Monday, November 17, 2008

faith beyond believes

On a personal level we can live a fine, high quality life, without the burden of beliefs forcing us to judge. On a societal level these hard bound beliefs are what divide us, segment us, and keep us apart. A society without such beliefs is society rooted firmly in reality, and thus has a much better chance of being harmonious.
Psychologically, such beliefs either bolster or undermine our ego. Some of such believe that we are smart, so we present our self as smart, even to the extent that sometimes we act like a smart ass! Similarly a belief feel us unattractive, so we do all kinds of grossly expensive things – get cosmetic surgery, buy pricey clothes, plaster on the make-up with what we believe to be our inadequate appearance.
As one can see, belief and judgment are more than kissing cousins; they are more like conjoined twins. Our beliefs create  judgments and  judgments create  beliefs. It’s hard to tell where one stops and the other begins.
What if we just did what we could? What if we just did what needed to be done to the best of our ability? What if we just presented the world our authentic self? It’s worth a try.
Judgement separate us from others. Oh, sure, there are some people who believe pretty much the same as we do. we tag them brilliant! Sometimes we even call them friends. But, far and away, most people on this planet hold beliefs quite different than ours. we call them ignorant, misguided, sinful, Republican, or just plain wrong!
On a societal level, beliefs are the things that wars, crime, hatred, inequity, and injustice are made of. It’s capitalism versus socialism, rich versus poor, the saved versus the damned, Jew versus Muslim, democracy versus dictatorship, the Koran versus, the Bible, and the thing is all are merely ideas! None of them have a shred of reality to them. And yet, we fight over them, live and die by them, place them on pedestals like graven idols, and cling to them like a drowning man. The thing is, what they believe is really none of our damn business! As a variation on an old saying goes, “Beliefs are like assholes. Everyone’s got them, and most of them stink!” That includes all beliefs, even mine, even yours.
So what other alternative do we have? Other option is belief without judgement such belief transcends belief to faith. Faith is intuitive, not rational. If there were an Ultimate Reality that we could see, something that our discursive minds could understand and our physically bound senses could grasp, we wouldn’t need belief or faith!
lets have faith in the Universe and in ourselves, in others and in all of creation, both manifest and unmanifest. One universe one sprit. And we are all in this thing called life together. Lets not discriminate or exclude. Lets accepts, support and sustains all.
a belief that a non-cognitive understanding of the energy or Spirit that animates all. surrender our long-cherished opinions, eradicate our most precious ideas, and jettison our most tightly held judgments in order to let the two – the physical world and the Spirit – become one again.
When we totally accept the presentation of physical reality and intuitively understand the spirit that precedes, imbues, and transcends it. Allow change to happens – not through belief but through faith, not through cognition but through intuition, not through competition but through cooperation. we will begin to act from that Oneness, and then, who knows what will happen?...i know it's  a high funda ...atleast make room for other's believes and don't eradicate them bluntly.

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