de) Spinoza was misunderstood by his contemporaries and later
Western philosophers as
This misunderstanding occurred in Western culture because
Spinoza's explanation of reality was seen as subsuming the
For two reasons Spinoza's explanation of reality was
Having an individually unique bodily substance we inevitably
think of ourselves as an individual thing
separate from all other things that exist.
has an unjustified fear of autonomy being subsumed by
the oneness of all
Rene Descartes saw
correctly that the ability of
consciousness to separate itself from nature allowed that mind an ability
to observe natural phenomena
without considering itself in
relation to the phenomena
naturally in dissociation and may have been the creative spring Descartes
Spinoza repudiated Descartes' Cartesian consciousness as a
mistake in the fact that
Descartes' Cartesian consciousness came
to be considered an actual fact as opposed to a clever mental
Nothing happens in
NATURE which can be attributed to any
flaw in it, for THE LAW
according to which all things happen and change from one form to another,
are always and everywhere the same.
"When we separate ourselves from nature as we have
done with technology, when we replace interdependency with "security" and trust
with control, we
separate ourselves as well from part of ourselves. Nature, internal and
external, is not a gratuitous though practically necessary other, but an
inseparable part of ourselves. To attempt its separation creates a wound no
less severe than to rip off an arm or a leg. Indeed, more severe. Under the
delusion of the discrete and separate self, we see our relationships as
extrinsic to who we are on the deepest level; we see relationships as
associations of discrete individuals. But in fact, our relationships - with
other people and all life - define who we are, and by impoverishing these
relationships we diminish ourselves. We are our relationships." -
Eisenstein There is a false, inadequate distorted
way in which the mind
can think of itself and of other things as individually existing in
self-contained segments of
reality separate from the whole of
nature and from the bodily source of mind.
The ego exists as an
individual self only while the body in which it resides exists.
The ego has a
self-awareness and therefore a
awareness of Self.
In this state of
awareness the mind does not grasp the basis of
individuality and hence does not fully
understand its own individuality.
The ego, unlike
the body, has open to it a false version of
The ego can think of the
body, and hence of itself, falsely - it can think of itself as substance, as
the body is substance.
The mind that derives a false understanding of
that mind's status will do so from a lack of
core of this failure to know one self is
an inadequate understanding of
true understanding of individuality will
create true freedom of mind -
true individuality in
When individual segments of the world are
falsely given distorted status as self-contained objects then the mind takes
its own individuality to depend on falsely construed individual categories or
segments of the whole and fails to grasp that these segments are but parts of
the larger whole.
mind which has
an inadquate understanding of
individuality, lacks an adequate
understanding of bodily change modifications caused by
Ignorance of the
emotional causes of pleasure and
pain breeds Obsession.
Obsession spawns a
state of destructive emotion.
A mind in the grip of the emotional
passion of Obsession loses its capacity to enjoy a wide range of
Self-affirmation becomes limited
to the things that self conceives of as the cause of pleasure or pain.
When failing to understand the cause of pain and pleasure, the mind
fails as well to understand its own interconnections with
the larger whole.
Consciousness that emphasizes, rather than resists,
emotions to gain a better understanding of their effect upon consciousness can
false ideas of self into
true ideas of self.
That individual consciousness will come to greater
self-knowledge as it recognizes
emotion as a part of nature and not an
Human impotence is not a result
of a defect in nature but a result of the
Awesome Power of
Nature, of which humans are a
true knowledge or
knowledge based on calculation goes beyond knowledge based upon a general
rule or rules.
knowledge based on reason goes beyond knowledge based on
intellectual knowledge that a mind
reflects on will, by necessity,
use the emotional knowledge or
knowledge already possessed.
Reflecting on the emotional response to
intellectual knowledge increases
emotional self-knowledge which
in turn increases knowledge of
reality in a feedback loop.
Emotional self-awareness allows us to
reflectively aware of the truth by starting from acquired
rational knowledge and
proceeding through emotional
reflection to an ever increasing awareness of
The most fundamental level of
true knowledge has layers and layers of
concepts and emotional ideas
superimposed endlessly upon
the original fundamental concepts
and ideas with overlays.
Truth is an accurate
Beyond the intellectual
knowledge of reason, beyond the
of understanding emotional
response lies the realm of clear true knowledge which involves
the immediate cognition of things
in a mode of understanding more like an emotion than a reasoned thought which
knowledge of self,
an idea of one's body, exists only while the body
is directed to the specificity of a case rather than simply grasping a case as
falling under or contained in a general rule.
Intuition's engagement with
the noumenon of things
is more powerful than concepts gained through
an expression of
Reason is in all human beings the same.
Reason strengthens human power
especially when pursued jointly with other rational beings in
human nature arises from the fact that
different individuals share affinities
that allow their differences to be transcended in the
realization of common pleasures.
Social cultural conditioning
creates social cultural bonds through the creation of commonalities amidst
If human life is enriched by the operations
of good forms of social organization it is to be expected that human life is
impeded by bad forms of social organization.
Social arrangements modify
Individuals form common notions as
individuals can not entirely transcend their cultural perceptions in relation
to a their own particular social culture.
immutable truth of
consciousnessAt some point in time
consciousness recognizes it is only a conceptual construct of the body. At that
point consciousness realizes it is simply a transient expression of
Over time consciousness reaches a transitional phase in which
it is able to directly experience the immutable aspects of material reality
immediately through apperception.
This consciousness rebirth brings
self-knowledge of actual place in observable reality.
individual consciousness to spring from an Eternal Source moving individual
consciousness into a position of Awe while opening the door for the
capacity to engage directly in
Understanding consciousness as
eternal is the flip side to
understanding body as a part of nature - transient,
vulnerable, and inevitably
to be destroyed.
To imagine consciousness experiencing
oblivion in unconsciousness is an
It is an illusion to think that consciousness might
discover upon unconsciousness that nothing awaits it.
The content of
this perception is such
that once an individual enjoys it unconsciousness has no power to create
emotional turmoil as consciousness is eternal.
In other words, only
consciousness experiences emotional turmoil.
True knowledge of this
aspect of consciousness, self-awareness, frees the
Eternal Soul from the bondage of
Fear of Death.
This insight comes especially after individual
confrontation with Death.
than a hundred years not seeing one's own immortality is one single day of life
if one sees one's own immortality." - Dhammapada
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