godhood

godhood
-lex lapax

if the gods created the oceans
and the rain and the earth
and the skies and the sun
and the mountains and the moon
and the people that walk
and fight and love
and kill and give birth
or live and be lost

where is the purpose in all this
what difference does it make
if i walk a hundred miles
or you fly to the moon and back
or they create a nation
that lasts a thousand seasons
and die out for horses
to graze on it’s grass

it is in the now and the present
my actions today and this instant
my thoughts racing to enjoy
and to fulfil this, my constant
need for union with myself
to experience the lotus bloom
of the expanding horizon that
my mind’s eye is beholden to see

live once, live forever
live like this is my only day
my only chance to experice godhood
love once, love like i was born
just to love and to be loved
the essence is in me, and in you
and in everything i see
and sense around me

the essence is godness
you are god, i am god, we are god
this earth is god, the rain,
the clouds, the airplanes and the birds
the moon and the sun
and the dancing stars
we are one, each and evertyhing
all of us, it is one,
it is the only, it is the ultimate

how could one not love onesself?
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the god particle

I recently watched a new documentary about the neutrino particle on NOVA titled the ghost particle. Apparently the neutrino has been misbehaving. Or so it seems to us. It doesn’t fit the standard model perfectly, it has mass and it has alibis. Scientists have now stopped trying to figure out how or why it doesn’t fit the standard model and starting to poke it to show more of its colors. There will come a time, after enough poking around and seeing the neutrino do it’s dance, when we will have a different model showing how the neutrino fits in. And it won’t be just because of the neutrino. The standard model doesn’t account for gravitational interaction either.

The argument is, we as humans are always trying to see where the buck stops, who’s in control, what’s the explanation for all this, and so it goes. Therefore, we come up with a theory for how things fit in. Various religions have their own theories. Science has it’s quest for the ultimate Grand Unified Theory. Philosophers have straddled both science and religion and who knows what else to come up their own grand philosophies. There’s even a favorite of mine, the chaos theory with ties into fractal geometry and duality.

Yes sir, we’d like to believe that there’s an end of the line. We sorta think there was a beginning of the line although we may argue amongst each other about what or where exactly that was.

I’m not a scientist, I haven’t been trained as one. I’m not much of a theologist either. I, like many of you out there, am a bit confused. Therefore, to swim through the confusion and keep my head above water, I have also come up with my own way of figuring things out. I am perfecting my own philosophy. And like everybody else with their theories, I am ready to argue for my theories any time. In fact, I’ll probably jump to an occasion to spout my theories to anyone who’s willing to listen, and for that matter, to those who aren’t.

Sadly, the jumping-to-occasion phenomenon, applies to all. To scientists and theologians alike. Imagine a hundred people with hundreds variations of some dozen core theories. Multiply that by 70 million. That’s how many we are. That’s how many variations we get and that’s how many possible arguments we have. Quite a few of us, most of us in fact, will let go of our theories or stop arguing about it in the face of a stronger and more opinionated few. Most of us even follow their lead. Some theories become so strong in their hold among the people, that they become memes that survive through generations of people and civilizations and arguments and wars and destruction. The major religions are memes. Even science is a meme. The idea that there is a provable, repeatable explanation of how we come to be and the belief in that idea.

My question, a strand of my own philosophy, is this: will we ever stop? will we continue formulating and propagating memes to an unseeable generation in the future. Or is there so much unpredictability that the quantification of that “so much” is itself unpredictable. Are things changing and reformulating so much that there is no one god particle? The god particle at any instant is liable to transform into something else entirely.

Situations and circumstances may change but the underlying diversity, unpredictability and un-oneness of things is the only meme that’s stable. Our human society will be chaotic. A seething mass of unpredictable societal behaviour. There will never be one religion, one way of government, one morality, one grand unified theory, one god, one god particle or one ring to rule them all.

That gives me a little bit of comfort. It allows me to believe that anything is possible and that everything is a hack. The whole freaking universe is one big hack. Hack away, believe in your hacks and smile. Have a little fun. That’s what we’ve been doing after all.

update: the large hadron collider is coming online soon in geneva.

update: the god particle has been found.

on gods and monsters

If there is any god I believe in, it’s the two headed monster of knowledge and intelligence.
That does bring up the issue of differentiation between god and monster. Which, if you look at it closely, all depends on the definition of three things: power, morality (about good and evil) and purpose. For most purposes, it comes down to the definition of good and evil.
For my purpose here, definition of morality is moot. It’s just about power and purpose which happen to be the same for either god or monster. They’re pretty much interchangeable.Other people, most people, may not agree.