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Multiple universal spiritual principle

  1. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 21 months ago

    Honest disagreement is a sign of progress. smile I would edit that to the point of saying that because we are all unique parts of God, with unique life and life situations/karma, we can not pretend to the point of saying that any one religion or version of spirituality fits all of the people. My universal spiritual principle will not fit you. You must formulate your own universal spiritual principle. The point is there is not one universal spiritual principle. But many.

    1. Jewels profile image81
      Jewelsposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      A paradox - the disagreement hopefully leads the seeker toward discernment of the highest order.  Only available in the land of polarities!  smile

  2. Oztinato profile image83
    Oztinatoposted 21 months ago

    DasEngel
    you are quite correct. The correct approach will automatically accommodate all views without being in the least contradictory.

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you, and yes! Let's all enjoy life. smile

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image83
    Kathryn L Hillposted 21 months ago

    Principle

    1 truth, proposition, concept, idea, theory, assumption, fundamental, essential, ground rule.

    2 doctrine, belief, creed, credo, (golden) rule, criterion, tenet, code, ethic, dictum, canon, law.

    3 morals, morality, (code of) ethics, beliefs, ideals, standards; integrity, uprightness, righteousness, virtue, probity, (sense of) honor, decency, conscience, scruples.

  4. Kathryn L Hill profile image83
    Kathryn L Hillposted 21 months ago

    There are many religious/spiritual paths leading to the top of the mountain toward Reality. We can climb up the mountain on different paths. What is at the top of the mountain is something we share in common.


    ( sigh, for the hundredth time. lol your posts are like catnip, I can't help it.)

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      A Cat in an Empty Apartment


      "Die? One does not do that to a cat.
      Because what's a cat to do
      in an empty apartment?
      Climb the walls.
      Caress against the furniture.
      It seems that nothing has changed here,
      but yet things are different.
      Nothing appears to have been relocated,
      yet everything has been shuffled about.
      The lamp no longer burns in the evenings.

      Footsteps can be heard on the stairway,
      but they're not the ones.
      The hand which puts the fish on the platter
      is not the same one which used to do it.

      Something here does not begin
      at its usual time.
      Something does not happen quite
      as it should
      Here someone was and was,
      then suddenly disappeared
      and now is stubbornly absent.

      All the closets were peered into.
      The shelves were walked through.
      The rug was lifted and examined.
      Even the rule about not scattering
      papers was violated.

      What more is to be done?
      Sleep and wait.

      Let him return,
      at least make a token appearance.
      Then he'll learn
      that one shouldn't treat a cat like this.
      He will be approached
      as though unwillingly,
      slowly,
      on very offended paws.
      With no spontaneous leaps or squeals at first."

  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image83
    Kathryn L Hillposted 21 months ago

    An Empty Apartment

    "It seems that nothing has changed here,
    but yet things are different:

    Nothing appears to have been relocated,
    yet everything has been shuffled about.
    All the closets were peered into.
    The shelves were walked through.
    The rug was lifted and examined.
    Even the rule about not scattering
    papers was violated."

  6. Kathryn L Hill profile image83
    Kathryn L Hillposted 21 months ago

    A Cat


    "Die? One does not do that to a cat.

    Q. Because what's a cat to do
    in an empty apartment?
    A. Climb the walls.
    Caress against the furniture.

    Something here does not begin
    at its usual time.
    Something does not happen quite
    as it should.

    Footsteps can be heard on the stairway,
    but they're not the ones.
    The hand which puts the fish on the platter
    is not the same one which used to do it.

    Here someone was and was,
    then suddenly disappeared
    and now is stubbornly absent.
    What more is to be done?

    Sleep and wait.
    Let him return,
    at least make a token appearance.
    Then he'll learn

    that one shouldn't treat a cat like this.
    He will be approached
    as though unwillingly,
    slowly,
    on very offended paws.
    With no spontaneous leaps or squeals at first."

  7. Kathryn L Hill profile image83
    Kathryn L Hillposted 21 months ago

    A Dog in a House

    The dog would be fine.
    Her husband would be home soon.
    But, she would not be.
    She was finished.
    Forever.

    The house had been winning the battle
    and she had to get out of there.
    Away from it's greedy, relentless demands.
    Its appetite for order and cleanliness
    had known no bounds.

    Ordering her to this room and that,
    to this dust ball and that
    under this bed and that.
    It screamed at the approach of spider
    from a block away.

    No homes for spiders.
    No den for the dog.
    No boxes of cat litter.
    No places for toys for grandchildren,
    who, therefore, would never visit.

    No, no grandchildren would miss her,
    not even her husband.
    And all because of the house.
    Well, maybe he would look her up ...
    now that she was free.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image83
      Kathryn L Hillposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      Onward she trudged.
      She knew not toward what or where.
      She had some money,
      not enough.

      So, the fog rolled in,
      gently at first,
      but colder and colder.
      The rain began.

      The sleet ensued,
      the lightening struck
      and the thunder shuddered
      in the darkness of her solitary night.

      And a flashlight, batteries old,
      had rolled into a drenched gutter.
      And thats where she picked it up,
      thankful for this little glimmer of light.

  8. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 21 months ago

    A Panda in an Empty Apartment big_smile



    Die? One does not do that to a panda.
    Because what's a panda to do
    in an empty apartment?
    Climb the stairs
    only to find a view of the city;
    Dash against the furniture.
    It seems that nothing has changed here,
    but yet things are different.
    Nothing appears to have been relocated,
    yet everything has been shuffled about.
    The lamp no longer burns in the evenings
    and the panda cares not.

    Footsteps can be heard on the stairway,
    but they're not the ones; better they're gone now.
    The hand which puts the food on the platter
    is not the same one which used to do it (good luck
    with that).

    Something here does not begin
    at its usual time, a daily atheistic campaign, for example.
    Something does not happen quite
    as it should, and you have no idea.
    Here a clique was and was,
    then suddenly disappeared
    and now is stubbornly absent.
    That's quite fine
    for the time being.

    All the forums were peered into.
    The posts were walked through.
    Comments were collasped and examined.
    Even the rule about not naming
    God was violated.

    What more is to be done?
    Discuss and wait.

    Let the skeeters return,
    at least make a token appearance.
    Then they'll learn
    that one shouldn't treat a panda like this.
    They will be approached
    as though unwillingly,
    slowly,
    on very delighted paws.
    With no spontaneous leaps or squeals at first.

     
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