Re: If god exists, what created god?

Nasser Gazi (
1 May 1995 22:39:51 GMT

In article <>, says...
>: On 29 Apr 1995 16:14:15 UTC,
>: in article <3ntokn$hhj@CUBoulder.Colorado.EDU>,
>: wrightjp@ucsub.Colorado.EDU (WRIGHT JACOB PHILIP) asked:
>: > . . . If [God] is all-powerfull, can he create or destroy himself?
> What I want to know is, if God can do anything, can he make a
>rock so big that he can't lift it?

There's no denying that this is a good question, and, as a sentient
creation of God who has been given the ability to ask the question, you
do deserve an answer.

If you're really looking for the answer, then you'll find it waiting for
you in your heart. No wait, don't laugh! (at least, not in derision).

The answer to this question can NOT be expressed in words simply because
it belongs to the realm of non-duality, where this no big/small,
good/bad, male/female, in fact, no relativities at all. Words and mental
concepts, by their very nature, deal with relativities and so do not have
access to the formulation of such answers. However, human intuition, or
the "Eye of the Heart" for want of a better phrase, DOES have access to
it. You just need to want to find the answer badly enough, and seek it
SINCERELY enough. But if the answer could be given to us in words,
then it would have been taught to children in schools as soon as they had
learnt their ABC's. Clearly, this is not the case, and instead children
who ask the question (as many children do) are usually fobbed of with
some religious, dogmatic cliche or other. (Most of these children then
grow up either becoming some kind of religious, exclusivist fanatics, or
else entirely cynical about religious words in general. But both types
have this in common that they lose touch with the wisdom in their
hearts, which is their birthright, and without which they would not have
conceived of the question in the first place).

Many sages in their compassion have written books and left behind
sayings as to what you can do to find the answer. Is there a need to go
into a bibliograohy of these books now? I don't think so. Each of us has
our own path by which we shall find the Answer. However, the key thing to
remember is that the sages have told us what to DO. They have not given
the answer to us on a plate. Why? Not because they were being secretive,
but simply because, as I have explained, it's not possible to give the
answer on a plate. The answer to your question is not something to LEARN,
but something to BECOME. You have to invest your whole being into it.
Not just your mind and your email account.

"Seek and ye shall find". There are many sages living in the world now
who can tell you how to find the answer. If you thirst for the answer to
your question, if you are sincere enough, and even if you don't know
that you are, will meet upon one of these men or women, whose existence
in the world is proof of God's mercy, and whose very existence gives
meaning to your ability to ask such questions. And if you follow what
these sages say, then you will certainly come upon the answer. However,
as long as you continue to be flippant about it and throw down the
question as a cynical challenge without expecting anybody to give you a
meaningful reply, you may think of yourself as a "seeker" but it's
unlikely that you'll ever become a "finder".

"Whatever can be said about the Tao is not the Tao" - Lao Tzu