Reconsider God in These Seven Ways

God is an Unknown that has created everything, has a memory that remembers everything, and continuously creates in all spheres of existence.

Everything that exists is a manifestation of God, but everything is not God, only an aspect of God in worldly form.

God is not a Being unless you believe God is. In which case you will experience God that way through spiritual communications, visions, and events. This is valid, forming and maintaining a relationship with God is beneficial.

God creates objects and events without conscious willful volition. It is karma, or the law of consequences, that explains the manner in which God creates. God does not micro-manage, but instead reality reaches a “tipping point” and manifests as determined.

God as the Unknown (frequently referred to as “Spirit”) exists within everything and everybody in varying ways and degrees. If you recognize this within yourself you will be guided by God, and will rejoice in doing God’s work in God’s way.

Submitting to, obeying, and serving God results in the paradoxical outcome of liberation. You live a life of faith awareness serving God. You are secure in your life, the world is experienced as perfect, and love abounds.

If one with God, you and God will collaborate in creation more than those who do not have an intimate relationship with God. Enlightened, one participates in implementing the divine principles of existence.

 

4 thoughts on “Reconsider God in These Seven Ways

  1. Hi Bob
    I am not sure that the outcome of obeying God is that love abounds. I agree that with a realization of the nature of God, there is a liberation that takes place but the consequences of that liberation are quite varied it seems to me. As we recently discussed, there have been many examples in American Zen communities where teachers and priests have taken advantage of their disciples. Osho being the first that comes to mind. It also brings into question the thought that meditation leads to more compassionate behavior from people. I’ll speak to this on the relevant page later.

    Karma is also a tricky concept for me. I am still undecided as to whether or not it is a man-made or universal concept. I tend to lean toward it being a man-made concept borne out of an assumption of causal connections between things. I believe causality to be in itself a purely man-made assumption and not a real characteristic of the things happening around us. I believe causality is a product of the internal storyteller that expeditiously guides us through our interpretations of how reality works but its not how reality actual works. If our assumption of causality is questionable then I wonder if our concept of what karma is about is also in error.

    I also wonder about whether God has a memory. Since our ability to understand the true scope and nature of God, I wonder if thinking that God has a memory isn’t more a part of our collective mythology about how the world is than how it really is.

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    1. Hi Donald,
      I think the questions you raise are ones scientific and spiritual communities must address. Regarding “love abounds” or karma concept I think it is important to consider a synthesis of the opposites. Not a position that one is more valid than the other. Truth exists in both and should be followed to the next larger truth of which they are a part. Love does abound with right practice, but fails with wrong practice; and causality does occur in the universe, even if not always explained correctly, fully understood, or applied successfully. But neither would I eliminate an a-causality, a “result without cause”. But like other events, e.g. “action without action”, I would say a thorough explanation of such a phenomenon is presently beyond our grasp. Though, I think “Being” is often used in referring to human awareness.
      Regarding memory. I certainly agree there is a human component in the explanations given, the mythologies, whether about God or even a person’s individual action. I observe memory in action when I remember how to do something or consider evolution. I think sometimes in our efforts to find truth, especially in spiritual matters, the obvious is discarded rather than integrated into a larger framework. To me the biggest violation in that regard is when people say “nothing is real”. While accurately referring to the illusionary aspects of our existence, e.g. thoughts and perceptions create reality, there are still real aspects to existence that cannot be violated. People don’t fly of their own volition and one does not step in front of a moving bus. I marvel at the body-mind argument in psychology and spirituality. Why must consciousness originate either from the brain and nervous system or from the Unknown. They seem to operate in tandem to various degree, with one or the other primary in any given circumstance. Non-duality is form and formless.
      -Bob

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