Philosophy Definitions #2

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CAUSE

Wikipedia

Causality (also referred to as causation) is the relation between an event (the cause) and a second event (the effect), where the second event is understood as a consequence of the first.”

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Scientology

1. Cause could be defined as emanation. It could be defined also, for purposes of communication, as source-point. 2. A potential source of flow. 3. Cause is simply the point of emanation of the communication. Cause in our dictionary here means only ‘source point’.”

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KHTK 

When an event is identified as the consequence of another event, then the former is called an effect of the latter cause. Cause is actually the starting point of effect. It is the same event extended in time. It is an error to look upon cause and effect as separate events.

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COMMENTS:

Cause and effect are abstractions gleaned from associations observed among events. The ‘effect’ event is understood as a consequence of the ‘cause’ event.  A closer look shows cause and effect to be aspects of the same event that is essentially extended in space – time.

All ’cause-effect’ events seem to be concatenated with each other with no absolute beginning or ending. The point to be emphasized is that cause and effect are relative to each other. Neither cause nor effect exists in isolation. The idea of a potential cause is balanced with the idea of potential effect.

Cause-effect association is not necessarily linear or one-dimensional. It can easily be observed to be 2-dimensional since an event may be caused by many causative factors, and a causative factor may influence many events.

Cause-effect associations may even be perceived as a three or multi-dimensional matrix.

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BEINGNESS

Dictionary

1. the state or fact of existing; 2. a point of view gradually coming into being; 3. laws in existence for centuries.”

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Scientology

“1. the assumption or choosing of a category of identity. Beingness is assumed by oneself or given to oneself, or is attained. Examples of beingness would be one’s own name, one’s profession, one’s physical characteristics, one’s role in a game—each and all of these things could be called one’s beingness. 2. the person one should be in order to survive. 3. essentially, an identification of self with an object.”

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KHTK

Beingness is the state or fact of existing. It may be looked upon as a matrix of events that are associated with each other through cause-effect relationships.

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COMMENTS:

If something exists then it is being. The two words ‘existing’ and ‘being’ seem to be synonymous.

An event seems to come into being by virtue of another event. So the beingness of existence, as such, may be looked upon as a matrix of events that are associated through cause-effect relationships.

Scientology seems to look at beingness as the property of a being (see below), in terms of a role or an identity. Thus, in Scientology, beingness is defined in terms of a being.

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BEING (INDIVIDUAL)

Wikipedia

“Being is an extremely broad concept encompassing objective and subjective features of reality and existence. Anything that partakes in being is also called a ‘being’, though often this use is limited to entities that have subjectivity (as in the expression “human being”). So broad a notion has inevitably been elusive and controversial in the history of philosophy, beginning in western philosophy with attempts among the pre-Socratics to deploy it intelligibly.”

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Scientology

“1. a viewpoint; he is as much a being as he is able to assume viewpoints. 2. an energy production source (thetan). 3. essentially the beingness of theta itself acting in the mest and other universes in the accomplishment of the goals of theta and under the determination of a specific individual and particular personality for each being. 4. when we say the individual we are talking about something as precise as an apple. We are not talking about a collection of behavior patterns which we all learned about in the study of rats. We are talking about something that is finite. We are talking about somebody. The somethingness that you are and the capabilities you can be and this is what we are talking about. We are not talking about the color of your hair or the length of your feet. We are talking about you.”

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KHTK

A being is a part of beingness (the cause-effect matrix) that has acquired a sense of individuality and has separated itself from rest of the beingness. This is a specialized “beingness”, which has the purpose to survive as itself.

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COMMENTS:

A being is thought to be that part of overall beingness (existence) that has developed subjectivity. The subjectivity provides a sense of individuality, which separates it from rest of the existence. This is the view in general philosophy as well as in KHTK.

Scientology, however, looks at beingness as the consequence of a being. The being is the innermost sense of individuality. In Scientology, the universe exists simply because we all agree that it exists. Thus, Scientology believes that all existence emanates from the individual being.

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Comments

  • Chris Thompson  On August 11, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Reblogged this on Chris Thompson and commented:
    Life is an ongoing process that I maintain can be brought into focus in such a way as to make it clear, understandable, and enjoyable despite the pummeling that life can dish out. Here isa work by good friend Vinay Argawala. I hope you find his clear thinking enjoyable as I do.

  • Nic Nic  On August 14, 2013 at 3:34 AM

    Grazie per il blog Vin. Come sai,cerco,cerco,cerco,cerco… Un mio contributo
    a causa effetto . In sintesi,non esiste l’ effetto . Ogni Essere senziente è causa
    al suo grado . Chi causa ? Effetto è visto sbagliato,come Ricevuto . E’ un
    prendere e usarlo – causa,nuovamente . Oppure no .
    Viviamo in un universo di infinite cause .
    Nic ARC infinita

    • vinaire  On August 14, 2013 at 5:37 AM

      Nic said, “Thanks for the blog Vin. As you know, I search, search, search, search… This is my contribution to cause and effect. Essentially, there is no effect. Every sentient being is cause to some degree. Who is cause? Effect is seen wrong as received. It is a take and use it – cause, again. Or not . We live in a universe of infinite cause. Nic infinite ARC”

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      I understand you Nic. To me, cause and effect are two sides of the same coin. A sentient being is both cause and effect. There is nothing wrong or right. Everything simply exists. There are flows back and forth. It is a universe of manifestations and flows among them.

      Infinite ARC to you too.

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  • vinaire  On August 14, 2013 at 5:05 AM

    Nic, I am using Google translater as well as Dictionary.com translator to understand Italian. Some meaning may get lost in translation. I shall respond as best as I can. I shall respond in English, I hope that you will be able to translate it back into Italian.

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    Nic, io sto usando Google traduttore nonché Dictionary.com traduttore per capire italiano. Alcuni significato può perdersi nella traduzione. Io risponderò come meglio posso. Io risponderò in inglese, spero che sarete in grado di tradurre di nuovo in italiano.

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