MrTwig wrote:That is the rhythm of life is it not? I can't wear a watch either. Too confining.
I believe we all want to be more natural in some way or another. Is it possible to be truthful to other wishes? When does too much knowledge blind you to reality? When does ask a simple question make it impossible to grasp eternal concepts. Who decides what is best? Where do we draw the line? Every answer that I've heard just bring another question to mind. Where does it all end? If it doesn't, then what is the point of learning anything? I feel as if I am going in circles. Maybe that is a good thing!
My favorite Larson quote, "Complexity is entertaining, simplicity is not."
Growth comes from trying to find
answers; not being given them.
Gadhai wrote:So, if we accept that the Supreme Absolute Truth is willing these life units into motion under his/her own inconceivable potencies of eternity, knowledge and bliss, then the anima is simply his/her expressing of his/her desire to experience and reciprocate with us, but we must meet him/her on his/her own terms.
And if you don't
accept the Supreme Absolute Truth is willing to do that? I happen to be a follower of the Mediocre Relative Opinion, because the more I learn, the more I realize how much there is to learn--and how often we get it wrong.
Gadhai wrote:Surely we are able to do this upon realizing our true nature as the Supreme Absolute Truth's own life units; then we become entitled to go play beyond the anima, in the very, 'Kingdom of God®' itself!
LOL... love the "registered trademark" symbol on God!!! Now THERE's some "absolute truth!" Wish I had thought of that for my New World Religion
I no longer accept the concept of "absolute truths" as I once did. Heck, I don't even like Larson's use of the term, "absolute location," because it isn't
, since it is "relative" to the progression of the natural reference system, unity (the speed of light). When you take a hard look at "absolute," you find it is nothing more than a choice of "datum;" a reference from which your consciousness uses to gauge or measure "stuff" (physical, metaphysical, ethical). The only reason that the speed of light is "absolute" in science, is because the scientists fixed its value.
I have found that in religious texts, the use of the term "absolute" has the same connotation as "infinity," which just means "we don't know, but if we use the word, you'll make all sorts of subjective interpretations and find a meaning for yourself, which we can claim credit for." If you look at the etymology of "absolute," it comes down to ab-solute, "to free or release." Quite opposite to the accepted definition of "fixed and unchanging."
Lozion wrote:Indeed, you've just described of things work here in Africa- "Blackman's Time", which is real frustrating for the watch wearing foreigners who cant comprehend why, for example, a meeting between people happens when it happens. It takes a while to get accustomed to dealing with time here...
Dare I say, "absolutely!"