The seeming horror of what goes on in the material world, for example birth and death/one species needing to eat the body of another simply to survive, is best understood in terms of our oneness with God, rather than from the standpoint of our separateness from God. Otherwise, no amount of philosophical rangling can produce and explanation that believably preserves the notion that God is both benevolent and in control. … read more
It’s easy to relate to some people. Not so to others. I am sure we all find this to be the case. When we particularly relate to someone, we might say something like “he/she’s one of us!”.
But I propose that everyone is actually one of us. Personally, I believe we are all equally part of God; little gods, if you will, going about our business of serving the completeness of God. … read more
I think I believe that in this world we are all little gods serving the completeness of the big God, and as such whatever we do must already be perfect …
quote from my ‘Material World Only Rasa‘ essay.
The Śrī Īśopaniṣad invocation states that everything that comes from God is perfect.
Let us try to face the challenge of seeing perfection in everything that is going on in this world. … read more
God is complete, and God being the supreme enjoyer is an essential part of the completeness of God. In the Hindu/Vedic tradition, one name for God is Rasaraja (Sanskrit: king [raja] of tastes [rasa]).
Completeness is not one-sided or partial. God’s knowledge and experience are not one-sided either. I propose that His completeness must span knowledge/experience and enjoyment of the full range of rasa, including those facilitated by ignorance. … read more