I think God has a future, we have a future and they’re all connected. As I’ve said many times, God is our highest instinct to know ourselves. We have questions like why do we exist, what is the meaning of existence, what is the meaning of death? Do we have a soul? And if God exists does he care about us? Because if this God is this infinite void of nothingness that is you know mechanically spewing out the universe you know like a fountain that is gushing water. Who cares if it doesn’t matter to me? Do I have a connection to this source? And I think God has a future if we actually understand what I call the religious experience. That we can know how to transcend, which means to go beyond thought. Because I’ve said no system of thought can give us access to reality. System of thought creates a model and then you are stuck with the model. Scientific model. Theological model. Religious model. Therefore there’s some real insight in that phrase, “Be still and know that I am God.” Because when you’re still then all that’s left is awareness, is existence, all that’s left is being. – Deepak Chopra
Out of nowhere, so to speak, “you” suddenly appear in this world. Birth is followed by expansion. There is not only physical growth, but also growth of knowledge, activities, possessions, experiences. Your sphere of influence expands and life becomes increasingly complex. This is the time when you’re primarily concerned with finding or pursuing your outer purpose. Usually there’s also a corresponding growth of the ego, which is identification with all the above things, and so your form identity becomes more and more defined. This is also the time when outer purpose – growth – tends to become usurped by the ego, which unlike nature does not know when to stop it’s pursuit of expansion and has a voracious appetite for more. Continue reading A Brief History of Your Life – Eckhart Tolle
Science and Spirituality , as most people would see it, occupy very separate spaces in humanity. We can think of several examples within the realm of religion wherein scientists have been ostracized, punished or even killed if their views went agains the prescribed beliefs at the time. On the other hand, the scientific camp has been ready to reject any truth that cannot be tried and tested within the constructs of the scientific method. Some may go as far to say that there is some kind of idealogical battle between Science and Religion or perhaps between Science and any belief system not rooted in the scientific method.
Finding Truth is the main objective of both science and religion, yet one is rooted heavily in the material, while the other is heavily rooted in the immaterial. Considering that our current society has a heavy imbalance towards the material plane , it is unsurprising that science is used to negate God, or any belief existing outside of its. Interestingly enough there is a great deal of ancient wisdom that is coming into alignment with modern science, while at the same time modern science is pushing forward into the realm of metaphysics.
Beliefnet recently published an article by Deepak Chopra about “How Richard Dawkins lost his battle with God”, within which he states “I am not saying that science is moving closer to God, only that the possibility of a conscious universe is very real in scientific terms.” Furthermore he states “a number of prominent theorists now believe that consciousness, or mind, exists in the universe at large, that it is the very basis of everything in spacetime.”
1. The Principle of Cause and Effect
Every Cause has its Effect; every Effect has its Cause; everything happens according to Law; Chance is but a name for Law not recognized; there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the Law.
Born from the ego, the liberator and enslaver. The wellspring of knowledge yet simultaneously the veil that confines us to an illusory world.
Back in 2003, Oxford professor Nick Bostrom suggested that we may be living in a computer simulation. In his paper, Bostrom offered very little science to support his hypothesis — though he did calculate the computational requirements needed to pull off such a feat. And indeed, a philosophical claim is one thing, actually proving it is quite another. But now, a team of physicists say proof might be possible, and that it’s a matter of finding a cosmological signature that would serve as the proverbial Red Pill from the Matrix. And they think they know what it is.
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