Albert Einstein’s “God Letter”
“The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can (for me) change this.For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions. And the Jewish people to whom Igladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity have no different quality for me than all other people. As far as my experience goes, they are also no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power. Otherwise I cannot see anything ‘chosen’ about them.” ~Albert Einstein [*This is an except from the “God Letter”]
[A handwritten letter in which Albert Einstein challenges the idea of God and the notion of being “chosen” is going up for sale on eBay this month with an opening bid of $3 million, auction agency Auction Cause has announced. The note, dubbed the “God letter” and penned a year before Einstein’s death, contains the famed physicist’s views on religion, the Bible and the concept of God.]
From the Buddha, to Sigmund Freud, to Einstein… I think it’s pretty obvious to those that continue to evolve spiritually; that the concept of a “personal, creator “God”” is really a Fairytale…. As Freud talks about most Theistic concepts are a projection of a “Father Figure”, from the Mind-frame of a “Child”. For me, the concept of “God’s Will” is as Absurd as saying “Gravity’s Will”. Gravity is a Law of Physics. It’s an attempt to explain, and “Label” a Force that Pervades the Universe. It has no “will”, it Just IS! “Spiritual Laws” Also Exist. But their’s is Non-Duality. No Views. No Will. It just IS. (period) Now, that does NOT mean that the Pali Canon says there’s no god, (Although Buddhism IS an Atheistic, or Non-Theistic “Religion”) there are gods and goddesses, devas and devis, appropriately, There are ALL kinds of Beings, Tree Spirits, “Angels”, Dakinis, Jealous Titans from ALL kinds of Realms. Some helpful, some Not! But ALL of these ‘Other-Wordly Beings’ are Subordinate to an Enlightened Human Being.
But I Go For Refuge to the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha. The Consmology is Extremely Complex in Buddhism, in many regards. It ALL has its meaning, its a teaching that is right for someone, at some time, some place…. It’s meaning is Profound, yet Simple.
Silence is the only Language in which this Reality can be Communicated. It’s Experiential Reality. Emptiness. Śunyata, The Primal Void, Absolute Reality, Transcendental Reality, is void of any Duality, or Subject-Object Dichotomy.
“Entering the Stream” is something that is available to ALL of Us. Here. Now. Where the Infinite intersects with the Eternal: The “Power of Now” .
That’s why I am here. This is ALL I am trying to do. I’m not here to sell anything… or have the most “Friends” or “”Followers”, but I do have a unique ability, that I am FREELY OFFERING TO ALL. I have progressed along the Buddhist Path. I’ve ‘broken the first Three Fetters’ and I’ve Experience True Insight into the Nature of Reality. Now, I’ve been working at this for a long time, and it hasn’t been “easy”, but I’ve maaged to “Break On Through to the Other Side!” (%100 Sober;)
I have always progressed most with a Spiritual Mentor (an I have also tried for several years without any true, personal Spiritual Mentors/Teachers, just self-help books, and the imaginary relationship with the authors,) someone personal to me that has already passed through the phase of Spiritual Evolution that I am working towards. Someone that Knows the Path. You can only lead someone to the water, you cannot make them drink. I cannot cast a spell. But IM have a perspective that is like having a “Bird’s Eye View”, and I simply wants to help ALL those along the Path, whom are trying to Evolve further. Many of you, I can help, I can point put some of the “sign Posts” along the way. I‘ve been striving steadfast for this experience for over 21 years, over 15 of them as a serious partitioner and mentor of the Buddhist Path. Do you want some assistance? I sure do! I want you to Experience True Insight into Absolute Reality. To “See the Empiness of All 5 Skandhas”…. and Sunder the Bonds that cause you Suffering!” This is the posnt on the Path known as “The Tipping Point”, “The Cristical Mass”, “The Threshold”, “The Fall Line” …. This the Point where the Slinky doesn’t need to pulled anymore. You’ve put in a lot of work, but at a point, the weight of the Slinky that’s past that Tipping Point; when it just keeps going! And THAT is what Stream Entry is Like.
~Dharmamitra Jeff Stefani