Thursday, 16 June 2011

The Purpose of Life

Talk about the purpose of life must start with a reference to the chapter in Wayism's Primary Text on the topic. Nothing says it better. In fact, that piece of prose tells the entire story not only about the purpose of life but that which Wayists believe and live. We quote the entire chapter here by permission of the publishers, Wayist Books.


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he purpose of life for the soul is evolution
To metamorphose into heaven
is our destination

For the soul, life on Earth is the school
Time after time, it will return
Death is for the body, not for the soul
Learning to become a spirit, in heaven to be born

Human nature is such an animal
Egotistic, narcissistic, selfish, and banal
Trampling neighbor creatures, wasteful, destructive, and fearful
The soul learning humility, simplicity, compassion and of the divine in the infinitesimal

Newborn spirits start immortality in heaven
So much to do, so many worlds to see
Active, busy lives await them
Amazing beauty, out there in our galaxy

The purpose of life is not narcissism, religion,
consumerism, patriotism, or materialism
But living a life of joy, freedom of mind, beauty and fun
Flowing freely, content inside, in the beauty of Wayism
This, by the grace of God, is the Way it is done

The Way is here, there and everywhere
It happens; will it, want it or not
All you have to do, is learn to care
In the end, your soul a spirit child begot

So much nicer, so much peace
If you know where you go
So much beauty, so much release
When you go with the flow

by Salvar Dàosenglu

Nature of the Divine Principle

Deism with a panentheistic slant
 
Wayism is philosophically close to the standard definition of deism. However, in practice, many Wayists express their lifestyle of spiritual consciousness in panentheistic forms.

Wayism is a deism since creation exists because it is upheld by the energies of the One Supreme Being which is external from creation itself. The One is however not the Creator of the universes but Two forces that emanate from the One are responsible for all of creation.

Observers (who are creatures themselves) witness predictable repeating patterns and flows in the creative forces—which we call the Way. The One is therefore the Prime Mover and upholder of the universes. The universes are permeated by the energies, forces, and presence of the One.

Some Wayists who adhere to the Deistic principle can, however, be aware of the Way as a diety. Wayism encourages adherents who are so inclined to feel free to form a relationship with the Way and even the great Teachers (who are spiritual beings) as deities. Therefore, Wayists who adhere to the Deist principle have no problem to relate to the teacher Jesus or Avalokitesvara as Lord.

For the sake of explaining that Wayism is not a pantheism but a panentheism, it must be noted that the One is greater than the universes. The Divine is transcendent from creation, yet all are brought about, and perpetually maintained by the creative energies that emanate from the One.

God’s creative presence emanate in two forms—one is a Yin (or female quality) force, the other is a Yang (or male quality) force. Together the Two constitute what humans often call the Mother and Father aspects of the Divine Principle. The Two forces are responsible for creation, the laws of nature, and the mechanisms that regulate the Way. God’s presence therefore permeates all things and the Divine presence is imminent throughout all things, yet the Divine is transcendent from creation. Some of the energies emanating from the Divine are manifest in, and uphold, our spirits and higher consciousness. This results in our sense of a mystical relationship with the Divine because we are capable of a profound sense of the Divine presence in various forms.

Such is the nature of Wayism's panentheism, it informs the overarching deistisc model that is the main category by which to classify it.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Foundation of Wayism

Wayism makes no claim as to when it was founded. It states that it is the original Way, the process and method of the purpose of life. In the seminal book, Wayism: the Primary Text, it has this to say about the question when was Wayism founded: “An explanation of the purpose of life, the stages of life, and the wonderful laws of nature that regulate the life cycles of a particular plant species cannot be said to be a religion that was founded at any particular time—it is merely a statement of the facts as observed and known to us. Wayism is like that, an explanation of the purpose of human life, the cycles, and stages of development and its eventual metamorphosis into a spiritual being—it is merely a statement of the facts as it has always been.”

Wayism makes mention of adherents that existed in the past five thousand years, among which are Krishna (4th c. BCE), Isis (3rd c. BCE), Melchizedek (2nd c. BCE), several pre-Socratic (pantheistic) Greek philosophers (1st c. BCE), Gotama Buddha (1st c. BCE), LaoTzi (1st c. BCE), Jesus (1st c. BCE), and later seers and sages, some of them involved with the Upanishads and others with Yogi Philosophy. According to Wayist literature these, and other, teachers built on Wayist foundations but religious enterprise twisted and tweaked their simple teaching over the years—so much so that the core message gets lost in a maze of heavens, hierarchies, doctrines, and rituals.

Whenever the core message of Wayism is obscured, the Way sends spiritual workers to restore it.