17. God's Creation
By Pittaya Wong on 4 October 2017
The story about God’s creation of humans is indeed the work of the Wholesome Primordial Lord of Element and Essence (in Thai: “Phra Ton Dhat Ton Dham”) who wished to create human beings to engage in the insight-battle with the opponent evil Mara or Satan. The reason is that the human body does not cease when there is a strong attack in the insight.
The clarification on story about God’s creation of human world is that the Wholesome Primordial Lord of Element and Essence and the Unwholesome Primordial Lord of Element and Essence (evil lord mara) competed and encountered with their superknowledge, might, right, and power to make creations from various elements until different realms were formed altogether with both material and immaterial mechanism. Thus, the evil lord mara or Unwholesome Primordial Lord of Element and Essence has utilized this creation to imprison sentient beings as well as deform and disable most of them from the capability to encounter.
Therefore, sentient beings have to face with fluctuation of happiness (made possible by the wholesome party) and suffering (made possible by the unwholesome party) as they continue to wander in the cycle of birth, aging, and death or Samsara. So, the devastating natural disasters are not by God’s will to test humans’ mind. But the disasters are the works of evil Mara or Satan who make it possible with sin energy in the community of humans altogether with their evil power.
Human beings pass away to heaven as they commit good deeds and accumulate merit energy when they were humans according to the Law of Karma which is like the operation software agreed upon by both God and Satan per their bargains with might, right, power, and superknowledge. Likewise, humans do not go to hell because of God’s punishment, but it is caused by the evil Mara or Satan. Asking how God and Satan came to existence, the answer is that They existed by chance like living beings that occur in plain water which is left in such condition for a very long long time.
Asking if it is possible to return to live with God or the Wholesome Primordial Lord of Element and Essence, the answer is that it is possible if one has extremely pure element (dhatu) and essence (dhamma), but it is not due to worshipping and believing in God only. The Wholesome Primordial Lord of Element and Essence dwells in a very deep realm of Nirvana. However, the King of Heaven, is a different one, and he is closer to humans.
Lastly, the chaos in human world is not caused by God’s will, but it is due to the evil Mara or Satan who is like the Mafia trying to cause problems and troubles to humans whilst God or the Wholesome Primordial Lord of Element and Essence tries to solve problems and rules sentient beings to live meritoriously in peace and happiness so they can pass away to heaven and finally enter the Nirvana. We can see that the wholesome and the unwholesome party are at work all the time as in the analogy of persuading angel (wholesome nurturer) and devil (unwholesome nurturer). If one attains full enlightenment and becomes a holy saint, one can get rid of the persuading devil in one's mind.
If one believes in God but does not do good deeds, one will not pass away to heaven and enjoy happiness. The very key to this matter is not the belief in God only, but it is the wholesome deeds that one commits mentally, verbally, and physically which enable one to earn merit energy and pass away to heaven and the Nirvana, at last.
(If you still have doubts about this article, please meditate and ask the crystal ball shown on this page.)