Philosophy Definitions #1

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PHILOSOPHY

Wikipedia

“Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument.”

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Scientology

“1. the pursuit of knowledge. The knowledge of the causes and laws of all things.  2. a love or pursuit of wisdom or a search for the underlying causes and principles of reality.”

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KHTK

Philosophy starts broadly with the study of manifestation and perception. It looks at all things and the patterns underlying them. It works to resolve inconsistencies on a broad scale.

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COMMENTS:

It is interesting to note that the general definition of philosophy does not use the word ’cause’, but the Scientology definition does. Scientology believes that there is a Cause behind all existence. Scientology is close-minded about this belief. However, the general subject of philosophy is open to examining this belief.

KHTK looks at cause to be integral to existence. It is karma. Cause arises from existence and affects the existence. All the intent is within the universe. On the whole this universe is tautological (logically circular). A small segment of a large circle appears to be a straight line and not circular. Similarly, a small segment of this universe appears to be logically linear and not tautological.

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REALITY

Wikipedia

“Reality is the state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they may appear or might be imagined. In a wider definition, reality includes everything that is and has been, whether or not it is observable or comprehensible. A still more broad definition includes everything that has existed, exists, or will exist.”

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Scientology

“Reality is, here on earth, agreement as to what is. This does not prevent barriers or time from being formidably real. It does not mean either that space, energy or time are illusions. It is as one knows it is.”

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KHTK 

Reality is the direct perception of what-is. Any abstraction that remains consistent with direct perception, such as, mathematics, is also part of reality. Inconsistencies with reality, gives rise to unreality and unwanted conditions.

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COMMENTS:

Scientology believes that reality arises from agreement. A group of people, such as, the Flat Earth Society, can have its own reality of a flat earth regardless of what others say. One may even hold on to the reality of a universe different from the physical universe. Thus, in Scientology, an individual may create his or her own reality and hold on to it.

In KHTK reality is what is perceived through mindfulness. Mindfulness is seeing things as they are without assumptions. Reality becomes clearer as assumptions and inconsistencies are removed. Thus, one’s assumptions are not part of the reality that exists. If a number of people believe in flat earth, then they are simply sharing an assumption, which is not part of reality.

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EXISTENCE

Wikipedia

“In common usage, it is the world one is aware or conscious of through one’s senses, and that persists independently in one’s absence. Other definitions describe it as everything that ‘is’, or more simply, everything. Some define it to be everything that most people believe in.”

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Scientology

“[Existence is] an existing state or fact of being; life; living; continuance of being; and occurrence; specific manifestation.”

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KHTK

Existence is made up of the reality out there and thoughts about that reality. Thus, everything that one perceives, and all that one assumes (both reality and unreality), are part of existence.

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COMMENTS:

In KHTK, nothing is excluded from existence. If God is believed to exist then God is also part of existence.

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