Thanks for the nice thoughts and questions here---
I do understand exactly what the Original Poster is so in Awe about! It is just so marvelous and amazing.
And that no thing can be something---yes! I think you're on to something -- :-)
This whole idea of something coming from nothing and or why numbers are significant and meaningful, all sort of goes together in a big synergistic
'vision' of Life.
Think about the fact that numbers exist because there is an actual and factual and usable and real principle behind them---numbers, written
expressions, or ideas are the tangible evidence of 'something' real and absolute called arithmetic. And although arithmetic is real and is a
fact--yet we cannot touch or see or taste or own the principle of arithmetic. The principle of arithmetic is everywhere, it is always here, even if we
do not know anything about arithmetic, it still exists.
When a principle is real we have no way to see it's reality except by way of the symbols and things that 'stand for' the principle. We can only see a
principle and know it exists and is a fact and is real by way of the symbols that represent the principle.
So we know there are facts and realities that exist but only have form in 'things' that represent that 'invisible fact'.
Then, we can think of tangible life, this world of things and form and space and time and people and history and ideas et al--- as symbol or
representation of a Fact, or Reality, or Principle, that we could call the First Principle.
We can understand that there is a Principle that exists but we that we cannot see or touch or know as any physical tangible "thing' ----but we can
know It by its symbol which is the world of tangible experience.
Life in tangible form is the evidence of a Real Principle that stands behind it.
This world, time, space, things, birth, death, stuff, events going on, is the 'seen' evidence of Living Reality which tells us there is Some Real and
Factual Divine Principle. But no one can ever, ever see it, or own or corrupt it, or trap it, or kill it, or deplete it, or control it----Yippeee!
Like numbers, this tangible experience we call life 'comes from' something unknowable and intangible but very very Real. There is an unseen "Real"
and I could call it The Life Principle (God, but not the God of limited dogmatic religions) This Unseen Fact that stands behind all this that we see,
and know and can use and live.
As if this world is the 'image' (like numbers ) of First Principle that does exist, because we can 'see it' by way of this tangible world.
Is it not said that we are made in the image and likeness of God ---which would be the Unseen Fact of Being---the Divine Principle.
The 'tangible things' of this world, like numbers on a page, come and go; people and things come and go, like numbers, they can be erased, but the
Principle is not harmed and does not come and go, It is always Here and always Real.
The Life Principle IS Real and must exist as the "first uncaused cause" or Intangible "nothing" that is for sure a Fact (like the principle of
arithmetic is real because we can use the principle in all kinds of ways and it works, even if we cannot see or touch the principle)---
So this world is like the numbers, and the Real and Everlasting that has no beginning and no end and is not a tangible thing--- is the Divine
Principle that people 'think of as God'---but, "god' is really Reality Itself as in a Principle that this world is the 'symbol' of. We are like the
Divine Equation of a Divine Principle and we are still trying to work the Equation out and get it right---
I know that was a bit redundant, but wanted to be sure I explained well enough--- but it is one of those ideas that one would really need a face to
face conversation to explain.
I hope some of you can get the gist of what I am pointing out here --- I think it answers a lot of the 'boggelng' questions.
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