Did Matter Create God?
People are wondering, wondering, looking for answers regarding the origins of life, the world and everything.
Mostly, people don’t think in spiritual terms; they don’t understand things that way, many don’t even believe in spirit, but life is spiritual. How will people ever understand life? If mostly, people are lacking the capacity to even think in spiritual terms, one’s understanding of life and existence will be partial at best, if not a totally nonsensical fabrication.
This material way of thinking is very deeply embedded into the minds of the people of today’s material world. It’s taught to us by people who’ve been taught to think the same way.
The Religious Side-Dish
Of those who actually believe in spirit, many, if not most, think of it as merely an aside to their life. Going to church for one hour most Sundays does not constitute a spiritual life. Actual spiritual life is total, even whilst engaged in material activities.
Brave Heroes Believe in God
It’s very rare to find someone who actually understands and lives the reality of spiritual life, despite so many believers, all over the world. For many, it’s little more than a family tradition, a way of life that takes up little of their day to day life; something one wonders about when a family member dies or at the time of war or a natural disaster. As they say: “There are no atheists in the trenches.”
Pray for Spiritual Knowledge
Some people pray for a good spouse, a good job for offspring, a successful business venture, etc, but none of these are spiritual events. Even if your prayers are answered, your problems will just keep coming if you remain ignorant of the spiritual reality; you just won’t understand life.
Stop Doing What Doesn’t Work
How will people ever understand the reality of their existence? They are looking for material answers to a spiritual problem. Sort of like thinking: “I have a sore throat, it hurts when I breathe; I need to stop breathing.” What nonsense.
But life comes from life, Krsna is the original person, He has always existed and always will, and so will you, but you are a tiny spiritual spark. You are tantamount to powerless, you exist life after life after life, but you can’t remember any more than a vague recollection of this one life.
The Hidden Truth
You couldn’t live your hedonistic material life if you clearly understood. You couldn’t reject the authority of God so easily. Thus, forgetfulness is required to facilitate your desires. You live by the mercy of the same Lord that you have rejected.
No need to look for the origins of life, despite what science may have “discovered.” Look around you. Life DOES exist. There’s no valid reason to assume that there was a time when life didn’t exist. That’s just scientific “bumbling.”
If we clear a field of all living inhabitants, it doesn’t take long before things start to grow and reclaim their field; not necessarily the same creatures that were there before, but creatures like them, different populations of individuals until the populations becomes a climax community, as ecologists refer to it, where all populations exist in an ecological balance.
This is merely life on earth, life on this world. The world might come and go but life exists always because we are part and parcel of God, and God exists eternally, spiritually. We are spirit souls. We are also spiritual, as is God.
No need to live out life after life, death after death here on planet Earth, or some other planet, heaven, hell, limbo, purgatory, whatever.
If we accept, out of our free will, to live according to the wish of our beautiful God, then we can live spiritual life, eternally, in the spiritual world; without birth and death, without wars, taxation, misery,
without nasty, obnoxious neighbours, without the loss of loved ones – without suffering.
Thy Will Be Done – Happily
We need to surrender to the wishes of our Lord. This must be voluntarily. God is not forcing anyone to surrender to Him; we can live according to our own desires BUT the nature of existence means that “What you sow, so shall you reap.”
So often we visit suffering upon other living beings, so often suffering comes to us. When you get sick of suffering, turn to Krsna.
Krsna has made an arrangement for those of us who have come to live in the material realm to be able to reach spiritual life.
While we have earthly bodies we have to feed them etc, so Krsna gives us the Bhagavad-gita that explains who we are and how to live so that we incur less and less reactions to our activities until we no longer get reactions and are then free from the cycle of karma, which has been bringing us the results of our activities for so long.
Killing is The Nature of Material Life
Spiritual life begins when we stop killing animals, since it’s perfectly attenable to live without eating the flesh of animals. If we approach the Lord in this way, becoming vegetarian to please Him, especially if simultaneously chanting the maha mantra brought to us by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, to make this process both easy and effective:
Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
There is no material qualification required to chant the holy names of Krsna, anyone can do it. There is no cost; it is supremely effective but will work much faster if one gives up eating animals. If you’re already a vegetarian, so much the better.
Vegetables are Living Beings Too
We have to live, so we offer our vegetarian food to the Lord. If done sincerely, He will accept. He does not accept meat, fish or eggs, but milk and dairy are fine. Done this way there is no reaction to eating vegetables.
If you are fortunate enough to find a pure hearted Sri Guru, he will explain to you that chanting and vegetarianism are extremely important if you are to experience spiritual life.
A Call To Action
You are free to make your own choices. You are a part of God, and like God you have free will. God, Himself does not kill and eat animals for the pleasure of His tongue and belly. In fact, He does nothing at all for His own pleasure.
Krsna’s own incarnation, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, also chants Hare Krsna.
Make Up Your Mind
If you know better, then you make your own choices, but don’t blame anyone else if you don’t like the outcome(s).
How do I know all this?
In the same way that you know who your father is. When your mother introduced you to your father, you accepted her authority to do so. You didn’t say, “No, I know better, and reject your father.” There would have been chaos had you done so.
Chaos Is the Result of Uninformed Choices
In the same way, I accept the authority of sadhu, guru, and sastra (holy saints, my own beloved Guru[s], and the Holy scriptures). By accepting them and following their advice to the best of my ability, I experience life as a whole different set of events than in my previous chaotic life.
Bitterness is Not Attractive
I can go back to my previous existence, based on bodily enjoyment, at any time yet I choose not to do so.There’s a very good reason for this – spiritual life, although a little unfamiliar at first, is totally natural – actually, one is more inclined to accept more and more of spiritual life rather than less.
Spiritual life is pleasing to the soul. No need to be afraid of God; Krsna is absolutely wonderful, attractive to the nth degree. There is no need to be afraid of the Lord, He is your true friend. He understands. He loves with a love that is beyond our imagination – He loves us, and wants us to be happy, but we are not His slaves; He permits us the freedom to choose for ourselves.
This bhakti is full of nectar, and a devotee derives tremendous bliss by absorbing
his mind in bhakti-rasa. It gives pleasure to Krsna, and subsequently a devotee also feels that pleasure.
Manah-siksa p 52.
You can’t cheat Krsna, but, by the same token, there’s no need to cheat. Krsna accepts you as soon as, and to the same degree that you accept Him, and if you humbly ask Him to help you to find Him, He will help you. If you humbly ask Him to send you a real Guru, He will send you one if you’re really ready to surrender to Sri Guru.
If you try to find a guru your own, you’ll probably choose a cheat, which will do nobody any good. A waste of time.
Achieve Your True Purpose
It works for me. It will also work for you. In fact, it’s really beautiful. Even in this wretched world of suffering, spiritual life is far superior to material life. Spiritual values are the perfect guidelines for a
peaceful, happy life. Everything else if suffering.
The choice, as always, is yours, and the world goes on much the same for everyone else, but for us, it’s a different reality.
Choose wisely. An imaginary world can give you imaginary happiness … at best.
Reality ki jaya!
a toxic xombie