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  • Pranic Roger 9:22 pm on July 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , evil, god, good, nature, redemption, satan, truth   

    Discussion of the Nature of Evil and of it’s relationship to God or ‘All that is’. 

    Paramahansa Yogananda makes reference in his book: Karma and Reincarnation to the origin of Evil on our planet. He makes reference to the story of Adam and Eve, which is a Jewish Biblical source. I don’t believe that he is using that story literally but metaphorically to explain how mental delusion worked its way into the Human psyche and over hundreds of generations distanced Humanity from the Eternal “God” which is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient: all Power, will, and love.
    The personification of evil as the trans-personal figure of Satan is also meant to be metaphorical. When taken in the context of when the story of the origin of Evil and Satan was created there was an almost total degree of illiteracy amongst Hebrews and previous civilizations: Sumerians, Phoenicians, Assyrians, etc.
    This reality meant that teachings were transmitted orally through the medium of priests or prophets. The symbols used to transmit knowledge were taken from the everyday surroundings of these early peoples and through time were modified as consciousness and literacy evolved.
    The tendency to anthromorphose spiritual entities of God and Satan into Goodness and Evil is natural, that Humanity only had our human nature as model to choose from and so created God and Satan in Man’s image, giving god and satan human traits of goodness, evil, benevolence, and malevolence.
    The dualism of reality took hold historically and Humanity lost knowledge of the pre-post life reality which was before birth and after death. Humanity lived its reality within the confines of the physical cycle of birth and death.
    The concept of consciousness was unknown and the distinction of mind/body didn’t come into being until 500 years before Christ. At about the same time Buddha Shakyamuni was teaching individuals that Humanity were ‘souls’ with physical bodies and God lived within as incarnated Soul. Previous to Buddha individuals had been directed by their communities, its priests, and social leaders. The notion of individual self-determination didn’t exist as a social concept for personal evolution.
    Five hundred years later a prophet named Jesus, the Christ or Saviour, a jew, preached that the ‘kingdom of God is within’ and that Humanity was created in the image of God. He taught in parables orally because the population was illiterate predominantly, and taught using metaphors which the peoples of the times understood.
    He basically overwrote the Classic Commandments which had been given to Moses and simplified the General Moral Directive to two simple commands: Love your God with all your strength, with all your heart, and love your neighbour like yourself.
    This implied that God lived within and that one should treat your neighbours as well as one treated oneself.
    This embodied the laws of Karma and Attraction in one fell swoop.
    This new social treatise destroyed previous cultural and social patterns of living and behaviours which would start to undo thousands of years of negative karma and begin an upward spiral in consciousness which would bring us to where we are today, some two thousand years later, still waiting for the promise of the ‘second coming of the Lord’ to free Humanity from suffering eternally.

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  • Pranic Roger 2:56 am on December 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: absolute, , dualism, emptiness, freedom, fullness, , material, matter, relative, , spiritual freedom, truth   

    Are there any absolute truths? 

    Are there any absolute truths?

    By Roger R. Fontaine, dec.08

     

    AND DARKNESS BECAME PREGNANT WITH THE SEED OF LIGHT

    AND BY THE ACTION OF THOUGHT, ENERGY BECAME MATTER

    AND BY THE POWER OF DESIRE EVERY BEING WAS CREATED

    WITH FIRE AND AIR CONDENSING INTO WATER AND EARTH

    THE BREATH OF LIFE WAS BLOWN INTO ALL OF CREATION

    AND THE WHEEL OF SPACE AND TIME ENTERED CONSCIOUSNESS

    THE ETERNAL BECAME MORTAL AS SPIRIT JOINED WITH FLESH

    AND BY THE PROPULSION OF DESIRE SPACE WAS INHABITED.

     

    THE CIRCLE OF BIRTH AND DEATH BEGAN TO TURN

    THE POWER WHICH SET THE CIRCLE IN MOTION

    WILL DECIDE WHETHER OR WHEN THE CIRCLE MAY STOP

    THE DELUSION OF DUALISM LIMITS OUR UNDERSTANDING

    LIMITS OUR ABILITY TO DECIPHER THE ORIGIN OF ‘ALL’

    BECAUSE WITHOUT BEGINNING OR END   THERE CAN ONLY BE TRANSFORMATION

    THAT EVENTUALLY ALL IS CONSUMED WITHIN THE CYCLE OF BEING

    THE ONLY ETERNAL CERTAINTY IS ‘CHANGE ‘IN TIME AND SPACE

    OUR GOD OF TRANSFORMATION IS THE AGENT OF MOTION

    NOTHING STANDS STILL WHILE THE UNIVERSE   IS TURNING

    ITS MOTION IS ASSURED AS CERTAIN AS DEATH FOLLOWS BIRTH

    ETERNITY CAN ONLY BE ACHIEVED BY SURPASSING THE TEMPORAL

    THE PORTAL OF TIME AND SPACE HAS TO BE PENETRATED

    TO REACH THE BEYOND WHERE WE ARE FREE OF THE MORTAL  AND TEMPORAL SPIN.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    CAN SPIRIT ACHIEVE EXISTENCE BEYOND TIME?

    CAN SPIRIT EXIST BEYOND THE CONFINES OF SPACE?

    IF SPIRIT EXISTS  BEYOND SPACE THEN IT IS NOT DEFINED BY IT

    IF SPIRIT CAN EXIST BEYOND TIME THEN IT NOT DEFINED BY TIME

    SO SPIRIT EXISTS WITHIN AND WITHOUT SPACE AND TIME

    WHILE IT INHABITS MATTER IT IS CONFINED AND LIMITED

    WHEN IT IS RELEASED IT FINDS ITS ETERNAL FREEDOM

    IT IS ONLY BY INHABITING MATTER THAT SPIRIT IS LIMITED

    AND BY BEING RELEASED THAT IT FINDS ITS ETERNAL BEING

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                   

     

     

     

     

     
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