Fil Albuquerque wrote:
"Self" is already a function between inter related agents Arj..."Thing" is also circumstantially functional given certain dynamics, and yet none of this opposes Truth...of course those "agents" under the self, which form the "effect" of self are, at their lower web layer, also "functional circumstantial beings" born out of other relations and so on...(they all are True and Valid)
Yes. The idea of the self is held by the mind in contrast to the not-self. Seeing that they're two sides of the same coin, the mind now holds the idea of unity... contrasted to multiplicity. It finally sees many from one
... which can only be contrasted to nothing.
What we have here is the idea of a static governing structure.... like the steps of a dance... a mathematical function... or a language. It's all the same thing. It's called pattern.
Would the pattern exist in our absence?
If one answers no... that would have to mean that we are the pattern. One couldn't speak of being created by the pattern anymore than one could say that we created it. Chicken... egg.
If one answers yes... then we are separate from the pattern. That's excellent since we observe it (and there must be separation between observer and observed.) But separated how? Isn't the whole in the parts? Looks like we actually are the pattern.
Say the pattern is eternal. No genealogy necessary. This relieves us of the massive temptation to spout some state of the art message about the history of the universe.... in the language of our time.
Aha! The language of our time. Our language. This implies one underlying language. One pattern which is known to us... because it's in us. Bubbling to the surface in varied forms... I just figured out what you meant by "functional circumstantial beings."
Hope you're warm and cozy... it's freezing here.