Mother Earth

                          If Earth is our Mother– who is the Father?


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    • I like that answer…and who are the ancestors of our Mother and Father?

      “That which always was,
      and is, and will be ever-living fire,
      the same for all, the cosmos,
      made neither by god nor man,
      replenishes in measure
      as it burns away”

      — Heraclitus —

      That is one thought…and cosmos can mean all that was and is and will be for eternity…we don’t know from where we came.

      • “Our bodies are given life from the midst of nothingness. Existing where there is nothing is the meaning to the phrase, “Form is emptiness”. That all things are provided by nothingness is the meaning of the phrase, “Emptiness is form”. One should not think that these two are separate things.”
        Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Hagakure

        Empty space, the Void

  1. u don’t you remember ? according to the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and others the Sky is the father, curving over the earth in an eternal embrace of life. And Heraclitus already knew the rest.
    But, why do we HAVE to know? not knowing has its charm.

    • You provide the moral of the story…the profound realization that we don’t know who our mother or father is…and therefore free to confront Eternity without any expectations from mama and dadda 🙂

  2. Thats a fun question- the sky, Or they are all intertwined to create a massive whole. They also say the moon, for when it collided with us and pulled into our gravitation, it in essence created the chemicals that allowed us to evolve the way we do and did. The sun because without it we would all be lost = ) the stars they show the way. Just one big massive universe of correctness lol. = )

  3. I majored in Philosophy and Religion because it fascinates me.
    Supposedly, the Rig Veda (Hindu) is the oldest spiritua/religiousl text and it has been around since 1500 b.c.–give or take a few hundred years. On the metaphysical level, it implies that the universe was created through the use of sound (Vak). First there was thought, then thought sent out sound (vibrations) which created all that is seen.
    At least, this is my basic understanding of the Hindu texts. (I love the writings in the Upanishads).
    Anyway, if this is true, then I guess you could say that the “Father” is Thought, the “Mother” is sound/breath (the one who carries thought)….and the universe is the visible result.
    We are literally of sound mind.
    I was, by the way, raised Catholic. When I looked beyond all of the man-made deities, symbols, rituals, gods and goddesses/saints and angels, I found that Hinduism and Catholicism are very similar. Everything came from the One. And it appears that the “one” is thought.
    Oh and…..
    Thanks for liking my photo of the full moon.

    • In the context of Eternity, “time” does not exist. Therefore, it is irrelevant how “old” a text is–you or I, in this moment, can access an experience or understanding of Existence that is as or more profound and truthful than any “ancient” sample of this. After all, that is exactly what the sages behind those texts were doing. In the moment their attempts at understanding were “modern”. Point being: “oldness” does not lend authority or truth to a perspective.

      Second point: It is vain and myopic to imagine that “thought”, because it is the highest thing we as species possess (in as
      much as it is the most effective instrument we possess to apprehend the elusive enigma of Existence), is therefore the essence of the Universe. Talk about makIng something in one’s own image! Some Greek philosophers too were prone to this error with their babble about “the Logos”. I admire Heraclitus precisely because he did not succumb to this nonsense, but was willing and able to see it as indifferent elements in some sense eternally “spontaneously combusting”,

      Surely in Eternity there are other far more advanced, complex and multidimensional forms of apprehending the enigma of Existence. Yet it would be a mistake for the possessors of these forms to imagine or conclude that these forms were therefore the absolute essence and/or cause of Existence.

      The will to succumb to such “explanations” is a kind of limited collapsing before the Limitlessness of Eternity–at bottom no more than a enfeebled attempt to encompass the unencompassable, to describe the indescribable, to “explain” the inexplicable, to “know” what cannot be known.

      In the end, we lack the instruments to take a complete measurement–to make the best but insufficient instrument we have synonymous with the cause and essence of what we are attempting to measure is absurd
      If not laughable. It doesn’t matter how “old” such ludicrous misconceptions are, or how much they garb themselves in barbed “wisdom”.

      • Yes. I am aware of this, Dragonstrand.
        Many years ago, I overheard a group of preschoolers discussing the universe. It was fascinating. Each one thought that his or her answer was the only correct answer, so they were calling each other stupid and laughing (they didn’t know words like “vain,” “myopic,” and “ludicrous”). I wrote the little story on a blog a few years ago, and named it– “Glue, Nails, Strings, and the Universe.” Here is the link, if you care to read it. At the end, I said:
        “…..As adults, we still rely on our experiences and conjectures to fathom the universe. Even with all of our intellectual advancements in science and impressive sounding speculations (black holes, time/space continuums, etc., etc.), are we any closer to understanding the true nature of the universe? Maybe, when measured in terms of infinity, we are right there with the preschoolers.
        A rather humbling thought……”

  4. Theology and philosophy…what a great combination. I always wanted to study theology, but never got there…although I did get some exposure to Christianity and Greek Mythology…but not enough to know anything. I really find that interesting…sound…what I find so interesting is that sound is almost non-existent out in space…I wish it wasn’t…imagine what the sun would sound like as you approached it…or the sound of a Super Nova exploding…or the sound of a Black Hole swallowing a universe…the silence is almost more terrifying.

    I have always wanted to read works from the East…have tried a few times, but too many distractions. I will check out that link…and I hope to one day begin reading more theology and philosophy from the East…

  5. Let’s just not upset mother by asking that 🙂

    But seriously, I’m not keen on trying to discover or know ‘exactly’ where everything else came from. I enjoy reading theories and all, from the religious point to scientific basis, but really…I’m at peace believing that there really is a higher being(?!?) or force or whatever it should be called. Who am I kidding, I think the truth is that I’m not exactly ready to know too much than I can actually handle. I’m not sure if my faith is strong enough to not get shaken. So, whatever I heard or read about the origin of the universe or whatever, I just try to take it with a grain of salt. It’s a little contradicting sometimes when you respect science but holds a certain degree of ‘faith’ towards God as well. I’ve questioned my faith a few times in my life already, but I also can’t deny that faith has always pulled me through the worst as well.

    • Yes, I understand. No one can say whether or not there is a higher force behind it all. And I don’t think we will ever know the answers. That is why religion, especially Christianity and its different offshoots, has always made me uncomfortable…because the texts and priests come from a position of “knowing”. There are good aspects of religion in my opinion, but unfortunately they are embedded or shrouded in the idea that this is the only way and if not adhered too…there is a guy with a hot pitch fork waiting for you as you come down the chute

  6. You ask, ” If Earth is our Mother– who is the Father?”-
    – “Dada is a state of mind. That is why it transforms itself according to races and events. Dada applies itself to everything, and yet it is nothing, it is the point where the yes and the no and all the opposites meet, not solemnly in the castles of human philosophies, but very simply at street corners, like dogs and grasshoppers….
    Dada is without pretension, as life should be.
    Perhaps you will understand me better when I tell you that Dada is a virgin microbe that penetrates with the insistence of air into all the spaces that reason has not been able to fill with words or conventions”.
    Tristan Tzara.


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