BaruchThe secret of theodicy ...Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:06188.8.131.52is best explained by the Goddess Kali. She is of course the aweful form of the awesome Lakshmi ... the goddess hath both right and left hands. Do you know why Kali is horrible? Not to scare you, but to scare the demons who have you in possession. It is necessary that fear be used to fight fear, fire to fight fire. But also water to fight fire. So both hands of the goddess, will help you put the fires of delusion out. This Kali isn't so horrible, is she? But you have to let her scare the phobia out of you, before you can see her compassion. You share the fear of the demon, until you are free of the demon.
Lakshmi is a girl's best friend, being the goddess of wealth and beauty ...
Being Jewish I particularly like the Saraswati, goddess of learning ...
I think the best way for someone who is aniconic to transcend life and death, is by engaging positively with the iconic. You have to get out of yourself.
Of course in the West we know Lakshmi as Hera/Juno, and Saraswati as Athena/Minerva .. but Kali as Hecate/Trivia ... the last Latin name meaning "three roads".
- You've been well indoctrinated! (nm) Kasey, Sat Mar 10 07:03
- Maybe this can calm you down ... Baruch, Sat Mar 10 09:33http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUzzivYjvRA Shalom
- So Kasey, what will the future be? Baruch, Sat Mar 10 09:32You are a deer crossing the highway at night ... fixated by two oncoming bright lights. Is it a semi that will run over you, or is it two motorcycles that will pass on either side of you? You can... more
- Your reactionary statements simply prove.. Kasey, Sun Mar 11 09:25my above comment! Regards, Kasey
- The meaning of Enlightenment ... Baruch, Sun Mar 11 22:12in Buddhism it means: development of wisdom, perfection of character, calming of vexation. It has nothing to do with Newtonian Mechanics. It might have something to do with the Pieta by Michelangelo. ... more
- Pot calling the kettle black ... Baruch, Sun Mar 11 09:33you are the most reactionary person here. If one goes far enough Left, one encounters the Far Right. Shalom
- Do I strike you as a closet fascist?? (nm) Frashavan, Mon Mar 12 16:58
- Nor in the least! Baruch, Mon Mar 12 18:43but some of our members are ... it is hard not to smell fishy, if you live in the belly of the whale. Just ask Pinocchio and his father. Shalom
- Three rights make a left. (nm) MN_Morgan, Sun Mar 11 12:18
- ;-)) (nm) Baruch, Sun Mar 11 14:51