Re: [GnosticThought] Re: Sufi quotes
- On Tue, 09 Oct 2012 09:45:50 -0000
"gnostic_ken" <gnostic_ken@...> wrote:
> I just don't have any other word I can use so I say the Eternal Now.The eternal Tao... might be a good choice;
Tao... includes every concept, thing and voice.
[voice = metonymic for word]
Tao = the ultimate principle of the universe.
Religion... Priestcraft's eternal-scam;
founded on phantasy... and flimflam.
- Hi Ken. Of course. We have to do that. We are programmed to do that. We couldn't get through our day without presupposing that we are independantly existing, separate, autonomous egos, freely making decisions. But we aren't. IMO.
--- In GnosticThought@yahoogroups.com, "gnostic_ken" <gnostic_ken@...> wrote:
> --- In GnosticThought@yahoogroups.com, "SteveW" <eugnostos2000@> wrote:
> > Reality is one undivided whole without parts. In the theistic terms that a Sufi might use, everything is God. But language presupposes subject and object. Language, by its very nature, reinforces the idea of multiplicity and separation. The goal of Sufism, as my online Sufi friends have informed me, is Fana, or dissolution of the ego in God-Consciousness. But if everything is God, then there was never a separately existing ego in the first place. Some of the people I have spoken to are perceptive enough to realize this. Others engage in endless spiritual practices, such as focusing on the 99 Names of Allah, in order to destroy their sense of being a separate ego. What folly! another example of what Zen people call The Great Search. IMO.
> > Steve
> Hi Steve,
> I personally embrace the illusion for myself while doing my best to remember it is an illusion.