merudanda: > Every day we look in the mirror to see what we look like... > Maybe so, but the eye cannot see itself, so there must be a thought before we take action. The question is, when or who thought the first thought? Maybe there is a Paraclete in the string, on the other side.
Maybe the Logos is a creative intelligence that formed the cosmos out of original chaos. Show me your face before your mother was born! In all, an unfolding of truth conciousness within. As it is written: "Ecce enim regnum Dei *intra* vos est" - the Kingdom of Heaven lies within you. In the beginning God had a first thought which in turn produced the universe. That first thought was very subtle, yet contained within itself the power to create other thoughts in rapid succession over a period of just days. God thought this was very good and so he created many words and phrases to describe the Ultimate Reality. The Father is all powerful yet, even He meditated on the seventh day! Go figure. Seeing the Light, that is, to gain enlightenment, total knowledge and experience of the Transcendent, is the realization of the way things really are: the purusha, which is the absolute, completely separate from activity; prakriti, which is the self-creation, the gunas always in action; and the Avatar, the bridge which is the Way, the One who shows and points out the obvious: Reflection Being - not this, not that, nor both, nor neither. The Word Incarnate is the embodiment of Wisdom: we should meditate on that Word, and reflect on its meaning. It's just you and the Paraclete, the invisible surrogate, the Holy Spirit, that rises within you as you sit with eyes closed. All you have to do is call to mind all that is "I Am" as taught by your own Advocate, and remember a previously experienced state of Being. It's that simple. "The deep [primordial sea] was not, when I was born, there were no springs to gush with water. Before the hills, I came to birth; before he made the earth, the countryside, or the first grains of the world's dust. When he fixed the heavens firm, I was there, when he drew a ring on the surface of the deep..." A Word of Wisdom - softly repeated, first as a sound, then silence. "The Lord created me in the beginning of his works before all else that he made, long ago. Alone I was fashioned in times long past, at the beginning, long before earth itself." According to the scriptures in the beginning God created the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God (John. 1:1-18). In the beginning, before time, Yahweh had Wisdom, his beautiful Sophia, as his companion when he created the world (Proverbs (8:22-31). She is not only God's helper in the creative process but also serves as God's channel of communications with humanity during mental reflection. Wisdom meditation is both the agent and the means of creation and the revealer of the divine mind. In this process God's first act was to speak, i.e. to create the Logos, by which power heaven and earth came into being. The Logos denotes higher reason, the intellectual force that intelligently orders and sustains the universe, making it accessible to the human mind as creative intelligence. The Incarnation is the Word made flesh in humanity through the Word, which is the embodiment of God's creative Wisdom, which is revealed in the Paraclete, that is, the Holy Spirit. The Paraclete is the Holy Spirit, whose purpose is to reveal God's true likeness, to portray the spiritual reality during meditation. Those who are drawn to the glory indwelling by the Paraclete recieve new life in the Word is the primordial sound (I Am) and enter the Rapture. Maybe.