Wisdom to Joy - "God"
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“God” - Wisdom Leading to joy, Inner-standing of Spirituality

There is a fundamental difference between gods and goddesses, which have forms and attributes, and what is called the One “God” (with a capital G). Sages and mystics of various persuasions have described the One God which is necessarily beyond human comprehension as omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, and as creating all things, This “One Thing” is evidenced everywhere and in everything. When we become aware of it, we change forever.
Current revision: paper September 7th, 2020 (first version 2019 August); recording September 2020. New versions clarify or expand points in the original thesis; the points are unchanged.
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Gods and Goddesses

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"The One Thing"

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Is God Benevolent?

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Referenced works:
Genesis 17:7-8; Exodus 6:7, 29-45; Leviticus 26:12, 26:45; Ezekiel 11:20, 14:11, 36:28, 37:23, 37:27; Zechariah 8:8; Jeremiah 7:23, 11:4, 30:22, 31:1, 31:33, 32:38
Aramaic scriptures
Aramaic transliterated into Hebrew
Name of god in Aramaic
Jesus's word for God
Exodus 23:13; Deuteronomy 8:19, 32:17; 1 Samuel 7:3; Kings 17:33
Deuteronomy 4:35, 32:39; Isaiah 43:10, 44:6, 44:8, 44:24, 45:18
Genesis 17:9-14, Leviticus 12:3
Exodus 20:5, 34:14; Deuteronomy 4:24, 6:15; Ezekiel 25:17; Nahum 1-2
Genesis 19:26; Numbers 11:1-35, 16:49, 21:4-9; 2 Samuel 6:67; 1 Kings13:1-24, 14:10-18; Ezekiel 24:15-18
Exodus20:3, 23:13, 34:14; Deuteronomy 5:7, 6:14, 13:2-4; Jeremiah 25:6, 35:15
Muhi-e-Din Ibn Arabi, Fasus-al-Hikam "The Seals of Wisdom" Bewley, tr. (~1200)
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (1207-1273)
Wisdom leading to joy, Cognitive perception of spirituality and the spiritual path, Principles for healthy human societies, Focusing on goodness
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"God," op. 7
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