Some religions teach that we humans were once perfect but lost our innocence—and the purpose of life is to try to win back our past perfection so that we can again join God in heaven.
Even Christianity can do this. St Paul teaches that we are born in sin and our nature is sinful. Therefore babies sin and will go to hell if they do not repent.
Theologies like that explain a vindictive kind of God who allows suffering of millions of innocent children; babies dying of starvation and malnutrition; genocide and other human-made cruelties of life on Earth simply because a handful of people (millions of years ago) “ate from a tree” that God said they shouldn’t do.
Wayism teaches a gradual learning, and gradual perfection of the soul.
Souls in need of corrective training will be given karmic learning opportunities, and some may see that as punishment. The Way is a system and process that works well—therefore, there are no “fallen” souls, and the purpose of life is growth, not punishment.
- Category: Sexuality
The concept of spiritual atonement is as old as humankind itself. One's soul, the essence of oneself, must be maintained, fed and healed. Neglecting the physical body results in sickness and the death of it, but the soul will reincarnate again. The neglected soul, however...well, thats a most different situation.
- Category: Sport
Here in Siem Reap, Cambodia we buy our fruit and veggies from the main market and from roadside vendors. The apples are smaller and have imperfections, bananas are on average about 4 inches long and have imperfections, mangoes the same...not perfect. The other thing that is immediately noticable is the taste--they dont taste like fruit in WalMart, Kroger and the like, they taste weird, almost like, real fruit that grow wild.
Made us wonder about that apple-a-day.
- Category: Foods
Imagine living in the big city of Angkor, one thousand years ago. Many people dont have to imagine it, they lived it. The city of Angkor was a huge metropolis consisting of about thirty temple towns. Wayism Cambodia operates guided tours from Siem Reap, spirituality training and volunteer opportunities. What was life like in the big city of Angkor?
- Category: City Life