God's will and functioning together in perfect accord
Oct 20, 2001 10:33 AM
by Eldon B Tucker
At 02:57 AM 10/18/01 -0700, you wrote:
Well, your definition of God is quite original. If we are
god together, and together we want something quite foolish,
would that mean that a mahatma would support that?
> From: Etzion Becker <email@example.com>
> *God* is a man made phrase. My view (at least for today,
> tomorrow is another
> day), that *God* is who we are collectively. At this
> Earthly phase of
> action, we can experience *Godhood* only if we would
> function together with
> perfect accord. ...
I'd say that "God's will" is a poetic way of putting
"being in accord with the Tau," operating without sense
of self, "having stopped the world," or existing in a
state where the action of the mind to create an artificial
sense of an objective external world has stopped.
We each have ways of looking on the spiritual purpose
that explain or describe it best to us. This is just
like we may have our own favorite things we think of
when listening to the same good music.
When we operate in collective harmony with a group of
people, it means that we've synchronized ourselves with
them. But it doesn't necessarily mean that the entire
group of us is up to good things. A terrorist cell may
cooperate among its members as selflessly as the monks
at a genuinely good monastery do.
The highest form of harmony, I'd say, is when we
function in complete accord with our inner sense of
purpose in life. When we're truly ourselves, without
fear, doubt, or hesitation, even if we are in conflict
with others or our surroundings, then there is harmony.
Complete harmony within, throughout our being, may
work itself out into external life in our cooperation
with others. Or it may work itself out in our opposition
to what others would do.
The external conflict between people and things arises
from inner conflict that can work itself out no other
way. When inner harmony is established, the need for
outer aggression, destruction, and fighting goes away.
Acting peaceful without, barely restraining oneself,
while fighting to hold back an inner rage, one is not
doing good. This held-back rage darkens the world in
ways that one is unaware of, and can come out in things
that one unintentionally does.
Achieving inner peace, one need not take specific
steps to clean up one's outer life. When the inner
storms have subsided, there is nothing to fuel further
negative action, and one's life naturally gravitates
towards being a positive force in the world.
The basic rule would be: Clean up within and everything
will brighten. Only work on the without, and the
inner blackness will continue to seep outwards, darkening
the world about one in unexpected ways.
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