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Rules and regulations....

Does anyone else ever get the feeling that the more dogma there is in religion, the less room there is for love (which doesn't have a great reputation for strict adherence to the rules)?

The same applies to metaphysical questions as well. The more we ponder the esoteric, the more we reduce it, it seems, and the less we focus on love.

And I have to wonder--what's the point if it isn't love?

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noetic_heart
Feb. 25th, 2012 12:24 am (UTC)
Ah, I see you're point. Some of this might stem from my time analyzing literature, which often seemed to become something else until the actual work under discussion was forgotten completely.

Perhaps I should have rather said that we should take caution against getting lost in the minutia of metaphysical questions. I suppose that's the "how many angels can dance on the head of a pin" syndrome. Loving, living authentically, being present in the moment, residing in G-d, whatever people want to call it, is very, very hard, I think. At least it can be for me, and I understand the appeal of wanting to stay close to a subject without actually engaging in the subject, and that can lead me to thinking about many things that, ultimately, help no one, including myself.

Thanks for your response. This is the value of thinking aloud in a community! :-)