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God allows too many small-minded people with too many small-gods

De acuerdo

So much truth in few words
The choices are ours to make
The ultimate gift is our heritage
Uncountable desires divert our denouement
Posted by sanatanadharma | Wed May 19, 2021, 12:00 PM (0 replies)

Religionists need better understanding of their own theologic beliefs

As I understand their POV, I suggest the souls of aborted beings return directly to God as they are never culpable of original sin or any other sinful behavior.
Going to God is said to be good.

Since they say God's hand gets involved human matters (like "God put me in the Capitol on 1/5", they ought also understand that God put the soul into that to-be-aborted body, knowing the soul would soon come home.
As they say the world around us is a temptingly dangerous, temporary place prior to Heaven, why do they insist so hard that souls must stay on this plane?

Altruism is highly regarded and doesn't seem to require premeditation or thinking or consideration of cause and effect, like the soldier instantly diving onto the grenade.
In this way we need to celebrate the altruism of the aborted souls and of the aborted-bodies' cellular descendants.

Religionists insult their own God by rejecting the God-given gifts of minds and knowledge and progress.

Or so it seems to this non-religionist.
Posted by sanatanadharma | Sat Mar 6, 2021, 01:14 PM (1 replies)

Nobody personally known by me in my small world

However, I know about each of the half-million dead in the USA.

Everyone used the personal pronoun "I" and everyone had the same sense of 'myself'.
Every self had experiences, knowledge, fears, hopes, plans and some (or more) existential angst.
Each was the center of a known universe, though for most their own universe ended at the epidermis.
All were certain in their knowing even when they did not know. All knew they lived in a real world even when they didn't.
All had desires, memories, non-verifiable beliefs and births from some form of family; they were known to others.
One perhaps (I am generous) did not fear death.

I hope to know that one personally.

Posted by sanatanadharma | Fri Mar 5, 2021, 07:39 PM (0 replies)

Probably not but I will try

"Karmic trajectories rush inevitably to balance forces when no further actions continue manifesting results which themselves must be appropriately paid."

"Karmic trajectories" = the general trend, apparent path of the ship of any "self". Some people seem to tend toward the good and others toward the worst (of choices). Trajectory is not fate but more like the momentum of a large ship at sea. It can slowly be changed.

"rush inevitably to balance forces" = the momentum of cause-effect (action-result) seeking equilibrium = arc of the moral universe (a near universal value).

"when no further actions continue manifesting results" = (awkward sentence construction) until we cease adding more momentum to our trajectory, we continue accruing karmic debt (imbalance). Our continuing actions bring added consequences that need resolution, while we carry still outstanding previously accrued balances.

"which themselves must be appropriately paid" = in the 'karmic-model' and in common-mores, we postulate that the consequences of our actions will be adjusted (debits and credits balanced); some say death is less final on a moral scale than on a human scale.

Karma-ethic ought to be thought of, less as reward-retribution-punishment, and more like gravity- unseen but certain.
Posted by sanatanadharma | Wed Feb 17, 2021, 04:29 PM (1 replies)

From your lips to the 'ear of the ear' of Bhagavan*

Karmic trajectories rush inevitably to balance forces when no further actions continue manifesting results which themselves must be appropriately paid. The piper will not be put off.

I hope never to share Rush's realms.

People, there are, whose karmic trajectories will bring results desired, not as reward but rather as paid-interest on investment.
Of these folk we can say, "They choose wisely". I hope to be "One".

Desires impel choices that initiate actions that become habits. Once one becomes a karmic-clown, the path to which realm will be roamed is, as though, set in stone.

*The word Bhagavan can be understood as cosmic-balance in stillness. Like pendulums coming to rest; consequences cease when activity is stilled.
Posted by sanatanadharma | Wed Feb 17, 2021, 02:01 PM (1 replies)

Ancient Vedic Upanishadic understanding says similar...

Consciousness exists. This is in disputable. Indeed consciousness is required to even try denying the existence of consciousness.

Consciousness is non-negateable because (again) it takes consciousness to know or to deny, to prove or refute anything.
One's own conscious-beingness is self-evident, requiring no proof. "I know I am" is a priori to knowing who I am (gender, nationality, desires, interests, occupation, activity, all other concepts).

Knowledge exists in consciousness. There is nothing known except by consciousness. Without consciousness, nothing can be explained.
Consciousness can not be explained away. Science can reveal where to find in the brain, various emotions, intentions, memories and other 'objects of consciousness" and activity.
Science can't explain nor negate consciousness-knowingness (separate from the known) without using the very consciousness that is being investigated.

Thus the Vedas call ultimate reality "sat-chit-ananta" or satcitananda.
Ananta=limitless; or ananda, usually called bliss but better understood as free of all limitations.

Consciousness is not equivalent to 'what is known', the objects of consciousness, nor to the brain nor to that of which we are aware.
Posted by sanatanadharma | Fri Feb 5, 2021, 01:46 PM (2 replies)

W.C. Fields (died 1946?) "I love children...

...(pregnant pause) fricasseed."

The insanity of the reality of people believing 'stupidity' is indeed dangerous as said in a post above.
The Qanuts must be identified as and treated as too mentally-different to be accepted in sane society; their subjective projection upon the manifest world is beyond any morally-acceptable societal norms; the Qanuts are beyond the continuum of socially tolerated activity.

This is not a matter of manners or mores like some gentile southern customs or pre-JFK expectations of good teens.
This is a matter of a social-pathology infecting the collective psyche of society.
Acted out delusions of dull minds, like infected boils, must be lanced, drained, cleansed and salved.
There is pain and will be pain, but temporary pain is to be preferred to permanent poisoning.
Posted by sanatanadharma | Thu Feb 4, 2021, 05:23 PM (0 replies)

Bringing a gun to the philosophical inquiry into "free-will and/or determinism" debate

The sociology class homework assignment, now over-due, is to write an essay about the role of guns in deterministic behavior

The act of choosing (or not) to have a gun (or more guns) may be considered a free-will action.

Does the possession of a gun limit free-will choice?
Is the quantity of guns possessed a positive sign or a sign of "possession?
Posted by sanatanadharma | Thu Feb 4, 2021, 12:59 PM (0 replies)

They deny their God, those who reject the means made by men made in the

They deny their God, those who reject the means made by men made in the image and likeness of their God.
They fail to see the healing grace of wisdom and knowledge in vaccines.

They claim the creation is a gift of the creator and yet reject the cures made available by the minds, hands and resources within that gift.

The same people who will donate their mortal remains to the benefit of others, reject the donations made available to them by the other.

Serious failures of fact, logic and morality lead to seeing and fearing the snake in the grass.
Rational embrace of fact, logic and morality reveals the mistake of projecting a snake upon the reality of the lanyard on the lawn.

Posted by sanatanadharma | Sun Jan 31, 2021, 04:44 PM (2 replies)

From Qanuts to See ee ohhs, few are truly free

Freedom is so misunderstood.
When one is bound by world-wide-webs of delusions and lies living on the internet, one is not free.
When one is constrained by fears that lahks* of millions, even bits of billions, are not enough, one is not free.

Humans from penthouses to no-houses are nearly universally bound by overwhelming desires, aversions or fears.
There is so much talk about freedom from external restraints and so much ignorance of internal shackles.
We shout for freedom from within self-built fortresses of fetters, fears, challenges and chains.

The freedom to open carry guns of wars seems not to free the one brandishing from their always full bandolier of fears.
The objective truth of excessive over-abundance is missed by the rich tycoon with an overdrawn 'never-enough' account.

*A "lahk" is the Vedic measure of 100,000
Posted by sanatanadharma | Sat Jan 30, 2021, 08:35 PM (0 replies)
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