Today I read a posting on Goodreads that started a discussion on from where do we come.
On May 22nd last year a member wrote, “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates
Where to we come from? Did God or some being create us? Are we the children of the Big Bang? How did we come to exist on this world, why are we here? Do you believe that we are all Equal in the eyes of the beholder or are we “Created equal but some are created more equally than others?”
I commented: “I will give you the answer that was given me. You do not need to believe it, it is just truth as I know it. Before I give it, there was another answer that was what I consider perhaps the best, and it was, “It is a question that does not need answering.” That is so true, it is enough that we exist.
We were created from Love and Love is why we exist. No one person is given more than another, all are created equally with infinite love.
You do not see God, nor do you know with utmost certainty of God’s existence, but then, you have not seen your great, great, great, great, great grandmother either, but she had to have been else you would not exist. Just because you do not see, touch, hear to smell the past does not mean it did not exist. Just because you do not think you see God does not mean that God does not exist. God is as you are.
The truth resides in you, you already know it.
God Loves You Always.”
The truth exist but do you really want to know? If you knew the truth, what would you do with the information? This question has been presented many times in history, in fact, Plato presents an interesting discussion on truth in The Allegory of The Cave. (At the link there is an interesting summary of Plato’s discussion and an interpretation of its meaning. If you have not already done so I do consider it a must read.)
Back to the question, what would you do if you knew the truth? If you knew the earth was round and everyone else thought it was flat, would you tell them? And, if you told them and they did not believe you and suggested you were insane, how would that make you feel? If you knew and you told them and they did not believe you, would it change the truth that you know? There are a couple of quotes I enjoy from Mahatma Gandhi, “Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time. I must continue to bear testimony to truth even if I am forsaken by all. Mine may today be a voice in the wilderness, but it will be heard when all other voices are silenced, if it is the voice of Truth– Mahatma Gandhi.” The second, “An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self sustained. Young India 1924-1926 (1927), p. 1285″
If I apply the concept of truth to religious study I get confused. The reason of my confusion is the fact that there is an inconsistency between what is taught in religious study in reference to the original teachers lessons. Christianity does not appear to follow the teaching of Jesus and that Muslim and Islam practices do not appear to follow the teaching of the prophet Muhammad. Further, when I read from the Torah I find inconsistencies with the practices of the Jewish community. Each of the teachers taught respect of others and unconditional love. Unfortunately, we are still unable to practice what we were originally taught for a few reasons.
The first reason is that the lesson taught then was not heard correctly nor understood and what is taught now was neither said or understood then. The next reason is that we allow our own arrogance and prejudice take precedence over the love from which we were created.
If the teachers came today to tell you the truth, would you believe who it if what they said was inconsistent with what you understand of your books? Can you imagine how hard it was for Jesus to teach God’s love over 2000 years ago? Do you think it would be much different today?
I think about evolution and what it means. Have we evolved through time? The answer is yes, we have evolved. We are different today from what we were yesterday and the day before. Apply that back 10 years and we are different. Apply back 100 years and we are different and 1000 years more different still. We can go back 2000 years and then 5000 years and still find that we have changed. How far do you want to go, perhaps the 10000 years of human existence on earth. The earth is estimated to be 4 billions of years old. If that is accurate then our 10000 years of knowledge of our existence is perhaps the size of a neutron compare to the 4 billions years of knowledge of the existence of earth. We live on a very small planet in a very small solar system in an equally small galaxy. How much knowledge is there still to learn? Is our existence limited to our physical body? For discussion on this please refer to my posting last week. For now, let me remind you that there is a simple fact that we exist from the moment that God pulls us from his essence. We are the combination of energy and love, love is God, God is love, love is from where we come and love is why we exist.
What I tell you here cannot be proven though if you look you will find it written over and over through time by the many spiritual teachers to include the one called Jesus.
In Transitions, A Spiritual Evolution, I asked the question, “If Jesus came to you today would you crucify him again?” If the prophet Muhammad told you to respect your women would you interpret that to mean that you must suppress them? These questions and others fill my mind, yet I understand that we come into this world with complete freedom of choice granted to us by God. To have this freedom to choose we must have something from which to choose. If we knew the complete truth there would be little need for freedom of choice and therefore little reason to perfect ourselves. However, if we desire to be an engineer we must perfect our knowledge of mathematics, if we want to be a doctor then we must perfect our knowledge of physical anatomy. The same applies to our spiritual development; if we want to be closer to God then we must perfect our knowledge of who we are and from where we come. Whatever we do, the choice is always ours alone to make. Regardless of our choices, God and the Angels are always with us to help us endure. God loves you, the Angels love you, love always.