Originally Posted by Kanzeon
I already have what I want in life. I got it without manifesting. If you want more than you have, and manifesting works for you, wonderful.
I haven't said what I believe. It isn't particularly relevant.
But I don't determine the meaning of Christianity, or Buddhism. The Buddha taught to let go of attachment. The things that the Buddha taught were positives were selflessness and enlightenment, which are the opposite of focusing attachments. In the Bible, almost no one gets what they want materially. Read the Book of Job sometime. Christ taught that the positive to be sought was the Kingdom of Heaven, to be attained by focus on the poor and a healthy dose of self-sacrifice.
There isn't anything wrong with wanting a BMW. I hope you get it, if it makes you happy. I am hardly out of line in noting that such a request has no support in either Christianity or Buddhism.
Jesus encouraged people to "ask for what they want/need". "The Kingdom of Heaven" is metaphorical for attaining mastery over your thoughts and manifesting from intention instead of by default. And Job, he is a classic example of negative IM ...."for the things I feared have come upon me...". FYI Jesus even healed an impotent man, that's spiritual Viagra
, Why would he cure erectile dysfunction if he didn't intend for the guy to use it?