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  1. SalixIncendium

    Two word religious descriptions.

    Hinduism: Sanatana Dharma Sanatana means eternal. Unfortunately, there is no single word translation for dharma into English. It is the sum of cosmic order/duties/law/conduct.
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    Death is an illusion

    Thanks for posting this, @wil. In my understanding, he's not far off. My mind and body will expire, but I, in my true nature, am immortal. My friend, @Aupmanyav, will likely agree with this, albeit not for the same reasons. He's not a proponent of "pure consciousness." I, however, have...
  3. SalixIncendium

    What, who, or where is God not?

    I've designated by bedroom closet a "God-free zone." If you've saw my wardrobe, you'd know why. I echo what @juantoo3 said in post #2. ;)
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    What/Who Is God?

    There are many paths up the mountain. All lead to the summit. I like this quote by Sri Ramakrishna...
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    What/Who Is God?

    Yes. This is a good analogy.
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    What/Who Is God?

    Not exactly, but you're not far off. Per Advaita Vedanta, the reality one typically perceives in day to day life is illusory, a reality driven by Maya (time/space/causation). There is an underlying reality that is Absolute, but most living beings are ignorant to it until they realize their...
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    What/Who Is God?

    I find it interesting that a couple of you use the spelling "G!d." Most Jewish people I've seen write out the term as "G-d." This is the first forum I've ever seen use the exclamation point in place of the "o."
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    What/Who Is God?

    Certainly. Truth be told, I avoid use of the term "God" when referencing my own view of divinity because of the reasons I mention in the post you quoted. It's a common error when I use the term to default to the God of Abraham, even by those people that know I'm dharmic. This happens with...
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    What/Who Is God?

    Indeed. We will never have a consensus because understandings of God vary based on what one has experienced. It's not my intent to reach any sort of consensus, nor is it to critique or debate others on their views. It's only to understand the views of members here. But since you bring it...
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    What/Who Is God?

    Thank you for this. I've been involved in many conversations that make reference to God...God's intent...what God does...etc. But in many of those conversations, participants struggle to even agree on what or who God is and find themselves simply talking past each other. Being new here, I...
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    What/Who Is God?

    If you would like to answer how, why, or when, feel free to do so. Yes. To you.
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    What/Who Is God?

    Any response, this one included, helps me to know you better.
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    What/Who Is God?

    I'm not sure if this question has been asked here previously, and I'm not a fan of resurrecting ancient threads that have been posted and replied to by those who no longer participate here. In my experience, "God" can mean different things to different religions or different people. In the...
  14. SalixIncendium

    Greetings and Salutations

    Only if it's velour. :D
  15. SalixIncendium

    Greetings and Salutations

    My "fashion sense" is something of a running joke over on the other forum.
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    Different strokes..

    This is reminiscent of the Plato quote: "Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools speak because they have to say something."
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    Greetings and Salutations

    Are you volunteering? ;)
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    Greetings and Salutations

    Not at all. Mind if I don't answer if you do? :p I never do. I leave them next to the sink so someone knows to wash them. :D
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    Why can't we all get along?

    I don't really care if I'm accepted. Whether or not one chooses to accept me really has nothing to do with me and everything to do with them. It can. But it doesn't have to mean that. I can tolerate something without bias. I don't have to necessarily dislike or like it to tolerate it, nor...
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    Who created God?

    The physical universe may cycle in and out of existence, but I think the underlying existence is always there. Does the screen not exist in the absence of a movie being projected onto it?
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