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Like creation and responsibility, punishment is indivisible. Punishment is not meted to others, nor is it shared ... it is wholly borne by each and every one of us. The judge gravely delivers judgement to himself.
To say that a particular person admits no realisation of personal responsibility for evil, is to say that such realisation is delayed or postponed; at some future time, full realisation will surely impact on that person.
Wherein lies our individual sovereignty if we are responsible for all acts of all persons? Each of us is a presence of the Absolute: Our sovereignty derives from the omnipotence of the presence in us. It is because of this presence that we are responsible for everything.
Without this uniqueness, each universe would be a completely random creation. The odds against the human species being created randomly are astronomical. The life of this universe of ours has not evolved randomly: This universe is not a random creation. Universes are not random creations ... they are unique creations, which derive their uniqueness from their creator-monads. Our individual uniqueness is an indispensable quality of the Absolute.
There is no argument in this network against punishment. Each monad receives the punishment it needs, and each judge delivers the judgement he needs to give, and each warder metes out the punishment which he needs to mete out. All actions are perfect actions of the Absolute.
We know, instinctively, that we each have full responsibility, and our perceived inability to meet this responsibility may give rise to feelings of futility, frustration, victimisation and unfairness.
Kicking against the pricks' is an important aspect of the learning process. To desist from such behaviour may be considered wise and pragmatic ... but very little is to be learned by drifting with the tide.
Monads of considerable self-realisation, often purposely create obstacles for themselves, for they know that the overcoming of difficulties is accompanied by an insurge of strength and well-being ... that is, by significant qualitative personal gains.
It is noteworthy that this network is largely free of admonitions and advice. The general stance of the network is that existence is a perfect dynamic system. The originator kicks at pricks along with most, but he realises that each person kicks differently at different pricks. To advise people on how and what to kick would savour of arrogance and stupidity. Of course, if people ask for advice, one needs to respond courteously and respectfully.
As one becomes more self-realised, one's 'prick-kicking' takes on a creative connotation. To genuinely, intelligently and sincerely disagree with the working-design of this universe is indicative of the embryonic shaping of the individual's own universe in-the-making.
Each monad is a child of the Absolute, and destined to create its own universe. When, as mature offspring, we disagree with the universal status quo, we are consciously or unconsciously shaping another universe on the Absolute's behalf. Each one of us is a seed of the Absolute's diaspora: Each participates in the Absolute's generative process.
All observation and creation is one transfinitely integrated event, with detailed infeed from time-space. Existence may be likened to a transfinite master-computer which receives its data-inputs from transfinite sensor-creators operating in time-space.
Self-realised monads become hosts of new universes. Monads, which have not yet attained, join attainer-hosts. Now is the time of hosting, when each non-attainer freely selects the host which it chooses to join.
Of my new propositions, the central role of the creative intelligence, and the implications of its nature and role, are (subsidiary of course to the Absolute) key to the whole project and the system and the predictions depend upon them.
The concepts of the Absolute, creative intelligence and monads, constitute the essence and persona of the network and predictions. If this basis is not acceptable, then the conclusions may be unacceptable.
All processes of organic evolution are negentropic and they become progressively more negentropic until they culminate in the most complex organisms of all, namely human beings. At this culminating point, creative intelligence is achieved ... the product of all the negentropic tensing of the evolutionary process.
Creative intelligence is attained at the point where the metamorphosis takes place. Creative intelligence causes all energy/quality to be released from mass, and converts it to transfinite forms.
The greater the negentropy, the greater the entropic potential. Creative intelligence is at the top of the evolutionary negentropic chain and it has the greatest entropic potential: It has dual negentropic/entropic, constructive/destructive potential.
Negentropic organic life has always aimed for (or been destined for) a metamorphosis, from finite expression to transfinite expression. The process of evolution has been a process of progressive and increasing tensing, which culminates in the birthing of creative intelligence. Creative intelligence becomes the agency and means by which tension is released from finity into transfinity: The negentropic enforming powers 'spark' or 'leap' the finite-transfinite 'gap' ... and the metamorphosis is accomplished.
If he/she chooses, a pragmatist may view the network and predictions simply as a tool or mechanism which works, and may disregard the contents as being possibly right and possibly wrong. A pragmatist may say that the predictions are provable but that the contents are unprovable.
The constituent propositions of the network cannot be provable in finite terms but only in transfinite terms. Propositions are essentially qualitative and transfinite ... and they can only be proved at the qualitative, transfinite level. How does one do that? ... one does it by qualitative means. Creative intelligence is the qualitative means by which we may know and judge the truth.
One needs to intellectually explore the meaning and implications of the propositions, individually and collectively ... and then to make an intellectual judgement of their validity, value and utility. That judgement will be a qualitative and transfinite one.
The creative intelligence is qualitative and non-finite: Encompassing finite and non-finite, it is better described as transfinite: It moves freely in all categories and dimensions of existence. We humans are essentially beings of intelligence: We are essentially qualitative and transfinite beings.
We may be inclined to assume that our thoughts in timespace expression are finite ... but such is not the case. Our thoughts are transfinite and they operate transfinitely and they create the past and the future, as well as the present. What we observe, is like a time-space film but we, the creators/observers, are not of time-space: We 'look-in' on what we are creating.
We may ask how we are going to adjust to the metamorphosis (from finity to transfinity) ... but we already live as transfinite beings: That is what we are now. What happens, at the metamorphosis, is that the physical-finite aspect is discarded or sloughed off.
Prediction science, as I perceive it, is not in the least judgemental: It is concerned not with what should happen but with what will happen. As all outcomes are perfect outcomes of the perfect Absolute, it may be well argued that what happens always coincides with what should happen.
If we accept that what will happen is what should happen and if we are able to predict what will happen, then we may with good conscience plan and organise our future in accordance with what will happen.
Action, in accordance with high-probability predictions, will:(A) Greatly reduce 'blind alley' choices and actions ... and the losses of capital-resources, income and time resulting from them. (B) Improve efficiency ... that is, provide a better ratio of 'energy-out' relative to 'energy-in'.
Action in accordance with predictions will not change the general shape of our destiny but it may make our lives more bearable ... increasing our incomes, preserving our savings, and decreasing our discomfort.
Any attempt to apply the 'accordance with predictions' approach at a governmental level would be tantamount to introducing a type of order into an essentially chaotic situation: It simply would not work.
When comparing one network proposition with another, there may be some perceived inconsistencies. But, usually, it is not possible to achieve truth by one proposition alone. Other viewpoints need to be advanced and considered. Truth is usually better encompassed by a collection of propositions rather than by one. We should be careful in the culling-out of propositions, for there is a real danger of 'throwing out the baby with the bath-water'. Unless a specific proposition is obviously inconsistent with the network as a whole, it should be allowed to remain in place.
This network is a book (or may be regarded as such), written not according to any preconceived theme or plan or representing one viewpoint, but a book which has grown, in its own light and right, from many sources of knowledge.
Each person is its own universe ... a universe without end. Each person of now is an embryo of its universe to be. Each universe to be grows from the seeds of now. Evil now may grow to greater evil: Good now may grow to greater good. All fruits are in and of a person's own thoughts and actions: Each person lives out its own consequences.
There will be many clashings and testings of friendships, to separate the faineant from the strong and genuine. The hosting process will be a 'search, clash ... search, clash ... search, clash ... search, find' process: And only strong-bond valencies will suffice.
Every monad which, by its creative intelligence, has transmuted its awareness from finite to transfinite, has transmuted its order, authority and power with it. By this transmutation of awareness, finity is abated entropically.
As the creative intelligence of our race increases exponentially, so entropy increases exponentially. As individual monads gain in awareness, they withdraw order from their finite environment and absorb it personally and transfinitely. Creative intelligence and entropy are functionally integrated: To speak of one is to speak of the other.
Why is there less and less order, physically and socially? The reason is that we ourselves are withdrawing and absorbing the order. That cohesion, which was formerly vested by us in our environment, is now vested in us personally. To use a simple analogy, we have withdrawn our money from the bank and we are keeping the cash.
There is nothing to agree about. Each event is seen differently by each person ... and there is no reality separate and independent of observers. When people say they agree on a proposition, they have each interpreted that proposition in their own unique way ... that is, in a different way. They might say that they agree and they might sincerely believe that they agree, but there is no identically shared view on which they can agree.
Feel' is a very important aspect of prediction ... probably the most important aspect. Having absorbed all the propositions and all of the available current data, there remains a large indefinable area of 'feel'. If a prediction doesn't 'feel' right, the predictor must change it. There is both a sense of rightness and a fey aspect to this 'feel'. The predictor develops a 'feel' for the shape of the future ... for its geometry and its dynamics ... for its directions, conflicts, flows and resolutions. And, when everything comes together in a 'deja vu' insight, the predictor states his predictions.
Why is it that so many of us agree on certain 'facts'? The reason is that we share genetic encoding ... and we share genetic decoding. But this does not necessarily mean that signals are extraneous to us. Maybe we are signalling to ourselves.
When we discover something, like a new life-species, we are inclined to say - 'look, we have found something 'out there' which is new and so there must be things 'out there' which are separate from us'. But such a conclusion is a 'non sequitur': We are 'one being of the void', and we are all that there is. We are simply discovering ourselves: We are not discovering something which is separate from us.
Just because something seems harder or more intangible or, in another way, different from our bodies, it does not follow that this something is extraneous to us. We and our environment are one creation: Our bodies and the environment of our bodies are one creation.
The creative intelligence is the greatest force in the universe: The more creative intelligence we apply, in gaining any objective, the less of other forces is required (such as money, energy, military forces, etc.).
We constantly convert the confusion of chaos to the clarity of certainty. This is the nature of our being and of our living ... that we create our realities according to our needs. All is malleable and moulded to our needs: We make our certainties of ourselves and for ourselves: We are a factory of facts ... and there are no facts but those which we make.
Cohesion is an absolute quality, which is never less than complete. It follows that a decrease of cohesion of this physical universe is offset by an increase of cohesion in some other place or dimension.
Physical laws operate as autonomic functions, in the phases prior to full self-awareness. When full self-awareness is attained, the physical laws no longer operate: The Absolute takes over from the autonomic and exercises direct control.
Whenever we think, by that very act, we build our own universe ... for thoughts are the elements of our new being. Let us not perceive of them as 'only thoughts', for thoughts combined with will are the most powerful of all forces.
Do not think that you are of no account. You count! There is nothing apart from us: We are all there is. Each of us is absolute, and we count absolutely. We are as important or unimportant as we think we are. Be careful what you think, for thoughts are very powerful.
A personality is qualitative ... and the cohesive aspect, which integrates traits and aptitudes, is qualitative. As all qualities are transfinite, the qualitative personality is transfinite, and body-death does not alter or disrupt it.
As individual personalities become more cohered and more self-aware of their uniqueness, the more they clash and conflict. As they compete for 'living space', they move from finite to transfinite expression.
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