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Old 12-24-2016, 12:43 PM
 
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The Purpose of creation of humankind caught my eye.

For whom it may concern...this, from Meher Baba


God is love. And Love must love. And to love there must be a Beloved.

But since God is Existence infinite and eternal there is no one for Him to love but Himself.

And in order to love Himself, He must imagine Himself as the Beloved whom He
as the lover imagines He loves.

Beloved and lover implies separation.
And separation creates longing; and longing causes search.
And the wider and the more intense the search, the greater the separation and the more terrible the longing.
When longing is at it's most intense, separation is complete, and the purpose of separation, which was that love
might experience itself as lover and Beloved, is fulfilled; and union follows.

And when union is attained, the lover knows that he himself was all along the Beloved, whom he loved
and desired union with; and that all the impossible situations that he overcame were obstacles which he himself
had placed in the path to himself.
To attain union is so impossibly difficult because it is impossible to become what you already are!
Union is nothing other than knowledge of oneself as the Only One.
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Old 12-24-2016, 02:05 PM
 
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The Purpose of creation of humankind caught my eye.

For whom it may concern...this, from Meher Baba


God is love. And Love must love. And to love there must be a Beloved.

But since God is Existence infinite and eternal there is no one for Him to love but Himself.

And in order to love Himself, He must imagine Himself as the Beloved whom He
as the lover imagines He loves.

Beloved and lover implies separation.
And separation creates longing; and longing causes search.
And the wider and the more intense the search, the greater the separation and the more terrible the longing.
When longing is at it's most intense, separation is complete, and the purpose of separation, which was that love
might experience itself as lover and Beloved, is fulfilled; and union follows.

And when union is attained, the lover knows that he himself was all along the Beloved, whom he loved
and desired union with; and that all the impossible situations that he overcame were obstacles which he himself
had placed in the path to himself.
To attain union is so impossibly difficult because it is impossible to become what you already are!
Union is nothing other than knowledge of oneself as the Only One.
never heard of Meher Baba but a quick google revealed that he believed himself to be an Avatar, or God in human form" LOLLL!!
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Old 12-24-2016, 02:21 PM
 
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never heard of Meher Baba but a quick google revealed that he believed himself to be an Avatar, or God in human form" LOLLL!!
An Indian guy who must have loved himself or perhaps he thought god to be in him. Unfortunately for him, he had no idea of what the Last Dawn of reckoning will read.

And, strange to tell, among that Earthen Lot
Some could articulate, while others not:
And suddenly one more impatient cried –
‘Who is the Potter, pray, and who the pot?’


With Earth’s first Clay They did the Last Man’s knead,
And then of the Last Harvest sow’d the Seed:
Yea, the first Morning of Creation wrote
What the Last Dawn of reckoning shall read.
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