Exhausted after a long day traveling around in south Sweden I came into doubt. is there a God really? As SahdGuru define it, certainly not.
But that is not my God.
As SahdGuru Defines “no God” in this video. “Nobody sitting above there keeping accounts of what you did and what you did not, to punish you, ban you in hell”
That’s definitively not my definition of God. My God is not the old testament and Quran punishing God.
My God is the forgiving and merciful God you find in his temple. And that temple is I believe inside you. There you find God and his wisdom.
But the doubt came to me today, is there a God? I have to go back into myself and seek God and wisdom.
“Resplendent and unfading is wisdom,
and she is readily perceived by those who love her,
and found by those who seek her.” (The Book of wisdom 6:12-16)
“Our idea of God is an exaggerated definition of yourself. ” If you were a Buffalo, God would be a Huge Buffalo. ” #if you are brown, Good is brown. If you were a dog, God is a Dog.”.God is per definition a man as a man defined it as an (exaggerated) image of himself.
(No offence to God with that I think. God created buffaloes and dogs and I think God is not an anthropocentrist nor a rasist, discriminating humans and animals.)
Whatever you believe there is a God or not,
we can never proove anything about this, like we can not proove there is a afterlife.
We can only believe. And I agree with SadhGuru, we must be allowed to believe whatever but in my personal and the Buddhists opinion
we must behave as god humans (the 8 path of enlightment). As a known Buddhist said
“You prepare your bed in this life to be used in your afterlife.”
if it is like that… maybe it is smarter to behave well (practicing the Zoroastrian good actions, good thoughts, good words with each other). And not only ,
I will maybe met all those I have met here in this life, again in my afterlife. Who knows?
So, I decided, I want to met my neighbours and fellows as good friends with no anger against me nor bad feelings with me. This is my choice.
I am personally looking forward to the afterlife (that is when my body is not suitable anymore to carry me) as I maybe there will finally. know what exists and not.
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For me an animal is more than just a living thing, a plant or a three. I believe in the Buddhist reincarnation and the Hinduist Avatara (Good incarnation). I believe that we are supposed to be good shepherds taking good care of our fellow animals like Noah did during the time on the Ark not killing and eating them. Homo sapiens has been developed to healthy and intelligent beings, thanks to animals and animals have helped our ancestor Neanderthals to survive the harsch northern climate to become our ancestors.
But today we do not need to kill animals to get nutrients, cloth, comfort and protection. There are alternatives. Our Earth can not feed so many humans if so many of us continue to be second level topconsumers. World starvation facts and methane climate effects give us clear signs that we must stop consuming meat.
When I were studying zoology at the University here in Göteborg 3o years ago, I had to kill an animal to be used for an experiment. I couldn’t kill that animal. The feeling against this act was to strong so the teacher did it instead. I never forgot the feeling I had seeing this.
this video adds another dimension to my Vegan dilemma. It is about A vegan feelings to non vegans has changed.
Should Vegans have children?
Another interesting dilemma Rehana and her boyfriend Andrew raises is told about in this video