The Big Picture: God's Plan
Plan of God: The Big Picture
The Buddha Christ Connection
The primary components of this picture are Hinduism, Buddhism, Science, Judaism and Christianity.
To be even more precise it is based on Yoga (which means union with God), Reincarnation, The fossil record which goes back 3.6 billion years, Genesis, and why Christ had to die for our sins. Another way to put it is, why are we are in a lost state and why do we need to be saved?
The crux of the matter rests on the role Lucifer, later renamed Satan (Mara), has in all of this. In Buddhist Theology his name is Mara - the spirit of deception, in Judaism and Christianity he is Satan.
The primary components are:
Hinduism is 50,000 years old (Adam goes back less than 6,000 years) So if we have a religion that traces it roots to thousands and thousands of years before Adam, what was the purpose and nature of Religion before the so called "fall of man?"
Fossils go back 3.6 billion years old. (Evolution) If science can trace fossils of life back 3.6 billion years and can trace proto-man back to 2 million years ago, why did God have to recreate/repair the earth as described in Genesis?
Buddha proved reincarnation to be "true" (A Buddhist scholar would prefer the term rebirth) and was able to merge with the Uncreate, thus breaking free from the cycle of birth and death. Unless the Buddha was a liar, then it makes sense that reincarnation as proven by Buddha, and Evolution as supported by the fossil record, would support each other.
The Old testament introduces the enemy of mankind called Satan and Genesis 1 is actually a recount of God rebuilding the Earth.
God Repairs the Earth
The story of Buddha calls Satan Mara:
Gospel of Buddha: Mara the Evil One
"and when Mara saw that he could kindle no desire in the heart of the victorious samana,
he ordered all the evil spirits at his command to attack him and overawe the great muni
The wicked Mara's host 'gainst him did not prevail.
Pure is he and wise, loving and full of mercy."
Lets begin with a simple timeline:
1- God exists in Eternal Awareness and is unlimited, unbounded Infinite.
2- Infinite realities are created and Angels are created, since time (physical universe of spacetime) hasn't been created yet we will call it before time....
3- Universe created 15 billion years ago. Big Bang - God created the Heavens... - Gen 1:1
4- Earth forms 4.6 billions years ago. ...and the Earth - Gen 1:1
5- Life evolves 3.6 Billion years ago. According to the Koran life began in water.
Big bang and Evolution in the Koran? one verse in the Qur'an (Surah al-Anbiya 21:30) reads:
"Do not the unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together, then We clove them asunder, and made from water every living thing? Will they not then believe?"
6- Lucifer and one third of the Angels are sent to help the evolution and to guide the souls to their ultimate potential. This overship occurs somewhere between 3 and 1 billion years ago.
7- 2 million years ago proto-man evolves.
8- 50,000 years ago modern man (cro-magnon) evolves to become aware of God and Yoga/Buddhism and the understanding of the evolution of the soul begins. See:
Early Man Before Adam
9- At this point I would like to point out several important key points.
1) Lucifer is ruler of this world and had been placed here by God to help man achieve his ultimate destiny.
2) Buddha is to Hinduism what Christ was to Judaism.
At this point in the Timeline the original plan of God is in effect.
SUMMARY - SIMPLIFIED ORIGINAL PLAN of GOD
This also brings us to the incomprehensible. That which has had no beginnings. At one point all that existed was God in pure undimensional bliss. Pure Awareness.
The only resource God had for creation was God. Thus God gave of itself and expanded its glory into the vast unmanifest. Infinite possibilities, Infinite Realities yet only one point of Awareness.
In order for God to explore the vast realm of possibilities, God desired multiple viewpoints. God created millions and billions of reflections of his pure awareness and placed them into the world of Karma.
I call these Divine Sparkles or Sparkles of God. As these sparkles of awareness became entangled in the world of matter, they forgot their divine origin and became attached to the world of sensation.
Divine Awareness Sparkles create reality when they are alive by being joined to a body. When they are separate from the body they float in a dream of their own making. Remembering and reliving their dominate karmic focus since the last incarnation. Those that had a focus of hate create a dream reality of hate and misery. Those that had a focus of love create a dream reality of love and peace. As they cycle through births and death, wisdom is created by the experience of life. Karma is how a soul progresses or degresses, positive evolution or negative evolution.
You are a creator. In this world of matter you help create a shared reality. All decisions and actions you make, help shape the shared reality of this world. The outside world is a reflection of what is inside you, me and every other soul on the planet.
Your source is Divine. You are Divine and you can return to the Divine. But first you must shed that which is not Divine.
Hate, Greed and Lust are not Divine. Love, Truth and Charity are Divine.
We are the Created God remembering we are God. Reincarnation explains the progression of our souls as we journey to become God beings (achieving God Consciousness) and later completely merge with God (Achieve Omnipotent Buddhahood), which is our true origin and our true destiny.
END SUMMARY - SIMPLIFIED ORIGINAL PLAN of GOD
This in simplified terms sums up Yoga and Buddhism. By recognizing your true nature you understand the illusion of matter and can free yourself from it. You accomplish your destiny by having a relationship with God. However many lives, how ever many years it takes is not a problem, it was the Plan of God all along.
At some point between 50,000 years ago and 10,000 years ago, certain individuals started achieving Buddhahood. This is where things changed significantly....
At this point Lucifer finally understands our destiny is to become one with God (Achieve Buddhahood). This realization is what causes Lucifer to rebel....
We are the Created God trying to remember we are God. Lucifer wants to stop the progression of our souls so that we will not become God beings. This is the reason for the Rebellion of Lucifer. Lucifer became our Eternal enemy by trying to stop our reincarnations from achieving God Consciousness.
The Rebellion of Lucifer
This rebellion causes Lucifer to begin the war of the Angels which he loses.
The original Plan of God was based on Reincarnation. Basically what we call Buddhism is the original pure religionas taught by Buddha. But the original plan needed millions of years of soul evolution before all souls could work through their Karma and achieve Buddhahood. Once Lucifer rebelled and became our enemy, he ceased to help us in our spiritual journey to rejoin God. Suddenly, with the exception of a few Yogis and Buddhas, almost all souls were lost because of the deception of Satan.
Revelation 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Because of the rebellion of Lucifer God had to "fix" his plan to bring all of the souls back to their divine nature. This is where Christ comes in and the 7,000 year plan of God as foreshadowed by the Jewish Holy Days.
Saving Mankind: 7,000 year plan
Christ was among us for several reasons. He came to show us how to connect to God in one lifetime. He came to pay our karma debt for us. To wash away our sins. To deliver the Wisdom of Faith, and his most important purpose was to qualify to replace Satan as spiritual guide and ruler of this world."
Lucifer's name was changed to Satan after the War of Rebellion. He lost the war but since a replacement had not been found, Satan still held his office as Spiritual Ruler. Just before Jesus began his ministry, Satan took Jesus up to the highest peak to show him the Kingdoms of the World and their splendor. Satan offered to give it all to Jesus if he would just fall down and worship Satan.
Had Christ yielded, mankind would never achieve God Consciousness. But since Jesus refused, Jesus became qualified to replace Lucifer as King of this World."
When Christ returns, he will establish Paradise on Earth for one thousand years. Many, many souls will be reborn during the reign of Christ. Christ will perform the job Lucifer rejected. Under the reign of Christ it will be easy for souls to connect to God and achieve their God Consciousness. Christ will do what Lucifer refused to do, and will guide all souls born during the 1,000 years of paradise toward God. Afterward will come the Great White Throne Judgement. Those that were not thrown into the Lake of Fire would live out their lives after God created a New Heaven and New Earth.
17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
The Prophecy of God's Holy Days
Interestingly enough, Buddha prophecied Christ just before his death. One of the final conversations Buddha had with his follower Ananda...
And Ananda, suppressing his tears, said to the Blessed One:
"Who shall teach us when thou art gone?"
And the Blessed One replied:
"I am not the first Buddha who came upon earth,
nor shall I be the last.
In due time another Buddha will arise in the world,
a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One,
endowed with wisdom in conduct,
auspicious, knowing the universe,
an incomparable leader of men,
a master of angels and mortals.
He will reveal to you the same eternal truths
which I have taught you.
He will preach his religion,
glorious in its origin,
glorious at the climax,
and glorious at the goal,
in the spirit and in the letter.
He will proclaim a religous life,
wholly perfect and pure;
such as I now proclaim."
7,000 Year plan of God