Friday, May 27, 2016

Where the mistaken tyranny of the abstract has led us

The mind can conjure up wonderful things in waking life or in dreams but the mind is not spiritual and not non-materiel, and not free of the material world or the material senses. This applies to Plato as well all the saintly religious ascetics from India to Jerusalem. Their deep ascetic experience of the God or Father Within were peak material experiences symbolically projected, and not experiences beyond the material or supermaterial world.
The original Greek sense of “aristocratic" supposedly was concerned with the cultivation of moral and intellectual excellence, but that is not entirely encompassing. Moral and intellectual excellence live within human bodies containing inherited genetic traits and do not live only in the minds or character of aristocratic intellectuals. It seems that even Plato under-emphasized the cool reality that the living object is more important than the abstract definition of the object.
False dualities devolved from that metaphysical duality and have plagued religion and philosophy for many centuries. But traditional religion need not be rejected due to this natural human error. Religion, philosophy, and science can be transformed as real Godhood is understood to be the zenith of material/supermaterial evolution in the natural cosmos...And science is not free of criticism in developing another error flatly denying the God Within or the God Without.

The Twofold Path of theological materialism includes both the inward and outward paths but places the inward path to the God Within as secondary and symbolic of the outward path of material evolution to real Godhood.

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