When you want to prostrate yourself before idols in admiration or fear, think. "You say they're beautiful?" Answer-peacocks are beautiful too. You say they're strong? "The beasts are strong. And what is human, what is worthy of admiration?
All men are idolaters; they pray for themselves, for pleasures and pleasures, avarice, greed, lust, other passions, and other idols. For the most part their passions are low, high rare, but even they are the key.
Fire, Sun, or other representations of God are symbols and metaphors of God, but not God himself. God is not an idol. God is physics and mathematics. God is the philosophy, the truth, the form of things and their energy. God is beauty. God is ethics and morality. God is the law of life.
Why do you want everyone to love you? Do you want to be an idol? The desire for love is a passive attitude that generates fear. To get rid of fear, love first. Don't wait for the weather by the sea. You choose who to love. And don't demand love from those you don't love.
God loves everyone equally. God is everything. Each point is a God, and the energy charge of all points is the same. When you love an idol, it also loves you, but this energy is shared by millions of people. When your love is unique, you will receive all its energy, and this energy will be colossal.
Fruit is good... But ... the Christmas tree sacrifice is mandatory every year. Cut down the fruitless Fig tree. And in General, the garden needs to be periodically cut down and updated... For idols should not be multiplied beyond measure... They fall into pride because of this ...and they feel especially great.
The symbol of the Golden egg and the mouse that breaks it is a sign that we inevitably lose, thanks to a negligible accident, everything from which we create for ourselves a Golden idol and idol. An accident inevitably destroys the idols. Randomness is the name of Providence and rock.
In order not to stand in a dead end, deny the dead end. You have done something, and this something is your only option. Close your eyes and pretend it's not there. No light at the end of the tunnel? What are you going to do? First, in a state of despair? And then? And then you will see clearly and begin to notice the starry sky and thousands of other very different options.
Idealists pray for their ideal, not understanding that the ideal is the idol of the sun, the essence of which is to give energy for growth. You will never be the sun yourself, but you are the tree that grows. Idols, ideals, hopes and dreams are all sources of energy for growth and nothing more.
It is a big mistake to turn a loved one into your drug and source of pleasure. First, do not create an idol for yourself, and secondly, the addict automatically tries to control his drug, which creates a chronic conflict, which is impossible to win. From this point of view, finding love in an Idea and serving it is a much better option. What can prevent you from serving your idea?
You can't turn hope into an idol that you can't live without. If your idol is such that you are blinded by it and are not ready to survive its death, then you are paralyzed by the fear of its possible death. But love is bound to be crucified and die. There is no such thing as love not being crucified. And you will be the one who will have to resurrect it, because you are a slave God's, and slaves are bound to serve their masters. You should be calm about gifts and the death of a Christmas tree. In any case, you must survive and repeat the ritual every year.
For hope to come true, it must be identical with the concept of love. You can't turn hope into an idol. Love is immortal, and idols are mortal. Imagine that your hope will die and not come true, are you ready to implement it anyway? Is the process important to you? The fact itself? Are you ready to do it, even if you know that it will die? If your faith and willingness to realize your goal remains unshakeable, even if your hope is crucified on the cross... then this is love. Just don't lie to yourself.
Brainstorming through denial is like this... you Take what's there and deny it as if it's not there, and you think what you're going to do. When the glare of the fire idol, blinding in the darkness, is gone, ... you will see many small hopes of stars in the night sky. Try it by giving love (time and attention) these little hopes, work out a couple of them. These paths may be different.
The tale of the hen The pock and the Golden egg is a tale of greedy desires and useless Golden idols that bring only misery. About a little gray mouse accidentally destroying a Golden idol.... About the despair and depression of the proud who have lost their idol. And the humility of pride, when people finally realize that the truth is a simple egg. By the way, the chicken in this story is God.
In his pride and vanity one day he wanted to become a mission, he wanted to become an idol, he wanted to create a religion. The road will be overpowered going, mastered also it, but before I had to throw out all superfluous because the road was far and the cross was heavy. I abandoned all my vices, threw away fear, pride, despondency, vanity, all my money, friends and loved ones... and only when I had nothing left, I came to the edge of a bottomless abyss, in the center of which I could see my goal in the air. Rejoicing and filled with divine ease... I walked through the air.
Pridefulness and vanity are dangerous also due to making one undertake tasks (or draw tasks and problems), that are too hard for one to fulfil. Having lifted a heave load for a while, a person gets frozen as legs give way before falling down… And the heavy load falls upon the person, pressing to the ground with its weight and making it difficult to draw breath ... And there lies that person, dragged in the mud, and finally realizes that pride and vanity are terrible sins and probably are the worst of all sins...
And God looks at it from above... smiles and rubs hands … and thinks: didn't I tell you that you shall not make for yourself an idol, even if this idol is yourself...
Pride, vanity and self-complacence contribute to one's attempts to make an idol out of oneself. Remember that Providence doesn't like fake idols. As it was said that you shall not make for yourself an idol...
Some people don't see the difference between pride and pridefulness. Pride means gladness for something done well or right. While pridefulness is a sin that makes one full of complacence and the feeling of being very special and irreplaceable. Pridefulness is an attempt to make an idol of one's own personality so that to pray to oneself and even demand others to worship one.
Pridefulness doesn't make one feel anything but hatred towards others. Pridefulness is a source of hatred. While pride is a source of sincere gladness and happiness.
An actor for oneself, playing to oneself. …Oh, … your inner audience member applauds you and loves you. You're his idol and he doesn't need anyone else. You made for yourself a personal idol, so now you have your own God. You denied the old Gods of the Big world... And now they curse you. …But does it really matter? Your new idol will certainly protect you.
Pridefulness is an attempt to make an idol of yourself. Idols demand victims... And victims turn idols into demons... And demons demand blood and hate people...
But people dislike demons and those who hate them. Thus, as the tension becomes stronger, people suddenly blow stack and tear demons into pieces. Then they feed dogs with these pieces and eradicate demons' families and stuff.
The truth is that actually it's never clear who is going to win. It can be any of the opponents. Victory is unpredictable. The course of victory becomes clear only on battlefields. A weak opponent may easily gain power typical of a Hero and destroy any strong favorite with the battle. While this favorite may be so full of pridefulness and hatred that will become blind with own inflated ego. On the other hand, someone weak may also be mistaken and underestimate someone strong. A weak one may think that a strong person is kind and weak because of it, or consider a strong one blind, stupid, etc. And this kind of underestimating someone strong may lay aside all hope of victory. Victory is a delicate balance. Victory is only meant for someone who manages to gain the inner balance of insanity and prudence, carefulness and courage, farseeing and fatalism...
He who is strong and proud can be his own judge. The desire to see everyone as a judge is a sign of vain weakness.
Vain weakness hates people but turns into plasticine from a single drop of flattery. Vain weakness sees everyone as a judge and kneels down in front of everyone to pray for justice for itself. It hates the judges who say no to it and considers those who say Yes to be idols.
It is bad not to hope because an absence of hope is harmful. Hoping for one thing is also the sin of idolatry and it will fall short too. God is everything, that’s why you should hope for everything at a time, understanding that you will not obtain everything.
The classic God is a monstrous paranoid, hungry for love and attention. Why was he alone? Its civilization has created virtual worlds and propagation through the tube. God does not have to work, he does not need to communicate with other people. He's completely alone. Pure mind? No! Absolute child...Neurotic... Idol... The devil... How to live with such a God? They say evil can be conquered by love, order and beauty.
If you do everything well and correctly, you may be lucky, you may not lead. If you do everything wrong, the same thing can happen. What's the difference? What is right and wrong depends very much on the circumstances. And still value this love, and idolatry - sin.
The gravity of heavy massive bodies strongly affects the logic of thinking, bending the rays of light passing near them. Next to the sun, the light that was originally straight becomes crooked. When approaching idols, remember that they can seriously distort your thinking, so much so that you do not even notice it.
It took ages to revert into a stone again. They came to where they once started. Life within oneself, in one's own imagination and virtual worlds. * The God of one's own Universe. The Lord of the games who lives in the neverending search for emotions and entertainment...
A person who got stuck in space boredom. A person who is no longer mortal as stones are immortal. This person no longer needs the physical body after having made a copy of own personality in the computer in order to become another xoanon. * The cycle closed. What goes around, comes around. You think that person was the only one? Just look at those stones and sand around. This game makes everyone end up being like this. And no one knows how to break out of this vicious circle.
I am not a Muslim, but I love Allah and his prophet Muhammad. I love the Koran, learned it by heart and went Hajj to Mecca. But I am not a Muslim because I love God, God is everything. Therefore, just as I love the righteous Muslim, so I love the last idolater, for if I do not love him, so will I give God, who is all. My faith in God, who is all, is so strong and absolute that no fear or doubt can shake it.