Zen

Q. Romans 12:2 says, “Don’t be shaped by this world, instead be changed within by a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you; you will know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect.” How can we decide what God wants for us?

A. As this scripture says, we can do it by not being shaped by this world and by being changed by a new way of thinking. ‘Not being changed by this world’ implies that we are not deluded by illusions of the world. ‘Being changed within by a new way of thinking’ means that we see everything as it is, which is referred to as attaining the eye of wisdom, or enlightenment in Buddhism.

When we can see everything just as it is without being deluded by illusions of the world, we can realise that we are oneness with God, that is, we are God himself and the other way around. Then, we can decide what God wants for us because what we want for God is on other than what God wants for us.

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