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Leave it in the past

  1. mischeviousme profile image58
    mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago

    Time is the problem. If I worship the past, do I not get stuck? The teachers of the past even said to move on. So why keep the self from moving ahead? What I have said and what I say now are inevitably going to be in the past, so all I can teach you is to live in the now. The now is not the future and vice a versa.

       Jesus said "I must leave you now, for it is for your own good". This means to me, that the desciples were learning nothing. If Jesus would have stuck around, they would always follow and would never live their own lives. If I always ask for guidance, I give up the right to find out for myself.

        That was the dellusion I spoke of. The dellusion is the illusion of control and the illusion is quite powerful. For instance; If I am angered, I have thus lost control. But then, was I ever in control of anything? The spiritual existance is as vast as the universe it's self. This was the teaching of the Budhas and the Christs of our world. Give up fleshly desire and live free of suffering. But in truth, suffering is unavoidable, in all aspects.

        Taste bitter so you can taste sweet. The bitter is suffering and so therefore is the sweet. If I taste bitter I am suffering, if I taste sweet, I suffer in the persuit of more "sweet".

        They were all poignant teachings. Live here in the now and be enlightened. Is this not a simple statement?

    1. couturepopcafe profile image59
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Very simple to those who are ready to hear.  By losing my illusions I have lost everything and nothing.

      I tend to disagree with suffering, however.  Not necessary.  Just another illusion.

      1. mischeviousme profile image58
        mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        When we were young, we tried sex for the first time. Was this not the most important thing for a time?

              That is what I mean by suffering. Not suffering in the physical sense, but on a deeper level.

        1. couturepopcafe profile image59
          couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, but that was before the knowing.  I guess I mean once we know that suffering is not necessary, it goes away.

          1. mischeviousme profile image58
            mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            The beauty of the world is that the suffering never ends. What I mean is that, suffering helps us to improve. We strive to replace our suffering with things, until eventually we learn that things aren't important. I can have all the things in the world, but in the end, am I truly happy?

    2. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, mischeviousme! If you keep the philosophy part and lose the religion part, you could make some bucks here: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/88342 smile

      1. mischeviousme profile image58
        mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you for your support and I'll keep that in mind. In fact I have many hubs, some of which have nothing to do with either.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image85
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Same here. I'm trying to work up the energy to do a new one, but I've seemed to have written myself out on the subject.

          1. mischeviousme profile image58
            mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Gets easier and easier. The fact is, we run out of things to say. Humans are only capable of so many words and not all of our thoughts are easy to write down.

            1. couturepopcafe profile image59
              couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Recipes are popular.  HaHa.  Create a recipe for Spirit Pie.

              1. mischeviousme profile image58
                mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                That's priceless. I oughta try and write something no one can disagree with.

    3. pennyofheaven profile image80
      pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Excellent post.

      1. mischeviousme profile image58
        mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'm glad you enjoyed it. If more people would think this way, theyed be much happier. That's my thought anyway.

  2. Jerami profile image74
    Jeramiposted 5 years ago

    mischeviousme wrote
    Jesus said "I must leave you now, for it is for your own good". This means to me, that the desciples were learning nothing. If Jesus would have stuck around, they would always follow and would never live their own lives. If I always ask for guidance, I give up the right to find out for myself.
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      I like this post, for the most part. Except for the reason posted for Jesus to have said that.
        I always thought he said that because he had a set schedule to keep.
    The 62 weeks as described in Daniel was about finished and Jesus knew that. And the date had already been set for the 70 weeks to be finished also.

      All of prophesy was established to be fulfilled at pre-determined times.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image59
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Probably a correct evaluation but does not preclude the fact they needed to be on their own.  Killing two birds with one stone, so to speak.

      1. Jerami profile image74
        Jeramiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I agree,  They were taught what they needed to know and it was time for them to go do what they were there to do.

    2. mischeviousme profile image58
      mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      If your teacher constantly answers the questions for you, you'll never learn anything. A good teacher knows when it is time to leave the student alone, so to speak.

 
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