Joined: Apr 2011
Anyone here ever have a passion on spirituality?
Since this is an "off topic" forum, let's talk about something that is completely off topic to pickup. Iv'e been studying spirituality for the past years of my life and I consider it to be wholely way more important than pickup.
Sure, it's nice to stick your penis into some girls' vargina, but face it, eventually you would die. Nothing last...maybe not even spirituality but at least it's something that has a chance to last.
This post is probably extremely offensive to most if not all of you. However, if we live in a world of complete politically correctness, there's no way to get your point across to anyone. With that in mind, I'm going to repost what i post on my facebook blog. Let's just say the few people close to me are less than amuse by it.
Quote:This is of course base on the religion itself and not really the people in the religion. Not everyone in the higher level religion are spiritually higher than the one in the lower, but as with everything in life, this is base on average and it's base on the teaching of its' religion. With this in mind, I shall list the highest quality of spiritual teaching from highest level to lowest. This post isnt meant to be politically correct. Sometime, the truth isnt meant to be politically correct.
Quote:We're all spiritual brothers, but we're not equal
The Inner Life by Leadbeater
It is unfortunate that most people's spirituality are not at equal proportion, which is why certain religion exist to help that particular individual or group of people. However, once you realize there's a level of religion, you also realize if you feel frustrated that you're not finding answer in your current level of religion, then try to study the higher level of religion and you shall find answer there!
1. Buddhism: Buddhism offer the greatest amount of liberation. Some of the greatest spiritual works are found in buddhism. Buddhism are extremely complex and for 99 percent of the world population, they will not be able to understand some of buddhist advance teaching in this lifetime. Simple buddhist concept includes meditation and realizing life is impernamence.
2. Hinduism: Hinduism is very similiar to buddism and have some fairly advance concepts in it. Buddha himself did not say he's actually creating a "new religion" but rather he helps improve in the concept. Never the less, this is still a very advance religion.
3. Taoism: Anyone who actually open a taoist book and read it will immediately see the complexity of taoism. Hell, I'll be happy if i can even understand 30 percent of taoist book.
4. Christianity: When I say christianity, I do not include the genesis in it but rather only the new testament. Some of my favorite concept from Jesus include self sacrifice, compassion for humanity and willingness to forgive all his enemies. When Jesus died on the cross, verbally and in his heart, he completely forgive all those who harmed him. The world would become a great place if everyone can adopt this stance.
5. Confucius: Confucius have basic simple morality laws, kind of similiar to the 10 commandment of the genesis, but more tailor toward the chinese people. However, what makes confucius a superior religion to judaism is that confucius himself doesnt not preach and "eye for an eye". Confucius does not have a history of a capricious god who demands sacrifices and randomly kills whomever he pleases.
6. Judaism: While I do not consider this to be a very advance religion, i understand why it exist during it's time. Face it, this religion exist during the time where humanity morality were extremely low. During this time, most people felt it's ok to murder whomever they pleases, including their own parents. The 10 commandments at least helps these barbaric people have some semblance of morality. I understand the uses of fear from god's wrath to get these barbaric people under control. Face it, telling the roman legionaries who are used to enslave people to go become a vegetarian and meditate 10 hours a day isnt going to cut it. Or telling them they should get crucified and forgive their enemies is pretty much impossible.
7. Islam: Ok, I tried to be open minded about islam and actually read the Quran, but frankly, the more i read, the more irritated at the level of this spirituality.
Here's a direct quote from the Quran:
[2:192] And kill them wherever you meet them and drive them out from where they have driven you out; for persecution is worse than killing. And fight them not in, and near, the Sacred Mosque until they fight you therein. But if they fight you, then fight them: such is the requital for the disbelievers.
Basically, you're welcome to kill people if they try to persecute you. This is so far below the level of Buddhism or Christianity for that matter it's not even funny. Still, at least the book directly tell you NOT to go out randomly attack people.
For the most part, the level of spirituality comes at a different levels:
1. Buddhism: realizing that all humanity are interconnected, realizing the law of karma are at work and that if you suffer, your'e simply paying for your karma. Self sacrifice(see also christianity).
2. Islam: Dont attack other people, but kill all those who attack you.
3. Savages: Kill anyone and take everything of value from them.
So yes, islam is one level above that of a complete savage, but it's still pretty low.
Now on the plus side, it does have basic 10 commandment basic type of morality it teaches it people. Such as dont accumulate wealth through falsehood etc. It tried it best to teach people at least a small semblance of VERY basic morality, similiar to that of judaism or confucius, but it still have things in it cartering to people who's spiritual development still needs quite a bit of work.
A perfect example would be, cut off the hands of all thieves. With the separation of church and law, we're able to improve the law and realize how certain law is too barbaric with the given time. However, in the muslim culture, who among the muslim is willing to go against the word of Allah and change the barbaric law in the Quran? I personally think, there should be a revolution among the muslim and definitely should separate it's law from church so that they could improve the quality of life for the people who live there.
(This post was last modified: 08-16-2011 04:12 PM by Brian.)