Bridging opposite beliefs

Intellectual debates about “truth,” “righteousness,” “God,” and so on are USELESS. Avyakt7 has done his share on that in the past. However, if you feel compelled to debate, by all means DO IT. Reinvent the wheel.
What matters is consciousness and that is not changed a bit by intellectual talks.
If someone is convinced by an argument, it does not mean that this person has a new consciousness. “Compassion” in a person is not there because he was convinced through an argument. Openness to Life will not be part of  our consciousness unless we abandon the conditioning of the mind.

The above is not a recipe for “success.” It is merely a general observation.  Just as we have arrived at this point in time with heavily conditioned minds, the opposite will happen as well: De-conditioning.
There is nothing to DO, but just to OBSERVE that is happening and that every time we rely on the mind to be the driver of our lives, we can only drive through the lanes of conditioning.

Once we embrace a particular religious group in search of God, truth, righteousness, purity, etc. we will contrast society’s ways with our current religious conditioning. There will be antagonism. That is why, every religious group, political party or “chosen one” group believes to be “better” than anyone else. 
The mind creates that contrast based on ideals of what “should be right.”

Life does not have a moral value of what is “good or bad.”
That is  only a necessary human invention to live in society.
Life offers experiences to be experienced and those arrive through their full range, which will be experimented at particular times. 

Today I may be a criminal. I am not saying that this is “right or wrong.” I am saying that “I” will experience the consequences of that role just to change to the opposite, a “saint” or whatever other “good” label, opposite to “criminal” we could think of.
On the same token, a “saint” now is on his way to become a sinner, if that wasn’t part of his experience before. Our society has taught us to judge others, because we believe in a law, protocol or moral value, above the reality of change. A person should conform to that value, if that person deviates then a label to condemn that person will be used. Behind that label, there is a strong feeling of disapproval or even disgust.

Please OBSERVE that Life offers a range of experiences. Humans on the other hand are caught up with the “limited” version of that: You are a criminal now, a convict, you are “evil.” But… I am “good.” Be like “ME.”

I am not saying that to be a “criminal” is “good.” Avyakt7-NG is stating that good and evil are limited human perspectives. “Yin and Yang” are labels for 2 opposite but complementary forces which work together to make changes in the Universe. 

That is why, there cannot be “God” without a “Devil.” There cannot be a “theist,” without an “atheist.” It is through their apparent conflict how changes happen in the world.

What we label as “bad”  is a necessary experience for the one experiencing, so it is “good” as well: Someone may be suffering a disease. Through that experience, there will be learning. There will be change. That experience will not last forever. That person has the capacity to go through that particular experience. From that experience we could learn to reach out for help. We could learn that our health is precious. We could learn to feel the support of our loved ones practically. We could learn that once the experience is over, the medicine will magically appear, perhaps through ways that we had rejected in the past (i.e: oriental medicine vs traditional “take a pill” medicine.)
It is that experience the one that will open up our consciousness.  In Life, “to learn” means to “open up” and not to understand intellectually.

That openness will make us “good” without following books, philosophies or religious teachings. 

But if we remain conditioned, then all we can DO is to compare ourselves with others. The “poor me,” syndrome will appear and with that lack of self- esteem.
We may think: “That is “bad.” I shouldn’t have low self-esteem.”
That is a limited perception.
In the “unlimited,” low self-esteem will bring the movement into the experience of a higher self-esteem. That is the range of experiences. So, why pick a moment of the whole experience to label it as “good or bad”? 

Our mental conditioning will keep on telling us that “this shouldn’t be, this shouldn’t happen to ME,” etc.
That will prompt the “atheist” to look for a “God.” Suffering does it every time.
The inflated ego needs to deflate. That is the range of experiences.
Is to have an inflated ego, good or bad?  That is a silly question. That is just part of the whole experience.

Life is to be Enjoyed according to our consciousness. But if this experience of living Life is not enjoyable; then we are taking ourselves too seriously.
Relax. It is time to laugh at this “I.” The “worst” that could happen to the “I” is to die… and that may not be “bad at all.”  Death will happen anyway… so why not enjoy while “I” am AWARE of MYSELF.
That will bring “good karma,” and others will feel “good” around ME.
Isn’t that what “God” and the “atheist” alike want? That is what  a “theist” and “atheist” have in common. That is the bridge to their differences.

For the common good.

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