This thought has been worrying me from time to time, but lately more than usually.
As an incomplete and mistaking, limited human being - that is like a grain of sand in a galaxy - I can never hope to understand or comprehend the
Universe or The Creator of it fully.
But I have been pondering about why and how was everything created. Did the Omnipotent Being become bored? Couldn't He cure his boredom with his
omnipotence (which would make him non-omnipotent)?
According to one source, the Universe used to be just bright, sparkling energy, in it's purest form, and stayed that way for aeons. Then it suddenly
started transforming itself, until different dimensions and layers were formed, and finally, the physical plane - and all that. The aforementioned
source explains how there was no 'big bang', but more like 'descension of spirit into the plane of physical existence from higher planes, forming
matter out of itself'. Then billions of suns were born into the misty-like 'substance', and twirling in a familiar vortex pattern, matter was gathered
into ... well, in any case.
My point is that if the Omnipotent Being formed the Universe out of itself because of some reason, (and He must have had a good reason - but what? My
theory is that although he could -know- everything, -be- everywhere and -do- anything and everything, there was ONE thing he couldn't do, be or know
--- how to be NON-Omnipotent! So He fragmented himself into clueless bits who, can't do much (in comparison to Omnipotence) and can only exist
locally, within the space of one fragment at a time - of course this process needed to be 'supervised', so he left half of Himself in the Omnipotent
state, and the other half was made to experience this 'adventure'. And when the other half 'returns', a real experience richer, then the previously
Omnipotent half would get his turn, and the other half would supervise - they would switch places, in effect) he must have KNOWN beforehand, what will
And he still did it.
I mean, you can't be OmniPOTENT without being OmniSCIENT as well. And you can't be both OmniSCIENT and OmniPOTENT without also being OmniPRESENT (I
know, this can be debated, but I have come to this conclusion, and for the purposes of my point, I am going to take it as given).
So, the Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent being knew full well that there would be a planet Earth, there would be murders, torture, wars,
bloodshed, there would be all kinds of pollutions, poisons, drugs, toxins and horrible, pointless destruction of many kinds. There would be pain,
immense physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual pain! There would be such horrors that I can't even think about them without starting to feel
awful physically. And there would be WARS.
I understand the laws of Karma, the concept of Free Will, how 'forced good' is not actually good at all - there has to be a selection of 'evil' to
choose from for the 'choice to be good' to have any value, and so on.
But what I don't understand is - WHY create everything this exact way, when he knew what was to come? Did he _WANT_ wars, misery, pain, murder,
toxins, poisons, violence and pollution? I mean, he was (and is) OMNIPOTENT, for crying out loud! He can create ANY kind of spiritual evolution or
'wild adventure' for himself (or anyone, if there is any 'one' outside of Him anyway) He wants! Does it REALLY have to be THIS EXACT WAY? I mean, it's
true that He didn't create wars (directly), humans did - and He didn't pollute the planet, humans did - and so on.
But he _KNEW_ it was going to happen! Otherwise He couldn't have been OmniScient! And as I said before, it's pretty much impossible to be OmniPotent
without being OmniScient (all three come with the package - if you have one, you have all the others - even if it at first seems this is not
necessarily the case, for example with 'omniscience').
So my question is: Did the Great Spirit INTENTIONALLY create this kind of a future (or rather, intentionally NOT STOP it developing this exact way,
although he had millions of years and plenty of opportunities to divert the direction of events even before the planet Earth was even formed!)?
How can we think of The Great Spirit as "GOOD", if he willingly let all this happen? I mean, why even create pain? Why create 'evil'? Why create
people that wage wars? Why create selfish bastards? WHY?
At least couldn't there have been some kind of 'safeguards', or is free will really WORTH all this murder, war, etc.? Isn't that quite a hefty price
to pay for free will (that's going to be manipulated until people are slaves anyway)?
I mean - I'd rather be a slave than have someone murdered! Omnipotent Being could have left the physical plane completely out, so that it would never
have existed, He could have changed things so that spiritual evolution would be painless and euphoric from the beginning to the end, and yet just as
meaningful and eventful and glorious and great (after all, he IS OMNIPOTENT, isn't He?)!
So the question really is - is the Omnipotent Being sort of 'evil', wanting people to wage wars (because he could have stopped all that from happening
before any human souls were even created)?
Or.. could it be that the being that Created us, ISN'T Omnipotent - or Omniscient, or even Omnipresent? Just really, really, really, really powerful,
but not ALL-powerful? Could it be that He made a mistake?
I mean, either it's purposeful, which makes it mean (I would never let things develop into what they are now, if I could help it - why would the Great
Spirit be more evil than me?), or it's a mistake, which makes the Being not-so-Omnipotent after all.
If it's mean, we can't really say that The Great Spirit is GOOD...
If it's a mistake, we can't really say that The Omnipotent Being is really all that Omnipotent!
What was His motive for letting all this evolve this exact way? Why didn't he EVER inform his 'helpers' (lower beings than him, but higher than us)
that all this will happen, unless they prevent it? Why almost go out his way (milky way? Heh.) to ENSURE this would all happen exactly like it did?
I do have questions about Karma, regarding causal-postulate as well,.. but I might not be able to include that thought fully here. But the point about
Karma is that how did it begin?
(Almost ALL the beginnings are shrouded in mystery, it seems, like the chicken/egg-thing - my opinion is that of course they had to develop a fully
functional chicken that can reproduce, before they could have those reproduced eggs)
I mean, for simplicity's and thought's sake, let's assume there are only two, purely good humans in existence.
Neither have done anything bad, ever.
One of them starts becoming a little evil though, and decides to punch the other. Let's say Hugo punches Kei. *punch* *ouch!*
Now, the law of Karma tells us that Hugo will experience a punch, or a punch-like, painful experience. Then all is balanced and good (running out of
BUT! WHY did Kei get punched? He never did anything bad, and yet he got a punch! That's not fair, that's not right, and that's not consistent with
'balance' or 'fairness'! However, Karma HAD to begin SOMEHOW.
Kei had no bad Karma. Unless Karma works beyond causal-postulate - Kei got punched, because he punched Hugo in the FUTURE. Maybe this is how
Karma seems to require reverse causal-postulate - but can a cup suddenly become shards, and THEN break? How?
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