Re: theos-l digest: October 14, 1999
Oct 14, 1999 11:11 PM
>I am fully enlightened and have no belief system does that mean I'm not
Ok - I'm trying to figure out if you are being serious or tongue-in-cheek
here. Hmmmm. Ok, I'll bite the apple. . .you know us women and all.
First, if you were "fully enlightened," (I like how you said "fully" rather
than "almost" or "a little" - clarification is always good - but I
digress). Let me start over. . .if you are, as you say, "fully
enlightened," tell me why you believe you are.
Second, it is impossible to be a human and not have a belief system, unless
you're in a coma. Do you believe you are a human? Do you believe you have
legs? Do you have ANY opinions about ANYTHING? If you answered "yes" to
any of these questions, you have a belief system. When you hear your phone
ring, do you answer it? - if so, I bet you do so because you believe that
someone will be on the other end - hence, a belief system.
Third: No, it does not mean you are not human if you don't have a belief
system and you are fully enlightened - but you'd be a monk in a veggie
state. However, not having a belief system and being fully enlightened
does not mean you ARE a human. I believe that there are entities (animals,
spirits, etc.) that are fully enlightened and may not have a belief system
(although I hesitate on that point). I believe, as Tibetan Buddhists do,
that enlightened souls/spirits can incarnate into animals or anything else
that will serve a particular purpose. I do not buy the "human hierarchy"
So, were you serious in your query or simply yanking my chain?
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