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7000
Each one of us is a new universe in the making: Our individuality is unique.


7001
Each of us is a child of the Absolute and, as we grow, we create our own children and gather them lovingly about US.


7002
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.


7003
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.


7004
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.


7005
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.


7006
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.


7007
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.


7008
Most think of a sort of space-ship which can take them to another star-system: The 'Ark' is not such.


7009
The 'Ark' is the finding of one's self and faith in one's inner self ... that is, in the Absolute ... in God.


7010
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.


7011
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.


7012
We are not fully absolute beings until we fully realise that we are, in fact and truth, absolute beings.


7013
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.


7014
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.


7015
There is no royal road: We each progress, the hard way, from bestiality to humanity to spirituality.


7016
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.


7017
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.


7018
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).


7019
The process of metamorphosis (transmutation) is simple, but it is outside of current popular understanding: It is a new paradigm.


7020
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.


7021
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.


7022
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.


7023
Those, who need quality, shall gain it from their environment (the Earth): 'the meek shall inherit the Earth'.


7024
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.


7025
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.


7026
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?'


7027
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'.


7028
Seeing is believing, and believing is seeing. One cannot see unless one believes, and one cannot believe unless one sees.


7029
To see Heaven is to believe in Heaven: To believe in Heaven is to see Heaven.


7030
The mature soul sees everything as spiritual: To he or she, all phenomena are spiritual.


7031
The mature soul sees with spiritual eyes, and what it sees is spiritual.


7032
Heaven is a spiritual paradigm ... and, if you are of that paradigm, you are in Heaven now.


7033
The human body matures in 20 years, but it takes 20 human lifetimes for the soul to manifest its maturity.


7034
Only when the human soul has matured does it know that it is in Heaven: Then, it sees Heaven and believes Heaven.


7035
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.


7036
Spiritual awareness is more powerful than physical awareness.


7037
Spiritual will is more powerful than physical will.


7038
The physical cannot exist without the spiritual, but the spiritual can exist without the physical.


7039
The will of spiritually mature souls is infinitely more powerful than the will of spiritually immature souls.


7040
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.


7041
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.


7042
An old soul, in a child's physical body, lives in Heaven from birth: Heaven is its natural state of being.


7043
This propositional network is a powerful philosophical tool, which enables us to enlarge and extend our knowledge of existence.


7044
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.


7045
When one thoroughly knows the measurable, one finds it to be immeasurable.


7046
The measurable is a subset of the immeasurable.


7047
When any thing finite is closely examined, we find that it is also transfinite.


7048
Transfinity is the natural condition and characteristic of our species.


7049
Finity subserves transfinity.


7050
Finity is not substantive: It is what our species attributes to its environment (and as its environment), for its transfinite purposes.


7051
Finity is attributive, and not substantive.


7052
Transfinity is not enumerable: Its powers and categories merge and intermingle.


7053
When we thoroughly analyse finite phenomena, we perceive them to disperse ... and we perceive that we are left with transfinite phenomena.


7054
When we thoroughly know the finite, we are left with the transfinite.


7055
Knowledge is dispersive of finity, by transmuting it to transfinity.


7056
As our creative intelligence augments, our powers of transmutation (from finite to transfinite) augment.


7057
As our species-knowledge grows, we convert our perceived environment from finity to transfinity.


7058
As our species-knowledge is growing exponentially, so the conversion to transfinity progresses exponentially.


7059
The process of conversion to transfinity is the process of metamorphosis.


7060
Finity is a state of understanding and perception, which we ourselves create.


7061
As metamorphosis proceeds, our species-perception becomes more and more qualitative.


7062
A person, who perceives quality, is absorbing the quality which he or she perceives.


7063
To perceive a quality is to absorb quality and to transmute quality. A human is a transmuter, which converts finity to transfinity, via quality.


7064
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.


7065
As we absorb quality from our physical environment, we transfer it to our transfinite environment.


7066
We always retain the quality we absorb: We convert it to our transfinite 'body' and to our transfinite environment.


7067
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.


7068
No two percepts are identical, and no two thoughts are identical.


7069
Agreement is a concept of social convenience.


7070
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!


7071
All things perceived are relative: And that which is most relative is perception.


7072
All that, which an individual perceives, is himself.


7073
All that, which an individual perceives, he creates as his own universe. To perceive a thing is to create that thing.


7074
Each person is a sovereign and unique monad ... a transfinite being. No two monads can see any thing the same.


7075
A monad perceives/creates its own universe and continues to do so, life after life.


7076
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.


7077
All monads are transfinite beings ... and existence is an aggregation of individual transfinite universes, along with their finite expressions.


7078
Each monad's world-view is unique: It is a monadic paradigm: It is an inviolable, separate and sovereign universe.


7079
Monads assist each other to self-realise by conflict and by conflicting claims.


7080
The concept of ownership arises where transfinite monads purport to assert priority rights over finite subsets.


7081
There are no claims or ownership in transfinity. Claims and ownership are chimeric and insubstantive, from a monadic or transfinite point of view.


7082
Partly self-realised monads cling to quality-stores, as owned assets, but fully self-realised monads have free access to all quality.


7083
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.


7084
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.


7085
The transfinite condition is called heaven, because of its tranquillity, happiness and freedom.


7086
Embodied, self-realised monads consciously enjoy the transfinite, heavenly condition: Although still in a body, they are in heaven now.


7087
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.


7088
Individuals are the sole realities.


7089
Only that is real which is real to individuals.


7090
No two percepts are the same.


7091
No two thoughts are the same.


7092
No two experiences are the same.


7093
No two individuals are the same.


7094
No two realities are the same.


7095
No reality is shared: Each and every reality is personal.


7096
All thoughts, perceptions and experiences are reflections of the individual herself or himself.


7097
There can be no perfect communication between individuals.


7098
Dialogue tends to be misleading, confusing and conflictive.


7099
Emotions agree more readily than ideas.


7100
One can only know one's own universe' equates with 'one can only know one's self'.


7101
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.


7102
All judgements are social or arbitrary, and none are equitable.


7103
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.


7104
Realities are not generalities: Realities are individual concepts, which pertain only to individuals.


7105
The realities of generalities are suspect.


7106
A macro-model should contain as few generalities as possible.


7107
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.


7108
For a macro-model to purport to apply really to our human species, it needs to be multi-paradigmatic, as to individual concepts.


7109
Prediction is concerned with identification of, and empathy with, individual concepts. Prediction is concerned with progressive reality.


7110
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.


7111
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.


7112
Although support activities of prediction science are well suited to cooperative effort, prediction itself is essentially an individual exercise.


7113
A monad lives by the quality it absorbs and by the quality it generates from within its absolute being.


7114
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.


7115
The act of absorbing quality is the act of creating and generating quality.


7116
Quality includes energy and information.


7117
As a monad needs energy, so it needs information.


7118
That, which imparts information, imparts energy.


7119
A monad must have information and, when it is not otherwise available, it gains it from its absolute self.


7120
To say something of a thing is to create that something of that thing. Information creates that which it describes.


7121
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.


7122
Information is created and it is, itself, creative.


7123
Multi-paradigmatic information has more reality, power and creativity than uni-paradigmatic information ... yet it is easier to comprehend one viewpoint at a time.


7124
Although it is easier to comprehend one viewpoint at a time, multi-viewpoint comprehension is more real, powerful and creative.


7125
We may train ourselves to develop our multi-viewpoint comprehension and thinking. Multi-paradigmatic networks, such as this one, are helpful in this respect.


7126
Many, who handle (receive, process and transmit) information, do not fully realise how powerful and creative their function is.


7127
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.


7128
It is important to a society that its disseminators of information are unbiased, tolerant, fair, insightful, understanding, ethical, responsible ... and of good will.


7129
Advantages,of this propositional network system, include:


7130
It perhaps goes without saying that this network provides an excellent basis, on which to build a more comprehensive model, for prediction.


7131
God is an absolute idealist and, to understand Him, we need to view existence from an absolute idealist point of view.


7132
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.


7133
That, which we can confront, we make: That, which we dare, is our universe.


7134
The future, which we dare to make, is our future.


7135
It is our destiny to know our way and to make our way.


7136
There is no need to take from others: The Absolute has plenty for all.


7137
Those, who are strong, have no need to take, for they are already replete.


7138
The needs of the weak are greatest, and they shall inherit the Earth.


7139
None are more favoured than others ... but some are younger on the path to self-realisation.


7140
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.


7141
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.


7142
Life is awareness: That, which is aware, is alive.


7143
The greatest good is not in the quantum of life but in the quality of life.


7144
We all strive to improve the quality of our life.


7145
The quality of life is more important than the duration of physical life.


7146
As qualitative life is transfinite, it cannot be measured.


7147
That, which cannot be measured, is a higher order of life than that which can be measured.


7148
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.


7149
A proposition may be:


7150
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.


7151
What are facts?: Facts are unproven hypotheses. Nothing can be proven (except tautologies, as tautologies): Truth is provisional and personal.


7152
The most important question is the pragmatic one 'does it work for me?'.


7153
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?


7154
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.


7155
We may not readily dismiss the possibility that reality is a purely personal concept.


7156
As every individual sees things differently, each person's perception of Heaven is personal to him/her.


7157
On an assumption that we are all in the World, it follows that we are each in our different personal World.


7158
On an assumption that we are all in Heaven, it follows that we are each in our different personal Heaven.


7159
Some say we cannot be in Heaven unless we are body-dead. But a person, like Jesus, is in Heaven while on Earth.


7160
A saintly person is living a heavenly life now. Isn't this the same as the saintly person being in Heaven now?


7161
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.


7162
Is it possible to gain better understanding of Heaven by thinking about it? Possibly!: And we shouldn't assume the contrary.


7163
Heaven and thought are both qualitative (transfinite) concepts, so perhaps the one concept may access the other.


7164
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.


7165
We posit here that an individual only creates/perceives what he/she needs.


7166
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.


7167
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.


7168
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.


7169
Heaven is that existence which is, to us, most qualitative ... and our life is most heavenly when it is our most qualitative life.


7170
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.


7171
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.


7172
Tyranny and oppression are qualitative and cannot be measured.


7173
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.


7174
If the majority withhold access to qualitative life from a minority, where then is the quality of democracy?


7175
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.


7176
Democratic living is qualitative living and quality sharing, every hour of every day.


7177
A democracy is, at least, many-viewed, whereas a tyranny is single-viewed.


7178
The frailty of humanity is such that reliance on a tyrant is fraught with risks. Leaders should always be removable by those they lead.


7179
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.


7180
Qualities are transfinite and personal: What is considered qualitative by one person may be unrecognised or repudiated by another person.


7181
All things are qualitative. The quality of quality is a matter of personal perception.


7182
The quality of our quality is the texture and value of our humanity and of our divinity.


7183
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.


7184
The costs, of past mistakes, may be converted to great future gains: By learning from mistakes, they can yield great dividends.


7185
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.


7186
Insight and 'feel', for the subject of enquiry, account for more than procedure and logic.


7187
The provenance and authority of propositions count for little as compared with their practical utility.


7188
Predictors should not question the antecedents of inputs, as long as the outputs (predictions) are reliable.


7189
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.


7190
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.


7191
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.


7192
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.


7193
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.


7194
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.


7195
Although all viewpoints are unique, they share the Absolute perception which is collective reality.


7196
Reality is the perceived Absolute universe.


7197
That, which we perceive, is both personal reality and Absolute reality.


7198
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.


7199
To be aware of something is to perceive it. In the usage of this network, awareness equates perception.


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