What I mean by literal, is that I believe the Tabernacles and Temples in the Bible are actual scale models of the Human Body. Of course, when we look at the Tabernacle in the Wilderness, we do not see obvious body parts like a head, legs, arms, feet, toes, etc. We see a tent like structure with certain objects within and without such as the Candlestick and Ark of the Covenant.
Just know that the High Priest represents the Male Seed that enters into the Tabernacle Ovum to sprinkle the Blood (fertilize the Egg).
This is known as Yom Kippur... the Moment of Conception.
I wish to share some discoveries I have made regarding Reincarnation in the Bible. To keep things simple however, I will just focus on the very first Humans to be Reincarnated. They are Adam and Eve.
Of course, the average Christian would scream “BLASPHEMY!” upon hearing this. The reason they do this is because they are 'told' not to take certain verses literally.
Here is a perfect example…
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Some are told that the word ‘Day’ is literal, as in twenty-four hours or less. The phrase ‘Surely Die’ however, is then changed into something non-literal to hide Reincarnation from the masses. Often it is changed to ‘Spiritually Die’.
Note that there is no such thing as ‘Spiritual Death’ in the Bible. Again, this is a made-up term to hide Reincarnation from the masses.
Some are taught the opposite. They are told that the phrase ‘Surely Die’ is definitely literal, however the word ‘Day’ is then changed to ‘a long period of many years’.
Thus, the Christian is allowed two choices generally…
#1) Day = Literal and Surely Die = Not Literal
#2) Day = Not Literal and Surely Die = Literal
Note that it is perfectly acceptable to choose either ‘Day’, or 'Surely Die’, as being literal. But! If you choose both 'Day' and 'Surely Die' as being literal, you will be forever deemed a ‘Heretic’ and ‘Blasphemer’, a ‘Devil’, etc.
This brings us to option #3, which is to simply believe the entire verse is literal without changing anything…
#3) Day = Literal and Surely Die = Literal
And because almost every person that studies the Creation Account never bothers to even consider option #3, they have no idea in the world that an utterly incredible lesson is being taught.
Not only did Adam and his Wife die physically after partaking the Forbidden Fruit, on that very day, but they were also REINCARNATED with new bodies that were different then what they had before.
As astonishing as all of this sounds, it is all there in the original text. Nothing added, nothing changed. No Book of Enoch or outside sources of information has been inserted.
I agree with you about the "pollution of scripture", in as much that translation and interpretation carry imperfect human understandings that need to be considered.In the stage of freedom, the additional problem is the pollution of scripture and deep analysis is to be done to isolate the word of God from the insertions done by human beings affected by Satan. Adam and Eve were also affected by Satan. Satan appeared as sweet and good like the insertion in the divine scripture. They followed the advice of Satan as the word of God due to incapability in the analysis.
OK.Hi, and welcome to Interfaith
I agree with you about the "pollution of scripture", in as much that translation and interpretation carry imperfect human understandings that need to be considered.
Regards Adam & Eve, however, they blatantly chose satan [a created being] over Almighty God, their Creator.
A big mistake. We humans are always making them.
You must not kill any living being for the sake of your food. God has given enough vegetable food that contains all the ingredients present in the non-vegetarian food. After all, the source of ingredients of any flesh is only vegetable kingdom only. Eating the non-vegetarian food is not a sin because same ingredients exist in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods. But, you have to kill a living being for the sake of non-vegetarian food. The killing is the greatest sin.Being born in nature forces man to have to kill to sustain his own life -- even drinking water kills other microscopic creatures living in the water. We are born to kill from the womb. But we are also Spirit, and to me the sin is for the dimension of nature to declare itself independent of the greater dimension of Spirit that contains and surrounds and 'weaves' nature?
Well, this is the Abrahamic board and Abrahamic scripture says otherwise.You must not kill any living being for the sake of your food.
Abrahamic scripture strictly forbids this.There is nothing wrong if you eat a living being after its natural death.
Well, this is the Abrahamic board and Abrahamic scripture says otherwise.
Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
Leviticus 11:1-47 elaborates further, spelling out which animals were created to be consumed.
Abrahamic scripture strictly forbids this.
That which dieth of itself, or is torn with beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself therewith:
I myself do not eat red meat, not for religious reasons, but in deference to my wife's faith. She's Hindu. Her religious tradition does not forbid the consumption of fish and poultry however.
God said in the Veda that the solid earth generated plants and food is generated from plants.
What about the vegetarians and the babies and the innocent animals killed by the tsunamis and earthquakes? Why did God kill them?The tsunami is always due to anger of God since you are killing the living beings present in water for food. The earthquakes are due to killing of living beings that exist on the earth.
Plucking leaves and fruits is not killing. The crops are cut only when they die after loosing the sign of the life, which is the Green Chlorophil. In plants life exists but mind and intelligence do not exist.Every breath we take kills tiny aerobic living microbes. Every time we drink water we kill tiny creatures living in the water. Vegetarians try to minimise harming other life, but no human being avoids it completely. Imo
What about the vegetarians and the babies and the innocent animals killed by the tsunamis and earthquakes? Why did God kill them?
While killing the animal, the animal undergoes tremendous pain and agony hence it is a sin. There is no sin in eating a naturally dead animal. The sin comes due to the killing process and the tremendous pain underwent by that animal. When our finger cut due to blade we run to hospital to bandage it in such a case how much pain that animal undergoes during its killing?I have tremendous respect for the Veda, but again, this is the Abrahamic board. Abrahamic scripture says meat may be consumed. There are many different faiths and beliefs represented on IO. We do our best to respect that and not preach to one another. Please take a moment to review our code of conduct, item #2 in particular. https://www.interfaith.org/community/threads/7047/
Meanwhile, if you'd like to discuss what the Veda says regarding meat consumption, I'd suggest starting a separate thread in the Hindu section. I'm sure many would find it interesting.
Fair enough. Good pointsPlucking leaves and fruits is not killing. The crops are cut only when they die after loosing the sign of the life, which is the Green Chlorophil. In plants life exists but mind and intelligence do not exist.
Life is called as Pranamaya Kosa. Mind is Manomaya Kosa. Intelligence is Vijnanamaya Kosa. The life is only inert mechanism of exchange process of Oxygen and Carbondioxide and release of energy by oxidation. This mechanism has no awareness of the pain. The mind is represented by the nervous system, which is not present in the plants. The mind may be in very very primitive stage in plants as per the research of Mr.Bose.
The ancient Indian sages avoided even plucking the leaves and fruits. They ate leaves and fruits when they have fallen from the plants (Swayam Viseerna Dhruva Patra Vruttita). They avoided this trace of sin also. In plucking the leaf and killing an animal, the sin is qualitatively equal, but there is a lot of quantitative difference. One percent sin and hundred percent sin cannot be equated.
Your argument concludes that if one does one percent sin, why not hundred percent sin be done? This equates to your statement that if one plucks a leaf why not we kill an animal. Are you pained equally if I steal one rupee or one lakh rupees from your pocket.
The trace of sin can always be neglected. The Lord came as Bhuddha and preached this non-voilence. Veda also says that one should kill his animal nature in the sacrifice and not the animal (Manyuh Pasuh).