If God spoke again, would you listen?

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  1. radarmark

    radarmark Quaker-in-the-Making

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    Aupmanyav, I have to say that you a breath of fresh air to me. Has been a long, long time since I have listened to a wise physicalist or a consistent Vedantist.
     
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    Whereas some of my questions here have not really been answered. I thought I saw a question or two from you, but perhaps I was in error. Suit yourself.
     
  3. Sheena

    Sheena Interfaith Forums

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    I was under the impression that some people in this thread actually hear voices in their heads, which they believe are of a divine source. That is why I asked whether God speaks to people and, if so, what it is that they hear.


    What would you consider intelligent?

    I wouldn’t presume that God of all universes (the enormity of the physical universe alone being unimaginable) and all dimensions would be so insecure as to command people to worship God. It is people who projected their likeness and characteristics onto God and assumed that God would desire to be worshipped.

    You can see God in the innocence of a child’s eyes. You can see God demonstrated in a person’s selfless act for the good of humanity. You can touch God when you’re that person. God has touched you in such moments when your heart swells with love and compassion. God will hear you when you earnestly speak to God. God speaks to you though you’ll not hear God’s voice, and what God speaks to you can manifest in profound intuitions, great insights, inexplicable knowing, wise perception in the present and in the future, and wise understanding of the past.


    There are higher dimensions beyond the physical reality. Expand your mind to include them, so that your perception of God will not be limited to a physical god, a human god, a god with human qualities and thoughts, a god of human history, or a god of one people or one world. God is God of all beings, human and non-human. God is God of all universes beyond the physical universe. God is God of all dimensions.
     
  4. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Search, be your own guru.

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    If there are any, you might kindly point them out to me. :)
     
  5. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Search, be your own guru.

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    Sheena, all this is 'Shabda-jala' (net of words). There is nothing else in the eyes if a child except innocence, at time fear or anger or dispair, children are like that (I should know having raised sons and daughters, and helped them to raise their sons and daughters). They are cute and cudly, evolution has made them like that, so that we get attached to them. It is you who is seeing the 'God effect' there. The same can be said of all the things that you have mentioned above, peg it all to your own (kind of) God, a God of all dimensions.

    Yes, there are higher dimensions, dark energy and dark matter and the black-holes. How much do you know about these dimensions? But I have found nothing which posits any kind of God or Goddess (if there is a God, why should not there be a Goddess too).
     
  6. luecy7

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    My first question was: What did you do with your parents: leave them, or follow? While I appreciate your reply, it did not answer my question.
     
  7. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Search, be your own guru.

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    In India, we generally do not leave the parents. They live with us. It is the duty (dharma) of the sons to provide for them and look after their comforts. We may not always follow our parents because times and society change. In their old age, the parents are supposed to follow the children. Now we are the householders.
     
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    In the USA some adults still live with their parents, but may or may not follow them.

    I imagine it is similar with God. Perhaps you could ask God to follow you, and see what happens. If you do, review your life in the future, and then ask yourself whether or not God listened and followed you.
     
  9. Bhaktajan II

    Bhaktajan II Hare Krishna Yogi

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    This statement seems cryptic.

    Why not state your opinion in the form of a declarative sentence?

    While I appreciate you posting, it do not understand your declarations when they are framed as 'Request-Statements'.
     
  10. luecy7

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    If you spoke to God, would God listen to you?
     
  11. Bhaktajan II

    Bhaktajan II Hare Krishna Yogi

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    ANCORA!

    Do I detect a more wry sense of humor than my own?
     
  12. luecy7

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    I have spoken to God, and to a degree God has followed me.

    Hey now, put that pitch fork down. There is no reason for that.
     
  13. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Search, be your own guru.

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    As a hindu I respect the the need for the support of an imaginary God among the believers. But hindu wisdom asks me to reject all dualities. So, for me, no God or Goddess.

    Actually, I too, am not a householder now, my son is. At this age, our duty is to advise our children. That is known as 'Vanaprastha Ashram', the stage of life when we reduce our entanglement with the world. :D
     
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    I am not speaking of someone imaginary, though I admit there was a day I would see it that way.

    It seems you have revealed the parent that you follow: hindu wisdom. Somehow, I don't think it is hindu wisdom that asks you to reject a God or a Goddess. If so, then hindu wisdom is a hypocrite. Lets rewind the tape: "I am your ... and you should worship only me and no other' crap..." So if it is, "I am your non-dual hindu wisdom and you should worship only me an no other' crap...", should I just put that person and their hindu wisdom on ignore... as you would a youtube video?

    I hope you don't tell your children that you have all the answers to your questions. They will discover whether or not you lie.
     
  15. radarmark

    radarmark Quaker-in-the-Making

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    I believe there is a long and well know tradition of atheism, monology, henology, and other such non-polytheistic beliefs that are accepted as part and parcel of Sanatana Dharma.

    That is, Aupmanyav has more than sufficient history and wisdom that supports his position.
     
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    I once spent time with a person who planned to go into business making a higher tech version of a crack pipe / inhaler. He touted that it was healthier for a person. I told him there was not much wisdom or good in his business venture, especially considering that he was a recovering drug addict. His response was essentially, "You can make anything you want good or evil." Typical of the head banger arguments this person puts out. I looked at him and told him that was exceedingly false. So I asked him: Were drugs ultimately good for you? No. Would you consider it good for someone else to come selling you something that was ultimately not good for you? No. Then it is you that says your business venture is not good, per the golden rule. I can't change that.
     
  17. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Search, be your own guru.

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    That is what I get after thinking about things, it is my 'mata' (opinion). There are surely many other opinions in hinduism, some are just as monotheistic like christianity or islam. That is why I used the words 'for me' which you may kindly note in my post.
    Yes, my children may not follow and have not followed all that I had to tell them, even though I may have all the answers (for myself). I can't help that. There are things that they will discover on their own. For one thing, my wife and children are theists. So what? :D
     
  18. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Search, be your own guru.

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    All the chocolate that is advertised and eaten, is it good for us? And the Colas? But it is business for someone. USA is not obese for nothing. :)
     
  19. luecy7

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    In the USA I think they call it retirement, when a person decides it is past their time to practice what they preach.
     
  20. Bhaktajan II

    Bhaktajan II Hare Krishna Yogi

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    Please Chant Hare Krishna.

    As it is written:

    "Hollowed be thy name" ---So said the Lord!

    Try it please. It will not hurt you. It is the fullfilment of the direct words of Christ.

    "Hollowed be thy name" ---So that ye may be like your Father, which is heaven.

    There is great great great Mystic and Spiritual and Transcendental meaning in Christ's own words, "Hollowed be thy name" [of the Father God in Heaven] a grand significance that dwarfs all other endeavors and acts ---the sacrifice of Crying like a baby Chanting the NAME OF KRISHNA.

    Because Christ's own said, "Hollowed be thy name" ---we Chant the names of Hare, Krishna, Rama--- as the all-in-all Yoga-discipline [especially now due to this present epoch, aka Kali-yuga].

    If sanskrit is foreign ---than use your own provincial language as your local tradition addresses the Lord.

    IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

    The duty of a parent is:

    To be an example of a devotee of the Lord [vs devotee of one's gross sense-gratification]--- and thus exemplify the path to moksha aka spiritual salvation.

    The duty of a son is to be a good Putra. The word putra means one who delivers from hell, called put. That is a worthy son.


    SB 3.13.9
    Lord Brahma said: My dear son, O lord of the world [Manu], I am very pleased with you, and I desire all blessings for both you and your wife. You have without reservation surrendered yourself unto me with your heart for my instructions.

    PURPORT
    The relationship between the father and the son is always sublime.

    The father is naturally disposed with good will towards the son, and he is always ready to help the son in his progress in life.

    But in spite of the father’s good will, the son is sometimes misguided because of his misuse of personal independence. Every living entity, however small or big he may be, has the choice of independence.

    If the son is unreservedly willing to be guided by the father, the father is ten times more eager to instruct and guide him by all means.

    The father and son relationship as exhibited here in the dealings of Brahma and Manu is excellent.

    Both the father and the son are well qualified, and their example should be followed by all humankind.

    Manu, the son, unreservedly asked the father, Brahma, to instruct him, and the father, who was full of Vedic wisdom, was very glad to instruct.

    The example of the father of mankind may be rigidly followed by mankind, and that will advance the cause of the relationship of fathers and sons.
     

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