nthropomorphic views of God ~ Ultimate Reality as developed over the centuries
of the evolution of the human concept of God are inappropriate. We only
have access to God ~ Ultimate Reality within the bounds of reality as
described above. Within these bounds we can only observe the
existence field generated outside of the bounds of the reality which we
can know by God ~ Ultimate Reality and therefore ourselves and physical
matter within and as products of this field. The best word I have been
given to describe the relationship of God ~ Ultimate Reality to "us"
is that God ~ Ultimate Reality cherishes us. We are in fact part of God
~ Ultimate Reality at the very deepest possible level of which we can
know. But to attribute a personality or personhood, properties, qualities
or desires to God ~ Ultimate Reality is not appropriate. Human characteristics,
simply because they are human based, are especially inappropriate. Further
explanation will be given in describing our role as humans (or other equivalent
beings) which should help clarify these present statements. Characterizing
God ~ Ultimate Reality on any polarity such as good/evil, loving/unloving
or with any general properties or attributes such as infinite, all knowing
is not appropriate or supportable by what we are able to observe of the
existence field with which we are in intimate contact. No matter what
intellectualizations or theological analyses or wish lists are produced
by humans, there is no real way to link them to the existence field with
which we are intimately in contact. By virtue of the existence field generated
by God ~ Ultimate Reality, all of the "10,000 things" are generated
whether we find them desirable or undesirable, good or evil, etc. Only
those things which do not and can not exist within the existence field
can truly be considered as contrary to the Will of God ~ Ultimate Reality.
This is not a matter of will in the sense of desire, but simply the way
Reality is put together. What is the purpose or whether there is a purpose
to any of this is simple speculation if we base our thinking on analysis
or extrapolation or simply human desire for purpose, meaning and justification.
The only thing which I have been given to understand about this is that
the generation of the existence field by God ~ Ultimate Reality is an
inherent part of the expression of the Nature of God ~ Ultimate Reality.
Whether we choose to view the result as a Cosmic Soap Opera, a Cosmic
Dream or an Ultimate Expression of Being or something else is simply guessing
on our part at this time. I tend to opt for all of the above.