The "gods" are teh devas, which means "shining ones." Using Maharishi's terminology, someone in God Consciousness notices that the wholeness of the functioning of the brain starts to reconfigure in a certain way to process incoming data, or express a specific aspect of being human.
The reconfiguration, where some parts of the brain become more active and some less, shines forth in a way distinct from the actual objects of perception associated with that kind of processing, and is given a label: the deva so-and-so, whose job it is to handle math, or love or whatever. Repeat the description of that and pass it along, and eventually the devas become gods in a religion. L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <noozguru@...> wrote : On 11/30/2014 12:19 PM, salyavin808 wrote: ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <noozguru@...> mailto:noozguru@... wrote : Everyone is "merged" with the absolute, the process of enlightenment is realizing it. The absolute is all that is and everything else is just an illusion. This is where I go wrong. I'm utterly convinced it's the other way round! Yup, "everything else" is the relative. It's the basic teaching of SCI, Indian philosophy and even Zoroaster. I've told the story many times here of the emcee at the Katakali Dance Theater in Cochin explaining this and saying that it was so incomprehensible to simple people that the ancients made up the "gods" as metaphors to explain it.