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Each one of us is a new universe in the making: Our individuality is unique.
Each of us is a child of the Absolute and, as we grow, we create our own children and gather them lovingly about US.
Those, who are spiritually mature among us, are strongly individual and able to exist alone with our children about us ... and able to exist alone in the void.
On spiritual maturity, each monad leaves its parental 'nest' and moves upon the void, as its own free sovereign being ... self-sufficient and self-creating ... moving upon its own unique ways and destiny.
Why all the squabbling and conflict and violence? Are we not like fledglings which struggle desperately for food? Those, who mature spiritually and can fly and can look after themselves, no longer need to fight each other. Conflict is about growing, feeding and learning: We all go through this phase.
Alone upon the void, we can do what we want and we can do it our way. If we don't want our unique universe to be conflictive, it will not be conflictive. But conflict has its advantages and most of us will continue to avail ourselves of it.
If we cease thinking of this as our one and only life, we will gain a truer perspective of ourselves. Let us prepare ourselves to leave the Earth-Nest and to fly and to create our own life and our own nest.
What we have now is a great milling around, as people get ready to board the 'Ark'. This Earth is rapidly becoming unlivable and we have to board the 'Ark' ... but most people don't know what the 'Ark' is or how to get aboard.
Most think of a sort of space-ship which can take them to another star-system: The 'Ark' is not such.
The 'Ark' is the finding of one's self and faith in one's inner self ... that is, in the Absolute ... in God.
They look around frantically, for an 'Ark' outside of themselves ... but each is his or her own best 'Ark', if we did but know it.
But those, who cannot find their own 'Ark', will be taken aboard the 'Ark' of a friend. No one will be left behind. Great souls will search for lost ones and will gather them like sheep and take them into their 'Arks'. Like Christ, they will minister to the lost and the forlorn. God looks after all His people, for He is wholly in each of them.
We are not fully absolute beings until we fully realise that we are, in fact and truth, absolute beings.
Those, of our friends and loved ones, who are spiritually mature, are themselves universes ... and, although separate, they maintain their love-links with us and, mutually, we cherish these love-flows between us.
Christ's way of life is that of spiritual, transfinite man. Christ was the herald and pioneer of the metamorphosis. He showed us how to transmute, and gave living evidence of the resurrection to eternal spiritual life ... that is, of the post-metamorphosis condition.
There is no royal road: We each progress, the hard way, from bestiality to humanity to spirituality.
Christ told us to store up our treasures in Heaven, and not on Earth. No great thing on Earth is as valuable as a seemingly small thing in Heaven: All things of Heaven are immeasurably great.
Now that our species is well into the metamorphosis phase, the values of Heaven will be progressively more important to us, and the values of the world will be progressively less important.
Those, who say that our species is becoming more materialistic, are only partly right. Although the proportion of young (first and second lifers) materialistic souls is increasing, the absolute number of spiritually-aware souls is also increasing. About 5%, of the global population, are spiritually mature souls. Whereas, in 1850, the spirituals were approx. 50 million (that is, 5% of 1,000 million), in year 2000 the spirituals will be approx. 300 million (that is, 5% of 6,000 million).
The process of metamorphosis (transmutation) is simple, but it is outside of current popular understanding: It is a new paradigm.
Although the process of metamorphosis (transmutation) may be seen as a new paradigm, Christ taught this philosophy 2,000 years ago, as man's realisation of his spirituality and of Heaven. He taught the metamorphosis of life, from materiality to spirituality.
The transfinite life is the spiritual life. The human species is currently involved in the process of metamorphosing from materiality to spirituality ... that is, from the material world to the spiritual Heaven.
All human activity is involved (directly or indirectly) with metamorphosis ... that is, with absorption of the quality of the environment and with transmuting it to transfinite forms.
Those, who need quality, shall gain it from their environment (the Earth): 'the meek shall inherit the Earth'.
Those, who put environment before people, are kicking against the pricks: The environment is there for us to use ... it is, so to say, our food and drink.
As our species transmutes to the spiritual condition, the approx. 300 million spiritually mature souls will have ample spiritual awareness and power to care for the other 95% of the people.
How does one know whether he or she is spiritually mature? Two questions, to oneself, will suffice ... namely, 'do I truly know God, as a loving friend?', and 'do I have absolute faith in Him?'
All is well: Nothing is at risk. The young materialistic souls do what they have to do, and the spiritually mature souls do what they have to do. Everything which happens is for the best. God knows His ways: Our species knows its ways. Each of us lives according to his or her own 'lights'.
Seeing is believing, and believing is seeing. One cannot see unless one believes, and one cannot believe unless one sees.
To see Heaven is to believe in Heaven: To believe in Heaven is to see Heaven.
The mature soul sees everything as spiritual: To he or she, all phenomena are spiritual.
The mature soul sees with spiritual eyes, and what it sees is spiritual.
Heaven is a spiritual paradigm ... and, if you are of that paradigm, you are in Heaven now.
The human body matures in 20 years, but it takes 20 human lifetimes for the soul to manifest its maturity.
Only when the human soul has matured does it know that it is in Heaven: Then, it sees Heaven and believes Heaven.
With spiritual sight, a spiritually mature person 'sees' the souls of people. It is as if the physical outer layers have become transparent, enabling one to 'see' the essential person.
Spiritual awareness is more powerful than physical awareness.
Spiritual will is more powerful than physical will.
The physical cannot exist without the spiritual, but the spiritual can exist without the physical.
The will of spiritually mature souls is infinitely more powerful than the will of spiritually immature souls.
To the spiritual vision, in addition to their usual image, each person has a vibratory aura. Spiritual people feel and know other people by the auras which they emanate.
Now is the time of gathering; now is the time of hosting; now is the time when each 'hen' gathers her chicks under her wings; now is the time when each immature soul chooses its host and snuggles up.
An old soul, in a child's physical body, lives in Heaven from birth: Heaven is its natural state of being.
This propositional network is a powerful philosophical tool, which enables us to enlarge and extend our knowledge of existence.
What is qualitative? That, which cannot be measured, is qualitative. But, when one knows the quantitative thoroughly, one finds it to be also qualitative. All is qualitative: All is quality of the absolute existence.
When one thoroughly knows the measurable, one finds it to be immeasurable.
The measurable is a subset of the immeasurable.
When any thing finite is closely examined, we find that it is also transfinite.
Transfinity is the natural condition and characteristic of our species.
Finity subserves transfinity.
Finity is not substantive: It is what our species attributes to its environment (and as its environment), for its transfinite purposes.
Finity is attributive, and not substantive.
Transfinity is not enumerable: Its powers and categories merge and intermingle.
When we thoroughly analyse finite phenomena, we perceive them to disperse ... and we perceive that we are left with transfinite phenomena.
When we thoroughly know the finite, we are left with the transfinite.
Knowledge is dispersive of finity, by transmuting it to transfinity.
As our creative intelligence augments, our powers of transmutation (from finite to transfinite) augment.
As our species-knowledge grows, we convert our perceived environment from finity to transfinity.
As our species-knowledge is growing exponentially, so the conversion to transfinity progresses exponentially.
The process of conversion to transfinity is the process of metamorphosis.
Finity is a state of understanding and perception, which we ourselves create.
As metamorphosis proceeds, our species-perception becomes more and more qualitative.
A person, who perceives quality, is absorbing the quality which he or she perceives.
To perceive a quality is to absorb quality and to transmute quality. A human is a transmuter, which converts finity to transfinity, via quality.
That, of ourselves, which we have not yet consciously absorbed, is perceived by us as finite environment ... and that, which we are consciously absorbing, is perceived by us as quality.
As we absorb quality from our physical environment, we transfer it to our transfinite environment.
We always retain the quality we absorb: We convert it to our transfinite 'body' and to our transfinite environment.
We should remind ourselves that all is absolute ... and that, by absoluteness, all language and all expression is tautological. We inescapably describe things in terms of themselves. We play intellectual games with ourselves but, in the process, we improve our knowledge.
No two percepts are identical, and no two thoughts are identical.
Agreement is a concept of social convenience.
What evidence do we have which is independent of human perception? None! What human perception is unaffected by gene-programming? None! What evidence do we have which is unaffected by gene-programming? None!
All things perceived are relative: And that which is most relative is perception.
All that, which an individual perceives, is himself.
All that, which an individual perceives, he creates as his own universe. To perceive a thing is to create that thing.
Each person is a sovereign and unique monad ... a transfinite being. No two monads can see any thing the same.
A monad perceives/creates its own universe and continues to do so, life after life.
A monad selects its new-child body: It 'homes in' on the precise genetic programming which it valences most comfortably with, and takes it over as its finite agency and dwelling.
All monads are transfinite beings ... and existence is an aggregation of individual transfinite universes, along with their finite expressions.
Each monad's world-view is unique: It is a monadic paradigm: It is an inviolable, separate and sovereign universe.
Monads assist each other to self-realise by conflict and by conflicting claims.
The concept of ownership arises where transfinite monads purport to assert priority rights over finite subsets.
There are no claims or ownership in transfinity. Claims and ownership are chimeric and insubstantive, from a monadic or transfinite point of view.
Partly self-realised monads cling to quality-stores, as owned assets, but fully self-realised monads have free access to all quality.
Fully self-realised monads know that what they see, they own ... and that they own what they see ... and that no one else sees what they see or owns what they own.
Conflict is helpful to monads, up to the point where they realise their transfinity ... that is, during the finite phase of their development. But, when they become aware of transfinity, they cease to be in conflict: There is nothing to be conflictive about in transfinite life. In transfinite life, each monad lives its own sovereign universe ... unfettered, unopposed and completely free.
The transfinite condition is called heaven, because of its tranquillity, happiness and freedom.
Embodied, self-realised monads consciously enjoy the transfinite, heavenly condition: Although still in a body, they are in heaven now.
We are, each of us, in the process of creating our own transfinite universe. Within this seemingly finite environment, we live in a secret universe of our own creation ... in a private universe that no one else can enter and no one else can know. And our universe is transfinite and eternal ... and, when our body dies, we continue to live there ... in a house which we have created for our own enjoyment ... and it is always ready for us.
Individuals are the sole realities.
Only that is real which is real to individuals.
No two percepts are the same.
No two thoughts are the same.
No two experiences are the same.
No two individuals are the same.
No two realities are the same.
No reality is shared: Each and every reality is personal.
All thoughts, perceptions and experiences are reflections of the individual herself or himself.
There can be no perfect communication between individuals.
Dialogue tends to be misleading, confusing and conflictive.
Emotions agree more readily than ideas.
One can only know one's own universe' equates with 'one can only know one's self'.
An equitable judgement can only be made by one who knows all relevancies. As one individual can never wholly know another, he cannot judge another equitably.
All judgements are social or arbitrary, and none are equitable.
Only the Absolute knows a monad and may equitably judge a monad. But, as the Absolute is wholly one with each monad, such judgement would be oxymoronic.
Realities are not generalities: Realities are individual concepts, which pertain only to individuals.
The realities of generalities are suspect.
A macro-model should contain as few generalities as possible.
As realities are individual concepts, and as individual concepts differ, a macro-model should include as many such individual concepts as possible ... in other words, a macro-model should be multi-paradigmatic.
For a macro-model to purport to apply really to our human species, it needs to be multi-paradigmatic, as to individual concepts.
Prediction is concerned with identification of, and empathy with, individual concepts. Prediction is concerned with progressive reality.
What does this propositional network feed on? It feeds on interest, attention, creative intelligence and faith. Faith!: Isn't this exercise supposed to be scientific? Yes, but when the network's findings are challenged by some authority, the operator (or predictor) must have faith in the network and must stand by its findings.
In addition to interest, attention, creative intelligence and faith, the network's operator (or predictor) requires the qualities of belief, tenacity, determination, persistence, conscientiousness, loyalty, courage, boldness, initiative and drive.
Although support activities of prediction science are well suited to cooperative effort, prediction itself is essentially an individual exercise.
A monad lives by the quality it absorbs and by the quality it generates from within its absolute being.
As all is absolute, all quality is of absolute source. Whether we seem to absorb quality from without or within, it is from the same absolute source.
The act of absorbing quality is the act of creating and generating quality.
Quality includes energy and information.
As a monad needs energy, so it needs information.
That, which imparts information, imparts energy.
A monad must have information and, when it is not otherwise available, it gains it from its absolute self.
To say something of a thing is to create that something of that thing. Information creates that which it describes.
That, which information describes, is a creature of our minds: We only know a thing via information of it. Information we receive of a thing becomes, to us, part and parcel of that thing.
Information is created and it is, itself, creative.
Multi-paradigmatic information has more reality, power and creativity than uni-paradigmatic information ... yet it is easier to comprehend one viewpoint at a time.
Although it is easier to comprehend one viewpoint at a time, multi-viewpoint comprehension is more real, powerful and creative.
We may train ourselves to develop our multi-viewpoint comprehension and thinking. Multi-paradigmatic networks, such as this one, are helpful in this respect.
Many, who handle (receive, process and transmit) information, do not fully realise how powerful and creative their function is.
A processor and transmitter of information, who doesn't realise his/her power, is like a young boy playing with a dangerous weapon. Such persons may (and do) create havoc.
It is important to a society that its disseminators of information are unbiased, tolerant, fair, insightful, understanding, ethical, responsible ... and of good will.
Advantages,of this propositional network system, include:
- 1. The greater comprehensiveness and reliability which follows from using many intelligent viewpoints, rather than one.
- 2. The network of many thousands of propositions, taken from most of the disciplines of knowledge, provides enhanced insight and 'feel' for existence in general.
- 3. The use of unrelated vectors enables us to obtain a self-checking navigational fix on future trends.
- 4. The fashioning of an excellent means of prediction, by matching current events against the model.
- 5. The powerful, self-generative nature of the network ... in that, by reading and thinking about the existing propositions, new propositions come to mind.
- 6. The provision of comprehensive background data, against which specific strategic plans may be developed.
- 7. The network may be used as a testing or proving instrument, by which any propositions may be assessed as to- validity, quality, value, usefulness, reality, practicality, reliability, applicability, probability of occurrence, potentiality, importance, risk, power, means, popularity, clarity, understandability, communicability, advisability, inclusiveness, timing, reasonableness, believability, acceptance.
- 8. The provision of a warning device for red-flagging suspect 'facts' or ideas.
It perhaps goes without saying that this network provides an excellent basis, on which to build a more comprehensive model, for prediction.
God is an absolute idealist and, to understand Him, we need to view existence from an absolute idealist point of view.
A saint has a compelling mystique, which derives from the magnitude and mana of his/her personal universe ... a universe which one senses but does not fully know or comprehend. The extraordinary quality and power of a saint is present in his/her aura, and it speaks without words.
That, which we can confront, we make: That, which we dare, is our universe.
The future, which we dare to make, is our future.
It is our destiny to know our way and to make our way.
There is no need to take from others: The Absolute has plenty for all.
Those, who are strong, have no need to take, for they are already replete.
The needs of the weak are greatest, and they shall inherit the Earth.
None are more favoured than others ... but some are younger on the path to self-realisation.
Those, who seek power and do not know the true nature of power, shall attain only the lesser power: The greater power shall elude them.
Those who strive for the greater power, thinking that it is something to be used, cannot gain it. Those, who are one with the Absolute, are one with the greater power and have no need or desire to use it.
Life is awareness: That, which is aware, is alive.
The greatest good is not in the quantum of life but in the quality of life.
We all strive to improve the quality of our life.
The quality of life is more important than the duration of physical life.
As qualitative life is transfinite, it cannot be measured.
That, which cannot be measured, is a higher order of life than that which can be measured.
When an individual has thoroughly analysed the material aspects of his/her universe, the material aspects disperse and disappear. The individual's universe is then realised as a transfinite (heavenly) universe.
A proposition may be:
- Reliable or unreliable.
- Effective or ineffective.
- Ambiguous or unambiguous.
- Believable or unbelievable.
- Acceptable or unacceptable.
- Useful or unuseful.
- Important or unimportant
- Generative or ungenerative.
- Subtle or unsubtle.
- Powerful or unpowerful.
- Popular or unpopular.
- Provocative or unprovocative.
- Meaningful or meaningless.
- General or specific.
- Truthful or untruthful.
- Rhetorical or unrhetorical.
- Etc, etc. ... and so on, ad infinitum.
All things are of the Absolute and all things are absolute ... and all things are equivalent by reason of their common absoluteness. As all things are absolutely equivalent, all propositions are absolutely equivalent. As the proof of a proposition cannot be adduced from itself or its equivalents, it follows that no proposition is provable.
What are facts?: Facts are unproven hypotheses. Nothing can be proven (except tautologies, as tautologies): Truth is provisional and personal.
The most important question is the pragmatic one 'does it work for me?'.
When most people think of Heaven, they visualise it as somewhere, other than here, which is everything desirable. But many see Heaven as right here and now. Is it right here and now?
Some philosophers say that we may perceive existence as Heaven or Hell or the World ... or as anything else ... so that existence becomes a matter of individual perception and individual viewpoint.
We may not readily dismiss the possibility that reality is a purely personal concept.
As every individual sees things differently, each person's perception of Heaven is personal to him/her.
On an assumption that we are all in the World, it follows that we are each in our different personal World.
On an assumption that we are all in Heaven, it follows that we are each in our different personal Heaven.
Some say we cannot be in Heaven unless we are body-dead. But a person, like Jesus, is in Heaven while on Earth.
A saintly person is living a heavenly life now. Isn't this the same as the saintly person being in Heaven now?
Some say that Heaven is a transfinite condition and that the World is a finite condition. But, as finity is subset to transfinity, transfinity is always present in finity ... that is, Heaven is always present in the World. Following this line of thought, Heaven is always in the World and it is only a matter of perceiving it.
Is it possible to gain better understanding of Heaven by thinking about it? Possibly!: And we shouldn't assume the contrary.
Heaven and thought are both qualitative (transfinite) concepts, so perhaps the one concept may access the other.
If we create what we perceive and perceive what we create, we may create/perceive our own World and we may create/perceive our own Heaven and we may create/perceive our own Hell.
We posit here that an individual only creates/perceives what he/she needs.
A religious martyr, burning at the stake, may feel a stronger need for his/her Heaven than for the World, or for someone else's Heaven.
There is no such thing as conclusive overt proof, and there is no conclusive overt proof that Heaven exists. However, individuals may receive convincing covert evidences of Heaven, personally.
It is an arrogant presumption to define another person's Heaven. One cannot know another person's world, and one cannot know another person's Heaven.
Heaven is that existence which is, to us, most qualitative ... and our life is most heavenly when it is our most qualitative life.
It is an unjustifiable tyranny for a worldly leader to impose what he/she determines to be 'good for' others. A democratic vote on what is 'good for' all, is an unjustifiable tyranny of perhaps lesser magnitude ... but it may be unbearable tyranny to dissenting minorities.
The proposition that 'tyranny of the minority is a lesser tyranny than that of the majority', is extremely dubious, although doubtless more acceptable to members of the majority.
Tyranny and oppression are qualitative and cannot be measured.
The essence of democracy is freedom, and freedom is a qualitative (transfinite) concept. How can freedom be measured? Can it be measured by number of votes or by number of opinions? The answer is obvious.
If the majority withhold access to qualitative life from a minority, where then is the quality of democracy?
The quality of democracy is evidenced by quality sharing, with all members of the community. Such sharing is a matter of total behaviour and not a matter of behaviour on voting day alone.
Democratic living is qualitative living and quality sharing, every hour of every day.
A democracy is, at least, many-viewed, whereas a tyranny is single-viewed.
The frailty of humanity is such that reliance on a tyrant is fraught with risks. Leaders should always be removable by those they lead.
A leader of a people is an agent of that people. At any time, the people may continue their agent or dismiss their agent. This is the inalienable right of a democratic people.
Qualities are transfinite and personal: What is considered qualitative by one person may be unrecognised or repudiated by another person.
All things are qualitative. The quality of quality is a matter of personal perception.
The quality of our quality is the texture and value of our humanity and of our divinity.
What is value? Value is a seed which grows in the soul of every individual. We can't generalise about value, for all the seeds are uniquely different. That, which has value to an individual, is that which he or she prizes, loves and cherishes.
The costs, of past mistakes, may be converted to great future gains: By learning from mistakes, they can yield great dividends.
Most scientists are indifferent logicians but, then, logic adds nothing to content. It has been said that procedure and logic usually contribute little to discovery.
Insight and 'feel', for the subject of enquiry, account for more than procedure and logic.
The provenance and authority of propositions count for little as compared with their practical utility.
Predictors should not question the antecedents of inputs, as long as the outputs (predictions) are reliable.
Truth may not be fixed or immutable: It may change. Truth may not be communal: It may be purely personal. Truth may not be already existent: We, ourselves, may create truth.
The enigmatic and chameleon-like nature of truth does not detract from its quality and usefulness: It is the holy grail of seeking and discovery, and the bosom companion of wisdom.
Money-costs count for little as far as knowledge is concerned. Knowledge i5 priceless: It has no money-price. Those, who think they buy knowledge, are only buying the package. The contents are priceless and are not for sale ... but they are free to those who can access them.
This network grows like a wild plant. A philosopher once observed that all good things are wild and free. I muse to myself that I must be careful not to govern or constrain the network in any way.
The Absolute is a perceiving Absolute: That, which the Absolute perceives, is. The Absolute is wholly in each of us, and each of us is wholly the Absolute. What we perceive is what the Absolute perceives: There is nothing except what is perceived. The Absolute is a solipsist Absolute.
The Absolute perceives through and by each and all of it'8 creations, and all which it perceives is itself. There is nothing other than that which the Absolute perceives: There is nothing other than itself: All is perceiving and perception.
Although all viewpoints are unique, they share the Absolute perception which is collective reality.
Reality is the perceived Absolute universe.
That, which we perceive, is both personal reality and Absolute reality.
We each view the Absolute reality from our own unique viewpoint. Although unique, our individual viewpoint is integral with the Absolute viewpoint ... that is to say, it is the Absolute viewpoint in monadic mode.
To be aware of something is to perceive it. In the usage of this network, awareness equates perception.