Black Spirituality Religion : What Is God?

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But the quote from Seth Speaks says basically that God is an Idea.....Does that make God Unreal or Non-existent?


If God is not a "Being" what about a Principle or Process?


God Maybe unfathomable in Her entirety?
Is it necessary for us to understand God in His entirety in order to benefit or can incremental Knowledge be profitable?

True..... or the Devil.


True very good book....Jane Roberts






One of the best concept of creation i have read is that of the Hindu concept Vishnu - the All Pervading. Creations is the Thoughts of Vishnu....Brahma being Vishnu's first Thought.
Brahma is the Creator and Vishnu is the Source of Creation.
Brahma is Awareness.
Vishnu is Pure (transcendent) Thought.
Frankster, you will get no argument from me. I guess we all sense something; some great source within us and all around us and as humans we feel it just has to emulate a being in our image of supreme divine powers. I don't know, but I do sense a presence all around me that I really can't explain and I have always felt that. I have read a little of the Hindu concept myself and would sometimes listen to the Mahabharata while going to sleep. I have to say it did leave me in a peaceful state but there was always something missing man. I always felt that there just has to be more and maybe there isn't any more to it than just the experience of life itself. Just the appreciation of being. Maybe just that simple.
 

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Ahem, well yes God is a metaphor. A stand in if you will for that which takes many more words and effort to say or to explain an EXPERIENCE that in the end can't in essence really be given to or held in hand but is real non the less once it has enter a life.
The pathway/s to that metaphoric God experience are many and varied throughout world. And all of them seek to guide toward the same spiritual end for the/an individual through rites, rituals and traditions.

One of the fascinating things for me is how people seemingly have such a hard time separating the many varied mystical experience pathways one may travel from the politics of any given moment.
Here lately it seems 'let's dump on the Christians' is the big. Why? if they think their path is through or with the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost so what! Should I or anyone else give grief because their concept of what 'god is' differs from what mine own is?
God is a mystical experience...........not a 'thing' held.
Yeah, at the end of the day there all just stories and to some a great deal more. I have no issue where folks want to place their faith but I do question the source of that faith and how it was it established. I do question the how ones faith can be placed in a religion whose history is rife with hatred, coercion, torture, exploitation, justification of slavery or let me just say corrupt through and through. Yes, I will question the very foundation ( Dogma & Doctrine ) of what it proclaims to stand on. I was raised a so-called christian but after all that I have learned about that religion and it's origin and how indoctrinated ( brainwashed) I was, I just feel compelled to express that in my thread ( Black Christians). That's just me.

Christanity for a very long time condemned all other forms of religions and even went so far as to label those who professed to have another faith as heretics, pagans and anti-christ. One could not openly worship or embrace anything else for long time except the Catholicism. Being a Christian and a follower of any other form of Christianity such as ( Calvinism )that did not fall in step with the doctrine and dogmas of the Roman Catholic church would result in torture til one renounced their faith or death by burning at the stake.
If folks are dumping on Christians maybe it's just karma and the time has come where they can do it openly without the fear of being ostracized or demonized or put on a rack and being torn to pieces. or maybe it is the hypocrisy and a lot of people today aren't buying into what they are selling. Maybe that is why they and most religious folks get grief and not becuse their concept a so-called god may differ from others. Maybe it's just their turn.. Maybe it's all the above.
That's just my take on it.
But yeah, at the end of the day folks can practice whatever faith they want to and believe in whatever so-called god they choose to believe in. I choose not to.
You say that God is a mystical experience...........not a 'thing' held.
I say why does there have to be a god, why can't folks just get away from this god concept?
Appreciate the dialogue....
 

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Frankster, you will get no argument from me. I guess we all sense something; some great source within us and all around us and as humans we feel it just has to emulate a being in our image of supreme divine powers.
I concur.
The Kingdom of Heaven is within....only by going within can we find God

I don't know, but I do sense a presence all around me that I really can't explain and I have always felt that.
Is there any way you know of to reach out to this "presence" and make it beneficial?

I have read a little of the Hindu concept myself and would sometimes listen to the Mahabharata while going to sleep.
Try Solfeggio frequencies very relaxing and natural sounds of nature.
Then check out Cymatics - how sound creates form and reshape matter...God "Said" and existence Became - Words are Sound

I have to say it did leave me in a peaceful state but there was always something missing man.
No nothing is missing...Be Still and Know God.
Yes ....The Monkey Mind has been silenced - the peace that passeth all understanding.
Silence is Golden dive deep into it that is where your Mind melds with the Godhead.

I always felt that there just has to be more and maybe there isn't any more to it than just the experience of life itself. Just the appreciation of being. Maybe just that simple.
There is more.
Enter the silence without fear but with great expectation.
It is simple but not easy
The Moment you appreciate Being, then you begin to Become
 

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I concur.
The Kingdom of Heaven is within....only by going within can we find God


Is there any way you know of to reach out to this "presence" and make it beneficial?


Try Solfeggio frequencies very relaxing and natural sounds of nature.
Then check out Cymatics - how sound creates form and reshape matter...God "Said" and existence Became - Words are Sound


No nothing is missing...Be Still and Know God.
Yes ....The Monkey Mind has been silenced - the peace that passeth all understanding.
Silence is Golden dive deep into it that is where your Mind melds with the Godhead.


There is more.
Enter the silence without fear but with great expectation.
It is simple but not easy
The Moment you appreciate Being, then you begin to Become
I can appreciate where you are at but it just doesn't work for me. I don't buy into this god concept that is created by mankind. But like I said before frankster, that's just me.
 

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I can appreciate where you are at but it just doesn't work for me.
I understand that..what concept do you accept like or seems acceptable.

I do buy into this god concept that is created by mankind. But like I said before frankster, that's just me.
Please do not get me wrong I am not asking you to "buy into" anything.
All I am doing is sharing what I have found and hoping to hear what you have found.

I grew up in the Rasta Movement where man and man reason among themselves to find truth.
One of the first truth I was exposed to is that "Man is God"

Peace
 

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