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Old 01-31-2015, 10:22 AM
 
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What your favorite non abrahamic based diety and/or story? And why?
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Old 01-31-2015, 11:41 AM
 
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Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge and the Arts. To me, she is the essence of these concepts to which my life has been devoted. As such, much of my life has been a devotional exercise to Her. I often meditate on her and this helps me to focus on what I do, why I do it, and what essential wisdom there is to be found in doing so. In this sense, she as a concept is real to me, even if I do not believe in her as a supernatural entity or separate force. It is the same way in which, say, death is real but not a supernatural force or literal guy dressed in a hood with a scythe.
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Old 01-31-2015, 11:44 AM
 
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Avalakiteshvara's (the Hearer of Sorrows) teaching to Buddhist monk Sariputra on the essence/heart of perfect wisdom. It teaches a basic sense of the agnostic condition of people, and the illogical condition of the universe.
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Old 01-31-2015, 11:52 AM
 
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Not sure if it qualifies as "deity" but stories surrounding Coyote in some Indigenous American traditions are really good examples of "primitive" psychological analysis.
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Old 01-31-2015, 12:13 PM
 
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The human mind.
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Old 01-31-2015, 12:16 PM
 
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Not sure if it qualifies as "deity" but stories surrounding Coyote in some Indigenous American traditions are really good examples of "primitive" psychological analysis.

I'm cool with. I like the idea of keep an "openness" on this thread.
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Old 01-31-2015, 12:17 PM
 
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The human mind.
Ok. And your why?
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Old 01-31-2015, 12:28 PM
 
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Ok. And your why?
I just find it interesting the ideas that some people come up with. The Human mind is as much an idol as anything else.
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Old 01-31-2015, 12:42 PM
 
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I like the stories of indigenous people from around the world. Some of my favourites are the tales of the Bushmen of southern Africa about /Kaggen their trickster god who often takes other forms, like a mantis or eland. Genetic testing indicates the Bushmen may be the oldest peoples in the world. To me, that makes their stories particularly interesting.
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Old 01-31-2015, 12:46 PM
 
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Second the indigenous stories. They are at least creative. I like the Athabaskan native creation story of the Raven. Raven Tales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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