Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Time as it Corresponds to Matter

Let us continue our discussion on metaphysics by studying the value of time as it corresponds to matter. What is time? Time can be interpreted by a material quantity such as the amount of time it takes to travel between two points. Since matter and space seem to be unified, we consider time to be an obstinate, irresolute player. For the mover, there is no time since the mover does not age. Thus, the material world is illusory and the mover can measure time as matter ages. Time is also determined by night and day and the change of seasons. Why does it not snow in summer nor flowers grow in winter and we count the time it takes for these events occur. Time is ultimately a material quantification. We wait for the snow in winter and we expect flowers to bloom in summer for our eyes to behold. In each event, something dies and something is renewed and a watcher is present. The cycle of time repeats itself and matter seems subject to time. Our hair grays in old age not the other way around. Thus, time leaves its mark or like desert sands sweeps across the Sahara to erase the trace of footprints that once tread on that holy ground. Is the earth aging? Scientists will likely concede that the earth is billions of years old and that has time indeed has changed its composition. This can be proven since continents have shifted and many other natural changes have taken place over the course of time. Time may not need a positive, life-giving material element to exist. Time exists on Mars where there is no life or a hole in the ozone makes it impossible for human life to exist. Time may carry on even while the material realm changes and shifts, evolves and destroys. The mover appears in human form. Why? It seems time does not impact the essence of the mover at all and thus the mover is a supernatural force not subject to time. Though the material garb is dampened or tattered in the rain-soaked or snow-swept dunes of time, the mover copes with the material environment in which it is placed. In the scheme of time, space and matter, the mover stands alone our outside of the scope of time. Thus, we consider the mover transcendental and otherworldly. What happens in a world that is devoid of time? Flowers do not bloom and the material earth does not suffer or perish or the cycle repeats when life is resurrected. Thus, the abolition of the mover from the material world is eternal freedom. What happens in eternal freedom? Where the material obligations once existed for the mover, the mover has crossed the Rubicon and there is no turning back. No material obligations to pursue or to fulfill. What happens? The mover has transcended into a world that is not subject to the obelisk of time, space and matter. It has surpassed these finite elements to exist in a supernatural realm that once governed its former natural state. Thus, material senses such as sight, smell, touch and taste cease to be and the mover becomes invincible. Invincibility returns to the a priori rule which is God. Without material separation, the mover must return to God. God is outside of time or governs time in the material world. If time was reversed, our current material state would be destroyed and the earth would return to a former material state. Thus, even while drinking a cup of water, the material world has aged significantly. We sleep at night and we awake during the day and time can render matter inert or active. How long can a tree stand without falling or being uprooted. Time is the scorekeeper. Without the element of time, the tree would not exist; thus, time is a necessary good or evil. The tree performs a good function with respect to its material obligations. When a lion ultimately captures a gazelle for nourishment and to fulfill a material want or obligation, the time it takes between the chase and the gazelle's capture, is significant. Thus, matter destroys itself or the apparitions of itself through a selective determination of hypothetical material obligations that are tethered to the denomination of time. The mover is a gasp. The lion lives on but the gazelle perishes and the objective reality that is also subjective is undermined or abrogated. The power of apparition or the lack thereof is baffling. The material suppositions that must also persist for such a time sensitive event to occur is also astounding. The lion and gazelle must be born, must breathe, and must persist. Why should such a material anomaly exist in the first place - the objective is disillusioning. Ergo, the mover is more intelligent than matter and can will good or evil. If the lion resists the temptation of the hunt, it will commit material suicide and die of hunger and a supernatural material obligation will not be fulfilled and the material world will crack or unravel. Consider a lion bypassing the thrill of the hunt? It's unnatural to consider. Thus matter is forward-moving and thinking. It never reconsiders its material impulse. Material impulses are its source of intelligence. Eat when hungry, sleep when tired, swim when drowning. Thus, it seems the human mover is more willful. It can resist impulse and lead a steadfast life that is more conducive to its supernatural life-form. While resisting impulse, it can also take charge of its own life and does not seem fickle in a material sense. It can also utilize time best by awaking rather than oversleeping, building a house before the storm or sailing away to a new land to find food and forage. It seems matter has a strong material instinct. The tiger will kill at will and no one can stand in the way or convince the tiger to do otherwise. It must kill to survive and is quite obstinate about its material need. The lion growls to show that he is king of the jungle. The lion procreates as does all life but the antecedent being is destroyed by the passage of time and time governs all matter or the finite value of matter or its illusory nature permits time to govern its existence. It is obvious more inquiry is needed on the subject.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Prayer, Matter, Space and Time

Since we have largely concluded that matter, space and time are one and denote the importance of a supernatural beginning and end such as God, let us turn to the value of prayer. What is prayer? Prayer is prostration or supplication to the supernatural entity to preserve our souls for eternity. While we pray that our material being is well-guarded and well-preserved in the natural, our prayers are ultimately intended for our greater salvation in the afterlife or to attain paradise. Prayer has enormous value for the mover in the spatial dynamic. Since matter and space are one and time necessitates material existence and life and death, we rely on prayer to preserve our eternal selves. Since reality is only defined by an infinite set of possibilities that are obligated by a material causal action that is finite, thus prayer becomes the only action that is infinite. Why - because the mover has relegated himself to an eternal future in the process. Thus, prayer calls upon God to hear our prayers and grant us salvation in the material world and the afterlife. What happens to the mover that is so concerned with its material well-being on the planet once it transcends its material confines? It returns to God and through prayer has remembered God during his material existence, which presents an inherent fallacy and thus guides himself to truth. If the material world did not remember God, it would not exist since material operations rely fully on supernatural elements. While the material life can only grant us finite pleasures, it seems prayer is an infinite pleasure since it bestows the attainment of infinite happiness in the material life and afterlife. Time spent on prayer is quality time since time also is only confinement of our material selves or is illusory. Time is the lock on the door that requires the turn of a key to open the treasures locked within that would be apparent if the door did not exist. We observe natural laws which utilize time best to fulfill material obligations which produce and preserve life. Thus, prayer is the best utilization of our time and further, assures a positive life experience. It would also seem that the truest function of the material being is prostration. And so much more is gained by prayer and time is never idle.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What is Destiny?

Today, I would like to study the concept of destiny through the lens of matter and space and its correlation with free will. Let's take off on some of our earlier points. We've mentioned that matter is merely essence when space and time are negated. The mover that resides in the material world is part of the everlasting. Then, how should we define destiny? The mover is born out of nothingness or somethingness and while residing outside of time, space and matter and coexisting within these dimensions, has a truly distinctive quality, thus giving it the power of free will. Matter without the mover has no free will to execute. However, free will must also be considered within the dynamics of the quasi-space and time continuum that demands highly selective and exclusive lifeforms to perform definite material duties. The eagle cannot necessarily change its predatory nature. However, it is also moved and partly essence or spirit. The eagle's spirit is however demoted to its material form, thus making it subject to its material obligations, above all. Human beings seem to function on a different plane. Aside from their material obligations such as eating, drinking and sleeping, which are material necessities, they move towards progress or self-destruction and are moved towards the latter, which is ultimately to perform good acts. Progress is built on goodness, and self-knowledge. To extrapolate our theory, we can say that all earth is good despite its finite qualities and that it bears a spiritual essence. The earth is also moved by spiritual forces. These forces are ultimately responsible for a human being's free will, which outside of all life form, seems most distinct. We can consistently do harmful acts that are contrary to our material obligations such as the naughty child who won't listen to his mother. We can be obtuse and act selfishly and maliciously and can intend bad acts. This dynamic free will stands out most in the material sense. Why are we moved towards either good or bad and more importantly, what is destiny. While we struggle to execute our will to do good and to refrain from evil, we are facing a larger spiritual realm. The realm that is ultimately responsible for our existence. This collaboration or interaction of the free will with outside spiritual forces or God, is what ultimately defines our destiny. While we employ our free will with the most care and sense of ownership, it is a higher spiritual realm that decides the mover's true destiny. Alas, the mover, irrespective of its material form, supersedes the material world and enters the spiritual realm. Hence, our destiny can be largely attributed to our contact and communication with the spiritual realm that we call upon to ensure our well-being, safety and progress. We also ask that in death or separation, we receive God's light and mercy, that is responsible for our well-being and fulfillment of desires on earth, that may also be achieved exponentially when our spirit is released. If all the material world is an illusory good, then it is easy to conclude or believe that the absence of the material world can become an everlasting good or God.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Form . . . It's the Inside that Counts

Let's continue our discussion on the mystical aspects of space and time today with the subject of form. The question of form to define subjective reality has plagued philosophers for centuries. To better understand the complexities of form, let's take a simple example of the eagle and the rabbit. The eagle is an objective reality composed of time and space and defined through its quasi-subjective association with non-material or non-spatial parameters if we consider the fundamental anomaly of nothingness. The rabbit can be defined by the same likeness and is also fulfilling a potential subjective, material reality as defined by a derelict space. Each has its individual place in the space and time continuum. Now let's consider the eagle hunting the rabbit and thus seeking to prolong its subjective, temporal reality as defined poorly or greatly by its form, to consume the rabbit as prey. The clash of the eagle and rabbit can be seen as a clash of forms, the greater form and agility of the eagle may or may not prevail or the rabbit may escape. The very clash that exists in this context further relates to the individualism of each form as it is destroyed or prolonged by the consumption and predatory process. While we place greater emphasis on individualism, we can thus disregard form altogether, and pursue the inner reality that ultimately empowers the form to take place and exist. If we discount the element of time, then form is an acceptable illusion. The inner reality is the power that enables form to impress its conditional value on a counter-intuitive spatial need that is further defined by a supreme power or maker. What if the eagle nor the rabbit existed? Without an inner reality, they would be demoted to the walls of a taxidermist. Thus the only barrier separating the eagle from the rabbit is ultimately form and its temporal obligation, thus giving meaning to the phrase that beauty is often found on the inside. In the case of the eagle and the rabbit, the objective reality may value the form of the eagle or the rabbit, but both ideals are temporal. What we need to do is to look on the inside. Almost all religions agree that all life, animal and human, on the planet has a spirit. We also believe that human beings reflect the highest aspects of form and possess a divine spirit or calling. The material self in many ways is in fact an illusion, and the material world is temporal, leaving us only the mover who exists as a matter of form to carry out supreme obligations. The integration of form and spirit produces an inherent fallacy. Thus we should appreciate form for its value, beauty, power or ability, but we should not disregard the penultimate consideration of the inner being. The power or will that is ultimately responsible for the form and its undertakings. Form can thus be contrary or conducive to the mover's actions or worship, but we must lift the shroud of form to truly understand the power of existence to operate in a vast material refuse that hearkens back only to God, who fashions the material world with tremendous and awe-inspiring breadth, beauty, and magnitude. Thus form at face value is a deceiving concept.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Migrations: Leaving Haiti and Chile

News broke today that a massive earthquake has struck Chile, only a month apart from the previous, devastating and massive earthquake in Haiti. The situation seems dire. There is no doubt that the United States needs to respond decisively. Both Chile and Haiti are migrant cultures. While they are independent nations and have every right to stay and rebuild their countries, there is always the growing uncertainty that more might go wrong and that disorder and chaos may ensue during this substantial crisis. Evacuations of both affected regions may be necessary. It is easier to evacuate victims of earthquakes to safer shores than pursue search, rescue and rebuild operations during a period of chaos and upheaval. People may need to be airlifted out of the country to secure holding depots where they can be setup in camps, cared for, protected, treated effectively by doctors until they are ready to go home. That seems like the most cost-effective way to proceed, than sending massive amounts of aid that may be displaced, misused and misallocated. Both Haiti and Chile are migrant cultures, one of primarily native, tribal Indian origin and the other of African origin. Both peoples are capable of being evacuated temporarily so that search and rescue teams can devote themselves more effectively once the panic, and shock has subsided. As migrant nations, these people can easily cope with a nomadic, transitory environment where they can be cared for and ultimately, oversee their own care and importantly, be away from more danger. The U.S. is capable of conducting such an operation. There are numerous places where this can be accomplished and I'm sure other nations in the hemisphere can help. I would urge President Obama and Congress to consider such an operation and develop a plan of evacuation immediately. It is highly feasible and would help pacify a highly untenable situation. Foreign workers can sometimes be confused in a complex, international environment that is in disarray. To transfer the victims would be more logical to a safer land mass where uniform and strategic aid can be administered. This is an overwhelming situation for both countries and to restore order and calm, such a plan may be the only choice for restoration.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Matter and Spirit

Today, we will take a giant leap forward and discuss matter and spirit. It is largely accepted that all matter has some spiritual quality. When we discussed matter and space, we inevitably precluded the spiritual and religious element. Spirit can be defined as the power that moves matter. Spirit exacts a highly discriminatory influence on matter. It coexists peaceably and sometimes unpeaceably with its material composition. For our purposes, we can define spirit in the traditional Chinese sense as chi or the Arabic, ruh. This is the central, motivation for matter or the breath that is instilled at birth and carries or lifts us much like the eagle or hawk in the sky. There are other forces at play, which is intelligent material such as the brain and the nervous system. These elements we can propose control our motor skills and enable the ruh to interact with the physiological primary. The human sperm as known scientifically interacts with matter to make material life operable. The spirit inflates matter as matter enlarges to accommodate the spirit in expendable ways. At the point of death, matter becomes inoperable and thus, the breath is lost. The brain dies and the breath that moved us has escaped its material confines. It’s also important to note that once the breath is lost, matter can hardly procreate. The dead don’t come back to life. What is spirit? Is it the oxygen we breathe or the air around us that is necessary to sustain life? Why does it show itself in dark, somber moments and sudden, loud outbursts? The soul, as it were, is precious to everyone and is thus, that part of ourselves that closely guards and protects our material well being. We move out of harm’s way. If we consider the soul from the predicate of nothingness, we realize its immense value. The mover that enables the material self to carry out its material obligation or obviate from such if the human will for good is considered. Human beings can often err on the side of moral wrong. Thus, the mover is critical to advancing the human being towards good actions. Discounting for a moment a philosophical assertion, the anthropological view of good would be simply hunting, fishing and gathering. Non-participation in these basic events if the mover refused would thus, be reprehensible. Consider the value of food, for instance. Without food and nourishment, matter cannot exist. This is true for all matter practically because matter is regenerative. Matter consumes matter in the form of food to sustain itself. Human beings need to eat and drink, thus prolonging their material life. If they do not eat or drink, they will perish. While the matter itself may perish due to lack of food, the mover does not perish. While it is bound to these material needs, the mover would then seem eternal. Not only a mover, the soul enables matter to respond to a higher calling. Why should there be a mover in a vast nothingness, carrying out theoretical material obligations within a quasi space and time continuum, if matter is finite and illusory. The spirit, while possessing an infinite, supernatural quality, is demoted to the material vessel in which it resides and is in many ways commanded and commands the material reality. The spirit is vocal either ostensibly or passively. Death is the ultimate climax for the spirit. It is its release from its material bonds. Here is the rub. When the spirit is released, we can distinguish its otherness from time, space and matter itself. While the mover exists independent of matter itself, it becomes the most elusive anomaly. We have determined thus far, that matter and space are one and while space may be intelligent, the spirit or soul that is also acquired through a material interaction becomes a non-material thing through a spiritual transition. The mover cannot be parsed together with the existence of matter and space. While the mover is also subject to nothingness and descends from nothingness, it certainly plays a major part in our lives. We know that matter and space are highly complementary, but for the spatial preposition to be accepted, the need for a mover becomes evident. That mover that determines our material obligation (hunting, fishing, gathering or stalking its prey) in an objective reality that is imposed by spatial intelligence telegenically is a highly transcendental thing. The question arises – does nothingness move? If matter moves, can we deduce that it is moved? Again, we grind against the wall of mystery. If matter does move, and it is only a spatial obligation that it is fulfilling across an infinite number of material possibilities that are not subject to the influence of time, then we can only conclude that a material mover and a divine mover or God are working together.

Out of the night that covers me
black as the pit from pole to pole
I thank whatever gods may be
for my unconquerable soul
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud
Under the bludgeonings of chance
my head is bloody, but unbowed
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
looms but the horror of the shade
and yet the menace of the years
finds, and shall find me, unafraid
It matters not how strait the gate
how charged with punishments the scroll
I am the master of my fate
I am the captain of my soul

"Invictus," by William Earnest Henley