Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Re: [Mind's Eye] Re: The " I " factor

Man has such a thing as conscience which develops from early childhood
, a man must do what is good according to his conscience whether it is
an impulse or a matter of reasoning; most of the time bad impulses
give only short time gains , if you sacrifice your instincts you gain
long term benefits.

On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 2:25 AM, rigsy03 <rigsy03@gmail.com> wrote:
> We need our impulses as much as we need our reasoning abilities. There
> are good and bad impulses. There is good and bad reasoning.
> Who determines what is longterm or short term? History and lives are
> replete with unintended consequences.
> We are not the only concern of God, you know! That would be hubris. I
> read the other day that intuition is the remnant of animal instinct
> since we have so dulled our natural senses. I also noted a stroll by a
> mallard and his mate for a couple of evenings along my driveway that
> was so sweet- as sweet as any human couple. He was very polite
> waddling a few paces behind while she nibbled the seed casings fallen
> from boulevard trees. They retired to the creek.
> On May 31, 12:31 pm, RP Singh <123...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> The Will of God is not visible and one's nature is not a single
>> entity--good or bad , rather one's nature contains both good and bad ,
>> the super-ego and the id. It is in one's hand to follow the good
>> prompting of his nature or the evil in him. It is your choice , do
>> good in the interest of longterm benefit or the bad for short-term
>> gains.As to the Will of God , He has made you a partner in His Will ,
>> you have to choose, act with reason or follow your impulses like a
>> madman.
>> On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 10:00 PM, Pat <PatrickDHarring...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> > On May 31, 5:24 pm, RP Singh <123...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> Whatever a man does he is bound to do as the Will of God is supreme,
>> >> but a person is not a robot. The " I " is an active agent and it is
>> >> the individual who taking control over his nature does good in this
>> >> world and on letting himself go does the bad. Strength of resolve is
>> >> inherent in every person , some use it a lot, others let their
>> >> impulses rule most of the time. It is in man's hand to keep his nature
>> >> under control , and again in his hand to let it run amok.
>> > I agree with one exception.  Actually, it's more of an inclusion.  An
>> > individual must discover their nature before taking control of it.
>> > Then the rest follows...good or bad.  For example, I fully believe
>> > that Charles Manson DID discover his true nature and STILL inflicted
>> > great injuries against humanity.  The same for Hitler.  Sometimes,
>> > knowing one's nature does not prevent one from doing evil but leads
>> > them to do it.  In other words, if it is God's will that X be done and
>> > X is perceived by most people to be evil, X will still be done, as it
>> > is the will of God.- Hide quoted text -
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