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My understanding of the teachings of ancient and contemporary wisdom is not authoritative. My expressions on any of the subjects are solely based on my research, and application of concepts eventually perceived as irrefutable realities.
My history of blogging has always been non-commercial, and free to use, and its content is not disposed to attract contemporary commercial social media. The internet now has serious issues to deal with. It now has multiple varieties of International companies with Big Brother complexes seeking your personal data and misusing it. The content on these pages is not a commercial commodity. Nor are human beings.
The Hippocratic Oath by the medical profession “First do no harm” might be very applicable.
We should remember that the Internet has a very short lifespan from the 1950’s, and it’s evolution to date is astonishing. Its conception emerged from human consciousness,
probably with the expectation that its beneficial qualities would be used to disperse new and creative truths for all life on this planet.
It’s misuse, we can only hope, will have its own correction mechanism.
All the energy needed to disseminate anything that is of value, cannot come from one person alone. True energy needs a sharing dimension and new concepts for it to grow.
Each blog on this domain will now come as a short separate entity with collateral information to bring my self and any readers up to date. Archival material is available.
My sincere thanks to all the notifications I’ve received. Physically impossible for me to answer individually, but would still welcome comments.
To accommodate my time, I will now be using shorter versions of existing blogs which I hope are still relevant.
Change is an Absolute
quality of Evolution.
The shadows move
Lost in confusion
Lost in despair
Imagination shrouds the real
Is this the Centre?
The man whose book is filled with quotations has been said to creep along the shore of authors as if he were afraid to trust himself to the free compass of reasoning. I would rather defend such authors by a different allusion and ask whether honey is the worse for being gathered from many flowers. Anonymous, quoted in Tryon Edwards (1853) The World’s Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors. p. 232
Amen to that!
The purpose of this entry is to provide some elementary information that may put a new light on both my domain sites.
Each post will belong to a series of scheduled posts that may extend to 2012.
They will consist of older posts with upgraded material and new titles.
They will be copied and pasted to allow me the time needed to transfer their content.
In my absence, they will then be available if the technology is sound.
This will be a challenge for me.
Wish me luck.
My two domains.
In them, I talk about dichotomies in language, and how we should approach them in the way we think.
To define the term absolute, and principle in their simplest form, as being “always true” provides us with a way to reason about them. Archimedes principle of leverage is not a property we can own, but universally it is a true principle that we now “use” in common, in so many diverse ways.
Such is the principle of language that dominates the people of this planet, and how our conscious minds use it. Implicit within most language systems we have embedded “opposites” for each primary term e,g ‘good – bad, and we justify them accordingly. Dichotomies then become a limiting factor. Heraclitus’s solution was to “unite the opposites” thus escalating them to a new dimension.
When we physically unite them we are left with principal terms, or absolutes, which in philosophical history are described in an individual state, as constants, and belie human experience as becoming.
Heraclitus’s “unity of opposites” seemed the most promising. My understanding of that now made dichotomies a semantic illusion. If achieved mindfully it is the act of uniting them, providing a consciousness correct experience of ‘what is’.
Paradoxically, in an individual state they are a fixed constant, but when conjoined with each other they are now energized to provide new meaning. Semantics and their implicit meaning then progress exponentially – using copula’s, or conjunctions. With that the Absolute vs Relativity debate is irrelevant.
Below is a way out of the confusion that arises.
Lifes inception. From that moment life is dependent for its growth cycle in its mother’s womb and the processes that must take place to ensure that life survives.
At birth that cycle changes and external processes take over, and the child experiences a whole new world in which it is also totally dependent. It requires air, food, water, space, relationships, and language. A whole gambit of functional necessities must be delivered.
At no stage can any life be removed from that initial dependency, it is an absolute. We are always dependent. In maturing, we grow into processes of being interdependent and can take some responsibility for our actions, but that does not translate into the myth of being independent. We never can be independent – like it or not.
Oxford Dictionary. One version of the definition of independent: “not dependent on others for validity”
If that speaks to an identification, or for what they say, it is of no matter, because we cannot escape from being dependent on everything that is.
All forms of life depend on contributing necessities whatever they may be.
Our best information is to recognize for ourselves, that the words we use can have powerful consequences.
There are no dichotomies!
Explanation: Dichotomies only exist as categories to their Homesite. Every dichotomy to health can only exist because Health is their Home location. All forms of life on this planet have a certain degree of health with its various categories. If you have health at any level then you are alive. Without it, you are dead.
Construct new concepts for yourself!
Only you can do it.
Footnote: To refresh the original purpose of my earlier blogs. These shorter inserts offer the reason I started to search for any data, ancient or otherwise on human consciousness, specifically related to Alzheimer’s.
At 89 years of age (well past my used by date) it may well be that I am a candidate with a focus on my own pending dementia. If so, then the theory and the method I write about is holding it at bay. To address the health of my mind in this way could be the catalyst that retains its own functional activity.
A semantic template can be created using data on both domain pages.
No definition of absolutes or principles can be ill-defined.
They are always interconnected and interdependent.
Each configuration constructed by anyone has meaning particular to them, although its value is universal. That is why it is never personal property!
‘That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history’.
Aldous Huxley (26 July 1894 -22 November 1963.
Amen to that!
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