Beth Lilly

Girl of 50+, happy-go-lucky Buddhist with a love for sarcasm and silliness.


How did the Universe begin?

Which one? They are all in cycles of forming and collapsing. It just goes on and on like my sister-in-law on the phone

July 9, 2018

What is the Universe made of?

The only way I can know the universe is by my perception of my experiencing the universe so I would have to say it is made of my mind.

July 9, 2018

What is the origin of good?

Oh come on, goodness and evil are concepts. Things just ARE. We assign them these judgements. Now people can be kind - I think kindness is an evolutionary strategy that was successful for humans.

July 9, 2018

What is the origin of evil?

Oh come on, goodness and evil are concepts. Things just ARE. People can have evil intentions, that is, they can mean to harm. What we call pure evil is what I would call someone incapable of compassion.

July 9, 2018

Is there free will?

Of course. Don't be silly. That is the whole POINT of being human.

July 9, 2018

What is the nature of the mind?

The mind wants to take over and rule the Self like a dictator. It foolishly believes that if it stopped chattering for one second, then the whole show would fall into chaos.

July 9, 2018

How do you find happiness?

First you have to know and understand yourself. All you have is this life. You are responsible for your life. So don't let others tell you what to do, don't be afraid of messing up or embarrassing yourself. Find love, find what you love to do.

July 9, 2018

How do you find truth?

Do lots of experiments. Make notes. Try again.

July 9, 2018

What is the meaning of life?

We are the universe experiencing itself. The meaning of life is to be fully conscious of what it means to live.

July 9, 2018

What is the role of evolution?

Everything changes. That is the nature of life. And everything affects everything else. Things become the way they are because that is the only way they can be. Evolution is what we call that process.

July 9, 2018

What happens after death?

When you cross over, all your pets are there to welcome you and finally you can talk to them and explain why you had to leave them in the apartment all day while you worked.

July 9, 2018

Who or what is God?

God is the combined consciousness of everything in the Universe. God is everything. God is greater than anything you can conceive of, name, describe. God is that feeling I get sometimes.

July 9, 2018

What is going to happen to humankind?

Everything will change and everything will be the same.

July 9, 2018

What question is missing?

What about animals? Do they have consciousness? Do plants? Do rocks? Where do you draw the line? that is all one question Also, is there conscious life on other planets? And you should allow parentheses in answers.

July 9, 2018