Scientifically, energy cannot be created nor destroyed. It is always existing. Why can’t God be part of this? It makes sense! I hate when atheists say, Where did God come from? Uh, hello, where did energy come from? Also, do pantheists ever incorporate Catholicism? I mean, what if energy is God, since both have the same qualities?
No reward at all – no heaven, no afterlife, no positive karmic effects. No pleasing God, no celebratiing his Love, no spiritual growth, no advancement, no peace. Also, add to this the following: no one knows that you do good, no one knows that you’re kind, etc. And … you don’t have any concept of yourself as doing good or being a righteous, principled person. You just do without any sense of self or ego or gain or anything. Is that possible?
Reaching Enlightenment or being awakened is the goal of many people throughout the world. But what is this awakening, in your opinion? The two biggest influences in my life is Zen and Existentialism. Through this, my idea of enlightenment is reaching the point in your life in which you were tabula rasa. Otherwise known as birth. The moment you were born you weren’t tainted by the influences of others and your environment mentally. Attaining enlightenment in my eyes is quite simple returning to ones original nature… nothing.
Since you identify as an ego you know not who it is that has it. Please leave God ideas out of it because if you don’t know who is asking you cannot expect help. Even devotion is insincere. Govinda, most honorable, I thank you for such an intelligent good answer. Although I do not follow the path of Bhakti-yoga or Karma Yoga I have studied the Bhagavad-Gita from both translations by Swami Prabhavananda and Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s translation is my favorite. (Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2 verse 45) “The Vedas...
I am planning to go to a local psychic night, the avdert says it has some of the most respected mediums in the country?? I have a strong beleif in the afterlife and am also religious. Furthermore, I have a friend who is 16, do you have to be 18 (i am) to see a medium??
And Chakras ( energy centers ) in the body. And Auras being a part of us that shows how we feel emotionally and mentally. Energy healing like Reiki That everything is energy that cannot be destroyed only changed. BS or not?