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Let’s Call It “Reflected Love”
Paul: Dear Daniel, continuing the rhetorical question-and-answer session as part of my continued inquiry, you hear it said in the Christian religion that God is love, but from what I now know this cannot be true. As we have explored before, we (awareness) are love, God being an object is inert and once again requires awareness to exist, God/Isvara “just” being the cause of the creation and the natural world.
Daniel: Spot on! You, awareness, are the source of love and it’s only because of you that God/Isvara/creation apparently gets lit up to dance this show called “life.” Though God/Isvara/creation relies totally on you, you simultaneously remain totally free of God/creation.
But what I would entertain is the fact that God is love too. Why? Because if this is a non-dual reality (which it is), meaning that there is nothing other than you, and if your nature is love (which you’d already confirmed in your above statement), then how can love not be everything that is?
Though God/Isvara is an inert object arising in you, it is also made of you (love).
So if you prefer, we can say that all objects are “reflected love.”
Paul: Once again, many thanks for your reply; “reflected love” for me makes sense. We are back to the moon having no light, but rather it borrows it from the sun.
Daniel: My pleasure, Paul.
~ Much love, Daniel