Panentheism (from Greek πᾶν ; (pân) "all"; ἐν (en) "in"; and θεό ς (theós) "God"; "all-in-God") is a belief system which posits that the divine (be it a monotheistic God, polytheistic gods, or an eternal cosmic animating force) interpenetrates every part of nature and timelessly extends beyond it. Panentheism differentiates itself from pantheism, which holds that the divine is synonymous with the universe.<quoted text>
Panentheist - the difference is that I do allow a minor amount of theism to seep in - an acknowledgment to the practicality of language.
Sounds like god is everything and everywhere. Either version.
God "interpenetrates every part of nature."
But what god? who is god? What is the nature of god? Why believe in this and not just enjoy nature and life? it's what we know. Anything else is pure imagination. The elephant I can't see and choose not to speculate about
Again, god IS the world. Ok.<quoted text>
Duality - God and world separate
NonDuality - no separation
Probably because they all arise out of man's need and desire to explain all of this.<quoted text>
philosophy - because Zen, a type of Bhuddism, is nontheistic, therefore it is not a religion.
However, it is my opinion,(but certainly subject to debate and argument) that the nontheistic endpoints of some of the Eastern philosophies are really the same as some religious nondual systems such as Kaballah and Hasidism - the concepts are similar but the labels are different.