Tag Archives: Spirituality

Spirituality of being One

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http://www.examiner.com/new-thought-in-san-francisco/what-is-spirituality-all-about

Article reads: Spirituality is that we are all One, just atoms rearranged in a different way.  Different physical manifestations of the One.  When you consider that, that you are a physical manifestation of the One, what do you wish to do with that?   Know…be still and know…and then go and be love.  That is what spirituality is all about.

Hinduism gave us evolution before Darwin

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Article: And as to evolution, more than 2,000 years before Darwin rocked Christendom with his heresy, the Hindu Puranas described the “Dasha Avataras”–the ten Avatars, or incarnations, of Lord Vishnu.  Lord Vishnu is said to assume an avatar at various periods in history to guide creation and preserve its eternal dharma–meaning that which is necessary to sustain and uphold.  And so God is described in the earliest of creation to have taken the avatar of a fish, followed by a tortoise (amphibian), boar, half man-half lion, short human (scientists only recently found that early humans were likely short-statured), and then a warrior with an axe.  The latter incarnations are the well known avatars of Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, and Lord Buddha as the most recent.

Note that this evolution is vitalistic, and so it is not natural selection.

Evolution boils down to what is “random”

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Article reads: If Christians realize there is no possible permutation of what evolutionary biologists regard as “random” that is not already known to an infinite God, then the “God versus evolution” controversy simply vanishes.

It is true, if random cannot be called absolute onto itself, then neither can the watchmaker be called blind. But Collins will not admit this because this changes the meaning of “evolution.” This redefined evolution is not natural selection.

Question Evolution campaign

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Article reads: Students have a right to question “evolutionary pseudo-science” and “evolutionary dogma,” according to the Question Evolution campaign promotional video (shown below), and are encouraged to purchase brochures, caps and t-shirts announcing their opposition to Charles Darwin and evolution.

His illumining light

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http://www.hindustantimes.com/A-dazzling-life/Article1-734852.aspx

Article reads: There is someone who wishes you to be in delight and joy. If you can be in joy — not the outer joy of going here and there, buying material things, socialising — but real joy and inner fulfilment, then you can spontaneously repose faith in Him.

Darwin’s evolution and Hinduism

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Article reads: Another important principle of modern science is the Darwin’s principle of evolution which talks of process of selection and is described by a rule known as “Survival of the fittest”. It is now recognised that too much emphasis on the education of the Darwin’s principle of evolution has actually damaged the environment and society has been affected negatively. So much violence in the society and suppression of poor or weak by strong and powerful persons, communities or nations is partly a consequences of this law. In contrast, Indian philosophy talks of a principle of “Live and Let Live”. The two laws are totally different from each other and there is a need to study the differences between the two. The basic principles of Indian philosophies have resulted into a value system, a cultural heritage, a different concept of development which can be termed as spiritual development, which should be compared with the Darwin’s principle of evolution along with a linear concept of economic development. Similarly living in cooperation with other living beings and the nature is a part of this type of evolution. Worshipping of nature and natural resources in India is somehow related with this philosophy.

Deepak Chopra on intuition

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http://www.care2.com/greenliving/use-your-intuition.html

Chopra writes:When you explore yourself on the inner plane, you are working with intuition. It’s a common misconception that intuition is at odds with science, but Einstein himself said that what separated him from atheists was that “they cannot hear the music of the spheres.” In truth, science and spirituality both depend upon intuition, for the greatest scientific discoveries are made through creative leaps, rather than by following a linear trail of established facts.

Trust in God promotes situational resolution

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http://topnews.ae/content/28522-spirituality-ends-life-uncertainties

Article reads: Meanwhile, the study authors added, “We found that the positive beliefs of trust in God were associated with less worry and that this relationship was partially mediated by lower levels of intolerance of uncertainty. Conversely, the negative beliefs of mistrust in God correlated with higher worry and intolerance”.

Ray Kurzweil forgets that a striving life already depends on an a-priori affection

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anthony-adams/ray-kurzweil-interview_b_921015.html

Kurzweil says: So there is an evolutionary reason why love evolved. But I think that as we enhance ourselves through our technology and ultimately actually merge with it, we are going to be more capable of being more loving and capable of representing what that means. That is the epitome of what evolution is trying to achieve and in that regard, I consider evolution to be a spiritual process because it moves towards greater levels of intelligence, beauty, creativity, knowledge and love. All of which are attributes that god has been called, without limit, god is infinite in these qualities, an evolutionary process even the singularity which will be an explosion of these attributes that doesn’t reach infinite levels, although there is some debate about that, that’s my position anyway.

But one can find God already in the present moment, without all the heated progressive goals that adds layers of complexity, on top of complexity. Therefore, Love of the timeless variety did not evolve because it already was, and a love that is bound to time is less than authentic.

Science and religion

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Opinion reads: It is often queried how Christians who are practising scientists balance the seeming conflict between faith and science. The apparent conflict seems to centre primarily on the question of origins. The Christian view, as articulated in the Bible, is that God created the earth and placed human beings in it after furnishing it with plants and a variety of animal species. The view that is attributed to modern science, through Charles Darwin, is that all species have evolved from common ancestors through a random process of natural selection based on survival of the fittest.