ON HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE ‘GOD’ WORD Q…

ON HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE ‘GOD’ WORD

Q. Do you believe that you are the centre of the universe?

A. Assuming you say “No” then the single Power, the life-force or Chi, the all that isn’t you, is the Whole, Mystery or what some call God, Allah etc.

All of its many powers, the water cycle, human thought etc seem to many to be tributaries that lead back to the single Ocean, the Oneness, the Infinite – the Whole – or what some call God.

The experiences of the Whole, with the ego quietened, are more important than labels.

If labels like ‘God’ are problematic use ‘the Mysterious Whole’ or ‘Ultimate Reality’ as an alternative.

Thats it!

OUR TWO WINGS The mystical life is a…

OUR TWO WINGS

The mystical life is a matter of learning to live with the certainty that the Whole is unknowable. When we learn to bow before that consummate fact we can live in bliss.

Bliss comes via two means, from the harmonious beating of two wings. The first is developing a sense of permanent connectedness to the Whole. The second is gradually realizing that all particulars – a rose, a bird a cloud – are pointers to, and proof of, the Whole to which they, and we, belong.

The rest is focusing this spirit into service of others.

The two wings enable what all versions of the life spiritual are about – AWAKENING: DETACHMENT: SERVICE

Celebrating this from the lives and teaching of great teachers is what the One Garden is about (RP)

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Love all that has been created by God…

Love all that has been created by God, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf and every ray of light. Love the beasts and the birds, love the plants, love every separate fragment. If you love each separate fragment, you will understand the mystery of the whole resting in God.
– Dostoyevsky

LOVE IS RECOGNITION IN LIFE’S LONGING FOR ITSELF…

LOVE IS RECOGNITION IN LIFE’S LONGING FOR ITSELF

“You don’t have a life. You are life!” – Eckhart Tolle

Serendipity! Yesterday in our ‘One Garden’ group we discussed the area set out in the quote below and today this quote dropped into my inbox. It covers about every aspect of our discussion.

“Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you.
You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you.

It is not dependent on some other body, some external form.

In the stillness of your presence, you can feel your own formless and timeless reality
as the unmanifested life that animates your physical form.

You can then feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature.

You look beyond the veil of form and separation.
This is the realization of oneness.
This is love.”

~Eckhart Tolle

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When I read the Bhagavad Gita and…

“When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous.” Albert Einstein

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The experience of separation is a kind of optical delusion of one’s consciousness
Albert Einstein | April 2007 (Vol. XX, No. 4)

A human being is part of the whole, called by us the “universe,” a part limited in time and space. One experiences oneself, one’s thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of one’s consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the Oneness of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein