Guest Posted June 27, 2008 Report Share Posted June 27, 2008 Ok...I believe that we are all connected because everything in existence came from one source. I call that source God and try to understand it inside of myself because that is the closest I can possibly get to that source without dying. Does the source I'm speaking of not exist? I still believe that source is still around. Imagine a ball that blew up into tiny particles. Those particles could be my hair or a can of soup, in other words everything is part of that original source. Everything has some of that source inside. This ball is dynamic however. I believe that the ball is trying to get it's pieces back to it to be recycled or whatever. (Like I said I don't fully understand the intent of the source because I have not died yet). There are those of us who believe this ultimate concept, that goes by many different names and whatnot, and are simply trying to be closer to it. You are close to you mother until she dies, you are close to your first sports car until it dies, but the source that is in all of us does not die. Thus the concept of living eternally in heaven. You return to this source and leave all the "worldly" parts of yourself behind, kind of like a tootsie roll pop. The source then receives you as a part of the concentrated whole again and then a part of the source goes back out into the "world". The reason we can't be completely one with the source is because as soon as we are born into this world we view ourselves as seperate. In eastern philosophy the goal of enlightenment is to release you desires and become one with everything, in your mind of course, as a perspective. I think religion is just a perspective. Christianity says to believe in being one with that source instead of seperate because that is the one thing you are truly not seperate from. Hence the idea of heaven and hell. In Heaven, you are fully one with God at last, and in Hell you are seperate from him forever. Now I know what you are going to say. If I don't believe in God then I go to hell right? That is truly a hard core concept straight out of the bible that I believe is made to scare us. I believe to view yourself seperate from God or the Source is to live in hell on earth in delusion. By the way, you were spot on about the comment about my wife. My mother died when I was very young. The thing about me and my religious training is that I am not afraid of death. My wife would be upset to lose me but you have to release the present given to you by life eventually. Being afraid to die is like wanting to keep playing a video game and cry when your dad comes in and turns it off. Just grow up. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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