Thanks for your replies - I totally get what you are saying and have to say you've illustrated this well. I had a look at the links provided. What I see running through your ideas is not that different to how other Nondual thinkers put it.seeds wrote:You are operating under the influence of the dubious assumptions established in what I call the “old paradigm” of ideas and thinking.
I do not believe that the Creator of this particular universe is without a beginning.
I personally believe that the Creator of this universe began in pretty much the same way that we began - in an ongoing process that no doubt extends as far back as eternity itself.
To me though, it doesn't matter how much of a meal we make out of this..that everything is God. There is a much simpler way of putting it. In that there's just everything and nothing here right now. Now is all there is, now is eternity. There is only eternity appearing here right now.
Who created the knowing of that simple bold statement??
The only creator known is ''thought created'' .... thoughts in and of themselves are uncreated, they're just appearing here and now in this immediate aliveness of being... so that every time a thought appears ..so does creation in conjunction with the thought. Now we can also imagine the simple alive presence that's here now where no thought is appearing. That alive presence is what is without interpretation. That obvious ''what is'' is without a mind to create itself. The creation is born of mind therefore is a likened to a dream.
The reason I say eternity is appearing here right now is because this can only be known in it's appearance. If there was nothing showing on the screen of awareness then nothing is. What shows on the screen is inseparable from the screen therefore there's just nothing and everything appearing simultaneously....paradoxically, nothing is appearing, only the ''thoughts'' about it are appearing.
It is ''thought'' that cannot be fathomed or explained. Aliveness is simply this here right now without doubt or error which doesn't need to be explained or understood.
Thoughts create the thinker, the thinker creates the entity, the entity weaves itself a thought filled dream. All appearing out of nothing, returning to nothing. The nothing is the everything, and everything is nothing appearing now simultaneously. The background being the nothing - the forefront being the everything...but where or what is back&front but an unfathomable unexplainable conceptual thought appearing now in this otherwise blank innateness of alive presence.
My understanding of what is meant by ''post death existence'' is the second birth ... the first birth is the idea that we think we have been born, which is only a belief, ...but then out of that separation comes an innate knowing that knows there is no separation here at all.. so then another realisation dawns (knowing) that we have to die to that separation idea in order to get back to our original unborn Self...which is the real Self in which all life story dreams of ''me'' having myriad of adventures appear forever and ever ...That's how I understand it anyway...not sure if that's how you see it?seeds wrote:I am merely suggesting a “state of post-death existence” where we will each have an eternally evolving and “fruitful” purpose in which we are all individually capable of creating a universe out of the mental fabric of our very own being, just as the Creator of this universe has done.