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GOD IS AN INFINITY OF PLEASURE 1973

Published in: Village Voice, New York, March 8, 1973

The universe was created by the most positive thinking possible. Hence, the more positive our thinking, the more closely does it resemble the thinking of our creator. The most positive thought possible is that man was created in order to achieve an infinity of pleasure. The next most positive thought is that any other goal man chooses will lead to an infinity of pain. As God is an infinity of pleasure and also includes all things, it follows that any goal towards happiness that excludes a molecule of matter or energy leads to an infinity of pain. As man, in the long run, will refuse an infinity of pain, it follows that man will one day include all things, or become God. The so-called freedom of choice that parts of god have while in the process of discovering their oneness is an illusion. For knowing that the choice at any moment is between an infinity of pleasure and an infinity of pain, man must act as if there is no freedom of choice. Parts of God learn to seek an infinity of pleasure by realizing that hurting, ignoring or lying to other parts of God leads to an infinity of pain. This attitude of mutual concern must characterize all actions towards living things and ultimately towards non-living things, as they are parts of God's mind too. and must be included in our considerations. The pain involved in this conscious struggle, when seen against the panorama of an infinity of pleasure, comes to be seen as a necessary and sublime counterpoint and hence as pleasure also, thus affirming the absolute rationality of God's plan.

Total truthfulnessto one another constitutes the only true love of one another. Telling the truth always leads to doing the right thing. One is spiritual to the degree that one has no secrets.

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