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Originally posted by Misbah
You believe that we're all gods? Well can you imagine how it would be in the next life if these at least 7 billions "gods" ended up in the same place? I really think you're way out man. There can only be one God, there can't be two gods.
Originally posted by smithjustinb
Here is the problem with "being a god".
The absolute is supposed to be approached because ultimately, the absolute is all there is. It is the one universal consciousness. But there are two approaches to the absolute for an individualized relative being.
Some believe that the absolute can be fully manifest as their individualized, subjective form. This is a delusion, but it is persistent. Some aren't even aware that this is what they are doing, but ultimately, all selfish acts are doing this.
The absolute has split itself into individual experiences and each individuals experience cannot be absolute. Each one of us has a portion of the absolute as an individual. HOWEVER, we can approach the absolute and even integrate it fully into our individualized self, but only through openness to others. Through openness to others, you also open yourself to the spirit of others which is the one and only spirit which is also your own.
The spirit cannot be found in it's entirety within the relative, subjective self. But by being considerate of others and CARING about others, you can gain their trust as they gain yours. All their walls and your own walls will come down, and the sharing of your spirit will take place. This is the one and only true way to approach the absolute.
Most humans think they can rely on themselves to find fulfillment, but this is not true. Relying on yourself and separating yourself from others is the cause of all anguish.