divine focus wrote:
David wrote:As for surrendering, the only kind of surrendering that I recognize as being valid is the surrender to truth. This involves recognizing what truth is, such as the truth of causation, and allowing it to transform your whole being. It is a case of allowing God to take over your whole life. And that requires dissolving one’s self in the sea of causation which makes up the body of God.
Ok, that's the feminine. Where's the masculine? Where's the joy?
The feminine is unconscious, but the masculine is conscious.
The sage consciously surrenders to the truth which he is conscious of, whereas unconscious things, like the feminine, or a rock, are simply undifferentiated.
The way I see it, if causation was God, there would be no allowing or disallowing.
Do you think that decision making, and decisions, happen without cause? All decisions are fully caused, in every respect, and so they do not escape God's will, and causation.
Obviously, there is will.
Yes, there is will, but what we will is what God has willed.
If it is agreed that there is will, and it is not an illusion, might that not mean that God is doing the willing through us?
Certainly. Causation controls every aspect.
Now, if God is causation, does that mean he (or she :) is trapped by what was willed previously?
Since God is the Totality, it doesn't mean anything to describe it as "trapped", since there is nothing to compare it to.
The present is fully determined
by the past. God must always be Himself.
If all willing or all action happens in the present, there can be no Gods of the Past.
All willing and action of the present is determined by the past.
"Willing" is only a particular case of causation — it is not acausal.