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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Gospel of One; letters of Aul

Greetings everyone; Namaste:

We are continuing with Chapter three, paragraphs eight and nine in the letter to the Omans in the book, "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul."

God is the God of all, not just Christians, or Muslims, or Hindus, or whatever religion people follow. How could it be otherwise since there is only one God? God accepts and loves everyone no matter what religious system they follow.

But does that mean that any path to God is as good as any other? Not necessarily. Some paths are faster than others. Some have more detailed roadmaps. Some take the airplane routes. Some take the ox-cart method. Some seem to actually go in the opposite direction. Some people may want to go to San Diego, California, but they may zig-zag all over the place before they finally get there. Others may take a direct flight in. We all go at our own pace, but naturally we want to travel with others, and we try to convince others to go along with us.

Commentary: Some people know where they are going and take a direct route. Other people may have an idea of where they want to go, but don't know how to get there. And some people have no particular destination in mind. God has sent some people to talk about the destination and how to get there, but there are a lot of false travel agents and guides who will take you off course. And there are many fellow travelers who think they know the way and want to show you. Take your pick. It's up to you to decide. Who has the best map and instructions according to your personal profile?

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Gospel of One; Letters of Aul

Hello Everyone; Namaste:

We are continuing with Chapter 3, paragraph 7 in the letter to the Omans in the book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul."

"As for any group claiming to be special or "chosen," well, that is just plain false. We choose to be chosen. What we've learned is this: God does not respond to any one particular point of view. Our vision of life is too small to define God. No religion has the complete truth about God. We finally realized that we ought to be humble about our beliefs and to admit that we don't have all the answers. Your truth might be good for you, but not necessarily satisfy someone else. My way is not a better way, it just another way that I happen to like."

Commentary: If we are all equal in the sight of God, how can anyone or any group claim to be special or chosen? It is our own actions that make the difference. If we work to spread the good news of the oneness of all life, or if we do a lot of charitable work, or if we carry out special missions in life, we may seem to be "chosen." If we have special abilities and talents, we may seem to be favored by God, but God loves everyone unconditionally. People who think they are "chosen" above others by God, and thus are better than others will no doubt be served some humble pie sooner or later. Anyone who thinks he or she is superior to others because of his or her religious beliefs, will also be served humble pie, served up by life itself, by the laws of God which keep everything in balance.

News Note: The US presidential primaries are happening now. Which candidate do you think is closest to understanding the Oneness of all life? Ron Paul? Mike Huckabee? Barack Obama? Hilary Clinton? Dennis Kucinich?