by AthlonSavage
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Gods just an idea.


The human condition is fear and desire and it hurts, it is the feeling of separation
When the human condition is dropped there is unconditional love. It definitely feels divine. It is indescribable.
When 'God' is found it is known to be what 'they' have been speaking about.
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posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 04:26 AM
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Originally posted by AthlonSavage
reply to post by Itisnowagain
 


Gods just an idea.


God is the only thing that is not an idea,



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 04:27 AM
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When 'Giod' is found it is known to be what 'they' have been speaking about.


God is the impression of Divinity that arises after the human condition has dropped away. God is not a thing or object.



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 04:30 AM
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I know 'God' is not an object or thing.
Sorry, i said this:
'God' is the only thing that is not an idea' - you know what i mean.

God is this.
This is all there is.
All contained in God.
edit on 26-10-2012 by Itisnowagain because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 04:31 AM
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'God' is the only thing that is not an idea' - you know what i mean.


I watch...i see everything.



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 04:34 AM
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You said that 'God' is just an idea - well i disagree.
'God' is a word that points to what is real.
edit on 26-10-2012 by Itisnowagain because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 04:36 AM
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I meant God is a word, conceptulized. God can be referred to as the source. What the source actually is we do not know. A better word for God is simply Mystery.



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 04:41 AM
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Originally posted by AthlonSavage
reply to post by Itisnowagain
 


I meant God is a word, conceptulized. God can be referred to as the source. What the source actually is we do not know. A better word for God is simply Mystery.


Free from desire, you realize the mystery.
Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 04:42 AM
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Free from desire, you realize the mystery.
Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.


the silence reveals all. The darkness and light become one vision.



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 05:06 AM
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Got you with that one





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