To tell you the truth -- which is a LIE right there because I don't know -- and, perhaps CAN'T HANDLE -- the truth...nonetheless...Originally posted by Iacchus32
By the way, would you say the experience the universe is looking for is ecstatic by nature? Indeed, this is what the whole of nature seems to suggest, as everything revolves around "sexual union" -- i.e., the "joining" of the masculine with the feminine. I believe this is one aspect of ecstasy anyway, especially when it involves a larger brain and higher degree of sensitivity.
To tell you the truth, I'm beginning to consider that the Universe doesn't CARE what It gets to experience(with and through us); as long as It's having an experience, It's fulfilling Its "Primary Directive".
I've come to this thought reluctantly...because I "prefer to think" that the Universe has "lofty" aims...and prefers to have lofty experiences...but, with all the misery on this planet...and all the beings who take pleasure in doing nasty things ...I consider it POSSIBLE that the Universe is "getting off" as much on what we DO with "hate" as what we do with "love". As I say, I don't like coming to this conclusion...in fact, it isn't really a "conclusion" since its still under consideration as a possibility.
So, in answer to your question, is the Universe looking for "ecstasy"...I would say YES...because the more intense the experience the better...and nothing's more intense than being in reciprocated love. But perhaps the Universe is just as "happy" with experiencing a murderous rampage...or a mother's loss of a child...or a concert under the stars.
I'm not sure whether THIS is the thread to discuss the nature and evolution of spirit or how spirit might "prefer" certain experiences over others. I could come up with a new thread entitled: Does the Universe Give A Damn?...if you think anyone cares !