This is the story of a God-seeking peasant who is unable to find peace through the authoritative religion of his people. He is called on a journey that stretches his faith beyond its limits and breaks every bone of truth in his body, eventually teaching him that what he seeks has been seeking him. HeContinue reading “The Peasant and the King”
It was suggested in a philosophy forum recently that pantheism might offer the only definition of God that is not disprovable. After all, the post reasoned, equating God with the universe makes it something only a solipsist would dispute (and actually, solipsism is the easiest kind of pantheism to explain, but that’s another idea forContinue reading “Pantheism and the Freedom of “Nothing Left to Lose””
This story was excerpted from a larger project that was eventually scrapped, written circa 1998. I unearthed it a couple years ago and posted it on Facebook as part of a group celebrating my friend Jeff’s 40th birthday. He is a respected professional in the field of academics now, and I wanted everyone who knowsContinue reading “Snowtrek: In Search of St-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!”
“I have learned so much from God that I can no longer call myself a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew. The Truth has shared so much of itself with me that I can no longer call myself a man, a woman, an angel, or even pure soul. Love has befriended HafizContinue reading “METATHEOLOGY: A World Beyond Belief”
Eternal Life is happening to all of us, here and now. It is not a private island of fantasies to look forward to after putting up with life on earth. It is not a carrot to be dangled in front of us as a reward for good behavior or proper belief. We don’t need aContinue reading “All in All: How Non-Dual Reality Pans Every Theism –Part 1: Eternity”
It’s simple, really: The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil was planted in your mother’s womb. Heaven is your next mother’s womb, and yes, another Tree awaits you there as well. The game ends when you no longer have a need for Heaven, because you’ve found it Here Now.
When a righteous person dies, grown men sob like frightened babies. When a virtuous person dies, great mobs of mourners crowd around the casket, as if they want to be buried with him. When a great person dies, eloquent eulogies are delivered while entire nations watch and weep. We say things like, “HeContinue reading “When a Great Person Dies”