Moments of Perfection

Question: Do you think a human today can be/become a Perfected Being? If so, how?

Answer: I think that we can (do) have moments of perfection.  When we love someone without any thought of self, or exhibit any other kind of Godly virtue in relation to those around us, I believe that these are moments of perfection.  I’m not sure if any of us will ever be able to live completely unselfishly while on this earth.  I think that we are all susceptible to moments of weakness, where we know the right thing but fail to act on it.  I think following the Zoroastrian mantra of, “Good thoughts, good words, good deeds,” is the best approach to living.  Trying to be good, to love, to seek unity in all that we do … I believe that is the goal and purpose of life.

     There is an old Catholic monk from centuries ago named Brother Lawrence who is famous for a collection of letters called, “The Practice of the Presence of God.”  The idea is that we willfully include God in everything that we do.  Our first thought in any situation should always be to God, and we should view God as a constant companion.

     Practicing this, I believe, puts one in close contact with God, a kind of contact which feels stronger and more intimate as time goes on.  I’ve been practicing this since I was a teenager, and it is the foundation in which all of my spiritual joy is built.  I don’t think that it has made me a perfected being, but I do believe that it has helped me to feel closer to God and build a more Godly character.

     Maybe I’m right, maybe I’m wrong, but that’s The Truth as I See It.