Quoting: 4Q529 Quoting: Amilius
... Quoting: 4Q529
This is where there is a disagreement between "resurrection" and 'reincarnation'.
According to the doctrine of 'reincarnation', the world is essentially irredeemable; hence, the only 'redemption' is to stop the 'reincarnational process' altogether.
But, according to the Revelations of the monotheistic religions, it is this world which, ultimately, will be redeemed. That is, there is no escape from living future lives because, at some point, this world will be transformed into something completely different than it is right now.
This world was Created by the Creator to be inhabited, as stated in the Book of Isaiah, in which book is also the first reference to the revelation of the memories of previous lives (Chapter 26:19).
I think both can be true. I believe in both. Hinduism says we have devolved and must achieve enlightenment and stop reincarnation to become one with God Brahman. I don't know if Buddhism teaches we have devolved but it does teach we are all enlightened just have to wake up. Both religions accept reincarnation and karma and both teach the future will be better for us.
It is not logically
possible to believe in both.
The Revelation of the Memory of Creation demonstrates that man can never
be "one with God" because 'fallen' man has a dualistic consciousness of a "self" and a 'thinker'; and that duality can never
be resolved into Unity.
To be human is to have all three dimensions of consciousness: 1) the non-dualistic dimension of consciousness prior to 'the Fall'; 2) the 'fallen', dualistic consciousness of the "self";, and 3) the 'fallen', dualistic consciousness of the 'thinker'.
Your reasoning is sophmoric and tedious, Michael. You argue through layers of third-party "doctrines" instead of speaking plainly, declaring your affiliations and owning your own opinions. You display a coward's "logic," based on the methods of sleightof hand instead of intellectual honesty.
Is God infinite? Then how can anything exist that is not God? Such a thing would exist separately from God, and therefore be something that God is not, and that did not need God to exist. Therefore nothng exists apart from God.
If nothing exists apart from God, then everything is a part of God - including us. Which means we can't die, because we're made out of God, and God can't die. Thus, reincarnation, as we take bodies over and over again to purify ourselves by discerning our attachments to impermanent things, and learning to choose God instead. Thus we proceed to "wake up" to our Original Identity as God. There is no changingof the imperfect to the perfect, because there was never anything that was imperfect - there was only a dream, a deliberate misunderstanding, a deliberate forgetting, by God, in order to inhabit Himself as creation by His self as every living thing - including us.
And as for where this happens, look up at the sky tonight. There is more than one planet where earhtlike conditins exist, and where human-type beings live, able to receive the souls, the energy bodies, of God in His various states of awakened consciousness.
Your mind is small and constricted, Michael. Which is fine, in and of itself, for we are all restricted in one way or another until we finally realize and re-experience ourselves as God. But to spread your ignorance as fact is dangerous to your soul development, for it reinforces your own limited understandings, and leads others astray. And the karma for harming other's understanding, is - obviously - the loss of your own, possibly for many, many lifetimes.
Learn humility, Michael. And be careful - God is not mocked.