Why Me? vs. How Does It Serve Me? Posted in: One And Different, The Self Divine

Achintya-Bheda-Abheda is a school of Vedanta representing the philosophy of inconceivable one-ness and difference. In Sanskrit achintya means ‘inconceivable’, bheda translates as ‘difference’, and abheda translates as ‘non-difference’.
Achintya-Bheda-Abheda, as explained at Wikipedia

The big difficulty for me with this philosophy is how to overcome the inconceivable part. That there is a simultaneous one-ness and difference between/with God and everything (us included) that emanates from God. … read more

Abortion and the Bodily Concept of Life Posted in: The Self Divine

What if life is not something that comes about because a body in a womb has reached enough maturity to survive outside the womb? What if life exists even prior to conception? If this is true, how does it change the way we understand termination of pregnancy? Let us not cloud the discussion with religion. Let us neither cloud with rape, nor liberation and equal rights for women. … read more

The Self-Divinity Challenge Posted in: Aggressor-Victim, The Self Divine

A note of caution: It is fine to say of oneself ‘I am not a victim’, but to say of another, that is another thing altogether. I know if someone had suggested I was not a victim during a difficult earlier chapter of my life I would not have appreciated¬† … nor could I have imagined a time when I might see things differently *. … read more

Against My Will / Self-divinity Posted in: Aggressor-Victim, The Self Divine

For me, against-my-will seems incompatible with self-divinity. So when something seems indisputably against my will, or against the will of any other, it can be difficult to maintain faith in self-divinity. It seems that the fundamental is disproved.

In my endeavour to preserve the possibility of self-divinity in my mind, I have often found it helpful to stand back from an immediate adverse situation, and consider it more in the category of scene setting* rather than grand final√©. … read more

You are God – They are God Posted in: The Self Divine

You are God – They are God – not just those with human bodies. This is my proposal to the world.

Don’t let the fact that you and they are also not God confuse you. Unless it serves you.

Try to always relate to others in conscious awareness of their divinity. Remember who they are. Unless you don’t want to.

Don’t forget who you are … even if others sometimes fail to acknowledge your Godness. … read more

How Does It Serve You? Posted in: Divine Expression, The Self Divine

That anything can happen against the will of the divine seems illogical to me. After all, what sort of divinity would that be?

If something happens against my will, that’s another thing. Or is it? What if everything that eminates from the divine, all of us included, is also divine? In other words, though we may not be God (with a capital ‘G’), at the same time we do not give up our divinity by the process of our manifestation. … read more

We Don’t Become Someone Else Posted in: One And Different, The Self Divine

By pretending to be someone else, we don’t become someone else. Like an actor on the stage, absorbed in character as they may be, remains the same person. And they go home to their real life – their family and friends – after the show (so-called real life).

By temporarily forgetting who I am, that I might be fully absorbed in the role I am playing, that I might deliver a performance of a life time, that I might enjoy such a performance, I do not become someone else. … read more

We Are Very Good At Accepting Illusion As Truth! Posted in: Divine Expression, The Self Divine

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

Don the God hat for a moment Posted in: Divinity, One And Different, The Self Divine

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.

Confusing, yes.
Inconceiveable, yes.

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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