movingalways: I have answered your questions, every one. Now, your turn. Tell me how God can, in truth, be divided into two 'things' and also, in truth, remain the whole of himself.
Beingof1: Let me try again - please pay attention.
Why did God create an environment of the experience of dualism if he is already complete and in a state of nonduality? If God is perfect why a universe at all?
Now do not avoid the question by explaining how man creates these dualities.
The question is why, why, why, why ,why ,why ,why ,why ,why ,why ,why ,why ,why ,why ,why? Why did God create?
If God is perfect and complete WHY did God create? Did you get the question yet?
Did you get this first of the two questions yet? It is not how man mangles Gods duality - it is WHY there is duality in a nondual God?
Beingof1, your human frustration is showing above, and I will put this to you given the appearance of this frustration: If God were to be frustrated, then God help the appearance of the universe, the appearance of you and me included!
In order to answer your question, you would have to be willing to be perfectly still and listen to my answer. Be still and know I am God, is the commandment. I am not saying here that I am God who creates life and all that emanates from life, heavens no, but that I have the wisdom of the vision of the why of the appearance of dualism within the permanence of the nondual Godhead.
Also, be clear that I am not saying that God must be still to know God, no, I am saying that his emanation, the Son of man, you, me, everyone here on this board, has to be still. I have just given you several hints as to the why of dualism within the Godhead that is nondual. Did you catch them? If not, perhaps this final paragraph in Sermon 87 of Eckhart's, as posted by Diebert in the "Blessed are the poor in spirit" thread will help you see the why, why, why, why ,why ,why ,why ,why ,why ,why ,why ,why ,why ,why ,why :-) of your most honorable and necessary quest of frustration:
But you do not need to know this. A great master says that his breaking-through is nobler than his emanation, and this is true. When I flowed forth from God, all creatures declared: "There is a God"; but this cannot make me blessed, for with this I acknowledge myself as a creature. But in my breaking-through, where I stand free of my own will, of God's will, of all His works, and of God Himself, then I am above all creatures and am neither God nor creature, but I am that which I was and shall remain for evermore.
If anyone cannot understand this sermon, he need not worry. For so long as man is not equal to this truth, he cannot understand my words, for this is a naked truth which has come direct from the heart of God.
That we may live so as to experience it eternally, may God help us. Amen.
Dualism is not an imperfection of God. Dualism is a perfect appearance within the nondual Godhead, even when man interprets it as being an imperfect appearance, does this make sense? In other words, dualism is purposed to be, including all of man's ponderings of the why of its purpose.
Perhaps this will help if the above does not: God is good and only good, including his extension of the darkness of dualism reaching for the light of nonduality.