Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spirits of the world, and that of the world above

The metaphysics of the human personality, and that of his not yet recognized 'spirit'

The criterion of truthfulness of man’s realities and inferences were always decided by its degree of closeness with nature’s own laws. Hence, the reality of man’s soul ( or spirit) if any, must be decided by what nature, or GOD intended by this concept, or reality.

If the concept of Ego is better understood as some kind of a SPIRIT of the world, a phenomenon that has its origin in man’s various encounters in his tenure of life, SOUL also is better understood on the same lines - - -as a SPIRIT that originates when man encounters his extra-physical dimension of life. 

The intense 'urge for spiritual seeking!

It should be assumed, that every human person experiences many times during his life- time,a burning urge to seek the truth about who is he? This urge shud be treated as the most distinct sign that marks him different from animals !

This 'urge', those who have experienced must be knowing, at times turn so compelling and persistent, that it becomes unbearable ! This suffocating spiritual urge must have pushed many 'sages' and rishis of the past to head for mountains to meditate, seeking knowledge, and deliverance from the pain of knowing the truth. It is very real an urge, many a time, more unbearable than the most intense body urge, that for having sex !

Both the above referred SPIRITS deserve eligibility to be treated as real and distinct ENTITIES, as they are found capable of bringing forth real time changes in their respective HABITATS - - the world for EGO, and the domain of existence beyond the world, for the SOUL. These two spirits, or entities, have the real role in the act of EXPERIENCE - -experience as units of knowledge differs according to who among the above two, that experiences !  This who factor completely alter the very concept of human experience, as it is a new factor that determines the quality, and the genus of experience.

Science, with all its might of inquiry, should probe into this phenomenon of spirit formation,that really act as ‘contra-physical’ in the real world, as well as, possibly, in the world of ultimate reality too. ( hopefully, our parapsychologist are well aware of this phenomenon of the formation of strange spirits in mentally sick people. When someone is forced to encounter abnormal life experiences, a spirit forms within him to live with such synthetic realities. Ego is a common spirit of all, that forms when men encounter the same world, hence it is accepted as normal )

It seems existence has this plan, as Her ploy to achieve the inevitable ‘duality’, for the act of BEING.

The contra world-spirit that man is able to form in the act of his spiritual seeking, play the much-needed role of ‘duality’ that God has schemed in his plan of BEING, by knowing. Knowing by a counter entity is existentially essential for ‘being’. For the act of knowing, two entities are essential. Nothing can BE, without some other entity existing for knowing it. Knowing is what gives birth to the entities in their mutual interaction, in the enactment of the drama of existence. Hence, duality is the net, essential principle of existence. Bishop Berkeley had hinted on this existential scheme, but we do not know whether he had the above 'DUALITY' principle in his mind or not !( He said 'nothing can Be,without being perceived')

This principle necessity of a 'perceiver' for spiritual entities is very evident from the example of human ego.Ego gains its entity by transposing the external world around him as the perceiving 'other'. Ego places itself as an 'object', or an entity before such a third party 'other'. It is similar to the necessity of a canvas for a picture to exist. German philosopher Fichte also had hinted on this phenomenon of Ego making. His concept of inter-subjectivity says one's self-consciousness emerges when he see other individuals around him. ( readers may please see a much-needed link on 'world' here: 

When God becomes man's 'other',replacing the role of 'world', spirituality turns real!

By this logic,the soul also might be needing God as its perceiving,entity giver, in real terms! When ego gains its synthetic entity by transposing external world and its members as the 'other', SOUL is gaining its entity when the source of life,GOD, perceive such spiritual entity in real time.  

Thus, the human soul seems to be developing as a spirit during man’s life time, in the same way, Ego develops as the ‘spirit of the world’ when one start encountering the world in his life time.  The Soul emerges, when man, haunted by the call of his Reason, transcends his experiences to higher realms, stay there for a considerable period of time, till a spirit formation happens. Here his very entity, as well as his future life experiences will alter.  

Unlike the synthetic realities of the Ego, the soul seems to be able to touch with real energies behind existence. The world of reality beyond the world and ego, is the habitat of the SOUL thus formed, hence the wall between man and the reality of the ultimate stuff no more exists here, it seems. A door, hence, towards glimpses of truth is not prohibited for man, it looks like. It is not any particular formation of thoughts that makes it possible, but a transformation of one’s very entity.