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Ganesh H Shankar
Nature, God and us
For some this is the picture - Nature, God and us are all different, God creates everything, including what we call "nature". For some, nature itself is God (pantheism). Our beliefs are held close chest. The interesting thing happens if you try to switch from one to the other as you grow older. More so if you move away from theism to pantheism. At times I think pantheism is the belief of an humble atheist rooted in reasons who runs out of reasons to explain Nature and attributes nature itself to the God! If you were a theist and start believing in pantheism then suddenly you are on your own. The worst thing that happens is the fear of uncertainties, death in particular. During difficult times in life you have no one to pray to unlike it was the case when you were a theist! Remaining sane with good mental health needs a different frame of mind. Prayer does not make sense in pantheism. If I can come to terms with and appreciate the mystery of flower blooming, withering and a seed germinating to create a fresh new flower during the next monsoon then suddenly an infinite space with fresh air may open up in the mind.
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Commentby Ghanshyam Savani on Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:46 pm

Eternity is the manifestation of 'what is'......it is whole- 'wholeness' of being. It is beyond all logic. Eternity is 'such-ness' or 'is-ness'. It is not in parts. It seems in parts because we are fragmented in our beings, casts, creeds, regions, sects, nature, god, existence, eternity, almighty and our petty and shallow opinions and beliefs. Only 'Choiceless Awareness' is the way to witness 'what is'.........all else is endless illusions and illusions under the disguise of beautiful ideation and idealization.

The image philosophically and beautifully depicts the human 'petty mind' whirling around his/ her own created Gods......self-created-gods.....

Thanks and regards.....

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Commentby Nevil Zaveri on Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:30 am

Love the way you have included all three in a single frame .. much thought provoking frame n aptly embeded thoughts, Ganesh. When I was young, I argued, fought n tried to find answer/s; but now, I just love to think n wonder! :)
Regards.

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