Saturday, 7 February 2015
The Unnameable One is the source and essence of all things seen and unseen. It is therefore also the source and essence of spiritual beings, who are often described as deities.
The Unnameable One, therefore is the essence that animate and empower spiritual beings (and all other phenomena).
One such spiritual being, is the ruler of our Spirit-Heaven, the Lord our God Amitabha, God our Father in Heaven. In our universe, God is known to be the most compassionate being—therefore the most powerful, the Almighty. No being in our part of the universe has more power. The power of God is immeasurable wisdom that results from His unparalleled love (compassion, humility and simplicity).
Our task is to learn love, therefore to emulate the Father. We can become perfect in love and wisdom, it is possible. Iesous said, "Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48 )
The compassion and wisdom of God makes Him/Her (spiritual beings do not have gender) extraordinary, so much so, other spiritual beings ascribed to God the title Amitabha—Sanskrit for Immeasurable Light, or Resplendent Light. Light is spiritual metaphor for Wisdom, and wisdom is Equated with Compassion.
Our Father is in charge not only of spiritual heaven (called Sukhavati in Sanskrit, Land of Bliss) but also of this soul school on Earth.
Various Scriptures east and west (Lotus Sutra, Heart Sutra, Bible, Eastern Bible) state that Sukhavati is a monarchy, and our Father in Heaven is the King of Heaven and Earth. These Scriptures also speak of Avalokiteshvara the Savior of the World, as the Prince of Heaven, the one who would follow in the Father's footsteps, as the future King of Sukhavati.
Only about 15,000 years ago, Amitabha modified the genetic code of a strain of humanoid, to improve its body. This made it better suited as soul vehicles in the school on Earth--from there the mythological Adam and Eve. It is said that God the Father is our maker, He knows us intimately, knows us even before the foundation of Earth as a soul school. Students of the evolution of humanoids on Earth appreciate that after the previous glacial event on Earth, a major jump in evolution is noticeable—so much that some scholars hypothesized a "missing link" theory in human evolution.
Amitabha is not the ONE, the Supreme Force behind creation. To suggest as much is to denigrate the ONE. Amitabha is, in our awareness and galactic sphere our God Almighty but He is not the CREATOR ONE, the Immutable One, the One we cannot speak of and cannot comprehend.
Amitabha is our Father. Another title bestowed on the Lord in Sanskrit (mainly used by Buddhists) is Tathāgata--meaning He Who Has Gone Before. Amitabha knows our path, he knows our travails, and he identifies with the quest of the soul becoming reborn as a spiritual being. He is the Ancient of Days, he is the original Man of Heaven. He is ancient and wise beyond human capacity to understand and express. He is our "maker" and we carry DNA coming from Him, we are His children. We can and will have a relationship with Him and his son Avalokiteshvara, the Christ, the Saviour of the World. He is our template for spiritual perfection, as Jesus said, "Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48 )
We bow to God our Father and we bask in awe of His Immeasurable Light. Then, how much glory and awe there is for us to behold when we experience the presence of the DIVINE ONE, the CREATOR, here in us, with us, as the animating energy in our subatomic structures. The ONE who is creator of our God, that One is present here in us, the flower on my desk, in our squirrel brothers and earthworm sisters. In brother sun and sister moon.
How amazing is THAT?