Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Rapture and Enlightenment Time

When is the rapture? We could also ask when is enlightenment? Many Christians believe that the rapture will come at some definite point in the future. However, some Christians believe that the rapture is on God's time. God's time is outside of ordinary time and it's eternal so everything has already happened, everything is happening, and nothing has happened yet. Likewise, many Buddhists believe that enlightenment is an event in the future but enlightenment can also be thought of as outside of time. Therefore, with regard to my own enlightenment, I can say - I am enlightened, I am becoming enlightened, I am not enlightened. So it goes

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Humility

"The real test of being in the presence of God is that you either forget about yourself altogether or see yourself as a small dirty, object. It is better to forget about yourself altogether" - C. S. Lewis

In, Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis points out that the centre of Christian morality is humility, but he makes a mistake when he says that this is unique to Christianity. In Buddhism, the concept of no-self is perfect humility. In some Christian texts, perfect humility is compared to complete silence, which in Buddhism would be known as emptiness.

Enlightened

People do not become enlightened
Enlightened becomes people

Friday, October 14, 2016

Noetic warfare strategy

To win in noetic warfare

Your goal cannot be to win, it needs to be to be
You cannot win, your goal must be selflessness
The power to win does not reside in you and cannot be controlled by you

The idea that you have the power in you to win contains three traps