In my opinion religion and faith often have very little to do with spiritual awareness. In most cases they have more to do with devotion, love, dependency, belonging, etc.
I am certainly not suggesting such things are not wonderful and desireable, but just that they don’t automatically translate to spiritual awareness. And in some cases produce just the opposite!
What do I mean by spiritual awareness? … read more
Most of us enjoy watching a good film on TV. Even though we ‘know’ it isn’t real … they are just actors … or not even actors … just dots on a screen representing actors. An illusion, in other words. But because it facilitates our enjoyment to loose awareness that the film isn’t real, we very readily do so.
We like to enjoy, and it is by buying into the illusion we get our enjoyment! … read more
I propose that we (the soul/jiva) are simultaneously one and different from God. In other words we ARE God and we ARE NOT God. And though these two positions seem contradictory, both are true at the same time.
So an experiment:
Don the God hat for a moment. Forget you are NOT God.
Being God, I suggest you would likely ask questions along the lines …
- What do I want from this life?
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