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Man as god

Discussion in 'Gnosticism DIR' started by theosis, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Bunny

    Bunny Member

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    That's cool. Lots of people feel that way. :)
     
  2. ELoWolfe

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    Yes, exactly.

    Kind of.

    We certainly have instincts pre-programmed to us that become reactionary if specific needs are not met. Some people never get out of it. The "animal" in man.

    But free will can always trump that.
     
  3. WhyIsThatSo

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    "MAN"....is a divine "race" of Being. The "incorruptible race", the "perfect human", the "kingless race", etc. The Christ (Jesus) called Himself the "Son of Man" many times to elude to this truth.
     
  4. MNoBody

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    man is consciousness in a limited form, so we are somehow quantumly entangled with all of everything, which is also consciousness itself....the forms being the lower shadows of the real
    an expression of divinity in a childlike format which struggles to be like whatever gave rise to it in the first place, which somehow can't be staticly thought about to useful effect, only dynamicly known, akin to instinct...
    the question of do we strive to become this or is it as the old saying goes...Tat tvam asi..thou art that
    like Plato brought up with his discourse on anamnesis ...we already know everything, we merely forgot, so the best teacher is the one who helps you to remember that...come to your senses, out of your proverbial cave of limited habits.[so-called fallen nature]
    ...some thoughts.
     
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  5. Shaykhahadun

    Shaykhahadun New Member

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    Basically all religious traditions imply this on some level, via The Spirit (Nafesh, Rūḥ, Purusha, et al). It's a complex topic because it is the ontology of existence, namely man's(mankind) in relation to God's (or The Absolute, the Eternal, the One, the All, the Most-high, etc).
    It's very clearly a matter of God's reflection on itself substantiating all multiplicity, which on the other end results on a myriad of our own self-reflections which inhibit qualities of the divine.
    In many esoteric traditions man is often seen as the greatest 'creation' for how closer it is to God, not in any outward characteristics but rather the inward characteristics (Spirit and Intellect).

    Even Paul in NT Christianity calls a human's body "a temple of the living God", the temple itself as we know is in fact a microcosm of the Universe. In Islam the Kaaba represents an identical concept. These ideas are really quite universal across traditions when you compare, Hermeticism and Gnosticism have their own share of symbols to illustrate this.
     
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