It seems we are split down the middle with the fans who LOVED this weeks episode “Across The Sea” and those who HATED it. It seems quite apparent that the people denouncing the shows direction are people who are dissuaded by the spiritual aspects of the show, either because they have determined these things to be purely myth or have been given a horribly negative view about spirituality by the folly of mankind RELIGION. This article will discuss the religious influences in LOST and attempt to change the minds of some of those set against it.
please note that I do not consider myself a part of any Church, I was born to Christian and Jewish families and have studied many religions.
People must have forgotten that even Jesus denounced the CHURCH… His message was to leave behind the concerns of the world and reject it. Live peaceful within the kingdom of GOD which exists OUTSIDE the world created by man. He told his disciples to leave their things and wander.
Jesus overturned a market inside the temple… remember this the next time your in your christian bookstore.
If Jesus were alive today he would look at the people who call themselves Christians and he would say “Why do you say you worship me, but you do the opposite things i say?”
To be a follower of Jesus you must go all in or nothing, You CANNOT live in the world and praise Jesus for it on sundays for to truly follow him would be to reject the MAN-MADE WORLD which includes the INSTITUTION of religion. Jesus would have wanted us to all be living in caves. Perhaps the next step in evolution is not to get higher but to get over ego and become ONE with nature again.
Every great Prophet had a background in another religion… Why? Because GOD (If that’s what you prefer to call it) reveals himself to people throughout history however the flaw of mankind is that we cant seem to get anything right in fact we are DOOMED to corrupt, so every once in a while GOD comes back, reveals himself to more people until he finds one with the ability and desire to spread the message, and lo and behold. Our desire to share truth is what facilitates a lie and people begin to worship the WORDS that are only used to describe, as best they can, a personal encounter with IT, ONENESS with GOD or LIGHT like in LOST.
LOST IS AN ALLEGORY FOR LIFE…. It only inspired by the PHILOSOPHIES that the religions of the world concern themselves with. Why are we here? What is good and evil?, What happens when i die?, Do we have free will or destiny?
For LOST to postulate these questions makes it natural for the show to take on a religious feel, but a feel that isn’t directed towards any ONE religion.
Lost takes pieces from every religion, Tibetan monks actually wear robes with an image of a donkey wheel on the back. The Dalai Lama makes a sand mandala which is a representation of Shambalah which represents paradise and interesting enough is roughly translated into TIME MACHINE.
The Tibetan book of the dead is a detailed account of what happens when the mind has left the body and enters the void to re-join with IT (God). It details the dangers of bad experience due to unframiliarity and why it is important to KNOW GOD before you encounter him so your time in UNION will be blissful rather than frightening.
Sound like a psychedelic trip? Thats because it is. To be able to connect with GOD through the use of natural plants lends the notion that it is given to us by nature to be found. During a trip people experience a ONENESS with all things that is quite profound, we realize just as it says in many religious texts that GOD IS WITHIN US ALL.
But if I have God, and you have GOD are we all GOD? Well… No, We all have the potential to reach the potential of GOD, but only one of us can do it… And perhaps only one of us did, Jesus?
“I am the lord your GOD, you in I and I in you.”
“The kingdom of heaven is within”
How have these verses lost their true meaning?
The next step in humanity is always the realization of the corruption of CHURCH, to modify it so that a more direct connection with GOD is had, until so much time has passed that the idea of separating from the church becomes a new church in itself, until GOD reveals himself yet again to someone who is motivated enough to start a DOOMED process.
Man will find the LIGHT and abuse it. Look at the use of Psychedellics in spiritual practice. For thousands of years SHAMANS used these substances in spiritual context and their cultures dont suffer addiction we do here, because context is KEY. These are not drugs for a party but a connection with all things. It all seems to be about faith. MIB and Jacob cant kill each other because they believe it to be so, just as is Jacobs commitment to protect the light.
So again…LOST IS AN ALLEGORY FOR LIFE…. It only inspired by the PHILOSOPHIES that the religions of the world concern themselves with. Why are we here? What is good and evil?, What happens when i die?, Do we have free will or destiny?
LOST may one day become its won religion…heh
So if LOST didnt make sense to you, Go take a TRIP and report back, I challenge ya…
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