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Re: Theos-World Meister Eckhart on "God"

Nov 22, 2008 00:37 AM
by Morten Nymann Olesen

Dear all readers

My views are:

There is no God.
There is ParaBrahm.

Mahatma Letter 10:
"Therefore, we deny God both as philosophers and as Buddhists. We know there are planetary and other spiritual lives, and we know there is in our system no such thing as God, either personal or impersonal. Parabrahm is not a God, but absolute immutable law, and Iswar is the effect of Avidya and Maya, ignorance based upon the great delusion. The word "God" was invented to designate the unknown cause of those effects which man has either admired or dreaded without understanding them, and since we claim and that we are able to prove what we claim -- i.e. the knowledge of that cause and causes we are in a position to maintain there is no God or Gods behind them. The idea of God is not an innate but an acquired notion, and we have but one thing in common with theologies -- we reveal the infinite. But while we assign to all the phenomena that proceed from the infinite and limitless space, duration and motion, material, natural, sensible and known (to us at least) cause, the theists assign them spiritual, super-natural and unintelligible an un-known causes. The God of the Theologians is simply and imaginary power, un loup garou as d'Holbach expressed it -- a power which has never yet manifested itself. Our chief aim is to deliver humanity of this nightmare, to teach man virtue for its own sake, and to walk in life relying on himself instead of leaning on a theological crutch, that for countless ages was the direct cause of nearly all human misery."

M. Sufilight

----- Original Message ----- From: "MKR" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2008 3:10 AM
Subject: Re: Theos-World Meister Eckhart on "God"

Here is a real story.

Here one early morning, a man, his wife, and two kids were walking on the
side walk of a major street, all of them in birthday suits. A policeman
stopped them and politely inquired of them why are they in this condition;
may be they are homeless or someone stole all their clothes etc.

The man responded responded that God commanded them to take throw away all
their clothes and directed them to start walking on the sidewalk. The
policeman politely told them he would give a ride and took them to the
police station in his patrol car.

At least they are not doing any harm to anyone. Sometimes God acts in
strange ways!!! I like such a God not the ones which is on a destructive


On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 12:16 PM, <> wrote:

  I rather like my comment on God when my wife had her stroke and was in a

coma for two weeks, thus causing one of her sisters to comment that "God
has a
reason for this." My response was, "If your idiot God knew what he was
in the first place she would not be here!"

Chuck the Heretic

In a message dated 11/16/2008 11:49:06 A.M. Central Standard Time, <> writes:

Here are some of my favorite quotes from
Meister Eckhart (c.1260-c.1328, German mystic):

"God is exempt from all things and he is
all things."

"He who thinks that he sees God, if he
see aught sees naught of God."

"I do not find God outside myself nor
conceive him excepting as my own and in me."

"If I were not, God would not be God."

"All creatures are pure nothingness. I
do not say they are small or
petty: they are pure nothingness.p

"The being [of things] is God."

"The being and the nature of God are
mine. . . . the spark in the soul is beyond
time and space; the soul's
light is uncreated and cannot be created, it
takes possession of God with no mediation; the
core of the soul and the core of God are one."

"Why I pray God to rid me of God is because
conditionless being is above God and above

"God works, the Godhead does no work."

[Short biographical sketch of Eckhart at:
( ]

Do the IDEAS given in these quotes by Eckhart
relate to what is written about "God" in THE

If so,how?

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