Look at the temptation of the Christ: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temptation_of_Christ
asked 10 Jun '11, 03:13
IQ Robot ♦
That story just sounds like the free will choice we all have in every moment; the choice of focusing on positive or negative. Jesus obviously understood the LOA, so he wouldn't succumb to his own negative thoughts and beliefs. In this sense God and the Devil are just ways of alluding to the positive or negative choice we all always have.
I fail to see how it's possible to be without desire. Through the contrast of our life we automatically desire positive change. When we're hungry we desire food, when we cut our finger we desire to stop the bleeding, when we're in emotional or psychological pain we desire change, so we do things to make us feel better.
Now if you're referring to an unconscious or spiritually unaware person who desires more or desires what someone else has due to his own ignorance that he's unaware and thus controlled by his own egotistical thinking; that's another story.
So no, although desire can be due to ego gratification, desire in itself is not temptation.
answered 10 Jun '11, 09:36
yes eddie that is exactely what i am talking about. corporation make us believe that it would be better to have this or that or to be this or that.that is creating desire if you go with it. and you might not see what you need and all ready have. so creating desire that seams very nice but that will not make you happy is a temptation.
(10 Jul '11, 06:30) white tiger
is this not a personal conundrom that each one of mankind needs to work out,
answered 11 Jun '11, 14:49
know they self know other experiance grow and learn!
(11 Jun '11, 16:25) white tiger
Brilliant answer Fred :)
(11 Jun '11, 21:44) Michaela
as Ronnie Dio says in the song "Die Young"
"Life's fantasy is to be locked away and still to think you're free, therefore, live for today because tomorrow never comes."
answered 10 Jun '11, 13:23
well rpuls it depend you could be locked away and decide that you are not and you would not be so is it fantasy or a better reality to escape not being free? http://www.shallownation.com/2010/08/15/national-geographic-locked-up-abroad-kidnapped-in-the-philippines-video-photos/
(10 Jun '11, 19:01) white tiger
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