Taken from Bulletin MySpace - KRS-ONE (May 28, 2006)
WHERE IS GOD?
When you ask the question, "Where is God?" all sorts of opinions and answers start coming from, in most cases, the most ignorant of religious leaders.
They begin pointing to the sky, pointing to the church, pointing to the bible, in some cases pointing to themselves and not you.
Sure, because you are born a sinner. You must spend your entire life looking for a God that has judgement in one hand and love in another. And if you don't serve him correctly, you can look forward to going to hell for eternity. Wake up, this is the ul timate form of CSDS.
When you can be conditioned to believe that there are some people who are closer to God than other people and that the church is the most sacred place for God, ultimately you've been tricked into giving up your soul to be down with a specific click of hypocrites. Let us do away with all the lies and confusing terminologies and get right down to business.
Number one, the creator of the universe is alive and conscious and manifests itself in all that has life.
Number two, all manuscripts, books, scrolls, and letters are all dead, including the Bible. These things do not have life nor can they be given life.
Number three, God does not live in the Bible, Koran, Bhagavad-Gita or Tora. God lives within the hearts and minds of every living creature.
Number four, God is life. God is Love.
If you wish to respect God, respect life, all life. If you wish to love God, love life. Protect and uplift life through your service to humanity. No religion is greater than the creator of the universe that lives within you. No religion is perfect. And most religions are hand in hand with governments and money lenders. Not even to say that this is wrong but they say this is wrong then they take part in what they even say is wrong.
It's very funny to look at a religion like Christianity and see the religious leaders of the Christian faith, so involved in politics while Jesus, their savior, was killed by politicians. Christians fail to realize that Jesus was a revolutionary that hung out with criminals and diseased people, trying to educate them on a better way of life. He spoke out against government and was killed, simple.
Remember, the truth is always short and to the point. Truth can come out of anyone's mouth, at anytime and always sounds the same. It's the lies that always come thick and with alot of explanation.
Jesus, the revolutionary, gave only two laws in his lifetime. Love your brother as you love yourself and love the creator as you love yourself. Yet these are the hardest laws for people to observe.
The Bible is dead. God is alive. When you wish to find God, put down the Bible and go in a quiet room, by yourself and meditate on self. No written document is closer to you than the creator that lives within you. When you find the God that lives w ithin you, you'll begin to see God within all living creatures.
The barbaric religious leaders would rather you believe in everyone and everything else before actually believing in yourself. So you burn candles, (don't forget, get a receipt), pray out loud and confess your sins to a self appointed God representati ve. This is all backwards! Remember, prayer is a silent thing because the creator of the universe is silent. God listens to your thoughts and emotions not your physical actions.
Boring outdated church sermons are forcing people farther and farther away from God.
The Bible is a good novel and, in some cases, a good newspaper. That's it though. Adding power to the Bible mentally, and spiritually, however, is not how you find God. God isn't even God's name.
The creator of the universe manifests itself in all cultures, names, symbols, prophets, masters and messiahs. The idea of any one religion being the greatest religion and the only true way to God is nothing more than a bullshit and wasteful concept pu t forth by people that know nothing of God.
The system must be modified. We must be in touch with the universe and our own growth because we are a product of the universe. Only the barbarians wish to keep people asleep for the sake of money and power and world dominion, thus the religious syst em.
Again, I point out, if you do not know the history of the author of a book you do not know much about the book you are reading. This is a very important fact when reading the Bible.
One of the most read versions of the Bible is the King James version. How much histroy do you know of King James. We are studying this book blindly. We are studying all bibles blindly not realizing that the creator of the universe lives within the hearts and souls of all living creatures. We cannot see that.
We have to pick up a bible. We must go to church. These are backwards, old techniques of finding the creator of the universe. The educational system should also add, just a little bit of how to find God, how to see God in your daily life.
If you are a human being these things are essential. If you do not have them, you are headed for self-destruction. The system must be modified.
This idea about God being some mysterious spiritual entity is old. We must learn how to think in order to survive. There is nothing mysterious about the creator of the universe or the sciences that go along with that. Nothing mysterious about the truth. It is the lies that are mysterious. It is the lies that come to you in mystery and in big thick books that you can't understand; lies that come to you in language that you cannot understand.
If the Bible was written by African people in African language, and it was, why then, does the Bible read, 'thou, thy, thou shalt not, this'll, yay, ye'? This is English text. The original Bible was written in Hebrew and Arabic. Why is it now being translated into English? Why can't you just simply learn Arabic and/or Hebrew?
We don't question these things because we probably think to ourselves, 'Learning Hebrew is too painstaking or learning Arabic is too painstaking.'
The point is this, if you were taught Arabic, Hebrew, Spanish, French, Japanese, etc., etc., from the time you were born you would simply know it and you would simply live with it in your everyday situations. But because we are so separated and because the line is drawn based on our cultures we cannot come together and we cannot see one another, everything and everyone's culture becomes a mystery. God is no mystery. God is the truth. Life is no mystery. Life is happiness and love. We must understand these concepts.
Here is a solution which will sum up every religion on this planet. Anything you want, anything you need, everything is first an idea because ideas are basic to being human. This is true because ideas are necessary for common communication and common sense. As a matter of fact, words are just ideas with clothes on.
When you think, your thoughts become tangible realities. Everything you think, is a reality that exist or is coming into existence. Do not think that when you think you're just thinking haphazardly. The power of thought is very, very, very powerful. We need to understand and harness the power of correct thinking.
What you think comes back to you multiplied, therefore, you should think correct thoughts constantly. If you are thinking negative, evil, hateful thoughts these things shall return to you in negative, evil, hateful, manifestations.
You should think in terms of upliftment and love for humanity, love for life itself, therefore these rewards shall return themselves to you. We need to understand the process of thinking. Thinking is our wings. Thinking is how we swim. Thinking is how we walk. We have not understood nor used 100% our own minds. Let's look at this.
From birth to five years old, it is said that you do most of your learning. Why? Because at five years old you start school. At this point you have learned to use only 5% of your brain, then you go to the educational system. Therefore, at five years old your thinking is arrested for working. You are then sentenced to 12 to 20 years of sleep techniques.
Understand, for any man or woman to progress in a society, they must think from a spiritual aspect. Your thoughts are things. When you think, these things come outward from your mind into your environment and your environment thus reacts upon you, making you move, stop, sleep, fall, live, die, walk or stand. Your thoughts turn into your environment, if you wish to change your environment change the way you are thinking.
Do not run away from the environment because you will only create the same environment if you are thinking the same. Correct your thoughts and your environment shall change around you. How do you do this, very simple.
Every morning when you wake up, look in the mirror, and say, "I love what I see. What I see shall uplift humanity and what I see shall uplift life wherever it might be." Understand this concept. This is not a passive concept of 'Please stop killing, please stop the violence, please, please, please.' We are not begging for anything.vAs we constantly outline, there are two types of people; there is one type that wants the violence to stop and they'll wait for the violence to stop, and there is the other type that wants to stop the violence, by any means necessary. There are only two types of people in the world and these are the two types there are. Now of course there is the neutral one who gets disrespected by both sides.
Many people believe that if you believe in God, you cannot be violent. There is no such thing as violence versus non-violence in the scheme of truth.
There is no such thing as good or bad in the scheme of truth. God is. Only universal law applies to the human being. God is not worried about whether you are good or bad, whether you go to heaven or to hell. No one will ever go to hell. Everyone goes to heaven. Why do I say this? Because you're in hell now.
When you pray, pray in silence. Look inward and see the creator within you. Understand your affirmation everyday. Say to yourself, every single day, "I am great. I am beautiful. I am, I am, I am, I am" whatever it you want to be and eventually you will turn into just that. The religious and the educational system must be modified!