There is a great joy and hope which springs forth when I reflect on the thought that lessons learned in this life will be retained and applied to future lives. The faith and trust that our acts of goodwill and love in this life will reduce our cosmic karmic debt makes it meaningful to continue making choices in love and light. The only other choice is nihilism and atheism which is no choice actually, but a negative default status when positive choices are not seen and made.
There is no truth in nihilism and atheism, only abnegation and refusal to accept what is not visible. We believe in electricity, magnetism, and gravity, yet some of us refuse to accept that there is a cosmic order and Divine Plan which surpasses logic, reasoning, and ego. I challenge anyone to suggest that the sun doesn’t shine on them or that the moon doesn’t cast a shadow on their physical form because they don’t believe in a Superior guiding energy. How can someone be under the influence of a Greater Being such as the Sun and Moon yet pretend to be separate and independent of them?
The universal Causal Energy imbues living beings with consciousness at varying degrees of awareness of their eternal and infinite essence through existential experiences. Faith and trust transcends reason and ego and mind finding Source in the Fullness and Emptiness of ‘All That Is’.
It is difficult for the human egoic mind to transcend the concepts and meanings which permeate them to arrive at an understanding that the Universal Cosmic Essence is evolving, expanding within itself, being composed of the invisible Energy and Dark Matter and of the Manifest visible Matter and Substance which we know as the physical realm. The spiritual or non-visible realm encompasses the greater Essence of the UCE (Universal Cosmic Essence).
Just like it is unreasonable to explain colour to a blind person or the beauty of a symphony to someone who is tone deaf we cannot expect someone who is egoic and atheistic to understand or perceive truth in the concept of infinite and eternal Being or to appreciate the importance of loving the Other as one-Self because for that individual there is only the Egoic Self which is important, everyone else comes in second. It is for these reasons outlined above that we must practice tolerance, patience, understanding, and love towards those who are blind, deaf, or incapable to perceive that which is beyond their ability.We must also extend our compassion and love to those who hold beliefs and concepts of Deity which are incomplete, biased and perceived through literal acceptance of the written word without respect for interpretation, culture, and historical contexts. We must extend our compassion and love to those who only believe in a Benevolent God without giving equal weight to the Shiva, destructive and restorative energies of the Divine Universal Essence. the Universe is cyclical, it must be so to be eternal and infinite, it must contain all that is, and what is not, is not. One musn’t waste logic and reasoning attempting to understand the concept of ‘nothing’ or of ‘absence of being’. Just like the concept of zero, it doesn’t exist. By definition nothing cannot exist.