I think the problem a lot of people have with getting what I have been talking about isn’t that it is inherently difficult to understand. It’s really quite simple.
There is nothing to be done for god and nothing to be done to gain unity with god because god needs nothing done for him and you already are united with him.
He’s god! Don’t you get it. If he needs stuff done for him then he isn’t god. It’s really that simple.
Now you don’t have to use the word god. It is just a word. Source, creation, what is, the ground of being and the structure and fabric of existence all do perfectly well for pointing to this.
He is neither good or bad but the context within which such dichotomies can exist.
Now the reason you have trouble getting this is because you want to be told what to do. It’s not enough for any old plonker to tell you; you need someone with authority to tell you what to do.
So you look for an authority and because if you look hard enough for something you’ll find it even if it isn’t there you find an authority. It could be an imam, god, Allah or Stephen fry.
You give them the authority because you choose to have them over you from the many people and things begging to tell you what to do.
So when I say “there’s nothing to be done” I’ve had people say “how am I supposed to live my life?”
I shrug my shoulders.
I’m no authority.
“Look mate” I tell them “I don’t know where I’m going and I don’t know where to go. I’m in the same boat as you and I’m lazy so I don’t really want to have to come up with stuff for you to do… I have enough trouble coming up with stuff for me to do haha
“But here’s an idea. See that steak? It looks well tasty doesn’t it? Let’s go gobble it up.”
And we eat the steak and it’s lovely and that’s really all there is to it.
What we have done is we have cast the heavenlies in the light of our own society.
Now we have the poor doing the work for the rich.
The poor need to be worked for the rich don’t because they have it all.
In the same way we have got a theological system whereby us broken suffering finite beings are supposed to Labour for the absolute and perfect.
We’ve really put the cart before the horse.