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People escape wisdom not only by lack of understanding but also by lack of faith. Both understanding and faith are essential to wisdom.
Confusion re data helps common-sense and intuition to come into play.
While material life flourishes amid material plenty, spiritual life flourishes in void. Monads are creatures of the void.
Fiction, and all fictional art-forms, provide a bridge to the non-physical life.
Imagination and imaginative living enables us to be weaned off physicality ... and encourages us to live in another world, of our creation. Make-believe worlds become our reality.
As we are being weaned off physicality, we are being weaned off physical food, physical work, and the use of physical bodies.
All that, which is conservative, formal and unimaginative, pertains to the physical ... and seeks to retain the old.
Life, in the transfinite realms, is life of spiritual and mental and imaginative creation.
Life is opinion: One's life is one's opinion of oneself.
Existence is a conscious Absolute: All is conscious.
The individual self is the Absolute ... and each individual self is conscious.
Consciousness is an Absolute and transfinite quality.
No consciousness is ever lost or expunged.
Individual consciousness is transfinite and eternal.
Individual consciousness is not interrupted by body-death or any other occasion.
Nothing is more Absolute than any other thing ... and nothing is more qualitative than any other thing.
Differences of quality exist only in the mind of the perceiver.
No one quality (e.g. love, justice, beauty, faith, etc.) is more qualitative than any other quality.
Apparent absences of quality and aberrations of quality are no less qualitative, except to the perceiver's mind.
Everything is Absolute and Absolutely real. Reality is a quality, and no reality is more real than another reality.
Fictional reality is Absolutely real ... and non-fictional reality is Absolutely real.
All thoughts are Absolute ... that is to say, the Absolute is wholly in each thought.
As the Absolute is Absolutely real, each thought is Absolutely real. Every thing conceivable is Absolutely real.
That we conceive of a personal eternal life, indicates that there is a personal eternal life.
Fiction is reality in the making. Fiction merges into reality, and is one with reality.
Reality cannot exist without fiction. Reality is integral with fiction.
Reality cannot exist without creativity. Creativity is integral with reality.
Creativity cannot exist without fiction. Fiction is integral with creativity.
Creativity, fiction and reality are integrally related qualities.
The creative fiction of heaven is one with the creative reality of heaven.
It is impossible to identify and segregate any reality which is separate from and independent of creativity and fiction.
To divorce oneself from creativity and fiction is to divorce oneself from reality.
Those who denigrate creativity and fiction, and identify only with their perceived reality, de-realise their reality.
To empathise and identify with creativity and fiction, enhances and enlivens one's reality.
Uncertainty equates time: Certainty is timeless.
Full realisation means that all thought, action and potential become reality.
The subject of this proposition is the fallacy of ceteris paribus. Much thinking involves an unwarranted assumption that other things are equal. The premisses, upon which most reasoning processes are based, are less than universal ... they are particulars, or subsets of the universal mainset. Fallacy arises when conclusions, drawn from subsets, are taken as being generally or universally valid ... that is, when the ceteris paribus caveat is omitted from conclusions based upon subsets.
A major objective of prediction science is to develop a propositional network which constitutes a valid, coherent, total world-view ... so that predictive conclusions may logically dispense with the ceteris paribus caveat.
A second major objective of prediction science is to develop a comprehensive instrumentalist package of propositions, which is an effective tool for use in predicting the future.
Where there seems to be nothing, there is everything.
In a desert, a worldly person may say 'there is nothing here': In a desert, a spiritual person may say 'God, who is everything, is here'.
God, the Absolute, is everywhere. Those, who know God, know Him to be in the desert: Those, who don't know God, can't find Him anywhere.
In one's awareness, the spiritual and the material are inversely related. When one is immersed in material luxury, one is starved of spirituality.
There are as many truths as there are seekers of truth.
Truth is useful knowledge ... that is, knowledge which helps us to survive and prosper. Practical application of truth equates healthy life.
When paradigms change, the world itself changes.
There may be said to be one first-order magnitude of existence, namely the infinite magnitude. All things finite are conditions or subsets of the one infinite magnitude.
The whole of what we perceive without inference belongs to our private world. In percepts, we have an intimate qualitative knowledge which is not derivable from physics.
The causal lines which enable us to be aware of a diversity of objects (though there are some such lines everywhere) are apt to peter out, like rivers in the sand.
A predictor needs to be au fait with all branches of knowledge and may be accused of being 'jack of all trades and master of none'. However, the advantages of a macro overview outweigh any gaps of micro knowledge.
The proving power, of the intellect and senses, was questioned by the sceptics 2000 years ago ... and their scepticism has been entirely justified by subsequent experience.
The purpose of thought must be sought not in the reflection of a so-called objective world, but in rendering possible the calculation of events and of operations upon them.
Intuition and fictional imaginings, subjectively, may alter or add to or subtract from reality.
There may be non-rational solutions to questions which have no rational answers.
Hypotheses and fictions are similar in form and hard to separate in practice. Both are justified only by their usefulness.
Experience and intuition are superior to reason: They provide us with the harmonious unity which reason cannot supply.
To strive to achieve the kingdom of God is to assist in the creation of the kingdom of God.
To feel is to evaluate: An evaluation is a pattern of feeling. Without feeling, an evaluation (judgement) is sterile and valueless: Without feeling, no value! A purely intellectual judgement, without feeling, is merely a robotic computation ... that is, an automatic response as between stimuli and pre-programming.
An occasion of experience is an organic unity of feeling ... a process where external qualities are prehended into one's own private unity.
Man is a moral being: He knows what is right and what is wrong. Young animal souls (new arrivals to human form) do not know what is right and wrong. With each human incarnation, the moral sense develops and, after five or six incarnations, the moral sense is usually well developed.
As chaos develops and societal controls abate, personal government takes over from societal government. The humanised soul knows what is right and what is wrong ... and it is able to govern itself. Chaos does not mean that there is no government and no order: It means that government and order have shifted from society to individuals.
The truth is precisely the venture which chooses an objective uncertainty with the passion of the infinite. Without risk there is no faith.
Every relation of man to the infinite can be said to belong to religion.
All is at the disposal of man's creative genius.
The universe is will ... creative will.
Matter and intelligence are inseparable correlates, existing only for one another: The two together constitute the world as idea.
The thing-in-itself (noumenon) is will.
The environment is objectified will: The world is a manifestation of will-energy.
A fetish is a thing-in-itself which commands respect and recognition as a being-in-itself, which has eternal life and its own cogent and powerful personality.
A fetish is something, man-made, which is inspired with a life of its own and a spirit of its own: It is, of its own self, a monad.
Fetishes of the mind are living gestalts which are indelibly imprinted and readily recallable ... like unforgettable tunes: They are paradigms of extraordinary power.
Fiction is essential to a true overview of the universe.
Man needs to supplement reality by an ideal world of his own creation.
False ideas may have great practical importance.
Pragmatism and fictionalism have much in common.
Every sentence is tautological in that subject is defined by predicate, in the case that both subject and predicate are absolute (as subsets of the absolute). All is absolute and all statements and propositions are absolute subsets of the absolute ... and all subjects and predicates are absolute subsets of the absolute. But, by all communications, we gain feel and understanding of the absolute: All is absolute.
Thought and power both serve the will: Where there is thought, power is in close attendance. Will uses power via thought: By thought, will directs power.
Thinkers direct power: Philosophers are commanders and law givers.
The 'will to power' is the 'will to action'.
By thought, will releases energy from mass.
Universal harmony issues from and is of the essential nature of the Absolute.
Thoughts are of reaching, feeling, cognition, creation, procreation, survival, enjoyment, satisfaction and achievement.
Thoughts are the agency of will. The thoughts, of a person attuned to the Absolute, are the agency of the will of the Absolute.
Thoughts, which are inspired with a life of their own, are mental monads ... fetish-paradigms.
Thoughts flow from the Absolute via intuition. Creative (willing) thoughts are of the intuitive intellect.
The Absolute, as collective God, is an imperative of each society: The Absolute, as a personal God, is an imperative of each individual.
Premisses are invariably sounder than inferences.
We have a tendency to infer fallaciously, and to infer fallaciously from fallacious inferences.
Fallacious reasoning enables us to make mistakes by which we may learn. Fallacious forays are a kind of feeling and groping.
One cannot think without the will to think: Thought is inseparable from will.
Both sound and unsound reasoning may lead to discovery ... and both may be justified by outcome.
Philosophy is concerned with the universe, as totality. We cannot prove the totality ... but we may apprehend it.
The powers of the human being to create other living beings are great ... and these powers are largely unknown. As we act powerfully, we often act irresponsibly, for we often do not realise the full import of what we are doing. (See props. 5663-5672, 5676, 5683, 5689).
Genius is lonely: There is no one else around: One is alone in the void, seeing what no one else has seen ... and creating it by the very act of seeing it.
The validity of the ultimate laws of reasoning and demonstration cannot be proved by reasoning, for the sufficient reason that they must be assumed in all reasoning.
The logician cannot establish by reasoning the principles of which all reasoning must make use.
Science does not demonstrate its initial postulates: It assumes them.
Science does not demonstrate that the laws, in accordance with which it infers/deduces/demonstrates, are true: It assumes them.
All knowledge depends on what we know to be true, rather than on what we can prove to be true.
The laws of reasoning cannot themselves be established by reasoning; they must be intuitively perceived to be true.
Reasoning is discontinuous: It involves a series of 'jumps'.
Accusation is often a kind of 'kite-flying' ... or, in anglers' terms, a dangling of bait. Its power derives from the fact that the accused must answer, for he may otherwise be condemned by his silence.
When paradigms are melded or organised together, as multi-paradigms, they take on value and meaning like that of a new-born creation. Their value and meaning is not a summation of separate values and meanings but a different, greater and more potent being than the simple addition of constituent parts.
Meanings may be experienced without words or signs ... and some of the contents of consciousness are imageless.
We tend to see, in the environment, the things we look for.
Propositions can only be derived from other propositions: They cannot be derived from facts. Propositions breed propositions: Propositions are of the genus 'propositions' and they can only breed and multiply of and from their own kind.
The will to power is essentially creative and giving: It does not aspire, it does not seek, it does not desire, above all it does not desire power.
Power is the genetic and differential element of the will.
Power is never represented, nor interpreted, nor evaluated: It is the one that interprets, evaluates and wills.
Power and energy are subsets, in time-space, of the transfinite will.
Will orders power, or is served by power. Power is will in action.
The critical approach is a command approach ... whereas the old wisdom was one of theological subjection.
This propositional network is a multi-paradigmatic construct which operates as a gestalt. It is noteworthy that its gestaltic wholeness implies an ability to impart more than the simple sum of its propositional parts.
Spiritual hosting is divinely inspired fellowship ... a collective unity of mutual love, faith, truth and freedom.
As truth and reality are man-made, we may rationalise any viewpoint whatsoever.
The moral imperative is a point of proof of our essential spirituality: The strong ethical quality of the human being has not developed by reason of necessities of physical evolution but by reason of necessities of spiritual evolution.
The spiritual world is the actualisation of the historical world: Temporality is externalised spirituality: Eternity is in the temporal instant.
Falsity is that which is rejected as unpractical or un-useful by the communality of a society.
Any moment is a sharing ... a communality and a commonality.
Individuals are becoming more courageous and more venturesome: They are becoming aware that they are essentially indestructible ... and that they are eternal beings.
Courageousness, boldness, venturesomeness, martyrdom and physical self-sacrifice are all born of a sub-conscious awareness that we are eternal and indestructible beings.
To justify a place in the network, a proposition needs to be of sufficient usefulness. We have the craftsman analogy ... where the craftsman may successfully use a less than ideal tool. So also, a network operator may successfully use a less than ideal proposition. A proposition is of sufficient usefulness when it, in some way, assists the predictor to make accurate predictions.
As we become more self-realised, our perceived time collapses ... and, at full awareness, the beginning of time coincides with the end of time ... and the big-bang explosion (of creation) becomes the big-bang implosion ... and perceived differentiation becomes realised singularity.
Micro-analysis is more quantitative than macro-analysis ... that is to say, it is less qualitative. Macro-analysis is more qualitative than micro-analysis.
Abstract thinking is more qualitative than thinking which focuses on details.
We, the human race, are an organic being of and in the void. We feed and grow upon the void. We reach out and grope and grasp ... and, in order to grasp, we convert void to environment ... and when we absorb our environment, we internalise it into our own being. All is self and the groping, grasping, creating, absorbing processes are all of our own self.
Existence is the simultaneous process of self-discovery and self-creation.
When intuition gives us certain knowledge, we call this knowledge faith.
As everything speeds up, the future becomes sucked into and absorbed into the present. We are 'cashing in' the future and discounting it into the present. As we discount future to present, we also discount past to present ... for, as we grow in self-realisation, we convert everything into the here-now ... that is, from finity to transfinity.
Facts conform to needs, belief, faith and will.
The present is the shared experience of the human race.
The human condition bridges from Earth to heaven: It is the final physical condition from which we may freely enter heaven when we are able to do so. To enter heaven, all we have to do is to become aware of heaven: It is a matter of realisation.
This earthly life is like a bridge, in a sense, for when we become fully aware of the heavenly condition we pass over and feel no further need of a physical body: We are completely 'at home' in our spiritual body.
Those, who are still in need of a physical body, queue up (in limbo) after death and wait for reincarnation in a new-born body.
Because not many are ready for heaven, we have a 'log jam' of physical bodies ... that is, we have a huge population increase.
That there are many unheavenly people here is not surprising, for the unready pile-up here. Only those who come to know heaven, cross over and do not return physically.
To those, who have entered heaven while in a physical body, everything is perfect: They are fully aware that heaven is everywhere.
All existence is Absolute and self-contingent.
When contingent powers are exercised, they take precedence over natural laws. During the exercise of contingent powers, natural laws continue to operate, but they conform with and operate subordinately to contingent powers.
In the philosophy and religions of West and East, the doctrine of the unreality of time continually recurs.
Past, present and future are relations in which events stand to something outside the time series.
Spirituality is the quality of having content ... that is, the content of one or more selves: A spirit is a self.
There is good reason to believe that nothing but spirit does exist ... and that all reality is spirit.
We learn the qualities of spirit by perception.
The greatest story of fiction is reality ... for that is the story which most people believe.
From 1945 to 1990, the human race became terribly swelled-headed. The nuclear advent, and advances across the whole field of science and technology, seemed to convince mankind that they were the masters of the universe. They certainly behaved as if they were so convinced. But now, from 1990 on, events are showing that mankind is puny in the total picture ... and heads are being 'shrunk' back to size.
Intuition is of the oneness of God, but reasoning involves particularisation and differentiation ... that is, it involves abstraction from the oneness of God and a departure of awareness from God-awareness.
It is through our unthinking consciousness (our intuition) that we are directly aware of God.
As reason takes us away from direct awareness of God, it works subtlely to induce disobedience of the first commandment ('thou shalt have no other gods before me').
Reason and constructs of reason may be perceived as works of mammon.
Reason has no place in heaven: In heaven, there is direct and immediate knowledge.
All that pertains to time-space equates to mammon: Heaven is infinite.
Reasoning takes us further from direct awareness of God. The processes of reason cannot enhance our awareness of God: Reason can only divert us from God-awareness.
Mankind has elevated reason to primacy, as the God, and has done this in direct contravention of the first commandment.
By reasoning, we have belittled God in our minds.
Reasoning becomes spiritual only when it is completely subordinated to our intuitive awareness of God ... that is, to our direct knowledge of God and to our faith in God and to our love of God.
By preoccupation with reason, the human physical species has progressively separated from its spiritual fount and is committed to a course of self-destruction. However, destruction of the human physical species does not entail destruction of the human spiritual species. As the physical (finite) aspect of the species wanes, the spiritual (infinite) aspect of the species waxes.
Scientific and technical creations are creations of reason ... that is, they are works of mammon which may induce disobedience of the first commandment.
Physical mankind has progressed by means of creative reasoning. As that which survives by the sword perishes by the sword, that which survives by reasoning perishes by reasoning.
As the human race metamorphoses to spirituality, intuition will progressively displace rationality.
Spiritual man has progressed by qualitative development ... that is, by increasing awareness and appreciation of love, compassion, faith, fairness, beauty, courage, fortitude, integrity, loyalty, and countless other qualities. Increased spiritual awareness widens the range of qualities perceived and evokes an appreciation of qualitative integrality ... that is, of the absolute oneness of quality.
As we become more self-realised, we look on current events and see them as imperfect ... and we naturally seek to bring them into line with our inner vision. But, what we see out there, in the physical environment, is dead or dying from a spiritual point of view. We are reminded of Christ's words, 'let the dead bury their dead'. Spiritually, we are concerned with the building of heaven, not with the building of Earth.
It has been observed that some, if not all, phenomenalist thinking leads inevitably to idealism, and thence to religious belief. For, if things are reduced to sensations or sense data, they must be mind-dependent. And, as they are unlikely to be wholly dependent on individual minds, they needs be referred to an absolute mind or divine mind.
Most philosophers are nomothetes ... that is to say, they are law-makers or law-givers. Philosophy is, in the main, a nomothetic or law-giving activity. To think of order is to give order ... that is, to make the rules and laws by which order is attained and maintained. As those who make laws may unmake laws, perhaps anarchists and nihilists are also nomothetes!
Order is a quality and order is transfinite. In the process of becoming more aware of order, one discovers holy obedience. Order is essentially of the spirit, and not of time-space. Essential order is the order of the absolute Oneness ... that is, the order of God. The realisation of order is the realisation of the will of God ... and such realisation inspires one with holy obedience, in compliance with the will of God. Then, often unconsciously, those who submit to holy obedience, withhold or withdraw order from worldly authorities and return it to God: Worldly obedience is then displaced by holy obedience.
If we accept that all is absolute, we may equate all or any perceptions or propositions with each other or with any grouping or with the totality, and thus also with reality ... and we may rationalise any perceptions whatsoever, and even mathematical differentiates may be rationally equated as subsets of the infinite absolute.
If we can rationalise anything, what is the value and function of our reasoning faculties, apart from the obvious ones of rhetoric and persuasion?
When rationalisations result in conclusions/outcomes which are pragmatically/survivally justified, they tend to gain social acceptance and social truth status.
Rationalisation may be said to be a process of self-conviction, and of societal conviction and agreement.
The processes of reason explore the known, ad nauseum, satiating and boring us with old concepts and compelling us to seek and create the new.
All of the known may be perceived as a multi-paradigm, from which the satiation and boredom of 'navel gazing' reasoning assists to propel us in 'leaps' to new freedoms of achieved knowledge ... that is, to new paradigms.
It is our will to survive, and our more general will, and our boldness, courage, curiosity, determination, cussedness, imagination and intuition which urge us on new insights and new creations.
All qualities are infinite. Love, beauty, loyalty, courage, justice, imagination, creativity, and so on ... all these are infinite. Numbered series may be taken to infinity. The void of space gives indications of infinity. The intellectual and spiritual aspects of humanity seem to be infinite. We are on shaky ground if we insist that there is no actual infinite. Of course, to concede that any one aspect of the whole (existence) is infinite, is to concede that the whole is infinite.
We may conceive of existence as an infinity where all things finite are subsets of the infinite mainset.
All finite perceptions (including numbers and other mathematical differentiations) are rooted transfinitely in the mainset of infinity. Every perceived aspect of existence is integrated into the one Absolute.
The infinite mainset and its finite subsets constitute one integrality ... one absolute, whereof each part equates the whole and the whole equates each part, and each part equates every other part and the whole. We repeat here, that this is a key proposition of this network.
All aspects and things and concepts are qualities of absolute-existence, and all are mainset-rooted in infinity ... that is to say, all aspects, things and concepts are essentially infinite, even those which are perceived as being finite.
As the processes of logic are designedly limited to finity and to existing knowledge, they cannot be logically applied to the infinite, the transfinite, and the unknown.
A propositional network, such as this one, has a holistic meaning greater than the simple addition of the meanings of its constituent propositions. This may not be surprising, as a large proportion of the propositions deal with qualitative or non-finite aspects of existence.
When one intellectually absorbs this propositional network as a whole, one's ability to discover/create new knowledge is enhanced. The network and its operator constitute an effective partnership for the discovery/creation of new knowledge.
Non-finite propositions tend to merge and meld and multiply.
As qualitative propositions address non-finite aspects of existence, it may not surprise if such propositions assist in the prehension and apprehension of the unknown. Finite reasoning cannot add to the content of knowledge but non-finite thinking may do so.
A person, who is aware of the absolute nature of existence, may perceive a thing as being at once finite, transfinite and infinite.
By virtue of the absoluteness of perceiver and perceived, they are one and inseparable, qualitatively.
Awareness of the absoluteness of existence is evidenced by instincts, intuition, insights, inspiration, love, compassion, self-sacrifice ... and by creative intelligence and the arts.
When a perceiver perceives quality in the environment, that quality is being absorbed by the perceiver.
When a person perceives beauty in the environment, the quality of beauty is being absorbed by the perceiver.
An act of awareness of quality is an act of absorption of quality.
To be aware of light is to absorb the quality of light.
To be aware of sound is to absorb the quality of sound.
To be aware of justice is to absorb the quality of justice.
To be aware of integrity, is to absorb the quality of integrity.
To be aware of happiness, is to absorb the quality of happiness.
To be aware of cohesion, is to absorb the quality of cohesion.
To be aware of power, is to absorb the quality of power.
Those, which are aware, are constantly absorbing the quality of their environment. The human race is constantly absorbing the quality of its environment.
All mass loses its quality over time.
Life processes release quality from mass and convert it to their own use.
The net effect of life processes is to reduce the quality of mass.
As qualities are non-finite, life processes convert finite states to non-finite states.