Autor: Carolyn Pingleton • September 2, 2016 • Essay • 1,273 Words (6 Pages) • 82 Views
1. If the world is “Maya” (illusion) in Hinduism, then what is the reality beyond this phenomenal realm? Hindu, as humans see a several level existence where more than one higher dimension exists along with our bodily world. The higher dimensions work right along with the natural world that we actually see. Most people cannot understand the nonphysical extents.
2. In other words, what is the world in itself? Happenings in our bodily world are shaped by goings-on in the transcendent. There are many levels to the nonphysical world vertically, horizontally, and temporary levels that evolve with time. Each level interacts with the physical in order for reach and go beyond the spiritual levels.
3. Do we get to know the world beyond after we die? We can know the world beyond if we reach all the simultaneous levels of existence.
4. Can we reach it while we are in this world? It is possible to reach it while we are in this world but the timing is different for all people. Some could reach it in early adult hood and some may never reach it.
5. How can we have access to the world of noumenon? Nomenon is the things outside us, as they actually are, that are truly real. However, our minds are created so that we cannot understand the real world as it is. Instead what we have is a transformed account of this world which is the phenomenal world. This is the world that we perceive inside our heads. To get to the real physical world, we have to go through the psychological world.
6. Can we reach it through our reason? Yes, as long as we think of it in a certain way based on objectivity and the external physical world.
7. Are we able to get there being morally and ethically perfect, namely accumulating good karmas or actions? Favorable effects come from past favorable actions creating a system of actions and reactions through a person’s life. Good karma accumulates through being good and passes onto the next life.
8. Is it possible that perhaps there is no noumenal world after all and what we see is what we get? All of our a priori knowledge apply only to the phenomenal realm. I t is only at this level of what we can experience, that we are able to connect our concepts onto our knowledge. Based on a priori knowledge, it is possible but how do we then explain the physical world.
9 How about if we tried to discipline our mind through meditation? If a person trains the mind either to realize an existence or for the mind to just admit its content, we can train our mind using meditation.
10 But is it possible to go on this journey alone and without spiritual guide or a gun? Yes, without a gun. The journey is spiritual and not physical. It is good to have a spiritual guide to lead you down the right path.
11. Can we see the world as it really is by purging our consciences of all pictures and images? No. these pictures are already in our past knowledge and they are how we perceive the reality to be.
12. Would you want to know a limited God? No, a limited god is not all knowing, all powerful, not Yeawah. People do not believe in something that has limitations.
13. Can it still be God if it is limited? No, we don’t impose limits on higher beings.
14. Do we to name it before knowing it? God doesn’t have to have a name to be believed in.
15. If it gives existence to everything, does it make any sense to prove it existed? No, it makes no sense to try to prove existence of everything because there is no explanation to be had.
16. If it cannot be, then what is it? This is a false dilemma: Ex: If a proposition has not been disproven, then it cannot be considered false and must therefore be considered true. If a proposition has not been proven, then it cannot be considered true and must therefore be considered false.
1. Logically, can he have this without a permanent reality given the fact that this world is relative, namely, one cannot make sense without the other? If something is permanent, can it change? If it does, it will evolve into something else altogether.