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6526Re: [EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous] Re: It's So Sad About the Newtown, CT. Shootings

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  • etznab@aol.com
    Dec 17, 2012
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      Here's an other thought. Maybe there is no distinction between God and
      Soul. That there are no Souls and no Gods. And that everything that
      exists, all individuals, are inherently nothing but the same ONE thing
      which, for some, is something they sacrifice by living under the
      illusion of being something less. In this case it is no less than "God"
      responsible for all good things and all evil things as a matter of
      individual choice.

      Is it really beyond the ONE existent reality to "limit itself"? Nature
      would seem to indicate otherwise.

      Yes this sounds like far out talk, but that is only the result of
      looking at it a particular way. What I am saying is that God can limit
      itself and not limit itself at the same time, because God - the true
      realization of it - exists as part of a realm devoid of time as we know

      Take human thoughts as an example of what I'm trying to get at. People
      can imagine limitation and even imagine being killed and being reborn.
      But when those are only thoughts it doesn't change the constitution and
      the makeup of the person having those thoughts. Like, I could imagine
      myself as an ant but that would only be an imagination and would not
      change the fact that I am human just having a thought of being an ant.
      So what is to say that God can't also imagine, or think, and in no way
      is God, or the ONE, changed by having thoughts.

      And then again, what is to say that people (in the greater scheme) are
      not really God identifying with creation to such an extent as to
      identify with the creation as opposed to the creator? After
      identification with creation is severed upon physical death, perhaps
      the realization of God increases and there might be something to the
      belief in various inner bodies and inner planes. If the individual
      believes and identifies with the creations there, as here.

      -----Original Message-----
      From: iam999freedom <iam999freedom@...>
      To: EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous
      Sent: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 7:26 pm
      Subject: [EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous] Re: It's So Sad About the
      Newtown, CT. Shootings

      Hi, there is an issue that keeps cropping up and troubles me when I
      think of the Newton shootings and all the other tragedies in this world.

      When God,(if there is such a being) created this world, It obviously
      knew of the negative choices that people would make like the Newtown
      shootings, murder, rape, incest, child prostitution, the list goes on
      and on. Human free choice and perhaps subsequent karma has been used to
      explain away God's responsibilty for these hideous events.

      However, if the director of a play (God) creates characters in the play
      (humans) that It knows will make negative choices (because that's one
      of the main ways a human learns) does that not make God at least
      indirectly responsible for these tragedies? Just a thought that leads
      me to thinks:
      1. Maybe God is not as Loving as we are lead to believe.
      2. I have trouble believing in or wanting to follow such a Being.

      Any thoughts from others?


      --- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com, Janice Pfeiffer
      <jepfeiffer@...> wrote:
      > Well I guess I can say one positive thing and I would think
      religious leaders would focus on that angle.
      > There were teachers and school officials who died shielding
      children from the gunman and some even met him face to face unarmed
      trying to deter him from killing those children.
      > To me that is supreme love.  They put their own safety aside to
      save the lives of the more frail little children.  No one could
      demonstrate more love than they in those terrifying conditions. 
      > Bless all those who has to face this tragedy and may they all one
      day find peace concerning it
      > --- On Mon, 12/17/12, prometheus_973 <prometheus_973@...>
      > From: prometheus_973 <prometheus_973@...>
      > Subject: [EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous] It's So Sad About the
      Newtown, CT. Shootings
      > To: EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Monday, December 17, 2012, 1:54 AM
      > Hello All,
      > I've been watching the
      > TV coverage of this tragedy
      > for a few days now. It
      > makes one wonder how
      > a mentally deranged
      > young man can do such
      > evil and to such innocent
      > children... face-to-face!
      > However, I found the
      > religious take on all
      > of it to be quite strange.
      > Some of the comments
      > in the prayers of the
      > ministers were odd.
      > One cleric said that
      > it happened in order
      > to have people to
      > question life and to
      > be able to go through
      > their own transformation.
      > Thus, it's a test!
      > One guy mentioned that
      > the children would not
      > have to experience sin.
      > "After passion comes
      > compassion."
      > I'm not sure why people
      > were praying to God and
      > talking to or beseeching
      > God when he didn't offer
      > up any protection to these
      > innocent children. But,
      > are innocent children in
      > other countries protected
      > from harm? It's like how
      > Klemp protects his eckists.
      > The Governor of CT. sounded
      > like Peter Sellers in "Being There"
      > when talking about after Winter
      > there will be Spring and growth.
      > There is belief that a grander
      > plan is afoot and that it won't
      > be revealed until you can no
      > longer speak and share and
      > this gives those left hope that
      > the promises will be fulfilled.
      > I'm thinking that Eckists
      > are probably sad, too, but
      > also think that they see it
      > as karma being karma and
      > that there is no death.
      > "What is seen is temporary
      > but what is unseen is eternal."
      > Do clerics merely repeat what
      > we already know or is it merely
      > a pep talk while reminding
      > us of what we are supposed
      > to believe? Or, do they see
      > themselves as the experts
      > who have memorized scripture,
      > dress up in special garments,
      > while we regular people are
      > the ignorant sheep meant to
      > blindly follow?
      > It is interesting to see a
      > commonality of sorts, but
      > individual choice seems to
      > take precedence as it always
      > will.
      > prometheus
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