I read some link and everything they say is not true. Be cautious associating it with the lifestyle proclaimed here.
Be safe Emanuel
Yes, everything I was posting was to give people an idea about some of the mainstream ideas now associated with these various things, but not the views presented here necessarily. Further weirdness can be seen in a Youtube documentary about "White Tantra" to get an idea of what modern Gnostic groups are saying:
Yet it is more reasonable to simple say one should carefully control their behavior and treat their marriages and their families with compassionate consideration.
"What we actually know about Christian gnosticism is limited."
They have to be joking. What Jesus teaches in the Christian Biblical Gospels is Gnostic ideals.
A problem is that "Gnosticism" was never a religion or a faith in that regard and the actual word means esoteric. This is why I try to drift away from that terminology on this site not to be framed to some doctrine. The Gnostic word used here is used very differently compared to tradition and I try to limit it to the esoteric nature of our existence.
Another problem we have is that sooner or later we need some tagline for the community, i.e. some label of reference and I dislike to use such a name for it risks just form another sect among many. One reason I chose "I AM THAT I AM" as a forum-name was because this is what God wants from people, i.e. to stand in His Light, be a mirror of Him.
The Muslims have used Muslim for many years but unfortunately it is a tainted faith even if Abraham surely was a "Me - selam" by description. The word does not mean anything other than that the person is sound, healthy (sane), and that is hardly something I can call Islam with its Pagan ritualism.
I think it is a mistake to try to label yourself at all from the beginning. But then when you die the people will, for example, instead say the 'Emanuelian' about themselves which is a big failure too. I think however that there is a hint in the word Allah actually since it means "Who is as Such"; there has to be some sort of possibility to use that as tagline, and it is merely a third-person version of what God said to Moses: "I am who am I" (I AM THAT I AM). A problem is that the Muslims would go berserk if we take the word Allah and attribute to ourselves as it was intended to be used. Problem is that they have created a god that does not exist as such but is a symbiotic phenomenon with those "who are as such" (Elohem). 'Rabb' is the only word that can be used somehow resembling the common God word.
And in their religion it is a blasphemy to associate (shirk) yourself with Allah which is quite the irony since that is exactly what God expects.
Yet Quran frequently speaks of "Being Such As It (Allah) and being such as the Father Abraham and company.
Aviel: Immanuel, Thank You very much for the work you do. Thank you for your insight, IM SINCERELY THANKFUL! There are people to whom your work is very important, and I can and will raise my hand for being one of them.
Jul 31, 2017 10:29:55 GMT
Immanuel: You are welcome, hansolo. It is for your sake that I am doing it primarily, but I am also a bit curious myself regarding the underlying lore. Persistent research and critical thinking has led to a great breakthrough.
Aug 13, 2017 19:08:46 GMT
nullandvoid: Wondering what a future with only non-dualistic people would be like?
Jan 28, 2018 14:53:12 GMT
Immanuel: Symbiotic existence, like a permanent telepathic coexistence. This is why humans are placed to learn to coexist on Earth on a very basic level and even with marriages, in order to be ready for a greater union by developing from there.
Feb 2, 2018 21:32:19 GMT
Immanuel: Our challenge here is Homo sapiens' self-preservation and other instinctive drives/motivations, which makes people think in "dualistic" ways.
Feb 2, 2018 21:34:12 GMT
hftwo: Immanuel do you believe that You will be able to do "Godly" things during this Immanuel-life-time? Because I do think if Jesus said that you will. e able to do these things and even greater! But logically thinking to get Godlike powers...
Oct 4, 2018 10:48:45 GMT
hftwo: ... one needs to become perfect /totally complete as a being. I do not count on my self, because it seems like the sex commandment is something that I usually break.
Oct 4, 2018 10:49:35 GMT
hftwo: How can I count myself as a perfect being if I cannot control the reproduction urges of the body?
Oct 4, 2018 10:50:10 GMT
hftwo: But at the same time, I do not want to be a human any longer, I do not want to be weak any longer.
Oct 4, 2018 10:50:49 GMT
cerulean: learning to live each day as the last i.e giving our best at each moment, not allowing for sloppiness in thinking and doing, not even for a second. Not allowing the postponing of what should be done
Oct 10, 2018 18:51:29 GMT
cerulean: We should learn to do that, and then all other things will be easier. By adopting a way of being instead of just focusing on abolishing those apparent wrong acts such as masturbation.
Oct 10, 2018 18:55:42 GMT
Immanuel: I might seem to prescribe impossible goals, but I also say that we do reside in a creature which is an animal and you will not be rid of its functionality without killing it and the creature as an animal has needs which are inevitable.
Nov 4, 2018 21:01:04 GMT
Immanuel: What the "Ten Commandments" counteract is the enslaving effects of the body. Furthermore, I am still not convinced about what the seventh command says as it probably says "unnecessary sex". Jesus gave a recommendation of not even looking upon a woman.
Nov 4, 2018 21:05:37 GMT
Immanuel: Jesus' word of not even looking upon a woman (or man) suits that of no unnecessary sex. It is about that sexual trigger in the mind which is spoke of. Pay attention to that translators usually add "other" within parentheses, meaning it is about ANY woman.
Nov 4, 2018 21:11:06 GMT
Immanuel: "but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:28 NASB
Nov 4, 2018 21:17:55 GMT
cerulean: Right, so one should probably adopt an entire way of living, instead of focusing on one thing, because many other things can lead to that one thing you are trying to keep away from.
Nov 5, 2018 12:44:38 GMT
Immanuel: Yes, this is about a way of living rather than a dumb set of rules. People have incorrectly referred to the so-called 'Ten Commandments' as laws to uphold for the sake of worship, but this is wrong. They are guidelines in order to maintain a conscious lif
Nov 5, 2018 18:38:31 GMT
Immanuel: Unfortunately the first lines of the Commandments were distorted so badly it looks like they sanction religious worship. While they seem to promote relinquishing the mind, the truth is they that say the straight opposite.
Nov 5, 2018 18:43:25 GMT
hftwo: Just "Be" is that simple
Jan 11, 2019 12:54:40 GMT
hftwo: You have everything You need, You have Yourself, or is it?
Jan 11, 2019 12:55:25 GMT