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What Makes God a Reality?

What Makes God a Reality?

The great Sufi teacher and leader, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, described a “magical trigger that sets off the explosion of life as the cosmos.” This magical trigger is also the key to “our ponderings concerning the meaningfulness of our lives, our strivings, our frustrations, our disappointments, our disenchantment, and perhaps our reenchantment.”

It is this key which makes God a reality. Find out what it is, here:

Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan says that “it is the power of unconditional love that gives us the resolve to uphold a person’s pride while acquiescing to their flaws and follies. The great paradox is by loving one’s ideal of God espied in a person, one helps that person to honor his/her real self.

“Therefore it is love that makes God a reality.”

–From “Keeping in Touch 114,” on the Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan website.

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7:56AM PST on Dec 14, 2012

thank you

1:29PM PDT on May 23, 2012

Thank you.

6:53AM PST on Feb 27, 2012

What makes God a reality to me is he fits my definition of reality which I formed long ago.

Reality is that which produces a real effect in a real world which other people can see and be aware of, further, can that result be the same whenever the same principles are applied providing other factors remain the same?

God qualifies for me. I had an amazed doctor and a flabbergasted dentist. The records are in their offices. Furthermore, my boss asked me, "Do you know what an inspiration you are?"
The raise I got and the promotion to superviser were real. Whatever I ask for, on a personal level, seems to materialize quickly. Miracles flow through my life. If something works, use it.

In the natural state, man is at enmity with God. HE said he won't even hear the prayers of "sinners" those who disregard his rules of mercy, love, kindness. You gotta have a
connection to get in with Creator. Jesus is that connection. He paid the karma.

I stay real close to Jesus, my savior and my boss. It's the best place to be . I LIKE IT!

6:50AM PST on Feb 27, 2012

Continued...
I completly yielded to His Will. I will go where you want me to go. I will do what you want me to do. I will say what you want me to say. I'm yours, LORD. Do with me what you want. What HE wants for me is mighty good! I LIKE! I am in love with this God who rescued me and blessed me and reveals Himself to me continuously.

Course, he says he won't even listen when a "sinner" prays. He says the prayers of the wicked are an abomination to him.

You don't get to talk to the president unless you're invited.He has invited us. It's just a matter of complete surrender to the Creator. I can't guarantee he will do for you what he does for me. We are individuals and that's how he treats us. And we do have the extra factor, we must forgive to be forgiven. Bible says so. One little prayer won't do it. We have to start living for HIM and others. We repent from our own way, which means turn around and go his way. It means accepting his son, Jesus, who died to pay your karma and was resurrected.
Want proof? Read The Case for Christ written by Lee Strobel, an atheist who talked to experts. He's Christian now.

The president isn't going to hang out with you if you're his enemy.

4:53PM PDT on Aug 15, 2011

Thanks Annie.

6:10AM PDT on Mar 30, 2011

Thanks for the info.

3:54AM PST on Jan 25, 2011

If anyone wants a proof that God actually exists, there's a very simple test. Spend one minute watching your thoughts, emotions and physical perceptions/sensations. Now ask yourself what allows you to observe these things.

2:05PM PST on Jan 16, 2011

I am cognisant of the distinction between "religious belief" and "spiritual experience." I don't deny the latter if you mean a sense of tremendous emotional uplift; it's one the reasons I love hiking mountains. The views are, literally, awesome.

""We believe" on one hand and "this is how it is done" are as different as night and... triangle."

Sorry, I don't understand that sentence, either the 'difference' bit or the dada-esque ending.

"There are some people, through natural talent or through trained attention/consciousness, experience things (e.g., being connected to everything and everyone) that the mass of humanity does not"

I do not doubt that; but I refute any assertion that they are experiencing anything going on beyond the physical or EM field boundary of their own head. No "magical triggers", that's for sure.

"Sometimes the descriptions sound ludicrous to those who can not access those realms of consciousness, but just because it doesn't make sense to /you/ does not make it drivel."

The realms of Cosmology and Quantum Mechanics also encompass facts that sound ludicrous to those without adequate mathematical and scientific background. However they have been arrived at through a process of hypotheses and experimentation which have been proven, through repetition and attempts to disprove them. The same cannot be said for the type of assertions made by Khan, Chopra et al. Or perhaps you can reference evidence proven to the level of academic scientific ri

12:40PM PST on Jan 16, 2011

"Love is all there is" as the song goes.
pat

10:48PM PST on Jan 15, 2011

@Andy:
I would invite you to consider a distinction between "religious belief" (emotional attachment to untestable premises) and "spiritual experience." "We believe" on one hand and "this is how it is done" are as different as night and... triangle. There are some people, through natural talent or through trained attention/consciousness, experience things (e.g., being connected to everything and everyone) that the mass of humanity does not. Sometimes the descriptions sound ludicrous to those who can not access those realms of consciousness, but just because it doesn't make sense to /you/ does not make it drivel.

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