Nothing is ever created.
More and more is being remembered.
Nothing is ever created.
It’s not your lack of knowledge but your conviction that makes you just another annoying nutcase on the Internet. There needs to a more non-violent way of bringing about your point of view; a way that integrates authentic learning with your self-expression.
And as always, the “you” I’m talking to and about is the yours truly.
Sanity would be too much to ask for, but at least I know I’m insane.
The world is a monologue of God. I am a mere sentence in His discourse, a shout of grief; an amusing one-liner; a silent pause between the words, perhaps.
There are two forces in the world, the law of nature and chance. I have often pondered that should there be free will, it would have to somehow emerge from the latter. But what if it’s really the other way round. What if predeterminancy is not something to fight against but something that I… am.
So that what we conceive as the law of nature is really my will; the nature, not something apart from me but synonymous to what I really am; and chance, not my will in some obscure camouflage but the creative force that blindly generates the world in response to my true nature, the Will, the Law.
It just occurred to me that if consciousness is similarity of this moment with other moments, then it is, in a specific sense, an emergent phenomenon.
Simply because religious experience is apprehended in an “interior” fashion does not mean it is merely private knowledge, any more than the fact that mathematics and logic are seen inwardly, by the mind’s eye, makes them merely private fantasies without public import. Mathematical knowledge is public knowledge to all equally trained mathematicians; just so, contemplative knowledge is public knowledge to all equally trained contemplatives.
Control means working against the odds. The odds would be, always, towards disorder. But we know that the flesh fights the entropy of the matter and that the mind fights the entropy of the flesh. For a short moment we call life, it is, as if statistics didn’t count.
There is matter. And there are laws of matter. That’s the materialistic view of the world.
But let us assume that instead of eternal laws the universe is actually governed by what is best described as habits—and not just governed by, but also made of. Thus, instead of duality of matter and law there would be just habits, habits of habits.
Question. You have two apples. You give away three. Then you get two more. How many apples you end up with?
Well, obviously, this does not make sense at all. You cannot give away three apples if you only have two. But if we ignored the meaning of having apples we could calculate the answer. The answer is one apple.
An electron can be at two places at the same time. This appears strange only if we consider space as something more fundamental than similarity. If we do that we have it upside down. Without similarity there wouldn’t be space in the first place! Distance, as an unit of space, is mere a version of similarity.
Similarity is mind’s measure of distance. When any two are equal they are the same.
However you choose to think of life, you always end up with mutually exclusive opposites, such as discipline and freedom, justice and mercy, sense and intuition, skill and creativity, matter and mind, and so on.
Even science diverges into unresolvable opposites, such as particle and wave, or position and momentum. One cannot help but think that there’s a common source; that the universe is fundamentally paradoxical.
Familiar room. A new mirror. The room behind the mirror looks curiously different and familiar at the same time. As if mirrored form was unable to trigger the associations I have for this place.
What makes it hard to accept that we’re mere cogs in the machine, mere parts in the body of Christ, is that we’re assuming the whole surrounds the parts, when it’s actually within. The wholeness of mankind lies within every individual. To surrender to the Collective is to go deeper within; to find oneself; to be one with God