Eelco wrote:I was tempted to watch the series because of the elizabeth haitch reference you made, but I have to agree on your fear porn assesment.
I have familiarized myzelf withbthe mahabharata last year through a podcast that goes through the whole thing. Our nuclear weapons are not nearly as destructive as some of the ancient weapons of power arjuna and his time fellows had at their disposal.
I think questioning the nature of soul may offer some insight. In a way feom my point of view a Soul like an ego is a construct which appears through the need of consciouness to structure seemingly related events and phenomena as one thing. Where ego is made up of the memories and projections of a series if events that happen to the body/mind of a person. My best guess is that Soul appears similarly over a larger set if time/space events.
In the end both have never truly existed and thus can never be destroyed.
Thanks for your reply! I am too often struck when I hear enough from "listen to me"gurus that they start to contradict themselves in a fundamental way that grates on my last nerve (hehe).
Questioning the nature of the soul can offer us the bedrock on which to build our priorities IMO. I know you have done much soul searching. My priority is that I want to be the kind of being who is not going to have to return as a baby and start all over again in what feels like a really awful mire of ignorance (my own ignorance being what I notice most).
When I was a child, I was preoccupied by a feeling of having been really evil. Then I was seeking intellectual ideas about what is what and "how to become good".I did not FEEL connected but I wanted to love God. In the last decade I began to feel in touch with a deep inner core of good and love that has begun to heal me. I feel God inside my own being. I consider myself now to be a recovering narcissist who is learning love of myself and all others.
I am not looking to be enlightened necessarily but I do think there is a Soul Technology that is THE THING to focus on in my life. I am not sure about anything except that I choose to be as transparent as possible, to act in a kind way and most of all become harmless to all beings. Somehow I feel my soul is asking me to practice these "moves". It is not kind to murder or harmless and I am part of a world collective that could blast one another with nukes. I really don't want to drop everything to focus on disarmament and so it did momentarily frighten me that I might be culpable for this horror if I ignore it.
When I was first introduced to the Vedas as the earliest recorded "science" of the true human, I was very excited. IMO principles and what is beyond the particulars (the meta-physical) can then lend themselves to any particular context and are the way to understand what is true. The conversation between Krshna and Arjuna on the battle field was potent for me.
Would REAL murder (not just body) by a collective weapon involve all of us in its implementation? I think so.
Would Creator set us up to be murderers even though we could not stop it individually. I don't think so.
Since its my own path I am trying to forge, I reserve the right to make decisions about what I will use to create as my platform. Nukes are not good but IMO they are not soul destroying. If I am mistaken, I ask to be guided to know I am deluded.