“You all believe in different ways, but your belief has no reality whatsoever. Reality is what you are, what you do, what you think, and your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.”
“You can change your mind, your opinion, but truth or God is not a conviction: it is an experience not based on any belief or dogma, or on any previous experience. If you have an experience born of belief, your experience is the conditioned response of that belief.”
“Belief is a denial of truth, belief hinders truth; to believe in God is not to find God. Neither the believer nor the non-believer will find God; because reality is the unknown, and your belief or non-belief in the unknown is merely a self-projection and therefore not real.”
For the most part, the places I happen to go on the net discuss god in a limited and perhaps superficial way. That is, they discuss god as if god were a being rather than an experience. Moreover, they often limit their discussion of this being to whether or not it exists and to whether there are any moral consequences to us if it exists. In other words, the philosophical basics.
There’s nothing wrong with the philosophical basics. Hell, it’s almost like a rite of passage or a test of some sort to be wrapped up in the basics: At a point in your life, usually in your adolescent years, you think of god as a being and wonder whether that being exists or not. That’s just something you do. That most of us do.
And by mid-life, it seems if all goes well, we have figured out that god is an unnecessary hypothesis, that deity is not needed to explain anything. Congratulations, we have passed the test.
But then along comes some mystic like Krishnamurti who, if you are still able to listen to him or her with an open mind, like you would have listened to them as a child, will tell you that your beliefs about god — regardless of what those beliefs are — are so much bullshit. For make no mistake about it: He or she might say, “…your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life”, but they mean that even your disbelief in god is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life. Regardless of whether you are a theist or an atheist, your ideas of god are bullshit, says the mystic. Hell, even if you are a mystic, your ideas of god are bullshit, says the mystic.
What do you do now?