Posted 7/24/2008 7:27 AM (#7663) Subject: X = A new name for God ?
Location: United Kingdom
Dear All - oh lordy I am sure there are already too many names for the ineffable, indescribale ... Eternal Love, Divine, Great Spirit (to say nothing of Martin Buber who, great metaphysican that he was,- 'I and Thou' refused to even speak the name as he became older & closer to Her/Him)... so this is suggested in all reverence yet also, slightly jokily ... how about shortening it all down, so that we know what we are talking about, but without the need to incur or even misuse the Holy Name ... X is also nice as it can mean, a kiss ...
(and links to my poem post the otehr day of, 'In the Heaven of the God I hope for, call him X') !!
Shorter too than, Zen !
ps, this intention also might also facilitate more openness to the infinite possibilities of our own projections and imaginings in our concepts of
Posted 7/19/2010 11:39 PM (#19657 - in reply to #7663) Subject: RE: X = A new name for God ?
When I think of "X", one thing that comes to mind is the saying "X marks the spot" on a treasure map, that may relate to the Rune X, named Gyfu which is associated to gift or generosity. There is also the Greek Alphabet that names it Chi, and is commonly used as an abbreviation of Christ, as for example Xmas. (Eastern Chi seems sometimes described as Life Energy.)
Apparently the porn industry is plotting to get internet addresses designations with dot-xxx's. On one hand I can appreciate Sexual Energy as creative energy from a reproductive standpoint having a divine component. On another hand I can appreciate the X as formed from (Skull and) crossbones as denoting something poisonous.
As with many labels, there seems the chance that stigma becomes attached. It may be for this reason that the use of symbolisms such as letters and words become unnecessarily limiting, as if labels can act as a device to help us manage our finite comprehension. It seems likely the whole reality becomes indescribable because of the incomprehensible nature, where any act of labeling contain both futile and diminishing elements. A paradox at play here may be the perfection of imperfection.