a reply to: glend
Is true love beyond mind?
In emphasizing the gematria, or numerology, of the words for 'one' and 'love', and both of which equal 13, I am trying to emphasize that the concept
of Being (YHWH), or God, is equivalent to the duplication of these terms "one" and "love". That is, 13 + 13 = 26.
Consider the process that I am trying to describe. Let's say the universe in its emergence from the big bang has as its root the semiotic (meaning, or
sign) of love. Since love is an inherently dyadic process i.e. emerges in the situation of a self and an other, the originating monad has a dyadic,
point-counterpoint, or ying-yang primordiality to it.
As we emerge on a planet - the 3rd planet appropriately enough - in some peripheral section of the milky way galaxy, the structure and substance of
our being is itself emergent from the dynamic interactions between the objects of our material environment as they have built up the animality of our
individual organism over aeons of biological evolution. Importantly, this biological evolution is also a semiotic evolution
, in that certain
particles, atoms, molecules, cells, etc, begin o function as signs
within the structural dynamics of the organisms search for "completion".
Completion is another word for symmetry, and symmetry, in terms of the operation of physical processes, is the beginning point of all our, and other
animals, intentional states. In other words, I only desire because I need something
, and I need because the substance of my physical organism
is correlated to something 'outside of it'. In eating food, I seek the nutrition within the food I eat; in moving and exploring my environment, my
basic inclination towards exploring is enacted. All of this higher-level exploratory behavior is itself parasitic on social dynamics as they're
stimulated and grown within intersubjective processes between the infant (of which we all once were) and its caregivers. We learned how to know
and via those interactions, we developed various modes of knowing the world.
Our semiotic, or pursuit of meaning within life, is itself a process that was kickstarted with the big bang, and in becoming aware of our own
processes, which is to say, in related to our own experience and knowing it as an object, we come to be influenced by our own conceptualizations of
the world, and hence, our own internal processes become signs for the development of meaning.
The discovery of Being, or YHWH, or God, is basically the process which leads to eventually discovering that the root of your capacity to know - or
your sentience, or motivation for knowing, is itself the quality of love itself; and thus, when the object that love is recognizing is the
experience of love itself,
when the object known is the experience of love, then love, as the root, is now contemplating love, as the emergent
object of evolutionary processes. Love is thus finally knowing itself. The loop has closed. One + One, or one side of the equation (monad) and the
other side (emergent organism), are united.
Love in this sense is both a suprasubjective and objective reality; it is the basis of being, and then through the processes of evolution (which is
Being in its suprasubjective sense), becomes incarnated into its various processes through the subjective process of the knowing of an organism. This
knowing integrates the suprasubjective with the objective, making the sign, that is, love itself, fully integrated within the created order.
Of course, this way of understanding love, and this way of understanding being - which I am basically arguing is the kabbalistic core of the Bibles
teachings - is utterly denied in the western world, and for obvious reasons: the love for pluralism and individualism makes the very systematic,
non-arbitrary logic of the bible extremely difficult to digest for the person with a arbitrary, nominalistic, hyper-idealistic, form of knowing the
edit on 12-5-2020 by Astrocyte because: (no reason given)