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Re: Re: RE: The Singularity Of God

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Posted by Glenn on November 4, 2000 05:16:58 UTC

this is shravaka before.....

" There is a Designing Will behind our material existence, and that there is a Unique Mind in the world to bring things into being and keep them moving in order. The marvelous wonders of our world and the secrets of life are too great to be the product of random accident or mere chance. In the world, then there must be a Great Force in action to keep everything in order.

In the beautiful nature there must be a Great Artist who creates the most charming pieces of art and produces everything for a special purpose in life. This Force is the strongest of all forces, and this Artist is the greatest of all artists.
He is the Creator and the Chief Architect of the world, the Originator of life and the Provider of all things in existence. He is not a man because no man can create or make another man. He is not an animal, nor is He a plant. He is neither an idol nor is He a statue of any kind because none of these things can make itself or create anything
else. He is not a machine. He is neither the sun nor is He the moon or any other star, because these things are controlled by a great system, and are themselves made by someone else. He is different from all these things, because He is the Maker and Keeper of them all. The maker of anything must be different from and greater than the thing which he makes. We also know that nothing can come to life on its own, and that the marvelous world did not create itself or come into existence by accident. The continuous changes in the world prove that it is made and everything which is made must have a maker of some sort. The Maker and Sustainer of the world, the Creator of and Provider for man, the Active Force and Effective Power in nature. "

What u had said is something that there is a powerful force who creates all existence in the whole cosmos. Buddhism , long ago which is different from other religiuos teachings and more profound,i believe, in any other than philosophy, has already recognized this all sustaining-force which works it into the harmonious and rhythms of the great cosmic existence.And it find similar way to what we call "Mystic Law". But it is different from what u call GOD or Allah because in that it is perfectly immanent in the cosmos and in Human Life. It is not a force outside the cosmos. It is the cosmos itself.
What most clearly distiguish Buddhism from other god-oreinted religions is that Buddhism sees the cosmos itself as being the " LAW ". A "Buddha"(not a God as most people think of it) is someone who has recognized his identity with the cosmic Law. This is much different from postulating an absolute deity who creates and dominates the Law. And the difference Between Buddhism and other religions are evident in their cosmological theories.

Let me continue about what i had post earlier.

As i had said, Buddhist concept of "Ku" or the truth of non-substantiality which describes as either existence or non-exisrtence, which is one aspect of "the character and essence of all things. Ku help us understand how the universe could remain "Lifeless' for some billion years after its formation, yet still be called Alive: it's life-force was in the condition of Ku, not manifest, but profoundly shaping the design of the space and time universe as it evolved, down to the very Laws that govern it. As soon as condition allowed it to- and it's a sure thing that conditions would- Life emerged from a Latent state to manifest state, and proceeded to evolve into sentient, intelligent beings who could appreciate their roots in universal life and worship it's essence. And that essence- that subsumes all other laws, that has been driving and shaping reality since time without beginning and will never cease to do so- is " MYSTIC LAW ", the Life essence of the cosmos which is the ultimate principle or the totality of universal existence, immanent in all beings.

Phenomena indeed represents the Law. And it pertains to the Law of Life. The "Lotus sutra", the highest of all Buddhist teaching and in which Nicheren based his teaching, teaches the true entity of all phenomena, that is the workings of the Mystic LAw.

to be continued.......

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