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5600
People escape wisdom not only by lack of understanding but also by lack of faith. Both understanding and faith are essential to wisdom.


5601
Confusion re data helps common-sense and intuition to come into play.


5602
While material life flourishes amid material plenty, spiritual life flourishes in void. Monads are creatures of the void.


5603
Fiction, and all fictional art-forms, provide a bridge to the non-physical life.


5604
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.


5605
As we are being weaned off physicality, we are being weaned off physical food, physical work, and the use of physical bodies.


5606
All that, which is conservative, formal and unimaginative, pertains to the physical ... and seeks to retain the old.


5607
Life, in the transfinite realms, is life of spiritual and mental and imaginative creation.


5608
Life is opinion: One's life is one's opinion of oneself.


5609
Existence is a conscious Absolute: All is conscious.


5610
The individual self is the Absolute ... and each individual self is conscious.


5611
Consciousness is an Absolute and transfinite quality.


5612
No consciousness is ever lost or expunged.


5613
Individual consciousness is transfinite and eternal.


5614
Individual consciousness is not interrupted by body-death or any other occasion.


5615
Nothing is more Absolute than any other thing ... and nothing is more qualitative than any other thing.


5616
Differences of quality exist only in the mind of the perceiver.


5617
No one quality (e.g. love, justice, beauty, faith, etc.) is more qualitative than any other quality.


5618
Apparent absences of quality and aberrations of quality are no less qualitative, except to the perceiver's mind.


5619
Everything is Absolute and Absolutely real. Reality is a quality, and no reality is more real than another reality.


5620
Fictional reality is Absolutely real ... and non-fictional reality is Absolutely real.


5621
All thoughts are Absolute ... that is to say, the Absolute is wholly in each thought.


5622
As the Absolute is Absolutely real, each thought is Absolutely real. Every thing conceivable is Absolutely real.


5623
That we conceive of a personal eternal life, indicates that there is a personal eternal life.


5624
Fiction is reality in the making. Fiction merges into reality, and is one with reality.


5625
Reality cannot exist without fiction. Reality is integral with fiction.


5626
Reality cannot exist without creativity. Creativity is integral with reality.


5627
Creativity cannot exist without fiction. Fiction is integral with creativity.


5628
Creativity, fiction and reality are integrally related qualities.


5629
The creative fiction of heaven is one with the creative reality of heaven.


5630
It is impossible to identify and segregate any reality which is separate from and independent of creativity and fiction.


5631
To divorce oneself from creativity and fiction is to divorce oneself from reality.


5632
Those who denigrate creativity and fiction, and identify only with their perceived reality, de-realise their reality.


5633
To empathise and identify with creativity and fiction, enhances and enlivens one's reality.


5634
Uncertainty equates time: Certainty is timeless.


5635
Full realisation means that all thought, action and potential become reality.


5636
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.


5637
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.


5638
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.


5639
Where there seems to be nothing, there is everything.


5640
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'.


5641
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.


5642
In one's awareness, the spiritual and the material are inversely related. When one is immersed in material luxury, one is starved of spirituality.


5643
There are as many truths as there are seekers of truth.


5644
Truth is useful knowledge ... that is, knowledge which helps us to survive and prosper. Practical application of truth equates healthy life.


5645
When paradigms change, the world itself changes.


5646
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.


5647
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.


5648
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.


5649
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.


5650
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.


5651
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.


5652
Intuition and fictional imaginings, subjectively, may alter or add to or subtract from reality.


5653
There may be non-rational solutions to questions which have no rational answers.


5654
Hypotheses and fictions are similar in form and hard to separate in practice. Both are justified only by their usefulness.


5655
Experience and intuition are superior to reason: They provide us with the harmonious unity which reason cannot supply.


5656
To strive to achieve the kingdom of God is to assist in the creation of the kingdom of God.


5657
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.


5658
An occasion of experience is an organic unity of feeling ... a process where external qualities are prehended into one's own private unity.


5659
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.


5660
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.


5661
The truth is precisely the venture which chooses an objective uncertainty with the passion of the infinite. Without risk there is no faith.


5662
Every relation of man to the infinite can be said to belong to religion.


5663
All is at the disposal of man's creative genius.


5664
The universe is will ... creative will.


5665
Matter and intelligence are inseparable correlates, existing only for one another: The two together constitute the world as idea.


5666
The thing-in-itself (noumenon) is will.


5667
The environment is objectified will: The world is a manifestation of will-energy.


5668
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.


5669
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.


5670
Fetishes of the mind are living gestalts which are indelibly imprinted and readily recallable ... like unforgettable tunes: They are paradigms of extraordinary power.


5671
Fiction is essential to a true overview of the universe.


5672
Man needs to supplement reality by an ideal world of his own creation.


5673
False ideas may have great practical importance.


5674
Pragmatism and fictionalism have much in common.


5675
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.


5676
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.


5677
Thinkers direct power: Philosophers are commanders and law givers.


5678
The 'will to power' is the 'will to action'.


5679
By thought, will releases energy from mass.


5680
Universal harmony issues from and is of the essential nature of the Absolute.


5681
Thoughts are of reaching, feeling, cognition, creation, procreation, survival, enjoyment, satisfaction and achievement.


5682
Thoughts are the agency of will. The thoughts, of a person attuned to the Absolute, are the agency of the will of the Absolute.


5683
Thoughts, which are inspired with a life of their own, are mental monads ... fetish-paradigms.


5684
Thoughts flow from the Absolute via intuition. Creative (willing) thoughts are of the intuitive intellect.


5685
The Absolute, as collective God, is an imperative of each society: The Absolute, as a personal God, is an imperative of each individual.


5686
Premisses are invariably sounder than inferences.


5687
We have a tendency to infer fallaciously, and to infer fallaciously from fallacious inferences.


5688
Fallacious reasoning enables us to make mistakes by which we may learn. Fallacious forays are a kind of feeling and groping.


5689
One cannot think without the will to think: Thought is inseparable from will.


5690
Both sound and unsound reasoning may lead to discovery ... and both may be justified by outcome.


5691
Philosophy is concerned with the universe, as totality. We cannot prove the totality ... but we may apprehend it.


5692
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).


5693
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.


5694
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.


5695
The logician cannot establish by reasoning the principles of which all reasoning must make use.


5696
Science does not demonstrate its initial postulates: It assumes them.


5697
Science does not demonstrate that the laws, in accordance with which it infers/deduces/demonstrates, are true: It assumes them.


5698
All knowledge depends on what we know to be true, rather than on what we can prove to be true.


5699
The laws of reasoning cannot themselves be established by reasoning; they must be intuitively perceived to be true.


5700
Reasoning is discontinuous: It involves a series of 'jumps'.


5701
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.


5702
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.


5703
Meanings may be experienced without words or signs ... and some of the contents of consciousness are imageless.


5704
We tend to see, in the environment, the things we look for.


5705
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.


5706
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.


5707
Power is the genetic and differential element of the will.


5708
Power is never represented, nor interpreted, nor evaluated: It is the one that interprets, evaluates and wills.


5709
Power and energy are subsets, in time-space, of the transfinite will.


5710
Will orders power, or is served by power. Power is will in action.


5711
The critical approach is a command approach ... whereas the old wisdom was one of theological subjection.


5712
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.


5713
Spiritual hosting is divinely inspired fellowship ... a collective unity of mutual love, faith, truth and freedom.


5714
As truth and reality are man-made, we may rationalise any viewpoint whatsoever.


5715
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.


5716
The spiritual world is the actualisation of the historical world: Temporality is externalised spirituality: Eternity is in the temporal instant.


5717
Falsity is that which is rejected as unpractical or un-useful by the communality of a society.


5718
Any moment is a sharing ... a communality and a commonality.


5719
Individuals are becoming more courageous and more venturesome: They are becoming aware that they are essentially indestructible ... and that they are eternal beings.


5720
Courageousness, boldness, venturesomeness, martyrdom and physical self-sacrifice are all born of a sub-conscious awareness that we are eternal and indestructible beings.


5721
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.


5722
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.


5723
Micro-analysis is more quantitative than macro-analysis ... that is to say, it is less qualitative. Macro-analysis is more qualitative than micro-analysis.


5724
Abstract thinking is more qualitative than thinking which focuses on details.


5725
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.


5726
Existence is the simultaneous process of self-discovery and self-creation.


5727
When intuition gives us certain knowledge, we call this knowledge faith.


5728
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.


5729
Facts conform to needs, belief, faith and will.


5730
The present is the shared experience of the human race.


5731
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.


5732
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.


5733
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.


5734
Because not many are ready for heaven, we have a 'log jam' of physical bodies ... that is, we have a huge population increase.


5735
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.


5736
To those, who have entered heaven while in a physical body, everything is perfect: They are fully aware that heaven is everywhere.


5737
All existence is Absolute and self-contingent.


5738
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.


5739
In the philosophy and religions of West and East, the doctrine of the unreality of time continually recurs.


5740
Past, present and future are relations in which events stand to something outside the time series.


5741
Spirituality is the quality of having content ... that is, the content of one or more selves: A spirit is a self.


5742
There is good reason to believe that nothing but spirit does exist ... and that all reality is spirit.


5743
We learn the qualities of spirit by perception.


5744
The greatest story of fiction is reality ... for that is the story which most people believe.


5745
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.


5746
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.


5747
It is through our unthinking consciousness (our intuition) that we are directly aware of God.


5748
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').


5749
Reason and constructs of reason may be perceived as works of mammon.


5750
Reason has no place in heaven: In heaven, there is direct and immediate knowledge.


5751
All that pertains to time-space equates to mammon: Heaven is infinite.


5752
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.


5753
Mankind has elevated reason to primacy, as the God, and has done this in direct contravention of the first commandment.


5754
By reasoning, we have belittled God in our minds.


5755
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.


5756
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.


5757
Scientific and technical creations are creations of reason ... that is, they are works of mammon which may induce disobedience of the first commandment.


5758
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.


5759
As the human race metamorphoses to spirituality, intuition will progressively displace rationality.


5760
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.


5761
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.


5762
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.


5763
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!


5764
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.


5765
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.


5766
If we can rationalise anything, what is the value and function of our reasoning faculties, apart from the obvious ones of rhetoric and persuasion?


5767
When rationalisations result in conclusions/outcomes which are pragmatically/survivally justified, they tend to gain social acceptance and social truth status.


5768
Rationalisation may be said to be a process of self-conviction, and of societal conviction and agreement.


5769
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.


5770
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.


5771
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.


5772
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.


5773
We may conceive of existence as an infinity where all things finite are subsets of the infinite mainset.


5774
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.


5775
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.


5776
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.


5777
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.


5778
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.


5779
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.


5780
Non-finite propositions tend to merge and meld and multiply.


5781
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.


5782
A person, who is aware of the absolute nature of existence, may perceive a thing as being at once finite, transfinite and infinite.


5783
By virtue of the absoluteness of perceiver and perceived, they are one and inseparable, qualitatively.


5784
Awareness of the absoluteness of existence is evidenced by instincts, intuition, insights, inspiration, love, compassion, self-sacrifice ... and by creative intelligence and the arts.


5785
When a perceiver perceives quality in the environment, that quality is being absorbed by the perceiver.


5786
When a person perceives beauty in the environment, the quality of beauty is being absorbed by the perceiver.


5787
An act of awareness of quality is an act of absorption of quality.


5788
To be aware of light is to absorb the quality of light.


5789
To be aware of sound is to absorb the quality of sound.


5790
To be aware of justice is to absorb the quality of justice.


5791
To be aware of integrity, is to absorb the quality of integrity.


5792
To be aware of happiness, is to absorb the quality of happiness.


5793
To be aware of cohesion, is to absorb the quality of cohesion.


5794
To be aware of power, is to absorb the quality of power.


5795
Those, which are aware, are constantly absorbing the quality of their environment. The human race is constantly absorbing the quality of its environment.


5796
All mass loses its quality over time.


5797
Life processes release quality from mass and convert it to their own use.


5798
The net effect of life processes is to reduce the quality of mass.


5799
As qualities are non-finite, life processes convert finite states to non-finite states.


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