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    WHY DOES MAN PERCEIVE GOD MADE Man IN HIS IMAGE ?
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    Probably just a variation of anthropomorphizing that happens in most mythologies, either in form or behaviors.


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    In the beginning, Man created God in his own image.
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    This idea probably originated in the esoteric Jewish Kabbalah. Only God is perceived to be perfect, but man can be perfect too if he understands God through the Kabbalah. The basis for this idea may have originated in Indian yoga with the idea that the body is energised by chakras at key positions along a central column in the body. If any of these chakras or wheels are not spinning correctly then God will punish you with ill health and even death. Above the head is supposed to shine the crown chakra and this becomes Ain Sof Aur in the Kabbalah. This is the direct link to God and it is the reason why the king wears a crown if he is perceived to be a divinity. The heart chakra becomes Tiphereth in the Kabbalah, and so on. But while there are 7 chakras in yoga there are an equivalent 10 sephira in the Kabbalah, allowing for 4 in the central pillar and 3 each in the right and left pillars. Each chakra or sephiroth, at least in the central pillar, is commanded by spirits of air, fire, earth and water.It was a perfect system in the eyes of the ancients, and could be used for healing, but of course like the rest of the Bible it is totally redundant now. To be fair it probably did provide a placebo like effect at a time of a lack of medical knowledge. Even today, yoga is erroneously promoted as a means to health in the west. Like you say, if God did exist and 'he' wanted perfection, 'he' wouldn't have made man.
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