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Cerberus

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Re: Concerns
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2020, 08:37:46 AM »
This logic and reason also tells us to investigate how to live this life.
Does the creator play a part? How?
It does not make sense to leave us with our "warped" logic and  "flawed" reason to go it alone. Is there a manual/ Or more presice a message with instructions to follow for a "better" path?

It is all good and well if one uses logic and reason. But to succeed one needs knowledge and direction. This is  "guidance" from the creator.

Of course if one chooses to rely on only their logic and reason, well they have that choice also.
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This is what life is for..becoming more and more reasonable, more understanding, and less and less selfish, driven by your own fulfillement and bias.

The most fundamental knowledge is the knowledge of oneself. We also learn about it through life...

If you give a "manual for success" to anyone who havent put effort and strived for the above mentioned things it won't make a difference. You give it to a blind person they're still blind. A hateful person, a dishonest person, a biased person, a prideful person.

I believe guidance is earned and not granted. And I believe guidance is related to reason aswell. A guided person is more and more reasonable, a guided person is not one who follow a "manual"...they could follow a manual unreasonably, with bias, with hate, with ignorance, by culture.....

What you claim seems to be wishful thinking.

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Re: Concerns
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2020, 12:18:10 PM »
Peace Cerberus.
Somehow our wires got crossed and one of us is midsunderstanding the other.
So let me clarify:
Logic and reason alone is useless, wishing guidance alone is  even worse . You need all three.
Also when you say,quote:

"The most fundamental knowledge is the knowledge of oneself. We also learn about it through life."

It seems the human being had thousands  of years at least of life to know oneself and to know each other and what have we learnt about ourselves?

It is no use saying one needs to know oneself without a guiding teacher to help. This most important factor in my opinion is our creator. Without being conscious ,acknowleging and seeking help from our creator it will be a losing battle.

That is my opinion,even if it is wishful thinking on my part. Knowing our creator comes first,then we may know ourself.
However seeking knowledge as a general aim in life is recommended.
GOD bless you.
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Re: Concerns
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2020, 01:53:35 PM »
Our ancestors have reached the same conclusion aswell, self-knowledge comes first. Because without it you don't know what motivates you, and you don't know whether you're doing something out of "good" or out of "bad".
To the one who has no self-knowledge, doing "bad" can appear to be good. They can't tell that they're biased or that they're motivated by hate or jealousy or pride etc.

The saying goes know yourself so that you may know your creator and not other way for a reason...

Our difference is that for me, God's guidance is to earn the ability to think and reason properly...It is not a matter of wishing or guidance falling from the sky or anything like that. Isn't the one who can think properly able to accomplish rightful deeds ? Is not it guidance or is something else ?

What about the one who wishes for guidance to fall from the sky, but doesn't think properly, will he be able to accomplish good deeds ? will guidance come to this man ?

In general, how exactly did we go from cave dwellers to lawful citizens over the course of human history ?

And yes of course seeking knowledge is a good thing. From what our ancestors left us and moving forward;

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Re: Concerns
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2020, 08:22:32 PM »
Peace Cerberus.
And what is the source of this self knowledge?
This is what I disagreed with, without GOD s message/knowledge/instruction/teaching... we would have known very little:
 For me this is the source of that knowledge:
" Wa Anzala Allah Alaika Al Kitab Wa Al Hikmata Wa Allmaka Ma Lam Takun Taalam. Wa Kana Fadlu Allh Alaika Kabira."

GOD has sent down to us the book/knowledge and wisdom( including to know oneself/better onself ), GOD taught us what we did not know. GOD s favour to us is great.
GOD is a big factor in the equation.
But I agree one has to work hard and search deep to succed.
Thank you brother.
GOD bless you.
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Re: Concerns
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2020, 02:59:15 AM »
It's seems that you think whenever I speak high of reason I'm ignoring God in the equation ? I'm not. To me, Reason IS the link between men and God. Doesn't the one who acts reasonably benefit from his deeds sooner or later ? and the one who acts unreasonably (following his desires instead) suffers from his deeds sooner or later ?

Is there no similarity with the verse "the good is from God and the bad is from yourself" ?

Whereas for typical religious people, the link to God is no more than a sensation and wishes...one could be drowning in non-sense and still have that sensation.

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Re: Concerns
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2020, 05:34:22 AM »
Peace Cerberus.
Thanks for explaning your take on your "reason" which can differ from mine and others when I think about my personal reasoning and peopleI in general. Many do not even acknowledge or believe in GOD.
I used to think my reasoning was fine ,I never took GOD into it in the past , but I found out that it was an "arogance" that I was not even aware of. I also thought that my knowledge was sound. Now I see it as confusion and a mixture of mish mash  of reality and fables.

Basically I know very little. All I can say for now is I am trying to "RELEARN" everything.

What I know for sure is that without GOD s help I will never succeed.

Thank you brother and best luck to you.
GOD bless you.
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Re: Concerns
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2020, 11:08:54 PM »
By using an antivirus, are we against God :) nice concern.

Yes if you are giving too much credit to the AV software or the maker, too much credit than its worth of. and start believing antivirus alone makes your life peacefull.

AntiVirus software are good for your computers, but it could also make your life miserable, by making your computers slow down, sometime do more damage to the comp if they have bugs, after all its all human made, and now a days it being doubted that some of those can implant spywares to track your behavior. :)

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Re: Concerns
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2020, 01:12:37 AM »
Hello Reel,

I think you gave really good advice. Thanks  :)

What do you mean by "synchronicity in disguise" ? I don't like and disagree the message that leave my antivirus software " you're protected, you computer is healthy". And I know it's marketing concept to means that the software is up to date and didn't detected any virus or destructed them.
I know how those software works and it seems ok to me, but sometimes I can have distressing thoughts about it.

Yes I think you're right, I should investigated more about it.

Peace.

You're welcome.

I noticed synchronicity is very much part of following God alone, but strangely, we don't talk about it.

Here is the definition of the word: "Synchronicities are events connected to one another not by strict cause-and-effect, but by what in classical times were known as sympathies, by the belief that an acausal relationship exists between events on the inside and the outside of ourselves, a crosstalk between mind and matter—which is governed by a certain species of attraction.

Jung believed that synchronicities mirror deep psychological processes, carry messages the way dreams do, and take on meaning and provide guidance to the degree they correspond to emotional states and inner experiences
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https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/passion/201712/synchronicities-sure-sign-youre-the-right-path

Maybe God is guiding you to something significant?
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Re: Concerns
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2020, 04:21:36 AM »
I know that some people can be anxious about certain things.
I am anxious about the idea to set up partners with God, maybe of lack of understanding about what this all encompasses.

Peace Fadiva,

I think the main problem here is your anxiety.
And I bet that beside your 'anxiety about set up partner with God' you also have many other type of anxiety.

Before going back to your anxiety, let's address the illogicality of setting up partner with God.

The idea came due to POLYTHEISM.

Within Polytheistic concept, a god or a deity is a FINITE being, more of 'super human' kind of being.
There are many of them, each having their own kingdom / area of jurisdiction, can get pissed off, crazy of being praised / worshiped, need offerings (lamb, camel, your own children or wives) and they're also competing with each others and often involved with war among themselves. (War between gods).

Basically a god is one f&*d up, crazy, narcissistic kind of human being with super human power.

So let's say you're a worshiper of Marduk, Marduk will be heavily pissed of if you also consider Zeus as another God let alone Zeus as your God. Because Marduk sees Zeus as among his competitor and vice-versa, they don't get along well and each think that they're a greater God than the others. Sometimes they also fought war with each others.

Within MONOTHEISM concept, God is an INFINITY, The Infinite Creator, Sustainer and Maintainer of All.
By ALL here really means ALL, another universe than this physical universe of ours, another galaxy, another stars, planets and any conscious being within; Aliens, the people that you hate, plants, animals, ghost, spirit, what have you.

Because it's an Infinity there is no logical and possible way for two or more infinity to exist, because as such there will be a border between the two (or more) which render itself to be no longer an infinity but a finite something.

People may named this Infinite Creator using different names, Brahman, Tao, YHVH, Hyang Widhi, Infinite Intelligence, Infinite Universe what have you, but as long as it's a reference to the same concept, it doesn't matter.

With such definition you don't need to be anxious of you having another Infinite Creator beside the Infinite Creator right? Because it's impossible and totally illogical.

Now about your anxiety, you should then ask questions towards yourselves;
WHY you feel anxious?
Where does the fear came from?

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Re: Concerns
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2020, 11:21:53 AM »
Peace Fadiva.
Thank you for your reply.
Just to clarify we say thank you to people, this is a normal requirement . Like when we return the greetings of people.
However our thanks to GOD should always take precedence and become a habit.

The example that I want to highlight about thanking others when GOD does things is like when people pray to GOD when they have a need ,but when their need is solved,they thank the saints and make offerings/charity on behalf of "human idols" or others ,forgetting GOD altogether.

GOD bless you.
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