[QUOTE=omamana;32972]The difference between us and God or Jesus is [U]Sin[/U]. We are not and cannot be perfect human beings, God and Jesus are perfection. This is my Christian point of view…
Surya Deva, please don’t make general assumptions about Christianity based on the people of this world. If you want to make inferences on behalf of Christians please refer to the scriptures in the Bible. And, please show me in the Bible where it says ‘we are god?!’.[/QUOTE]
Tha fact is that this man is right. The problem is that he really makes a lousy case. Thus, he only strenghtens the animosity towards what he believes in.
Faith might be enough for some. Authority of some tradition is enough for some. All these things were, and are still necessary to the extent of the ripeness of the soul.
If, because I got my degree, I would preach about the silliness of pre-school education, how silly would I become ? Let others have their ways. Respectfully disagree if you feel someone wants to force your opinion.
Personal truth and the truth in general are not the same, excepting the case of very elevated beings. In having various views, opinions, we are rich ! Some might say, righfully, that being divided is wrong. And that is true, to a certain extent. Indeed we must aspire to union. Yet, let this union belong not to the powerful, to the elocvent, to the loud, to the supreficial. Where there is a power, it becomes known to the physical eye in forms, when there is truth (not an abstract intellectual truth, but a living, acting force of truth) it becomes known to the physical brain in thoughts. Those who only see the form and are only able to witness the thoughts, will be confused, because those limits belonging to form and thought as we are used to them, limit the truth, just like a photograph limits the multidimensional tree to a picture in 2D. But just as there exist a camera capable of taking multiple pictures, as there are cameras capable to even convey 3D imagery, so, there are ways to know in our soul unknown to the masses, but known to the initiate.
The complexity and greatness of Life and Truth, that of the World and the human being greatly extends those limits of form and thought we are accustomed to. Thus the many tradititions we have today. They are all true. And a superficial comparison will not do. You can argue that from your point of view the tree has a cartain shape, and what the other one tells you is false … in reality, the tree is one, and the views are many. And if you really want to know the tree, you must take more than one picture of it. You must change position. Now, the problem is that human beings evolve, and a certain form of communication what was right in a given age, might not suffice today. But to comprehend the greatness of a tradition, we need a translator. We take too much as granted, because we are sons of our age. We think we comprehend samkhya, vedanta, yoga, or the gospels, but truly, we do not. Our view of these is biased, distorted by so many unrecognized judgements, assumptions. Indeed, it is always easier to teach a child than an adult, beacuse the adult is already spoiled by the lies customary to the age he/she’s living in. These lies are of such nature that we do not even think of them, we take them as granted, as truths, as axyoms. But such behaviour is unworthy to a spiritual disciple. Satya does not only mean, that we do not deliberatly lie. It means also to realize the lies of our existence, in their totality. It means that we question every single thought, attitude, feeling we have, from a higher perspective. And once we acknowldge the lack of truth in ourselves, (sins, in christian terminology) a great thirtst for real knowledge and truth is born in our souls, and this thirst, this longing is the very power what draws the powers of illumination into our lives.