Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Mad Scientist

 It seems curious that many of the religious icons in the bible were once considered mad.

2COR 5:13 So if we were crazy, it was for God; if we are sane, it is for you. apostle Paul.

and David acted insane in the old testament. We often hear the the term mad scientist  examples being Tesla and Einstein, and in the world of philosophy Socrates the greatest philosopher was once considered mad. Here we have just a few examples one a religious one , one of science and another of philosophy. All of these have one thing in common - the mind. Pushing the boundaries of the mind - can alter reality or produce an altered state. We read about the life of Tesla who was a great thinker often referenced thoughts of universal peace and took a few months of his life to study the bible.

 We as humans benefit from these great thinkers as they expand their consciousness. We have religious thinkers from all faiths that have contributed to humankind. We also have those great philosophical thinkers often at their own expense and demise have made great contributions.

 Then we have the mystic that seems to be alone - yet they are connected to everything. The mystic journey often will bring one to edge of sanity and some will recommend a companion or director to keep them in touch with reality. They deliberately push the mind into altered states to reach certain understanding such as truth or light. This understanding can come at a great price which we are given freely. In Christianity it is said faith reaches for understanding. Just as the scientist reaches for a theory or understanding of the natural world and sometimes the invisible. The philosopher may analyze something for days or even years before reaching a conclusion.

 So though one may appear mad or insane perhaps they are just on a discovery or reaching for the truth.

'the most beautiful and most profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical.  It is the sower of all true science.  He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead.  To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms - this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness.'
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

 I would consider myself more of  mystic than a traditional christian often trying to explain experience in a way others would understand. To me God is spirit a light that brings understanding and nothing is hidden there is no mystery just lack of understanding.

Peace and Happiness,


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