What is important about a light bulb is not the filament or the glass but the light.
And what is important about each of us is not the body and its nerves but the consciousness that shines through them.
And when one lives for that instead of for protection of the bulb one is in Buddha consciousness.
But what do our religions actually teach.
Not the way to an experience of identity with the Godhead since that is the prime heresy according to them, but the way and the means to establish and maintain a relationship to a named God.
And how is such a relationship to be achieved.
Only through membership in a certain supernaturally endowed uniquely favored social group.
The Old Testament has a covenant with a certain historic people, the only holy race, the only holy thing in fact on earth, and according to Christians they can only get in on that through the incarnation of Christ Jesus who is to be known as true God and true man, which in the Christian view is a miracle whereas in the Orient everyone is to be known as true God and true man.
And how do we confirm in life our relationship to that one and only God Man.
Through baptism and thereby spiritual membership in his Church which is to say, once again through a social instruction.
Our whole knowledge to the universally known guiding symbols of the unfolding mysteries has been by the way of the claims of these two self sanctified historical social groups( Christianity and Judaism),.
And the claims of both have today been disqualified, historically, astronomically, biologically and every other way and everybody knows it.
No wonder our clergymen look anxious and their congregations confused.
The sacrifice of Jesus was not as a payment to the father in atonement for Adams sin.
Rather it was an act of willing self immolation in love, intended to invoke in response the return of mankind’s love from worldly concerns, to God.
God: Man I sure would like to just forgive everyone and get past this sin thing and move on.
Justice: you better not until you’ve paid me back or I’ll slap you silly Jesus: Slap me silly instead Justice and give Dad a break from your legalistic ways. God: Great idea Son Justice has had my hands tied since that dam apple incident.
Justice: Well thank God there’s still Hell for some addition payback for scoffers of this masterful plan Jesus: Wow Dad who thought this crap up in the first place?
So you are on this Journey away from a fixed belief system, one in which faith in a grouping of doctrines and practices is required. That of course is easier said than done and you find yourself with an empty house and a little bit of anxiety for the choice you have made. You were convinced God was pleased with beliefs you could neither see nor confirm, and ideas that seemed to contradict each other concerning prayer, or how many angels fit on the head of a pin.
Let me say what actually attracted me to Jesus at first although at the time it’s not how he was promoted and I mean promoted, was the awareness he had concerning the things that really mattered, and the awareness he practiced as a spiritual man here on earth. Ask yourself this the things that he spoke of and lived daily were they matters of fixed faith, or were they what I like to call matter of action & awareness. Matters such as Love, Devotion, Kindness, Care & Concern for others, these are matters that require awareness and the action in love that follows.
This matter of following Jesus is not actually about belief in fixed systems of doctrines, creeds & ceremony, and this is what has been bugging you at a deep spiritual level for quite some time. You just couldn’t get your finger on the problem so to speak, but now as your spiritual awareness grows so does your spiritual discernment that something is wrong.
So the answer isn’t switching fixed systems of thought from say Calvinism to Universalism, although that’s a move in the right direction it’s a move that ultimately brings you back to a system again. The answer is lies in moving into and awareness that moves you into action that fully embraces life, as Jesus did as the Buddha did and many, many others as well.
We will talk more about this awareness in the future but for know like the movie “Unbreakable” with Bruce Willis you need to start practicing this love based action awareness, because it is the Bomb indeed it is The Christ!