For those here that do believe in a grander order of some type other than what you find in your science textbooks.
What kind of spiritual or philosophies do you like? What practices do you partake in?
What's your own perspective on life and your own philosophy?
I really don't want to start any atheist/religion type of debate...I respect your belief in nothing or the universal theorum or randomness but I don't really want to debate which team people should be on.
I believe in Following the 10 commandments and find you can't go wrong! That includes keeping the day of rest (the 7th day Sabbath - Saturday)! I do believe in The Messiah and the message of love and forgiveness that he gave before laying his life down for humanity. I believe that we were designed to be fruititarians by the fact that The Almighty Creator made a "garden" of Eden and not a slaughterhouse of Eden. I am a very compassionate man. I don't like to kill anything. I feel bad when I have to kill mosquitoes! I respect all life and the One who gave it. Since I started my Spiritual walk, I have learned to become a more patient and kind person. I don't get upset with the things people do like I used to. I forgive them... For they know not what they are doing.
Peace and blessing to all!
I love Osho's teachings.
Changed my life big time!
I love Toasim! Wu Wei, Means to allow, and is the basis of this practice, allowing what is to be what it is. Pronounced, Daoism, can be a great partner or foundation for whatever path you or practice you find yourself on.
LIGHT TO YOU
I practice Sikhism, which believes in the goodness of all of man's religions.
Sikhism, one of the youngest of the world religions, is barely five hundred years old. Its founder, Guru Nanak, was born in 1469. Guru Nanak spread a simple message of "Ek Ong Kar", translated as “We are all one, created by the One Creator of all Creation”. This was at a time when India was being torn apart by castes, sectarianism, religious factions, and fanaticism. He respected all religions and expressed the reality that there is one God and many paths, and the Name of God is Truth, "Sat Nam".
Guru Nanak's Hindu and Muslim followers began to be called Sikhs (learners). He taught them to bow only before God, and to link themselves to the Guru, the Light of Truth, who lives always in direct consciousness of God, experiencing no separation. Through words and example, the Guru demonstrates to followers how to experience God within themselves, bringing them from darkness into light. Guru Nanak was a humble bearer of this Light of Truth. He opposed superstition, empty rituals, social inequality and injustice, renunciation and hypocrisy and inspired seekers by singing divine songs which touched the hearts of the most callous listeners. These songs were recorded, and formed the beginnings of the Sikhs' sacred writings, later to become the "Siri Guru Granth Sahib".
Nam Japa - To get up each day before sunrise, to clean the body, meditate on God’s Name and recite the Guru’s hymns to clean the mind. Throughout the day, continuously remember God’s Name with every breath.
Dharam di Kirat Karni - To work and earn by the sweat of the brow, to live a family way of life, and practice truthfulness and honesty in all dealings.
Vand Ke Chakna - To share the fruits of one’s labor with others before considering oneself. Thus, to live as an inspiration and a support to the entire community.
The foundation of Sikhism was laid down by Guru Nanak. Guru Nanak infused his own consciousness into a disciple, who then became Guru, subsequently passing the light on to the next, and so on. The word "Guru" is derived from the root words "Gu", which means darkness or ignorance, and "Ru", which means light or knowledge The Guru is the experience of Truth (God).
Each one of the ten Gurus represents a divine attribute:
Guru Gobind Singh, the Tenth Guru, exemplified the Sikh ideal of the Soldier-Saint. He was also an inspired and prolific writer, courageous warrior, and a source of Divine Wisdom to his Sikhs. "When all other means have failed," he said, "only then is it righteous to take up the sword." He was the defender of the poor, the meek, and the oppressed masses of India.
Guru Gobind Singh was the last Guru of the Sikhs in human form. He created the Khalsa, a spiritual brotherhood and sisterhood devoted to purity of thought and action. He gave the Khalsa a distinctive external form to remind them of their commitment, and to help them maintain an elevated state of consciousness. Fore more information on Baisakhi. Every Sikh baptized as Khalsa vows to wear the Five "K's":
Kesh - uncut hair and beard, as given by God, to sustain him or her in higher consciousness; and a turban, the crown of spirituality.
Kanga - a wooden comb to properly groom the hair as a symbol of cleanliness.
Kachera - specially made cotton underwear as a reminder of the commitment to purity.
Kara - a steel circle, worn on the wrist, signifying bondage to Truth and freedom from every other entanglement.
Kirpan - the sword, with which the Khalsa is committed to righteously defend the fine line of the Truth.
Khalsa vows to have a daily spiritual practice of reading 5 banis (scriptures). Khalsa vows to follow the basic tenants of Bana (uniform), Bani (scripture), Simran (meditative recitation), Seva(service). Khalsa also vows to refrain from any sexual relationships outside of marriage, and to refrain from taking meat, tobacco, alcohol, and all other intoxicants.
Then Guru Gobind Singh infused his own being into the Khalsa, declaring that the Khalsa was now
the Guru in all temporal matters. For spiritual matters, the Guruship was given to the "Siri Guru Granth Sahib", a compilation of sacred writings by those who have experienced Truth. For Sikhs, "Siri Guru Granth Sahib" is the living embodiment of the Guru, and is regarded with the utmost reverence and respect wherever it is found. Sikhs all over the world took to the "Siri Guru Granth Sahib" as their living Guru, as the source of spiritual instruction and guidance.
i have no idea what is after death, but i do believe in 'mother nature' the balancing force. i read 'the celestine prophecy' and that has changed my life, so i kinda live from those insights.