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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

ON THE NATURE OF GOD!

Dear Readers:

Let’s perform a quick thought experiment and condense a lifetime of thinking about the nature of God and the Universe into a few short sentences and see where we end up!

The very first thing we have to address is what the mainstream religions tell us about “First Cause” or “Mother Nature” or “The Flying Spaghetti Monster,” and if you were to give any credence to my book “A Brief History of Western Civilization” (The plain truth about God) then you must conclude that they are all full of shit!

Mainstream Religions are an attempt to twist the mystery and purpose of the ‘Cosmos’ into a human agenda by cloaking it in ritual and baffle-gab. (And please don’t use the old scientific argument that there is not necessarily any purpose to anything at all, because then this whole Universe would be an incredible waste of time and space, and I’m not ready to go down that road!) 

So, if we go under the assumption that there is some form of Cosmic Consciousness, we can summarize from all the empirical evidence presented to us that the aforementioned (Whatever it is!) does not interact with us on any substantive level of palpability.

However, for (Whatever it is) to be responsible for ‘First Cause” or some underlying purpose to it all, then this (Whatever it is) must be operating on a level that is ‘behind the scene’ and removed from this reality.  (This is the only point at which I agree with mainstream religion.)

Which brings me to my soon to be famous (I hope) quote: “Consciousness is the physical manifestation of God within us!”

By this I mean that the entire universe, per se, is just a dead lump of matter and energy that by itself has neither rhyme or reason to it.

It’s not “This” or That”...……, it just is! 

(For a better explanation of this we can reference Hindu philosophy and THE SARVA-DARSANA-SANGRAHA, which states: The visible, insentient world, designated by the term not-soul, is divided into three, as the object, the instrument, or the site of fruition. Of this world the efficient and substantial cause is the Deity, known under the name Vasudeva.)  

Vasudeva is the Supreme Absolute Spirit, endowed with auspicious attributes; "The substantial cause, the efficient of the worlds, the animator of spirits."

So, the entire Universe is just a physical realm that needs an actuator, or animator, to provide a purpose, direction and awareness. (Enter Mother Nature, or as the Shamans among us would say: GOD!)

That's fine, but what about US, you ask?

For this we have to refer to Alan Watts. (He was a British-born “New Age” philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience.)

 The Nature of Consciousness: By Alan Watts  

What you are, basically, deep, and deep down, and far, far in, is simply the fabric and structure of existence itself. 

In Hindu mythology, the world is the drama of Mother Nature. (Mother Nature is not something with a white beard that sits on a throne, and has royal prerogatives. Mother Nature in Indian mythology is the self: Satchitananda.)

Which means:

-'sat,' -that which is-
-'chit,' -that which is consciousness-
-'ananda,' which is –bliss-

SO!

Let's suppose you were able, every night, to dream any dream you wanted to dream, and that you could, for example, have the power to dream in one night 75 years worth of time.  (A lifetime.)

And you would, naturally, as you began on this adventure of dreams, fulfill all your wishes.

You would have every kind of pleasure you could conceive, and after several nights of 75 years of total pleasure, you would say 'Well, that was pretty great.”

But now, let's have a surprise!  To make if more interesting, let's have a dream which isn't under control, where something is going to happen to me, and I don't know what it's going to be.'

Then you would get more and more adventurous, and you would take further and further gambles as to what you would dream, until finally you would dream where you are now. You would dream the dream of the life that you are actually living today. (Because the whole nature of Mother Nature, according to this idea, is to play that you’re not.)

Not Mother Nature in a politically kingly sense, but Mother Nature in the sense of being the self, the deep-down basic whatever there is. 

And you're all that ....., only you're pretending you're not.

And it's perfectly OK to pretend you're not.

The life you're living is what YOU have put yourself into. Only you don't admit it, because you want to play the game that’s happening to you.

So, here's the drama.  You are the central self!

You can call it Mother Nature, or you can call it anything you like ……, and it's all of us. It's playing all the parts of everything, everywhere and anywhere. It's playing the game of hide and seek with yourself.  

So! You could say that we live in a duality of body and mind.

“Consciousness,” is an emergent property of the unconscious mind, which is the true seat of our identity. Our “subconscious” mind is simply the connection that joins us to the Universality of a Supreme Being and manifests itself as our conscious thoughts.

Hence my term: “Consciousness is the physical manifestation of Mother Nature within us!”

(On a side note, this is also what binds the lower animals and every other living thing to this Cosmic Consciousness. Each animal and any other living matter becomes a conduit for the expression of this Supreme Being in their own particular way. For example, a dog would still act like a dog because the connection, or conduit, between Mother Nature and that dog would still be through a dog’s brain!)

I sincerely hope this has made some sort of sense to you because the concept and explanation of this theory of mine is very difficult to put into any sort of rational and coherent form.