Originally posted by rvsakhadeo
I see any no.of posts here as well as in Science Forum which make fun of the concept of "God" having various attributes like being omniscient,omnipotent etc.
It is very easy to bash such concepts. But one must bear in mind that such concepts rightfully developed in the earlier history of Mankind when Man was cowering in caves or just after this time when ...[text shortened]...
Leave the believers alone.Let us turn our attention to issues rather than such petty foibles.
All the gospels and all the sutras of all the religions together cannot hold a candle to the one who has clear mind. But how can you get a clear mind when you have to keep on running here and there? What’s the use of everything you ‘re looking for in your everyday life? And who is the “enlightened one” that is supposed to be followed by the “believers”? And what is the nature of the preachers of the various holy gospels?
The ones who understand their nature are not obliged to follow nobody, so fear solely your inability to see.
The ones who think that whatever they do not understand is “God”, they do not grasp the void and they are confused. However Zen is easy; the evaluation of the mind is hard, for every fractal of thought and of awareness must be appreciated and cross-checked thoroughly. If one wants to break free from the emanations of the forms, thanks to the evaluation of the mind is able to break free from the emanations of her/ his own preconceptions. So no mind, no nothing.
Mind gives birth to the idea of “God”, but the mind is not created by a “God”. When you see “God” you merely discard your mind -but without your mind there is no “God” and without “God” there is no mind. Methinks (sonhouse heard it before!) that each religion and each “God” are the result of the evolution of the fixed expression of the devastation of the Human before Death together with the fixed expression of the admiration of the Human before Life, mixed with low awareness of the up to date Science, of the up to date Knowlegde and of the real understanding of the Human nature. Created by smart and, in some cases, wise individuals -but anyway by human beings-, each religion in order to expand has different but anyway human-inspired doctrines aiming to conquer the attention of the society of their era. Unfortunately, through the social process and due time all these man-made religions became as twisted and turned as their advocates and their delegates.
So I believe that the inner knowledge -the evaluation of the mind and the awareness of the individual- is the sole ground of the spirituality. When the individual twists and/ or misunderstands spirituality, the result is the birth of a religion.
Thus I have heard:
You ask -this is your mind. I reply -this is my mind. If I were mindless how could I reply? If you were mindless how could you ask?
It is my knowledge that, seeking for transformation apart from your own mind, is futile. You appear to think that enlightenment through religion is a quality that exists somewhere out of your mind, but such a place exists not. So right now, when you are looking for transformation/ enlightenment somewhere out of your own mind, you just try to catch the Space. But you cannot catch the Space, for it is shapeless and thus unconceivable. All the religions are based on blind beliefs, therefore the various theories of reality that are created on the basis of religious speculations do not hold. Transformation/ enlightenment is merely a projection of your mind.
What is the nature of your mind?
May All Beings Be Happy