--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB <no_reply@> wrote:
> >
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, defenders_of_bhakti 
> > <no_reply@> wrote:
> > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <jstein@> 
> wrote:
> > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Irmeli Mattsson" 
> > > > <Irmeli.Mattsson@> wrote:
> > > > <snip>
> > > > > Although I think that also God makes mistakes and learns
> > > > > through and from them.
> > > > 
> > > > Question on this one point: By what standard can it
> > > > be said that God makes mistakes?
> > > 
> > > On the basis of this is of course gnostic thinking 
> > > (Freemasonree, Rosecrucians). The basic idea behind 
> > > it, is that creation is like a prison. 
> > 
> > Depends entirely on the "flavor" of gnosticism.
> > Some flavors believe that creation wasn't created
> > by God but by the "other guy" (Satan, the demiurge). 
> > 
> > > I still believe that it owes a lot to Buddhism...
> > 
> > That's a stretch. Many translations of the First
> > Noble Truth have it as "Life is suffering," but
> > that's not related in any way to God, since they
> > don't believe in one.
> 
> To say "life is suffering" implies there is something--
> a condition or state--that is *not* suffering.
> 
> If suffering is said to be a lack, there is something--
> a condition or state--in which nothing is lacking.
> 
> What is it?
>
++ State of mind?





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