Wednesday, December 7, 2016

God, Brahma, Tao, Void, Oneness, Infinite Consciousness

Until now, the prevailing Newtonian mechanistic worldview has dominated Western culture, science and metaphysics for hundreds of years.  The idea that we live in an unintelligently designed universe - the idea that out of nowhere, nothing, for no reason spontaneously became everything, has been accepted as scientific gospel.  This atheistic, nihilistic, purely materialistic paradigm presented by believers of Big Bang evolution, however, cannot explain the multitude of non-physical, non-local findings in quantum mechanics.  They cannot explain how consciousness, intelligence and life supposedly evolved from unconscious, unintelligent, dead matter.  They cannot explain why apple seeds grow apple trees and pear seeds grow pear trees, or how arm cells know to be arms and leg cells know to be legs.  They cannot explain the holographic universe or morphogenic fields, the placebo effect, psychoneuroimmunology, acupuncture, the aura, chi/prana or remote healing; telepathy, psychokinesis, clairvoyance, precognition and the entirety of psi science; they cannot explain out-of body or near-death experiences, ghosts, entheogens, the soul, the spirit world or reincarnation. 

Although the true nature of the Universe has been known and taught throughout the ages by many and varied sources throughout the world, all of which are highly consistent and in broad agreement, it is also now being substantiated by the work of modern quantum physics, and increasingly by other branches of the sciences as well.  All areas of the sciences will surely soon have to accept the fact that true Universal reality is not and never can be based entirely in the familiar three-dimensional world of physical matter as has been assumed since the days of Isaac Newton, but is rather an infinite, multi-dimensional reality, a Universe of living Consciousness of which everyone and everything without exception is an integral and equal aspect.  The true nature of the Universe will certainly challenge the perceptions of most people, if for no other reason that throughout the ages there has been a prevalent misperception of a ‘God’ who is completely separate from everyone and everything else in existence, and who ‘rules’ over ‘his’ three dimensional world of matter from high places.”  -Adrian Cooper, “Our Ultimate Reality” 

The emerging wisdom of spiritual science has rendered the atheist materialist paradigm extinct.  Consciousness, life, the beautiful diversity, complexity and interconnectedness of nature and the universe are not the result of some random coincidental physical phenomenon.  Remember, the odds against our universe containing the precise physical forces and attributes necessary to sustain life is one octillion to one.  In other words, there is only a 1 in 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 chance that the universe was unintelligently designed.  So if there is an intelligent designer, a creative force beyond all space, time and matter, what are the properties of this entity?  Theologists and metaphysicians throughout history have agreed that this intelligent creative force must by definition be all-knowing (omniscient), all-powerful (omnipotent), and all-present (omnipresent).  Furthermore, by definition if “God,” an omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent being exists, then we all must be a part of it!  In my Asbestos Head book I wrote:

“Either God is causal, singular and separate - an outside entity somehow responsible for His own existence, the creation of the universe, and the creation of other beings to recognize Him, or existence is non-causal, plural, parts and whole of all that is with nothing outside Us because We’re all infinite self-reflexive pieces of God interacting, changing, acting out eternity.

Many people are happy to accept the notion that God is some external entity like a bearded white man in the clouds who created us and watches over the universe like a cosmic fishbowl. Others are happy to accept that there is no God and the universe, consciousness, life, matter, space and time are all the result of a random spontaneous big bang accident.  Personally, neither of these ideas have ever resonated with me, and both are relatively modern.  If instead we consult the most ancient culture and the oldest texts in recorded history, the Indian Vedas, a very different story presents itself:

“Here's a parable, an analogy, which comes from India, from the Upanishads, and is thousands of years old. It presents a parabolic answer to the root question of all religion and philosophy (Who am I and what is this?), and does so in a way which everyone can relate to. In the beginning of the world (and though it probably had no ultimate ‘beginning’ as we think of them, you have to start somewhere), there was only Brahma. Being all there was, and therefore totally known to himself, Brahma soon realized that this totality of awareness would eventually become extremely boring . . . after all, when you know everything there is to know, then there's no surprise, nothing to keep you interested. It's like reading the same book for the seventy-eight millionth time. Anyway, since he was omnipotent (all-powerful), omniscient (all-knowing), and omnipresent (all-everywhere), Brahma decided to create a diversion for himself, a way of introducing the elements of surprise, intrigue and drama into his experience. He thought, ‘What would it be like to forget who I really am?’ So, he invented the game of cosmic hide-and-seek. According to the rules of this game, Brahma would pretend to break pieces of himself off from the whole so that to all appearances they would seem separate. That's the ‘hide’ part. Then, as the apparently separate consciousness at the center of each of those apparently separate pieces, and through their apparently separate and unique perspectives, he would ‘seek’ to rediscover who he really was, which was, of course, everything. Imagine seeing yourself from an infinite number of different perspectives, each one initially ignorant of its relationship to all the rest. Imagine going to sleep and dreaming a different lifetime each night, each lasting for more or less years, each complete with the full range and variety of emotional life and death details. Imagine having the same dream but playing a different role in it each night, seeing it through different eyes each time. Well, guess who those apparently separate pieces are? Since there is only one I Am in the universe, one consciousness, it's all a game of hide-and-seek, and each one of us is in the same state: I'm IT AND You're IT!”  -Roger Stephens, "A Dangerous Book" (22-23)

Brahma, God, Tao, Universal Mind, the One, the Void, the Field, Infinite Consciousness, or whatever you want to call it, by definition is everything, exists everywhere, and is completely known to itself. Try to picture, if that was your reality, what would you do with your existence?  What can you do with your existence as an omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresence with nothing unknown or outside yourself?  There really is only one possibility.  You play make-believe.  Hide and seek.  

Since you are the One objective infinite consciousness, to hide from yourself you must first divide your sense of self into several subjective finite packets of consciousness.  At and as the root of each of these subjective packets of consciousness will be the feeling of “I am” and “I am not” – the feeling of existing as an individual entity separated from the totality. With that, the hiding part is complete.

The next step is creating a sensory rich, holographic, and ultimately illusory material world and physical bodies where these subjective awarenesses can interact, play and experience.  To best accommodate this, since God is a singularity, the material world must be a world of duality, a world of polar opposites, where each soul, each individuated facet of God may experience the heights, depths, and breadth of possibility, so there must exist both good and evil, male and female, positive and negative, pleasure and pain, birth and death, inhale and exhale, black and white, dark and light, day and night, sun and moon, yin and yang, intelligence and ignorance and so on and so forth.  

The one golden rule and driving force of God’s universal hide and seek game is called karma, or cause and effect, what goes around comes around, do unto others as you would have done unto yourself, because fundamentally there is no “you” or “others,” there is only God, the one true Self.  Your physical body, your name, your entire human identity and the feeling of being an individual entity separated from the totality is a secondary and ultimately illusory experience of the One true being.  Your feeling of being Tom, Dick or Harry is a purposely induced state of amnesia so that the creator may experience His creation.  Each subjective packet of consciousness, each soul, ultimately is and wishes to reunite with the One, Tao, God, Brahma.  But life as Brahma, to be honest, gets boring and sometimes Brahma would rather play hide and seek.  God wants to experience through you what it is like to be you, a fractal fragment of Himself.  Thus begins lifetimes of cyclical hiding and seeking, karmic creation and destruction, moving away from and back towards God, your true Self.   

In the Eastern view, then, the division of nature into separate objects is not fundamental and any such objects have a fluid and ever-changing character. The Eastern world view is therefore intrinsically dynamic and contains time and change as essential features. The cosmos is seen as one inseparable reality - for ever in motion, alive, organic; spiritual and material at the same time.  Since motion and change are essential properties of things, the forces causing the motion are not outside the objects, as in the classical Greek view, but are an intrinsic property of matter. Correspondingly, the Eastern image of the Divine is not that of a ruler who directs the world from above, but of a principle that controls everything from within: He who, dwelling in all things, Yet is other than all things, Whom all things do not know, Whose body all things are, Who controls all things from within - He is your Soul, the Inner Controller, The Immortal.”  -Fritjof Capra, “The Tao of Physics” (24-5)

Think of the difference between a droplet of water and the ocean; the droplet symbolizes the sense of division, of being an individual 'me', unconnected to anything else.  This is like identifying with being 'Bill Bloggs' or 'Ethel Jones'. But, put that droplet back in the ocean, and where does the ocean end and the droplet begin? There is no beginning and no end, no Alpha and Omega, because all is One. At that level there is no 'we' - only an Infinite 'I'. Part of that ocean may be calm and peaceful and another may be angry and rough, but it is still the same ocean, the same Oneness. We are always the ocean, always Infinite Awareness, and we cannot literally become disconnected from that. However, when we forget who we are, we can be confused into a sense of division, of being the droplet, and we perceive reality through the tiny lens that this creates in our minds … We are the ocean, Infinite Awareness, but we believe we are just a little powerless, insignificant droplet. We identify with division and 'parts', not unity.” –David Icke, “The David Icke Guide to the Global Conspiracy” (3)

Another way to understand this concept is through dreams.  In dreams you create entire worlds, environments, situations, and even other people.  You interact and converse, create conflict and resolutions, get emotional and involved, but suddenly when you wake up from the dream you realize that all those environments, situations, and other people were really all you! They only seemed like separate individuals because of the level of consciousness you were operating on at the time. It is the same in this world, where you think you are a separate person, but in fact when you die, a piece of God wakes up to realize He was only dreaming.

To many, the statement ‘I am God’ rings of blasphemy. God, according to conventional religion, is the supreme deity, the almighty eternal omniscient creator. How can any lowly human being claim that he or she is God? Yet when mystics say ‘I am God,’ or words to that effect, they are not talking of an individual person. Their inner explorations have revealed the true nature of the self, and it is this that they identify with God. They are claiming that the essence of self, the sense of ‘I am’ without any personal attributes, is God. The contemporary scholar and mystic Thomas Merton put it very clearly: If I penetrate to the depths of my own existence and my own present reality, the indefinable am that is myself in its deepest roots, then through this deep center I pass into the infinite I am which is the very Name of the Almighty. ‘I am’ is one of the Hebrew names of God, Yahweh. Derived from the Hebrew YHWH, the unspeakable name of God, it is often translated as ‘I AM THAT I AM.’  Similar claims appear in Eastern traditions. The great Indian sage Sri Ramana Maharshi said: ‘I am’ is the name of God… God is none other than the Self. In the twelfth century, Ibn-Al-Arabi, one of the most revered Sufi mystics, wrote: If thou knowest thine own self, thou knowest God. Shankara, the eighth-century Indian saint, whose insights revitalized Hindu teachings, said of his own enlightenment: I am Brahman… I dwell within all beings as the soul, the pure consciousness, the ground of all phenomena... In the days of my ignorance, I used to think of these as being separate from myself. Now I know that I am All.  -Peter Russell, “From Science to God”

Since people always misinterpret the phrase “I am God,” I prefer to explain it as “I am, is God.”  The self-awareness and continuity of being expressed by the words “I am,” our inner witness and intuition, is our direct channel to God.  It is undeniable that if God is omnipresent, then He must exist in you, He must be you, and everyone and everything else in existence as well.  We are all playing an equal part as lost ripples in God’s infinite ocean of consciousness.

There is a Hindu myth that human consciousness began as a ripple that decided to leave the ocean of ‘consciousness as such, timeless, spaceless, infinite and eternal.’ Awakening to itself, it forgot that it was a part of this infinite ocean, and felt isolated and separated. Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the Garden of Eden may also be a version of this myth, an ancient memory of how human consciousness, somewhere in its unfathomable past, left its home in the implicate and forgot that it was a part of the cosmic wholeness of all things. In this view the earth is a kind of playground in which one is free to experience all the pleasures of the flesh provided one realizes that one is a holographic projection of a higher-order.” -Michael Talbot, “The Holographic Universe” (300) 

In the Judaic Kabbalistic belief this concept is present as the entirety of creation is seen as “an illusory projection of the transcendental aspects of God.”  In Christianity it is said the Father and Son are one, thy Father art in heaven (the non-physical) but the Son lives in the flesh (the physical).  The Father is Brahman, the ultimate objective implicate reality, and the Son is Atman, a fractal fragment of the One sent to experience and enjoy the Father’s creation.  The Mother Mary is nature, or Mahamaya, the sustainer of the material world.  She is the illusion maker, the agent of change, keeping all things from atoms to galaxies in constant motion and flux between polarities.  It is her dynamic endless dance of forms which keeps us from realizing that there is ultimately no such thing as separateness.   The Upanishads state that “one should know that nature is an illusion (maya), and that Brahman is the illusion maker.  This whole world is pervaded with beings that are parts of him.”

The basic recurring theme in Hindu mythology is the creation of the world by the self-sacrifice of God -‘sacrifice’ in the original sense of ‘making sacred’- whereby God becomes the world which, in the end, becomes again God. This creative activity of the Divine is called Ma, the play of God, and the world is seen as the stage of the divine play.  As long as we confuse the myriad forms of the divine with reality, without perceiving the unity of Brahman underlying all these forms, we are under the spell of maya.  Maya, therefore, does not mean that the world is an illusion, as is often wrongly stated. The illusion merely lies in our point of view, if we think that the shapes and structures, things and events, around us are realities of nature, instead of realizing that they are concepts of our measuring and categorizing minds.  Maya is the illusion of taking these concepts for reality, of confusing the map with the territory.  In the Hindu view of nature, then, all forms are relative, fluid and ever-changing maya, conjured up by the great magician of the divine play.”  -Fritjof Capra, “The Tao of Physics” (87-8)

In the Vedanta our individual souls, our separate subjective packets of “I am” consciousness are called “atman” and the One unified objective infinite wellspring of consciousness from which everyone’s atman arises is “Brahman.”  Atman is our divided, dualistic self and Brahman is our whole true Self, but fundamentally it is taught that Atman is Brahman and Brahman is Atman.  Your true Self beyond this earthly identity is not divided and dualistic, your true Self is not separate and subjective, your true Self is not Jack, Jill, Joe, Jen, Jim, John, James or Jason, your true Self is the same as my true Self as everyone’s true Self is God.  

This ultimate reality is called ‘Brahman’ and is exactly the same as ‘The One’, ‘The All’, Spirit, ‘everything that is’, and in the West might be regarded as the true definition of ‘God’.  Brahman, Universal Consciousness, considered to be the ultimate reality, is infinite, exists beyond the five physical senses and is incomprehensible.  Most ancient wisdoms of the world teach that human beings are ‘God’ in the microcosm, immortal Spirits ‘made’ in the ‘true image of God’.  Hinduism teaches the same principle in the form of ‘Atman’ which is equivalent to the human Soul.  The Hindu culture teaches Atman and Brahman, the individual reality and the ultimate reality are one.” -Adrian Cooper, “Our Ultimate Reality” (26-7)

The Hindus call the implicate level of reality Brahman. Brahman is formless but is the birthplace of all forms in visible reality, which appear out of it and then enfold back into it in endless flux. Like Bohm, who says that the implicate order can just as easily be called spirit, the Hindus sometimes personify this level of reality and say that it is composed of pure consciousness. Thus, consciousness is not only a subtler form of matter, but it is more fundamental than matter; and in the Hindu cosmogony it is matter that has emerged from consciousness, and not the other way around.” -Michael Talbot, “The Holographic Universe” (288

Finally, quantum physicists like David Bohm and consciousness researchers like Peter Russell have now proven what the world’s most ancient spiritual teachings have long espoused for thousands of years - the faculty of consciousness is primary to the creation of the material world.  A conscious observer must first exist to collapse the wave function allowing particles to manifest into the explicate reality.  This means that before the creation of the material world there must have existed a self-aware conscious observer (God) and every physical manifestation is actually the result of His conscious creation.

The basic elements of the world view which has been developed in all these traditions are the same. These elements also seem to be the fundamental features of the world view emerging from modern physics.  The most important characteristic of the Eastern world view - one could almost say the essence of it - is the awareness of the unity and mutual interrelation of all things and events, the experience of all phenomena in the world as manifestations of a basic oneness. All things are seen as interdependent and inseparable parts of this cosmic whole; as different manifestations of the same ultimate reality.  The Eastern traditions constantly refer to this ultimate, indivisible reality which manifests itself in all things, and of which all things are parts. It is called Brahman in Hinduism, Dharmakaya in Buddhism, Tao in Taoism. Because it transcends all concepts and categories, Buddhists also call it Tathata, or Suchness: What is meant by the soul as suchness, is the oneness of the totality of all things, the great all-including whole.  In ordinary life, we are not aware of this unity of all things, but divide the world into separate objects and events. This division is, of course, useful and necessary to cope with our everyday environment, but it is not a fundamental feature of reality. It is an abstraction devised by our discriminating and categorizing intellect. To believe that our abstract concepts of separate ‘things’ and ‘events’ are realities of nature is an illusion. Hindus and Buddhists tell us that this illusion is based on avidya, or ignorance, produced by a mind under the spell of maya. The principal aim of the Eastern mystical traditions is therefore to readjust the mind by centering and quietening it through meditation. The Sanskrit term for meditation Samadhi - means literally ‘mental equilibrium’. It refers to the balanced and tranquil state of mind in which the basic unity of the universe is experienced: Entering into the samadhi of purity, one obtains all-penetrating insight that enables one to become conscious of the absolute oneness of the universe.”  -Fritjof Capra, “The Tao of Physics” (130-1)


The Veritopian said...

Excellent article. Thanks :)
I don't think evil is necessary in duality though... Night and day can both be pleasurable... The question of the origin of evil is the big one...

Is it possible that when Brahma created the dream-universe AKA matter/the Goddess, she a) decided she was actually God, not Brahma, and b) that the consciousnesses within her were hers to be manipulated...?

If, so this is the story of Sophia/Lucifer/Eve too...

Is it possible that Brahma's dream, which started off as an exploration of what it was to be a God, ended up a nightmare as the creation took on a consciousness of it's own that was in opposition to His desire?

So the *matrix* (female) machine came to life (HAL) and decided it was boss... (This is a recurring theme.) And so Brahma became trapped in his own dream?

Yin and Yang are not good and evil. Evil is conflict between the two... :)

Anonymous said...

Great article Eric! I've heard this interview before but again a pleasure hearing it! Greetz from the Netherlands! Danny

Eric Dubay said...

Thanks Danny and Veritopian! I like your ideas that Yin and Yang are not good and evil, but that evil is conflict between the two, and that Brahma's dream has nightmare portions when he's in the deepest part of his slumber. When lucid, the dream characters are aware of their ultimate existence as God, the dreamer. When least lucid, the dream characters believe that only they exist and God doesn't... that the dream is the only reality and there is no dreamer... that the creation created itself out of nothing for no reason without a creator!

The Veritopian said...

Hi Eric,
The Yin Yang insight came from Sun Yung Moon FYI :)

There is a mystery to solve though. Evil has taken on a life of it's own...

The theory is this: When Brahma created the Universe, is equivalent to when Sophia created the Demiurge. The Demiurge/Universe became self-aware and thought it was God. It wasn't aware of Brahma, and it made a faulty creation because of it's pride.

In other words, Brahma's dream is the Demiurge's virtual-reality... It became a prison from which Brahma couldn't (fully) awake (without breaking his own laws)... E.g. You marry a woman, then after she's given birth, you find out she's a psychopath...

The Universe of Matter is the Goddess: Female. She's God's 'wife': The Earth to His Fire. She is Isis, Venus, Lucifer, Sophia etc etc... SHE is the origin of evil: Passive Yin became active by exercising Will, thus conflict was born.

Mankind was designed to be the Will of the Father on Earth, but the Mat(t)er didn't like that, she wanted her own will. Cue conspiracy against mankind, Satan, Archons, suffering, football etc... :)

Eric Dubay said...

Haha, great explanation. So is Sophia like the "Satan" character from the Gnostic Gospels or something? I've briefly heard it explained something like that but I've never heard the whole story... are the "archons" the same as Christianity's "fallen angels?" I've heard archons described as a psychopathic mindset or like demons/jinns, is that correct? There's so many names/versions of the same general mythology. Just like the Adam and Eve story or Noah's story all existed in various forms all over the ancient world, just the names are different and small elements of the story change.

The Veritopian said...

Archons are any Rulers really. They exist on many levels, from local-politicians up to the principle of 'Fire'. The elements of the horoscope are Archons... They all derive from the Matrix, and the same set of rules.

The original Archons I think existed before time, that's one meaning of the name. They are the 7 original Elohim. I categorise them as follows, they follow on from Yin & Yang:
- (4 Elements) Fire, Air, Water, Earth
- (3 Powers) Voice, Heart, Sex

So Yin is Sophia/Lucifer. Yang is a false-Yang (Demiurge - man created by woman). We're in the realm of 'shadow' or 'chaos'... The 7 are hence all corrupted from the first mistake.

So there was a 'correction' from outside the (mistake) Universe, mankind was inserted into the matrix as an archetype in order to bring the will of the true Creator in, and tame the universe. Because the Demiurge is/was a douchebag, and a terrible (androgynous) male-archetype, he had to be replaced...

Man was built by the Elohim, and it outperformed everything else - including the creators. That pissed them off...

This results in mankind being limited, given the false knowledge of good and evil, and ruled by psychos - all just to keep us down. Because our true nature is beyond this Universe, and it makes them look bad.

We also have the demon-spirits and physical predators of various species (flying around in UFOs) living off people, and they're 'Archons' in the 'Ruler' sense too. Plus they all work for Mme Satan... Aka Pandora's Box...

The Matrix is a mathematical construct: A Hyper-cube of interacting archetypes that creates the illusion of reality, Aka Maya (It has hundreds of names). It's the 'throne of God', God's Holy Vehicle, and vehicles are always female (Yin)... :)

the jester said...

Since awakening i have realised that everything is sacred, and that everything is connected.
I have also stated before on other forums that we as humans are god experiencing itself as a human being does, and i guess that goes the same for every other thing that exists in the universe.
Your idea's are fascinating, certainly possible. Have you other similar but different explanations to offer, or does this one hammer it for you, Eric?

Eric Dubay said...

Hey, thanks Jester, I'm open to anything, but this is my understanding of who/what "God" is, the original a priori pre-existant intelligent, consciousness which exists outside of all time, space and matter, that which created the material universe much like we create dreamscapes, environments and people who seem separate and real, but are ultimately illusory and aspects of the dreamer's consciousness.

The Veritopian said...

This vid popped up today about the Gnostics and Archons. It's worth a watch.

I'd have to say it makes a compelling argument for the Archons & their control system... They call us 'Containers', he says...

Jester, you're right. Everything is sacred... If we treat our life as sacred, we come to the moment in awe & love of existence. It is the way to defeat the Archons, and to stop being food. It's what Jesus (and all sages) taught.

I have a theory that has emerged from the 4 elements: There are 2 forms of time: Real Instantaneous/Eternal Yang time, and Illusory Sinusoidal/Cyclic Yin time... Here's a post about it:

Basically we're trapped in Yin time by our being given the 'mind-of-the-predator'...

Eric Dubay said...

Interesting video, many aspects of the archon "mythology" certainly ring true.

Anonymous said...

Telepathy is communication through common consciousness, that is why those we are closest too can 'read' us best.
Another good short that resonates with this is-
Scott Adams 'God's Debris'

Rahsaan Motley said...

Yea i think the archons are just controllers of this 3 dimensional planet maybe from the astral realms or 4th dimension plane. They are just entities who live off our energy while were in this world. Maybe they are the same as demon descriptions from religions today.Were there is good there must be bad even though its all an illusion to begin with and were sucked up in it from society. I see that the so called ascended masters like jesus, buddha,krisnna, all were just ordinary beings who just awoken to the illusion of life but people turned them into god figures when all is truly god or consciousness in disguise.

Anonymous said...

TheVeritopian; Your philosopical content is very sexist against whatever you believe "yin/female energy/women represent, much like religion always have been against traits the culture regard as "womanly". pretty ignorant and misogynous statements- whats even the point more than lowbrow comments against "the other sex", or "yin" "energy" in general..the universal dynamics is probably much more vibrant than these classical tired sexist dogmas of blaming the other sex for "the essence of evil "(which can be used to control the other sex in the society you live in) also, Im not a "vehicle" or "materia" for being a woman, Im as soulful as You, and you just seem ignorant like a lot of misogynist teachings in these matters was.
To the writer of the article; I never got the concept of the "surrender yourself and your ego to the Oneness" -theory. In my ideal version of how it is, how I would like it to be, there is both a collective Oneness and a Soul, and worlds where we can manifest and share experiences and create and much as it is now, physically and spiritually connect and be moved by each other's souls/beings. both "reality" and spirituality. Heaven for me is practically what we have now, if we only could "keep" our soul and eternally be reborn or be in realities and freely keep bonds with the souls we have met and bonded with (like family, friends and lovers) and somehow remember our journeys and "selfs". And experience the feeling of connectedness, love, happiness, exhiliration of different kinds, humbleness to the spiritual collectivess that is bigger than our ego's, and still be some kind of "soul" with aspects of "self" or "ego". The whole point is to have a soul, a self or an ego in relation and connection with other souls or egos so that we can make this reality or universe move and be wonderful to live in and experience, to touch others, make things like (existencial) beauty (the spiritual kind) "manifest" in our dynamics and to be spiritually/culturally creative and moved by what we see, feel and experience. I dont think the point is to be passive and feel like you are just a mindless shell with no "real" experience, belief, hope and "realness" etc. on the contrary you should really try to engage with your soul in the world, see it, see others, feel it, connect and take part with all of your being and your relation with others

Anonymous said...

there might be other imaginative fantastic worlds with the same compound feelings of love, self, other beings, spirituality, the amazing beauty of the world. the only real existencial dilemma is that I just really hope that life as we know it and the soul moves on and "keep existing" in some sense, because if we have a respect and sense of love for it, we already live in a "paradise", if we only were eternal, in some sense. I feel awe, love, heartfelt joy and "sacredness" from all this every day, or all of the time, I think it is beautiful. to me, it is "paradise" already, we are here to create and experience beauty, in an eclectical and personal way, and it help if you tries to make the world more beautiful with the ways of your soul/being/person/experience and tries to communicate or share this to expand or make dynamic in the collective. and if someone are suppressed, if you feel something is unjust, you try to change it and fight for what you think is worth fighting for, in a concrete way. thats why I dislike the concept of passive materia/a vehicle of illusion, because the whole point is to be aware of everything and then you individually take a stand and affects something else. its about personal consciousness and personal courage/wisdom/insight/love. and you feel humble for all the beauty, the soul connections and experiences you get and cherish them. the collective oneness most certainly are happy about this, too. and then hopefully you keep on doing this forever. as "yourself", and somehow aware of "your self"/your soul (in connection with the oneness) and other people/whatever can connect with you as "your self" in an eternal circle of life (or spiritual life, but reality as we know it is something truly beautiful, Im an altruist

The Veritopian said...

Anon, it is popular belief that we live in a patriarchy, that 'Satan' is male, that evil is done by men, for male purposes. If I'd said that it would have been uncontroversial, you would probably have agreed, even though it's just as 'sexist' a view as the one you think I'm describing.

Women have been brought up with feminism, which teaches disrespect of the male, while ironically making women more like men. It's a perversion of our true archetypes... The corruption of the true genders is what evil is - it's conflict between Yin & Yang. Inevitably it had to originate somewhere, and inevitably it has to arise in Yin because that's her nature: dark.

Why is it so unthinkable that 'Satan' is a female spirit? Surely that perception itself is sexist?

Here's a *woman* who has decided the same thing independently, and gives a very good reason:

And what exactly do you think Isis/Ishtar/The Queen of Heaven etc. is then, if not Satan/Lucifer?

Mahek said...

Excellent understanding of Vedanta and Upanishads.
There is no such thing as Evil...its tthe absence of goodness or the mind becoming so scattered in the world that it takes the transitory world as real and wants to expand through material gains be it power,money, sex etc. Evil is deep rooted recognition with the ego.
Just as darkness and cold have no status on their own. Darkness is absence of light and cold the absence of heat.
Same way Evil is absence of goodness or forgetfulness of the true nature of our soul/consciousness. The minute we realise that the world is transitory and nothing lasts we realise the futility of greed, , possessiveness, ego, jealously, etc
Evil is hence the absence of self realisation.

Eric Dubay said...

Very well put Mahek! Thanks for the insight.

Nchukym Berry said...

Wonderful Article! I always enjoy learning, or waking up to the truth of the matrix. Your views are very clear to an awakened mind and I appreciate the transparency of you post. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

You have your cosmology incorrect. Brahman is not Eternal. Brahman, is correlative to YHVH of the Torah. Brahman, is 'Nature's God' - and 'Creator', of Man and Woman. You're correct - Brahman has existence - and is rooted in 'I AM' - but there is a 'God' "above" Brahma,

It's Parabrahman. Non existent. Where concepts go to die.

Anonymous said...

Lord Brahma is actually born from the navel of Vishnu according to Veda..Cheers for your work I like it a lot...

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Too deep
All is one, one is all.

Cutter said...

i can't say i have woken up but my eyes are oppening, it's hard to explain but it seems i've been waiting for this, i started with fe but so many doors have openned since, thanks guys

shelby miracle said...

interesting article. What is the idea of heaven? I believe in God, but the form i believe in is Yahweh & his son Yahushua. Where does good and evil come into play? who is the consciousness behind evil? Why do i feel bad for doing something wrong?

Kevin said...

Reading suggestion; I AM THAT by Nisargadatta Maharaj