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Submitted by Mohammed Waza Khiddif Id'ullah (Australia), Jul 2, 2015 at 05:19

John 1:
[1] In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
[2] The same was in the beginning with God.
[3] All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
[4] In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
[5] And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

hmmm, this from a Quaker page:

"William Blake wrote, "If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern." We cannot understand God as one being among many. God is in all, and through all, and the underpinning and source of all that is or has been. To pray is to join God in the darkness of God's infinite Light – the darkness of our own senses, which cannot perceive that which is beyond attributes. The mercy of God is God's presence in love, that only silence and stillness beyond words and thinking can know as limitless light, and life."

This from a Jewish one:

-------The infinite light of God has no limit-------
Any serious reflection on the greatness of God and His boundless mercy will lead to the realization that there is no end and no purpose to His light.
This light also remains unchanged and constant in its emanation from the Divine, and it never imposes a limit in any of its manifestations.
In contrast to the numerical, or any other, infinity, with its severe limitations in all directions but one, the infinite light of God has no limit in any direction or form. - Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

Amhitaba Buddha is the buddha of infinite light. This 'light' is not just an allegorical term - it is an infinite sea of bliss and is the precursor of everything. But seems so subtle because our minds are swimming in ignorance.

"Thank you for discussing these things with me. I cannot talk about them with Christians, the way I can talk about them here with you."

Why on earth not? Does dogma cloud their vision?

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