Just as oil exists in sesame seed, butter in milk, fragrance in flower, fresh juice in the fruit and fire in the wood, Divinity exists in the vast universe. Pervading Divinity. Divinity is the divine nature and essence of the being of God as God.
The term ‘divine’ is used variably in different denominations and faiths, and even between different individuals within the same faith, to refer to a transcendental power, or their attributes and manifestations in the world, and though it may not have why presuppose the existence of various gods or one absolute God.
In the classical cultures had many gods (polytheism), that were unknown and ignored many things (God of thunder, earth, sea, fire, weather, ...). As humanity moves forward in his discoveries and advances and science evolves so as we know it today, now we are already able to explain many phenomena that did not … This implies the disappearance of all these gods, leaving today only monotheistic religions (with one God), currently the only thing that science has not explained is definitively the origin of the universe and life. Therefore only would God as the explanation of it. (creationist theory).
The idea of divinity has always been present in the intuitive perception of the people who have expressed this divinity as a totality, a Presence, an order, a harmony, a Force, which is present in everything that exists and at the same time transcends all existence.
The concept of divinity is something that has separated and divided human beings in history. There are lines of thought that say we invented God to relieve fear and sustain against the pain and uncertainty of existence. And certainly have the belief in a Supreme Being fulfills that role of support and explanation over the different explanations that we can give to life
In many religions, such as Islamic Sufism, in Gnosticism or Advaita Hinduism, asserts that all humans are divine essence, or they are part of the divine, or they are united with the divine form in a meaningful way. In this view is considered that in this physical and social world in which we live, is hidden from us this divine nature that we have, that we can only see them through spiritual practices.
The divinity and divine terms are widely used, but its meaning is not clearly defined, and is not a perfect synonymous with the concept of deity or the god.
This difference between divinity and deity can be illustrated by referring to the cosmological vision of a non-theistic religion such as Buddhism, which, while divinity is understood primarily as the law that governs the world, infinite and eternal way, deities (devas) are fatal (although their longevity is measured in millions of years) and they not have the power to go against the supreme law.
God as a judge, or as an outside voice that commands me to do with my life, that tells me what is right and wrong still serves a high percentage of people who need guardrail and external boundaries to conduct their lives. However, there is a growing minority to whom this idea of God was made narrow and limiting thence close to the possibility of a divine existence. Perhaps the problem has nothing to do with the recognition of the One and All that intelligently moves the universe and life, but with the idea we have of it.. Perhaps the first thing you have to say about it is that our idea of God is not God, is only a concept, a belief, a mental idea susceptible of being extended, and indeed this has been changing according to the mental evolution of time. In ancient times the divinity was psyched, or felt as the forces of nature were understood as divinities, then the idea of divinity was transferred to the Goddess Mother, then the multiple gods (as the Greeks or Romans), then the monotheistic God, first conceived as a severe judge and then as a good father, we have always sought a way to give definition to that which in deeper philosophies is understood as the Great Harmony or the Great intelligence in motion.
That is thinking and is inseparable from its manifestation, That which moves to evolution That compels us to transcend our present state.
That is our essence, but it is clear that we are far from recognizing or manifest. The human ego, that which leads us to live defending, attacking, prisoners of an image, conditioned by our fears and resentments, limited by our concepts prevents us awaken the consciousness that recognizes the One behind all diversity, however, that it is our way, be aware of the darkness that prevents us express our divine essence and go meet the Supreme being or transcendent consciousness that dwells deep within us.
The movement is then inward to contact our pure being where dwells the wise (divinity) within us, where we take responsibility for our own lives, where rather than relying on an external divinity, find answers in our transcendent being .
Each path is individual and what is useful and harmonious for some, it is not for others, so each must find his own divinity. A guide that can really help point the way is that “everything that is real in our lives, give us harmony and all that it is not, bring us suffering,” Law of Correspondence (The Kybalion).
Therefore, Divinity is an underlying singularity that binds all creatures and all events, past, present and future, revitalizing while transcending
With respect to the AASR, in the Universal Convent Lausanne Supreme Councils of September 22, 1875, several texts were adopted in this regard, that seems to recall :.
In a paper entitled “Definitions” states: “Masonry is teaching the recognition of a Higher Power, proclaiming its existence under the name GAOTU”. And in the “Declaration of Principles”: “Freemasonry proclaims the existence of a Creator Principle, under the name of Great Architect of the Universe“. With regard to Volume of the Sacred Law, the position of Scottishness is equally clear: this book (the Scriptures), is the first of the Three Great Lights of AASR; not only as a symbolic expression of the divine will, but as a symbol of the highest human spirituality.
This article was written by Psalm Triginta