The Bahai' Faith attempts to unify the worlds religions by attributing all the worlds prophets as messengers of the same God,each sent for various reasons and/or purposes within the cultural context of their era. I would like to suggest that there is no need to relegate the teachings of the various prophets to just their given disciples or particular role in history. All of Gods messengers, should they be called prophets or messiahs, serve the same purpose which is to enlighten those who are willing enough (provided the opportunity) to listen. As people we should try to benefit as much as possible from these ancient (and not so ancient) religions by approaching from a more eclectic and informed vantage point. We have as much to learn from Jesus as we do Buddha, Mahavira, Laotzi, Zoraoster, Bahaullah and all the others. More than anything else Jesus taught us how to live, how to serve our fellow man and put the lives of others before our own, up to and including dying, as Jesus did, for the greater good (in His case, so that others might live). God knows as our God knows, that any one life, (is) worth less than all the rest. Buddhism teaches us to be true to ourselves far better than most religions are fundamentally able to. If you are not being true to yourself, you are not being true to God. It makes no sense to defend as true, what you can not prove and, worse, to do so merely because society expects you to. God either is or He isn't. Our beliefs do not determine what is or what isn't. Only the scientific method, coupled with an open enough mind to learn, listen and reason can do so. People who claim to know what they do not know, do themselves and everyone around them a great disservice that can not be attributed to something like the will of God.
The question is neither whether or not there is a God or could be but whether or not there should be. And should He not exist, then how should we say that anything exists? If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it really make a sound? Is it correct to say that soundwaves exist without ever being heard, experienced or acknowledged by anyone? And if so, what significance do they have? Science teaches us that everything that exists, be it alive or dead, consists of the same subatomic particles that make up everything else. At first glance, Hinduism appears to be a polytheistic religion but is not. Hinduism speaks of many Gods that it calls manifestations of Brahmin. The three most prominent are Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the maintainer) and Shiva (the destroyer). There are countless others. Is it safe to consider that, we too, are like manifestations of Brahmin? Made of the same substance as God? We may die but so long as the universe exists, do we not, ourselves, continue to exist? Is it possible that even the essence of our individual lives (as written on the walls of the Universe) never truly ceases it's journey but remains a part of God or "It" or whatever name we see fit to give this thing (or dude) we call space and time? One of the laws of physics is that energy can not be created or destroyed. It is called "The Conservation of Energy". Somehow, someway, that energy became you and me (E=MC2). On a quantum level it is not just you or me but you and me. We don't die. We simply return to it. No longer a manifestation of something greater than we can imagine, but the thing itself. Knowing this, can we still consider death so bad? Is not the Ocean greater than the rain drop?
I praise and thank God ever, I adore you my dearest Jesus!:)
It's Sunday, a day of Sabbath for me, I remember Jesus doing what He has to do during Sabbath. It's also a day of rest. :)
I om on the Deuteronomy in the Old Testament in my Bible reading, I'm so moved and blown away again, God is so wonderful and awesome indeed! I'm experiencing His power and goodness in reading His words, His amazing deeds! :)
A beautiful day, with sun shining brightly, of around possibly 15 to 18 degrees.:)
I woke up with a bit of colds, headflu, and after praying and taking cold tablet, I thank God, I feel better!:)
My husband and I had a pleasant conversation this morning (husband and wife do not always have such as this), about having our own place again. and ..ooops, some of it, will remain private of course, something a husband and wife only share, you know...loving loving :) At the moment, I like where we live, I like the townhouse, very homely and cosy and the area too.:)
I will to go to my home church Wesley Mission - Uniting Church at the 6pm Worship Service. :)
I'll do my laundry and still thinking what to have for lunch. Dinner is easier on Sunday as we have some supper at Church, and then our family, except Joanna, (she used to go with us before, now she sometimes attend Inspire Church) usually go to either Mc Donalds, Hungry Jacks and Gloria Jeans near Wesley after Church, there's no need to cook. Though I love cooking, eating out gives me a break on my routine cooking:)
I thank and praise God for all his provisions, blessings and guidance!:)
God bless us, joy and peace,:)
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