The holy scriptures of both bygone kingdoms and modern societies talk of "birthright"
...yet the gods still deny us the full rights to it.
Yes, heaven is good.
Yes, salvation is also good...I guess.
(I still don't know what I needed to be saved" from")
Nevertheless, our religious leaders talk of that which will be given to us in the hereafter as if it cannot be obtained here.
You see, I've always had a problem with putting off until tomorrow what can be done today.
Since the notion of divine salvation is in the realm of belief and faith, that's fine, I got that going for me...
...but I have to wait 20, 30, 60, maybe even 80 years for that?
People always talk about how life is so short, yet those are some of the selfsame people who drag themselves into work day in and day out who stare at a slow clock for 8 hours a day until they can finally blow the popsicle stand of some Mickey Mouse job.
Despite anything else, no matter how "long" or "short" this life may be, there is always constant motion.
We work with all the things that come into our life at every moment. Good things or bad things, there is always something to interact with. There are hardly any moments when we can just be totally quiet and still; even in meditation it is a constant battle to keep both your body and mind focused.
When you are constantly moving there is no time to stop and wait. You do what you can to get the desired result out of the situation.
Why can't "salvation" be the same?
Why must we wait until the hereafter for eternal bliss?
Why must we die in order to live?
I don't think it's necessary to do so.
We can make a heaven for us right here and now. How to do it? simple...
...declare that you and your surroundings is your heaven.
There is no mantra, no tantra, no scripture reading, no knowledge of vector calculus, necessary.
There is quite simply nothing to do for it; if you want it you have it.
The only problem that will keep you from getting what you want are the exasperations that it is "too simple" to do, and of course then you wont do it.
The belief in yourself is the truest faith that you can have.
You are the only one blocking your path. When you release your inhibitions nothing can stop you.
Not even the sky's the limit.
What is, and what is not
What was, once was what will be, and now is not.
That which shall be...
If you know what shall be, it is already in the past.
It is said that the future looks bright, with that which is whiteness and lightless, that power of which is so fully formed it cannot be gazed upon,
but if that is so, then where is the beauty if it cannot be seen?
Naked eye for naked eye,
the future is but a trick of light and shadow; a conjuring trick by an Illusionist.
It is said that the future looks dim, but even more so than dim...
Black. Darkness. Abyss.
That which is black is fullness in its entirety. A space that spans the entire volume. Yet it is called emptiness.
By whom is this fullness called emptiness? Those who care not to seek out sights and wonders yet still do by the masses; filling unfulfilled; matched rituals, the come one’s, they come, all.
Do you know? or do you not know?
The question is thus, but a question still remains.
Why do you want to question?
So you do want a problem after all.
To seek happiness, you do not want to seek it. Finding is for those who want to find, and seeking or those who want to seek; only a crossroads at a juncture,
you’ll go your way and I’ll go mine,
nary the twain shall meet.
It is said that the body needs discipline. It is to keep the soul intact; for without the form that is formless will be crushed.
What will it crush if it has no form? The crushing will be for the form that is, the substance, the matter, the body.
Putting the body on the line, the bearer of sins, olives and skull paths lead body in passion; to save the sins of not sinless souls but souls who never needed the glory of sin in the beginning. For he who loved the world so much, he had forgotten, his son, in detriment if not in folly.
To seek pleasure is to seek pain; you recoil at the statement but that part of you which knows the truth cannot be silenced.
It will speak for evermore and long lasting, if the chance is given.
A crack of the window and the cold hawkish air rushes in with import and haste.
When it gazes upon itself in the glass, darkly upon darkness, and all is darkness; but emptiness...
will it see; face to face
subsuming both self and other, and another with time for tomorrow, and tomorrow
Is tipped into this dulled place today.
But are you sure it will come? Your questions need answers, but which one comes first?
Do not think that a question begs an answer, an answer can perfectly well beg
for a question, it thanks you very much for the opportunity to take leave and go elsewhere.
Leaving you with neither the question that was asked before, and now no answer certainly remains
Though, face to face, in part...
You should know then,
as the I is now known.
God has no shape
Cannot be gazed upon.
God has many names, all of which we gave to them. When asked what there name was, it was given:
"'I am that I am."
"My existence is existence."
Any name, shape, form that we give God...
...is what we give to God.
It is said that all paths lead to the same destination.
When you analyze the various religions of the world, it doesn't require a keen eye to see that a similar vein runs through most all of them.
Religious pursuits are most often a path to comfort. Solace is taken in the knowledge of reality that is
the organization of the universe; the inner workings of everything.
In this, nothing is "unknown", since the foundation is given:
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."
So it is interesting how the questioning of things that we don't supposedly understand is answered in that God works in "mysterious ways".
But didn't God tell you that he did it?
It is he who is the source, is he not?
What don't you know? Where is the mystery?
You must want there to be mystery then.
I don't too much blame you.
But the path is inwards.
The destination is inside.
The Kingdom of God is within.