--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
> --- In email@example.com, "Jeff
> <jeff@m...> wrote:
> > The spiritual aspect of meditation
> > need not get lost in its relatively
> > new role in the self-help (Self-help)
> > arena. Even here, it can be
> > breakthrough-useful as an
> > "applied metaphysics".
> > God most probably doesn't
> > need man's psychotherapy. (ü)
> Only when He manifests as us men (and women.)
> > Best,
> > Jeff
Sure, even though we are
made manifest in the image of God,
what is encountered (or possibly
wired into us) when manifested
in this physical, rational form,
is the genesis of the feeling of
separation - what is called maya
or illusion in some traditions; and
the feeling that we are (our identity is)
the manifest, rather than the spirit,
a spark of God's own fire.
Forgetting that we are within God,
or being coerced out of knowing this
(socialization - being force-fed from
the tree of duality) is what prepares
the ground for dark disturbing doubts -
not only about religion or sprituality, but
about who we are at our core.
Meditation, at its loftiest, is one
vehicle for dispelling the notion
that we are separate from God.
In meditation, either formal or
the meditative state that a
mountain range or a sunrise
can provoke, we can potentially
discover that the answer to "Who Am I"
is not this manifest flesh and blood
container, but rather the Self that
is the unmanifest spirit, a play
of consciousness, eternal,
within God, inseparable from God.
Enjoying the day,