The Great Two

Mark 12:30-31 Amplified Bible (AMP)

“30 and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul (life), and with all your mind (thought, understanding), and with all your strength.’ 31 This is the second: ‘You shall[unselfishly] [h]love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

The first commandment leaves no room for the belief in a Source/Creator/Energy/Force other than God/Good/Love/Happiness. The second commandment asks of us to perceive one Self in all people. This implies unity. And in effect it would mean that what we think, feel or do to anyone or anything we do to the one Self, because there is nothing else.

We are one with God created in His image and likeness. God is spiritual, non-physical and eternal/timeless. The same must then be true for the one Self, our true identity behind/beneath the physical.

So where does”suffering” come from? Suffering is the physical manifestation of thoughts and feelings that didn’t align with the characteristics of God/Good/Love/Joy/Peace/non-critical-Mind.

But if there is only God/Good how can we suffer? We can only suffer in dreams/illusions of separation like the one here on Earth. Whether we choose to suffer here or not depends on our thoughts.

God cannot create unlike Himself so God is not the author of suffering. Yet free will allows us to think thoughts unlike God’s and experience their “apparent” effects.

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