Deus non alligatur. God is not bound. Nibbanam paramam sukham. Unbinding is the Highest Happiness. The Heart is Divinity. God is the primal radiance of Divinity. Nature is the primal manifestation of Divinity. The Buddha is the primal realization of Divinity. La ilaha il Allah. Allah is Complete Wholeness.

09 December 2007

Buddha Elohim

In Jivanta-dharma, the Heart is One, the Beloved is One, but the Buddhas are infinite and One at the same time. This paradoxical nature of the Buddhas can be seen in the Hebrew scripture Beresheit (otherwise known as "Genesis"), first chapter, first verse:
Beresheit bara Elohim et hashamayim ve'et ha'aretz.
(In the beginning God created sky and earth.)
"Elohim" is of course considered both plural and singular. Perhaps originally, it was considered plural only. In any event, the plurality of Elohim corresponds to the plurality of Buddhas, signifying that the creation of our universe was the result of cooperation among many different Buddhas. It was this cooperative effort that resulted in the creation of mankind, male and female. This cooperative effort also refers to the continuously on-going creation of different worlds, with different life-forms, in different universes. (What "creation" means in these contexts deserves further, future exploration.)

Starting in the second chapter, fourth verse of Beresheit, the Hebrew scripture now refers to "Adonai Elohim" or "Yahweh Elohim", which could be translated as "Lord Buddha", referring to a particular Buddha, rather than to many Buddhas. It was this particular Buddha who created a garden, then Adam, then Eve.

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