Atheists often make a god of humanistic ideals, and in their zeal perpetuate the same crimes they attribute to faith.
People speak of temptation when they experience instinct and they say it is a distraction. This nature. Why supposedly is this nature unholy? This instinct. Why supposedly is there no wisdom in it? I think that it is our clearest wisdom.
Who needs a religious cannon? The Bible itself says that the word of God is written upon the human heart. Many other beliefs phrase it differently, but it is the same idea. Life guides us, and we call it foolishness. Perhaps I judge too harshly, but that seems to be ego, hubris. We cannot win free, because we are already free.
The Buddha went from a life of hedonism to asceticism and then dropped both, but he reviled neither. He said that the essence of suffering is attachment.. not bonding…clinging. The idea that you must cling and clutch things in life. You can’t force it.
But you are whole. The nothing in the Tao is unfinished. We are none of us incomplete, but we resist that wholeness and say ‘I am this’ or ‘I am that’. Just let it reveal to you in that peace. In peace you can go beyond ego into love. In the Bible they say “neither look here nor look there, because the kingdom of God is among you”. There is nowhere to go, no better place. As love is present there also is God, is heaven, is wholeness and life unlimited. Love is never absent. Our minds depart, we ourselves cannot.
Peace begets peace and love begets love. Love is there even when we fear it. Love is there even when we want to die. When you choose to not see love, you choose to not see you. The idea that you are limited and thus should be ashamed, that you are unworthy of love, is a wish for your life to end. It is the biggest health plague in this world today….heart attacks, ulcers, aneurisms. They aren’t just mechanics. To see rock and say that is just a rock, to see a body and say that is just a body, denies the way, the Tao, and is utter ignorance. Your body didn’t come from you. It doesn’t just float in space and then crumble and go away. Your body, your mind are not yours. They are a part of a bigger whole, a greater truth if we see it.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.