Most bible thumpers are missing some important parts of their creed - I think
Jesus said that "... He died for your sins just as you will die for His" (and
somebody chopped off the second part of the statement) - he also said "Love
thine enemy as you would thyself" (I actually find this very difficult to do
even though it is quite logical - I'll explain that thought some other time)
because he knew that you and your enemy are One. The truth is that if one human
doesn't get to go to Heaven, none of us will.
This is what this Gotswami dude recommends:
In order for the world to become a better place we need to "BE" in a
meditational state once in while so that we can feel our connection to each
other and to the entire non-local system that we are a part of.
Other times we have to "DO" things which is what he calls our active every day
mode. Alternating the two states he is channelling Sinatra as he advises:
I'm with you pal though I'd rather you were channeling Bowie, but here's the
If matter is just a potential manifestation in the mind of God - once this
non-local consciousness (God) stops thinking of me - do "I" dissappear? am "I"
And what about my own consciousness? Is that also a direct result of the
non-local program? Does that also vanish when the matter does?
Here's what I think:
The matter (of your body) does most certainly not vanish when you die - it just
gets transformed into other kinds of matter - some of it quite living thank you
The consciousness that is generated through the interaction of your brain, your
body and the assorted chemical processes they go through is actually some kind
of energy - and again, I don't see how energy can possibly be destroyed - it can
only be transformed. (and another thing, just how does this consciousness relate
to that other non-local consciousness - is it of the same kind?)
So, just because we have not yet devised a "scientific" method to track the
exact path this energy takes does not imply that it vanishes into thin air.
My recommendation to everyone:
If you want to understand the Universe and our current existence a little better
meditate more and think less (do not give that up - just don't expect science to
come up with it all.)