Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Being, being the better word for God.... why?

"God has become [through misuse] a closed concept. The moment the word is uttered a mental image is created, no longer, perhaps, of and old man with a beard, BUT a still mental presentation of someone or something outside you, and yes, almost inevatably a male someone orsomething."

"The word Being explains nothing, but nor does God. Being however, has the advantage that it is an open concept. It does not reduce the infinite invisable to finite entity. It is impossible to form a mental image of it. Nobody can claim exclusive posession of being. It is your very essence, and it is immediately accessible to you as the feeling of your own presence, the realization I AM that is prior to I am this or I am that."

~ Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

If someone asks if 'you believe in God' - answering 'what kind of God are you asking me if I belive in?' maybe help to clarify things. ;)

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