Kabbala, Tao and the Mystical
Found some Tao (yin-yang principle [opposites unite – equilibrium – peace]) in a Kabbala interpretation:
„You cannot exceed the borders of thinking,
But standing on the border look across from afar;
And as your eye sees, what it cannot grasp,
So can your higher sense, ramble into the unthinkable.“
(The Kabbala, Erich Bischoff, page 24, 25)
Compare to Tao-Te-King 1.3 – 1.4:
Who is eternal without desire,
will see the inmost secret;
Who eternally is with desire,
will only see the brink.
These two are one and the same.
Their names emerged differently.
Their unification we call mystic.
Mystically and again mystically:
The portal to whatever secret.
(Tao-Te-King 1.3 – 1.4)
Led by the mind the things are,
Controlled by the mind, begotten by the mind.
If one speaks with a corrupted mind,
Acts corrupted minds acts,
Then suffering follows one,
As well as the wheel the draw beasts foot.
Buddha – Dhammapada 1.1
The world is, what you think it is.
„Drugs“, The Bible and criminalization
Genesis 1,31 (Creation)
„God looked at everything, he had created: It was very good.“
In this context and the interpretation that nothing of God’s creation is evil but „very good“ and serves a purpose even poisonous plants („…alone the dose makes, that a thing won’t be a poison.“ Paracelsus), the criminalization of plant, cacti, and mushroom „drugs“ can’t be justified in an Abrahamic religion believers moral compass, because creation comes from God and was created for us to use carefully (Genesis 2,15 „God, the Lord, thus took the human and put him into the garden of Eden, therewith he cultivates and takes care [!] of it.“).
„The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.“
Every single one is responsible for the world/multiverses!!!!!
The Bible and vegetarianism/veganism/fruitarianism
Genesis 1,28 – 29
„God blessed them, and God spoke to them: Be fruitful, and accrete yourselves, populate the earth, subdue it, and rule over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the sky and over all the animal that stir the earth. Then spoke God: Hereby I commit to you all the plants on the whole earth, which bear seeds, and all the trees with seed-bearing fruits. They shall serve as food to you.“
„You shall not kill.“
The Genesis quote would somehow refer to vegetarianism, rule over animals and eat plants and fruits. But only looking at the second part of the genesis quote would surely refer to veganism as God gives us plants and fruits that shall serve as food.
But also taking in consideration the Exodus quote you shall not kill (not even animals and plants) would have the conclusion that the Bible recommends a sole fruitarian diet (Garden of Eden -> Indigenous in the Jungle?).
“God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.
How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked?
Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.”
It says there are many Mighty (Gods), Yehovah, Elohim, Shiva, etc. being just a few of the many, maybe representing different aspects of the almighty!
„For they sow the wind And they reap the whirlwind….“
„….fracture for fracture, eye for an eye, tooth for tooth; just as he has injured a man, so it shall be inflicted on him.“
“Therefore, repent and turn to him [God] to have your sins blotted out,”
See also Near Death Experiences for references.
If you have done something bad to a person, you will be given the opportunity, and that opportunity will not be easy on you, to repair the situation, either in this life or the next incarnation!
“One day, divine beings presented themselves to the LORD, and Satan accompanied them.”
“Do we not have one father? Has not one God created us? Why does each of us act deceitfully, each man against his own brother, to profane the covenant of our ancestors?”
This saying: Satan being a divine being since God also created him!
“Therefore, repent and turn to him [God] to have your sins blotted out,”
This saying: Even the worst sinner or fallen Angel (Satan), can be forgiven
Jesus and capitalism
Either Jesus was a socialist or a godly anarchist or both.
from the Bible :
„No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.“
That said, implies, since Jesus was promoting a turning towards God, that one should turn away from money (capitalism) towards God.
„Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.“
Do you think there’s money in (astral) heaven? Do you think you can pay your entrance into (astral) paradise (or earthly heaven) with some (astral) dollars (the Greeks actually symbolically paid entrance to the underworld with their obolus in mouth at the funeral), like a disco, and buy your (astral) food with (astral) dollars? Just look at NDE’ers, none of the new prophets mentions the existence of money in (astral) heaven (or earthly paradise), especially regarding the fact that it’s supposed to be the most splendid and loving, counter to moneys known negative properties‘, astral paradise (or earthly heaven) and you shouldn’t have to work really hard in earthly paradise (or astral heaven) in order to earn money for earthly heaven (or most splendid astral paradise) for your (astral) food (also look at the American indigenous, they have/had no money), it doesn’t say as on capitalist earth so may it be in astral heavens, it means heaven (loving unity) should be on earth!
The second is this: ‚You must love your neighbor as yourself.‘ No other commandment is greater than these.“
Love your neighbor unconditionally, and that involves also your enemies and your wrongdoers!
„Keep watching and praying that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.“
The human being is fallible!
New heavens and a new earth interpretation and the Christian fundamentalists
„But based on his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.“ (2 Peter 3:13)
The interpretation of this verse is that after a possible armageddon (big cleansing (last big war) according to the Hopi) (caused by satan/the system) the rainbow people (Genesis 9:16 -17, „The bow will be in the clouds, and I will look at it and remember the permanent covenant between God and all the living creatures on earth. God said to Noah, „This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and every creature on earth.“) shall rebuild (When the earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, and who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. They will be known as the warriors of the Rainbow — Old Native American Prophecy) with the help of Jesus and God the earth and heavens into a utopia and not according to fundamentalist Christians, God snipping with his fingers magically building a new heaven and earth, so that they can treat the earth arbitrary.