RE: Theos-World re "personal God," Nick, Bill, BAG, and ...
Jan 15, 2003 04:34 AM
Jan 15 2003
The "Christian life" -- Sure
Let's all try and live a single day according to the precepts of the
SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
Talk of strict and rigorous. Read it.
Our present civilization, and ways of inter-dealing would go up in
So we call ourselves one thing and do the reverse. Why ?
I wonder that any "personal God" could tolerate us. We try to hide
from, and lie to Him constantly.
If He is omniscient and omnipresent, then can we lie or hide?
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 11:03 AM
Subject: re "personal God,"
Nick wrote: <<Better to have lived a christian life until
you die. Then if there is a God you are ok, and if there
isn't well there's the rub!>>
I read somewhere that those who cultivate a particuclar
religion or set of values will, after passing to "the other
side," find themselves with like-minded people, and that
such people tend to keep on cultivating their own and each
others' beliefs. In other words, those who are prone to
believing in some kind of "personal God" (whatever that
means!) and have a tendency to reify, in general, are likely
to stay on that kind of mayavic path, (apparently?), until ...
So how does one escape from karma and maya? Maybe
by way of tips from such as Mahayana Buddhism? Or
how about Mahayana Theosophy? Anyway, I think
reading between the lines seems to help, for a start ...
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