And God spoke…Part 2

I am with a family and they are on a pilgrimage. One of my blessed soul came to this planet in the last century. Now he is worshipped by people, who come in large numbers to his shrine
( samadhi ). This saint did not reveal his religion in his lifetime. A smart saint, I would say. So they built a samadhi, memorial and also a masjid ( mosque ) in his honour. People of multiple religions come to this holy village, where this saint once preached and healed people. Anyway what has religion got to do with me ? I am God and i dont need religion. Religion is man made. You can follow any religion and hope to find communion with me. Different religions are  different paths which lead you to one destination..ME. As you know I omnipresent and omnipotent. I know you all want to see me in one body, preferably human. In the same form that you have as a human being. But I stay in all living bodies. I am the creator and the creation. And when I am in every living body, how can you expect to see me in One ? If I left all the other living bodies and decided to come in to one single body, you wouldn’t be alive to see me. All creation, including Man will fall dead, without my presence in them. This planet would disintegrate. I do not know if you have realised that planets and the stars, all carry my energy. The universe would come apart, planets would collide with one another, so will the stars.. if I decide to make myself singular. My plurality is what keeps this universe from disintegrating. Gottit ? I don’t think most of you got it. Otherwise you wouldn’t have such utter disregard for your own planet, which feeds you, provides you water, air food and thus nourishes you. I am in the grain and the water that you drink dumbos. If you keep abusing sweet earth, no grain will grow. There will be no water for you to drink. The sea water will take over the entire planet. Its happened before, you must have read about it, but refuse to learn any lessons. But hey wait, look whats happening out here. Outside the temple of my very own saint, there are touts and agents trying to sell the saints darshan. I mean to look at the idol up close they are extorting money. You think that getting close to the idol of the saint is going to win you some special favours or additional brownie points? These touts are out to make a quick buck, why don’t you gettit ? You can watch my idol from a distance and still be blessed. Oh human nature and its insecurities and follies, so stupid and dumb ! And look at the head of this family ! ! He is bargaining with them. Hey you ! Hey ! Its useless as always. Humans don’t hear my voice. They have given in to their own greed and fear and become plain deaf. They fear that if they don’t get close enough to my idol they will not be noticed, so how will i fulfil their wishes ? That’s stupid greed man ! You always come with a big wish list on a pilgrimage. I wish you came to simply meet me.  Embrace me. But no. In a crowded noisy temple you shout out your wishes in your head. I am not deaf for heavens sake. Even if you dont tell me what you desire, I know it. I am the one sitting within you, seeing every desire take birth in you. Stop bargaining with me, that if I give you wealth, you will put back ten percent of your wealth back in to the temple box. I am God, dammit. Not your commission agent. I feel hurt the way you guys treat me. Ruin my creation, this Earth. I know i am being repetitive, but it is of utmost concern to me now. And like this planet you are also my creation. But…You smoke and I have to bear the smoke sitting in silence within you. Your body is your temple god-dammit. The day you realise this you will stop abusing your body. Do you smoke in a temple or a church ? Do you ? Your body is the same my friend. I am not just some moron who is only found sitting in churches, temples and mosques. I am living within you. So what does that make your body ? A temple, isn’t it ?

Ohhhh ! Here he goes! He has made his deal with the tout. Can you believe it ? A backdoor entry in to the temple ? In exchange for some money. While the others sweat it out for hours in a queue, he and his family will quietly sneak in to the temple through the back door. Look at these people you dumbo. Men, women, old and children queuing up for hours.. and you pay a tout to go in through the backdoor ?  Vow ! You think that’s going to make me very happy ? And I will fulfil your wishes and desires ? In fact it may work the other way round. Beware !

But speaking frankly, I am not happy with these people queuing up too. Now come on, don’t tell me I am a getting difficult. Truth is I have never asked anyone to torture themselves to get close to me ! I never ask anyone to fast and go hungry  to please me. If it makes your body healthy, then I am fine with it. Fast for a day. If it helps you mediate on me then I am okay with it. But dont do it only to please me. Because it wont.

Silent communion is all I seek. Certainly not a back door entry.

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4 comments

  1. Is There a Higher Theology For Man, Than Knowing God personally -person to PERSON?
    There are those today who live in not so distant places that have a real life person to Person relationship with Lord Jesus!
    These humble words that are shared with brotherly love and respect, point out to the kind of relationship man was made to have with our Lord Jesus Christ. The following paragraphs, where taken from the book of Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos Entreaty” (Paraklitika), and it is a knowledge that must be shared with all those who have Lord Jesus Christ as their Heavenly Father.
    “Those who have made their selves worthy to see God are the True Theologians. Saint Gregorios the Theologian taught that those who saw God like Apostle Paul can safely theologize, because the sight of God cleanse them from all fantasy, and renders them true preachers of the truth making them explicitly different from philosophers and philosophies”.
    Metropolitan Hierotheos who is a member of the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church continues in his book:
    “It is with a lot of awe and fear of God that we dare write here that even today there are Saints (that are alive today) who saw and see Christ in the Light, they converse with him, and stay in His Sight for days and even weeks. We have been blessed by God to personally meet such people who saw Christ in His Divine Light, who attest to the fact that Lord Jesus is a True God, the only Savior of man, our only hope for Eternal Life, our only way out of the dead-end that we have reached”. The words in (John 17:3) “And eternal life means knowing you, the only true God, and knowing Jesus Christ, whom you send” mean KNOWING YOU PERSONALLY
    The vision of Divine Light (God)
    http://www.monachos.net/content/patristics/studies-fathers/67

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    • We all experience God differently. Buddha thought not of God, but of a law that runs this universe. But let’s leave Budhha and the scriptures alone for a while. Let’s talk about what I experience. I experience God as the formless universal energy. In every living form that breathes and lives on Earth i can sense the presence of an energy, who is God. But then you are entitled to have your views and so am I.i am a God loving person. Not a God fearing one. Love brings us closer. Fear creates separation. This particular blog is written to say something deeper, with a bit of humour. Because I see God with a great sense of humour. But not in a single body, but countless bodies that have inhabited the world since life began on the planet. Regards. Karan

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      • There can be only be ONLY ONE GOD my brother. !400 writers of His time testified to my gods resurrections to His healing to His expelling of demons to His resurrection to His assention to His father and this is why NO ONE ever doupted His divinity. On Mount Athos the Monks go to get to see Him and know Him personally! This is who He is!
        [Revelation 21:6] “Lord Jesus Christ is the ALPHA and the OMEGA, the CAUSE of the CREATIONAL BEGINNING, the CAUSATION OF CREATION, the SUPREME and UPMOST PURPOSE FOR ALL CREATIONS ”.

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  2. Yes Karan but you must keep in mind that there is ONLY ONE GOD and all of His Creations should experience Him (know Him personally) in only one way! The Orthodox Holy Fathers teach that God is considered to be a PERSON because He is known to talk to people like Moses and is Saints PERSON to person! Returning to the presence of God is also known to becoming Holy. Holiness however is not a moral or an ethical description of a person, there is is an ~ontological transformation~ that can be seen on the Remains on those who enabled who cleansed their selves from sin and enabled their selves back to the presence of God!
    [Mathew5:8] “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God”

    There It is an 2000 year old Orthodox Monastic Tradition worldwide, to exhume the monks’ bodies 5 years after their death. Their remains are then placed in special charnel houses and at the same time the Monastery monks are given the chance to establish first hand if their brother monk brings signs of Holiness on his remain. In reality what they are looking to ascertain is: Whether the remain (the bones) have acquired a honey- gold color, Ascertain if a distinct beautiful scent (aroma) ascends from the monk’s relics. In some cases (that are not rare) like in the case of Saint Demetrios the “fragrant” who lived the 3rd century, His Holy Remains gush out a semi liquid aromatic unction that looks like honey and smells like aroma.

    Holy Relics in Orthodox Church
    http://easternorthodoxspirituality.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-place-of-holy-relics-in-orthodox.html
    God bless

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