Showing posts with label god. Show all posts
Showing posts with label god. Show all posts

Saturday 12 October 2019

Definition of God

This is perhaps the best definition of God that I have come across. It’s so true......Read on........👇🏻

*”Did you know that when Einstein attended some conferences in the numerous universities of the USA, the recurring question that the students asked him was:*

*Do you believe in God?*

*And he always answered: I believe in the God of Spinoza.*

*For the ones who haven't read Spinoza, I hope this will give them an idea.*

*Baruch De Spinoza was a Dutch philosopher, of Portuguese Jewish origin, considered one of the great rationalists of his time along with the French philosopher, Rene Descartes. Spinoza was born in Amsterdam in the 17th century of a businessman father who was successful but not wealthy.*

*This is the nature of the God of Spinoza:*

*God would have said:*

*"Stop praying and giving yourselves blows on your chests, what I want you to do is to go out into the world to enjoy your life.*
*I want you to enjoy, to sing, to have fun and enjoy everything I've done for you.*

*Stop going to those gloomy, dark and cold temples that you built yourself and that you call my house.*

*My home is in the mountains, in the forests, the rivers, the lakes, the beaches. That's where I live and express all my love for you.*

*Stop blaming me for your miserable life; I never told you that you were a sinner.*

*Stop being so scared. I do not judge you, nor criticize you, nor am I ever angry with you, nothing bothers me, nor do I devise punishment. I am pure love.*

*Stop asking me forgiveness, there's nothing to forgive. If I made you... I filled you with passions, pleasures, feelings, needs, limitations, inconsistencies... of free will, how can I blame you if you do or say something out of that what I put in you? How can I punish you for being as you are, if I'm the one who made you? Do you think I could create a place to burn all my children who misbehave, for the rest of eternity?*

*What kind of God can do that?*

*Forget about any kind of commandments, of any kind of laws; those are wiles to manipulate you, to control you and only to create guilt in you.*

*Respect your peers and don't do to others what you don't want for you. The only thing I ask is that you pay attention in your life, that your alert status is your guide. This life is the only thing there is, here and now, and the only thing you need.*

*I have made you absolutely free, there are no prizes or punishments, there are no sins or virtues, no one carries a marker, no one carries a record.*

*You are absolutely free to create in your life a heaven or hell.*

*I couldn't tell you if there's anything after this life, but I can give you a tip. Live as if there wasn't.*

*As if this was your only chance to enjoy, to love, to exist.*

*So, if there is nothing, then you will have enjoyed the opportunity I gave you. And if there is, be sure that I will not ask you if you behaved well or not. I will ask you - Did you like it?... Did you have fun?... What did you enjoy the most? What did you learn?...*

*Stop believing in me; believe is to assume, guess, imagine. I don't want you to believe in me; I want you to feel me when you kiss your beloved, when you play with your little girl, when you love your dog, when you bathe in the sea.*

*Stop praising me. What kind of egotistical God do you think I am?*

*I'm bored of your praise, I'm fed up with thanks. Do you feel grateful? Prove it by taking care of yourself, your health, your relationships, the world around you. Do you feel  overwhelmed?... Express your joy! That's the way to praise me.*

*The only thing sure is that you are here, that you are alive, that this world is full of wonders.*

*What do you need more miracles for? Why so many explanations?*

*Don't look for me outside, you won't find me. Find me inside... I'm beating in there for you."*

*Baruch De Spinoza.”*

Sunday 12 May 2019

My Dying Past; the Beliefs, Religion and the God!!

Something in me now was lost, 
Was it the feeling of pain or the loss of pain?
Or my life in this darkest pungent world?
No desire to endure anything unlike a new world,
A new future, a new sun and a new life!

I am now estranged from everything I once was 
The very simple things that changed because 
The life I loved passed away from me for long 
I sat and cried for hours and still in pain!

I lost my unwritten words of freedom
There are people under the dark veils, 
In the maroon shawls, and in white cassocks
Weaponing for a redemption, killing each others
In this dying earth “in the name of Gods”!

Bright pure white blossoms are reddened with blood
Are raped in Temples, Madrasas and Altars
Blackened the future with sentience of sins
Hurt me so much, I lost myself, my false belief of truths!

I’ll never return to where my little girls raped to death,
Never kneel on the pew where my sisters were killed and 
Not once ever think of the one who forgive
The slaughtering sows who massacred millions.

I lost in my past, with my beliefs of darkness
For years of false hopes and shadowing divines.   

Something in me now was lost, 
Was it the feeling of pain or the loss of pain?
Or my life in this darkest pungent world?
No desire to endure anything unlike a new world,
A new future, a new sun and a new life!

Friday 12 April 2019

The Meaning of Life and Death !

Why do people worry about the meaning of life and what happens to them after death? 

The weakening of religious beliefs changed man’s outlook concerning his idea of death and its significance. Increasingly, the focus switched to life ‘here and now’ as man became more preoccupied with the material side of the world at the expense of the spiritual. 

I amazed how much time is spent on these two points, but no one asks or worries about pre-birth, where or what was I before my birth, everyone seems happy to accept they didn't exist before birth but can't comprehend you just stop existing after death, making room for a new crop of humans to mess up the planet, and worry about the meaning of life rather than living it.

Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have - James Baldwin

Death has always been inevitable, but the idea that science will eventually conquer death has taken root—achieved through some combination of future technologies like nanotechnology, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, and robotics. Some think the possibility of technological immortality renders human life meaningless, others that life can only attain its full meaning if death is overcome.

But whatever view one takes about the relationship between death and meaning, the two are joined. If we had three arms or six fingers, our analysis of the meaning of life wouldn’t change; but if we didn’t die our analysis would be vastly different. If our concerns with annihilation vanished, a good part of what seems to undermine meaning would disappear. To understand the issue of the meaning of life, we must think about death. 

Imagine a number of men in chains, all under sentence of death, some of whom are each day butchered in the sight of the others; those remaining see their own condition in that of their fellows and looking at each other with grief and despair await their turn. This is an image of the human condition. – Pascal

Facing one’s own death is radically different from being concerned with the death of others. My own death means the end of my possibilities, the total disintegration and the end of my world. The fear of my own death comes from the fear of my extinction as a human being. This causes me a great deal of anxiety. I may be able to face other people’s death but may find it virtually impossible to come to terms with my own death. Death is existentially significant when one perceives one’s existence in the light of Being, not if it is merely taken as an empirical event that will happen someday. 

The aftermath narrative is not just a personal view, it is part of an organisation of power “so called RELIGION” attempting to prevent us from using our minds rationally. Denying the existence of an afterlife doesn't have to be about cowardice as opposed to courage – after all, everyone's going to make this journey one way or the other. And some of the many different visions of what the afterlife might be like may be more reasonable and more persuasive than others.