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