I just got through half the book originally by Nishida Kitaro. Its a Japanese philosophy book made during the era when westernization of Japan was happening. It is a comprehension of western culture and adaptation for the eastern philosophy. Robert Edgar Carter is the author who translated it.
Mountains they exist in front of you yet at one point in time they are nothing or become nothing at the start or end of time. This is the paradox of existence. space and time overlap each other but it is matter that keeps them together and existing, As does identity keeps our chaos and order in check. (light diagram at beginning of blog.) What we ultimately have to find and map out is the synthesis ascension to the heavens and the root descension into the earth.
This book made me ask “Who am i?” “What am i experiencing?”. Experiencing life is the only way to obtain the pure experience. In that you can change the reality you are living. Like dreams you transform it to what you want to see. Dreams are nothing but a microcosm of real life to the macrocosm! If you set your mind to it you can do it. Intuition, Compassion and love is the culmnation of intelligence.
The universe is not a thing created by god but a manifestation of god. The living essence of life on earth is god.. we are the embodiment of god himself. I would almost say we are his conscience and his hands of service and all that is good in life.
In the book there are 9 universes but i decided i wanted 12 to represent time.
These are the universes of what makes up who you are in enveloping order.
1. who you are: conscience. perspectively your world/eveything.
2. your attributes
3. your changes.
4. your intellect.
5. your emotions.
6. your will to change
11. darkness/the abysmal
The Nothingness Beyond God – Part 2
I’m reading a Japanese originally philosophical book translated by an American author Robert E. Carter. The original book is by Nishida Kitaro. i’m 70% done the book. Here is what i understood from what i read.
The Yin and Yang are an eastern symbol that represents the balance of all things. For the complete picture of what it is the world of life of experience is, we must subjectively (feeling) and objectively (no feeling) determine what the world is. The western world of God and eastern philosophy of Nothingness must come together to reveal what is called the paradox of existence.
The Kyoto school developed something called the form of the formless. It is our finite understanding of all things that we misinterpret what god is. God is transcendent meaning “beyond or above the range of normal or merely physical human experience.” So basically he’s not of this plain of existence yet the problem is he is because he created everything through him being everything, everyone and everywhere. They say we have the spark of god in us in that we feel, have thoughts and reason with our consciousness.
The book goes to say the ultimate form is formless but functional. In saying that we as a human species are the embodiment of god and that our work, service and providence for the people is not off because he acts through our conscience. “God is experience.” quoted from the book says that he is what we are seeing/doing/being. Through us we are his vessels to seeing the greatness of our kind. All the good and bad on Earth is part of who he is and who we are as humans. Without us his existence is trivial. Without him our existence has less solid meaning. It’s a symbiotic relationship.
God is there but he is not because he is everywhere but no where to be seen physically. Even though you are looking straight at him on the grand scale and don’t even know it. This is a dualism system where it contradicts who he is, his existence is both but neither, everything and nothing, the alpha and omega, the end and the beginning. The book also says that we are created from one being therefore as we are forged from the same material he is thus we are all brothers and sisters sharing the human bond. “Reality is non-being and being”; Another quote from the book what i think this means is that we exist but we need to realize our non-permanence on the face of the earth, that our biological self will die at one point and that we need to forget about the human ego and work towards a more collective constructive system for life. “We are contradictions to ourselves” was another phrase i thought was quite cryptic; i think it means that because we have to know that we are a single human person with human experiences and that to be free we need to know that we have only so much time on Earth. This makes us contradict ourselves in that we are a living breathing biological specimen but with our conscience we are trying to not make it so that we are a single person but a collective singularity, an embodiment of god.
Our human bodies are an object (non-feeling) and subject (feeling) of self expression. They speak of absolute nothingness as a place we want to be. It is suppose to be what is called a pure mirror or a complete balance of existence. We are then put on the notion that now that our souls are now free of ego and temporary body we can now find the perfect balance/mirror in life that reflects our true self. This being the golden means i guess of all that life has to offer. A moderate medium level of “just right” perfection that is found only on Earth where the conditions are “just right” for life.
People who have this higher understanding of everything tend to use terms that the “down to earth” people cannot comprehend. It was really difficult to grasp what this book was trying to say because the author kept going all poetic on me but that’s what i got out of it.
The Nothingness Beyond God – Part 3
I’m reading a philosophical book by Nishada Kitaro and translated by Robert E. Carter. It’s an interesting read written during the time where Japan was being westernized by the American population. And thus a combined effort by Robert E. Carter and Nishada Kitaro to create a world that fused both the western religion to eastern philosophies together. It’s the starting point to a dynamic matrix of history of unraveling multiple dimensions/layers of the human conscience. The pure experience through which is only understood through the actual action of experience.
The eastern world of God and western philosophy of Nothingness must come together to create the ultimate contradiction that is pure experience. Our task is to form things from little to nothing. The external world; We shape it as well as it also shapes us. Who we were yesterday dies along with the past to become who you were made to be. The point of life is to be historically productive. To learn from yesterday so you can do something about tomorrow. In other words, you learn from your past to do what you can today keeping in mind your plans for the future.
The reality is we are trying to integrate into the world in so that it becomes like a stage for acting, to become a function in a system with intuition and flow. Pure experience is the beginning to a greater understanding of the world. In the book it says “Nirvana is Samsara” Is exactly what i’m trying to say, Heaven is Earth. We know nothing about the future other then it is a place we want to see and a place we are fighting for. We are making it so that the world is a more livable place and thus i am saying that Earth is equivalent to Heaven in that we are heading in that direction and away from “Hell” our abomination of the past.
We are part of a system, a system that leads to a product and that product is the future. The future is a combination of the bad and good events that lead to that day. In the book they finally solidly identified good as a transformation of greater dimension and higher qualities from lower self. Lower self is redefined and risen from it’s destruction to be recreated day by day. Evil is an act of seperation rather then an embracive act thus evil will always be the outcast and easily pointed out in a great mass.
Lest we forget God is everything and in everything there will be good and bad.
duality, particle, oscillation
Good, Bad—- God , Life, and Justice.