Do you think its a he?
Alot of people talk about God and how great “he” is, but i don’t think they know what they actually talking about. I think God is being itself and not a being. There is God in all of us. Being present is Godliness. Love is God. Peace is God. Freedom is God. But of course i can’t prove any of that, i guess i just feel it.
Listen to this if you feel you like i should elaborate.
Whats your take on God?
Said beautifully. BEING itself. I completely agree. What people refer to as god, I believe to be constantly among us. Something that connects us and everything on this planet, not a singular higher being. Have you read any books that have influenced your perspective?
I have read The Power of Now as well. It was very powerful for me when I read it and I have it on audiobook now and will listen to it sometimes (its weird listening to Tolle speak sometimes though :P). I’ve read a couple other books that have allowed me to gain a different perspective on spirituality and help me form my ideas and views. Such as Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh and Rebel Buddha by Dzogchen Ponlop.
The Catholic tradition agrees with what you have said. God is not a being, but being itself. This is found in St. Thomas Aquinas’s (13th century) writings and in the Bible when Moses asks God in the burning bush what his name is, and God says, “I AM WHO AM” or some translate “I AM WHO I AM” (Exodus 3:14). God is love (1 John 4:8). Furthermore, on a more philosophical level, God is the uncaused cause of the universe, the only source of objective truth, and the only “thing” that can fully satisfy human desires. As St. Augustine (4th century) wrote in his Confessions, “O Lord, our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”
Now according to Catholic tradition, God has also revealed himself fully within the person of Jesus Christ, who is both fully God and fully human. The exchange of love between God the Father and God the Son (Jesus) is known as the Holy Spirit (the third “person” of the Holy Trinity). There is no way any human being can know this except by God revealing it to us. It is kind of like how you would never know that I contemplated taking my own life, unless I revealed that to you.
We know very few positive statements about who God is; it is much easier to say what God is not. For example, God is not a liar, a being, finite, and God does not change. I hope this helps, God bless (:
I remember that in Shantaram (a great book) the Author talked about how there was no god, but instead a form of complexion. That actions which would help People and the World to move forward and Reach this complexion are considered as good, while all the actions which prevent this or slow it Down is considered as bad…
I have come to the belief that this is the best theory I have heard, but I still pray because I do still believe that there is something we cant see.