…is falling down through the trees in the most wondrous way, it looks, almost like water, gently flowing between the leaves… The birds are chattering away in the background and we are back on the hill overlooking the meadow. It feels good to be somewhere, that at least, looks normal. “So I’ve seen god, hell and I’m sat here talking to the devil. Does this mean the Christians have got it right and theirs is the one ‘true’ god?”
“Your mind is translating everything you are experiencing into a something you understand and has meaning for you. Interpretation of the knowledge gained through ‘enlightenment’ of ones place in creation is subject to the life experiences of the individual, and the society they are in. This is why the core message of harmony within oneself and the outside world is the foundation of every religious or intellectualised belief system, but the actual method of achieving this harmony is specific to the internal, and external forces that influence each of the ‘enlightened’ ones.”
Ok, I can understand that, so carry on with “Was ‘enlightenment’ of the prophets the inspiration and driving force for the belief systems held by humanity?” I continue.
“It was the inspiration but not the driving force, for the motivation comes from within and is the reason for the experience of ‘enlightenment’.” is his reply.
I know it sounds ridiculous but my christian upbringing makes me ask “Were any of the prophets actually the sons or daughters of god?”
“We are ‘all’ the sons and daughters of god.” he replies.
Ok… I need to get another of my christian beliefs answered so ask…