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Suzuki, DT - Hazrat Inayat Khan and Meister Eckhart - God as a growing evolving God

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010145

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Creation and evolution serves to increase the functionality and attributes of God. Thus God is not an Intelligence whose functions and attributes were fixed at the beginning of 'time'. God ‘grows’ as the creation grows. Every new function or form we create, for example, if proven is simply added to the sum total of the functionality of God. Every form or function created by all the other Intelligences does exactly the same thing.

There are a number of sources grouped here as I wanted to show the diversity of thought, I have thus arbitrarily chosen one source for linking purposes

A description of the experience

D T Suzuki
The Biblical God as the creator of the world is no longer God as he was. He created himself as he is, by creating the world

Hazrat Inayat Khan

According to the point of view of the mystic, what existed before creation was the perfect Being. Perfect not in the literal sense of the word, but in the sense of the spirit of the word … by divine perfection a mystic means the perfection of beauty, of wisdom, of power, the perfection of love, the perfection of peace...

The first life that existed was the life of God, and from that all manifestation branched out. It is a manifold expression of one life; one flower blooming as so many petals, one breath expressing itself as so many words.

Meister Eckhart

before there were creatures, God was not God, but rather he was what he was. When creatures came to be and took on creatively being, then God was no longer God as he is in himself, but God as he is with creatures

 

The source of the experience

Suzuki, D T

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