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Hint: Invisible Quotient

4 Apr


Adam Lives in Theory

Stitch. Pink. Seam. Prick.
Hole. Chrome. Harvest. Nourish. 
Cyclic. Elliptic. Spiral. Sound. 
Rise. Balance. Beam. Yellow.  
Up. Reveal. Rebel. Revel. 
Autumn. Change. Rain. Bridge. 
Build. Bricks. Cement. Source. 
Helium. Return. Loom. Fiber.  
Weave. Courage. Strength. Grow. 
Grains. Memory. Silent. Past. 
Before. Beyond. Sing. Dance. 
Old. Blue. Croon. Shift. Wheel. 
High. Duck. Revolve. Sow. 
Round. Deep. Slow. Lost. Blue. 
Truth. Honor. Awe. Hum. 
Explore. Temple. Quick. Sand. 
Pure. Clean. Stainless. Ring. 
Eye. One. Bell. Wind. 
Chime. Arise. Vibe. Ring. 
Hurricane. Curves. Gust. Vector.
Dynamo. Breath. Family. Funeral. 
Infinity. Relax. Tenses. Divide. 
Slip. Sound. Memory. Crack. 
Gaps. Blur. Unite. Heal. 
Story. Inhale. Past. Exhale. 
Future. Breathe. Grain. Wind. 
Lost. Found. Present. Now:
Stitch. Stance. Space. Appear.

Caprice

13 Mar

caprice

  1. noun, a sudden or unpredictable change of attitude, behaviour, etc; whim
  2. noun, a tendency to such changes
  3. noun, another word for capriccio

Etymology

  • C17: from French, from Italian capriccio a shiver, caprice, from capo head + riccio hedgehog, suggesting a convulsive shudder in which the hair stood on end like a hedgehog’s spines; meaning also influenced by Italian capra goat, by folk etymology
  1. noun, music a lively piece composed freely and without adhering to the rules for any specific musical form
  • Etymology C17: from Italian: caprice

Related Words: Synonyms:

  • fancy, whim, notion, impulse, freak, fad, quirk, vagary, whimsy, humour, fickle, fitful, changeable


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    Oh for true!

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    . “… science is apparently increasingly able to construct and reconstruct itself in response to problem challenges by providing solutions to the problem …”
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    29 Oct

    Two Truths: a supplementary reality, not an oxymoron…

    28 Oct

    The Two Truths – The Transcendent Absolute (Nonduality) and Phenomena

     

    1. The Absolute and the Relative Reality
    2. Three Grades of Knowledge
    3. The Way of Form and the Way of Formlessness

    1. The Absolute and the Relative Reality

    The Nondual Absolute Reality in Itself – Shunyata, Paramatman, Tao, Buddha-nature, etc – is the Supreme Ground of all Reality.  Its attainment is experienced as Nirvana or Liberation or or Self-Realization.  The opposite of this state is the world of phenomena, Maya, the relative truth,  Illusion, Samsara, “the wheel of rebirth”, subject to Ignorance (avidya) of one’s True Nature, craving, unhappiness, and so on.

    It is generally considered that between these two extremes there is no continuum, unlike the other dimension/parameters we have considered.  The lower, relative reality, is a juxtoposition on the higher, the Absolute Reality.  That’s why the various Indian philosophies (Vedanta, Mahayana, etc) speak of the “Two Truths”, the Relative and the Absolute Truth.  Hence Enlightenment (realisation of the Absolute) is not something to be attained, because one always was and is the Absolute.  Enlightenment is simply the realisation that you are the Absolute right now, and that there is no birth or death, future or past, self or other, but only the eternal present, the one universal “I” (this is putting it very simply, but space does not allow an analysis of the subtlties of the doctrine, or the differences betweenMahayana Buddhist and Advaita Vedantin conceptions of Enlightenment).

    2. Three Grades of Knowledge

    Yet from another point of view one can suggest a continuum, in the area of Advaitin and Mahayanist epistemology (science of knowledge).  Whereas Western academic epistemology is divided between the Rationalists, who say we know things because our minds contain pre-existent ideas, and the Empiricists, who say that the mind is a blank slate, and everything we know and learn is through the senses, the Indian mystical epistemology is concerned with spiritual knowledge, rather than knowledge about (general or mundane) knowledge.

    Basically, this monistic philosophy (both Advaita and Mahayana affirm a single Absolute Reality) refers to three grades of knowing, each lower of which is false in relation to the next.

    The lowest grade is illusion, or hallucination, such as things in a dream, which appear real while dreaming, but then are seen to be false upon awakening; or tricks of the eye, such a rope which in the distance or in the dark appears to be a snake, or mother-of-pearl which appears to be silver.

    The next level is “empirical” knowledge; knowledge as it ap-pears to the senses (and, one may add, to the instruments of modern science), and which reveals the world as it “objectively” is.

    The highest level is transcendental knowledge; knowledge of Reality as it actually is, revealed through the superconscious or enlightenment experience.  Relative to this absolute knowledge, everyday empirical knowledge stands in the same relation as hallucination or misperception stands to the latter.  That is, the objective world itself is realised to be a “dream”, an “illusion”, a “rope-snake”, or whatever.  Realisation of absolute knowledge is the same as realisation of the Absolute (or Godhead) itself, because in these spiritual traditions the Absolute is itself considered as a – or rather the – faculty of knowing or experience; or in other words of the nature of pure Consciousness.

    The terms of the three grades of knowledge vary according to the particular school of thought.  To give three examples

    Nagarjuna
    2nd C Buddhist
    Vasubandha
    3rd C Buddhist
    Shankara
    8th C Vedanta
    3. Absolute Paramartha Paramarthika Paramarthika
    2. Empirical Samvriti Paratantra Vyavaharika
    1. Illusion Samvriti Parikalpita Pratibhasika

    An interesting twist to this is given in Tibetan Buddhism, where there is the distinction between the lower Enlightenment of the Dharmakaya (Truth-dimension) and the greater Enlightenment of the Swabhavakaya (Self-nature dimension).  This theme is adapted by Da Free John, who distinguishes between subjective Enlightenment (realisation of the Self or Absolute Within), and objective Enlightement (realisation of the Absolute – the Radiant Transcendental Being – in all things.  Hence we could say that the Paramartha or Absolute Truth is divided into a lesser and a greater.

    Higher Paramartha:        =   Absolute Realised in all things
    Lower Paramartha:        =   Absolute Realised within; Liberation
    Paratantra/Vyavaharika: =   Relative Knowledge
    Parikalpta/Pratibhasika:  =   Illusion

     

    3. The Way of Form and the Way of Formlessness

    All this is explaining things from a pure “Knowledge Yoga” perspective, but there are also other teachings – Tibetan Buddhism and Taoist Yoga to name just two – which strive for realisation of the Absolute through other dimensions of being, such as the Inner or etheric-psychic-occult.  It all depends whether one prefers the austere approach or the way of form.

    A good example of the way of form is shown by Tibetan Buddhism, in which painstakingly elaborate visualisation (Mental body), including visualisation of chakras(Etheric body), deities, mandalas, etc, is combined with focused meditation (inner mental being) to contact and identify with particular deities (expanded/shuddhashuddha being) and activate the subtle “winds” (vayu = prana = ch’i) (inner etheric body).  This finally generates first an “impure illusory body” (Inner Etheric and Inner Astral; Lower Paramartha) and finally a “pure illusory body” (Higher Paramartha), which latter represents the attainment of full Buddhahood.

    In contrast to all this is the austere but much simpler and presumably easier to follow techniques of Advaita Vedanta, which attempts to realise the Absolute through a continual intuitive-mental approach of focusing on awareness (see for example the teachings of Ramana Maharshi, and to a lesser extent (because he has a somewhat broader approach) Da Free John).  The Rinzai Zen attempt to break down the mental structure through the constant pondering on a paradoxical utteance or koan is somewhat similiar, although employing a novel approach.

    Beam

    27 Oct

    Andre Breton speaks “who am i” and so herein lies the quest. so here in lies the quest. so here in lies the question up side down punctuation, dot the I with identity, if I is you than who am I?

    Quest to find Identity with I and Eye, I is Eye, Eye is inner, Inner is light, I is light, Light is, we are prism, we are one we are light we are prism, klaedoscopic fascination colors spinning shape shifting imagination proclamation- imagine eye with I and I with I, where I is you, you see?- dripping fragrant animation & heliocentric visions, unconfined intuition and whats left? Light. All I am is light. Pause. Inhale. Tiny focus of brilliance buzzing swifter than the swords of a gillion wards, electron transfer electonic energy and aura of essence radiation glowing emanating i am exhale and behold: Lightning. We are lighting, light, you and I, and all that is must be one, one beam of light, a halo of humanity. we are one. light. one.

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    27 Oct

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