Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Creator

Since I was a teenager in secondary school, I have never been able to reconcile my understanding of this world with the concept that an almighty, all-loving and all-knowing creator God-being lives above.

“He who has eyes can see the sickening sight;
Why does not God set his creatures right?
If his wide power no limit can restrain,
Why is his hand so rarely spread to bless?
Why are all his creatures condemned to pain?
Why does he not to all give happiness?
Why do fraud, lies, and ignorance prevail?
Why triumphs falsehood — truth and justice fail?
I count you God one the unjust among
Who made a world in which to shelter wrong.”- Bhuridatta Jataka, No. 453, Buddhist Scriptures.

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