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According to what my folks taught me

Reader comment on item: Niqabs and Burqas - The Veiled Threat Continues
in response to reader comment: Eastern_Wind:Aap ne mujhe achha sabak sikhaya

Submitted by Seamus Dafydd Dives MacNemis (United States), Sep 28, 2009 at 23:06

In my religion there are no Holy Books because none were ever written. From the beginning it was held that only the living word was the spoken word and only the living word was truth. The trouble with the written word is that there can be many different interpretations taken over time and the original experience can become misplaced or misrepresented inadvertantly or deliberately by subsequent generations. This we did not want to happen.

So, we began with a simple concept 'That Which Abides" or the "Unchanging" or "The Eternal". This thought we called "DWR". For us, it was a constant from which we could compare all of the aspects of manifest world around us. We considered DWR to be the one assence of all being, the "Source". The "Cause", the original impetus for all things manifest in the material realm. All that we could see was seen as a manifestation of the beingness of DWR. Upon this idea we built our entire history and culture. It was our perception that although the world was constantly changing and shifting around us, there was one point or thing which did not change. One thing which remained constant in the universe.

It was this idea of a universal constant that has sustained us for the last ten thousand years. The ancient Greeks knew us by the name 'Mathematiki" for it was mathematics that formed the basis for our world view as it does to this very day. That is why we never wrote any so called 'Holy Books". We didn't have to because our religion has been propogated through every culture that has ever existed regardless of time or of place. Judaism isn't the only cultural expression that has even come close to what we endeavoured to teach but if you read the Torah with our eye you will see "THAT" which was and is the central principal that sustained us. That is the real connection between my folk and the Jews and that is why we will never turn our backs on the Jews in their time of need.

Our idea was not a merely humanized version of beings that were beyond us in power or abiility. We never thought of men as gods and we didn't pray to inanimate things formed in the likeness of men or fantastic animals. We never considered our selves as gods, we knew we were not and could not be any such beings or being as the case might be. Our idea of a diety was a principal much like a mathematical equation which formed the starting point for all of our enquiries. If you concider the concept of PI you will begin to grasp what I am talking about.

There are seventy two levels of meaning in the Torah as it is written in Hebrew. No translation has ever penetrated any more than the first two levels. If you read deeply in the Torah you will see that it becomes like a mirror in which one can view him or herself objectively and it poses a question, "What kind of a being do you want to be"? As well it poses a challenge and presents a choice. There is a fork in the road before you. One path leads to an ever greater and more abundant life and the other is a path to oblivion. The choice is yours and yours alone to make for no other can make it for you. Life is a matter of choices. Choose wisely and live well. Choose otherwise and 'OH WELL"-- better luck next incarnation.

Anybody who says that there is no mathematics in belief has missed the boat entirely.


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