KHTK Postulates for Metaphysics – Part 3

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Reference: KHTK Postulates for Metaphysics – Part 2

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KHTK Postulate M-11: Knowledge is always relative and never absolute.

It seems that the speed of light is absolute as declared by the Theory of Relativity and verified by many experiments. But this has been verified only for the visible frequency and in a matter-centric frame of reference. This speed could be relative to the frequencies in the spectrum and to the frame of references provided by the disturbance levels.

Knowledge is an aspect of awareness. Since awareness is relative, knowledge is relative too. It is not possible to have an absolute reference point of knowledge. Any assumption of such reference point shall be arbitrary.

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KHTK Postulate M-12: Reality is what is perceived and exists to be perceived.

 

KHTK Postulate M-13: Truth is the degree of consistency and coherency in the reality perceived.

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KHTK Postulate M-14: A belief system is knowledge that interprets reality in some useful way.

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KHTK Postulate M-15: Self is a belief system capable of dynamic projection. 

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KHTK Postulates for Metaphysics – Part 4

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  • vinaire  On June 28, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Here is the first version of this post. This is going to be changed.

    KHTK Postulate M-11: Forms require perception of dimensions and period (time) against a dimensionless and timeless background.

    The forms can be concrete or abstracts like those of the physical universe or mathematics respectively. All such forms have finite dimensions, and a finite period of existence.

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    KHTK Postulate M-12: Forms may associate with each other in space to generate new forms.

    Forms, such as, those of houses, trees, roads, business, people, etc., may associate together to generate a city.

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    KHTK Postulate M-13: Forms may associate with each other in time to generate new sequences of forms.

    Striking a match is followed by an appearance of light. All cause-effect events are examples of this association in time.

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    KHTK Postulate M-14: Reality is marked by the consistency of perception.

    All forms, whether concrete or abstract, are real as long as they are consistent among themselves. Any inconsistency gives rise to unreality.

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    KHTK Postulate M-15: Existence is all perception whether it is real or unreal.

    Existence is the sumtotal of what is perceived, regardless of whether it is consistent (real), or inconsistent (unreal). Everything that can be perceived is part of existence, whether it is an object or a thought.

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    • vinaire  On June 28, 2014 at 8:53 AM

      Most of this material is being absorbed in the explanations under earlier postulates.

      • vinaire  On June 29, 2014 at 12:07 PM

        These postulates are being revised.

        KHTK Postulate M-11: Reality is the knowledge that is perceived directly.

        Reality is what it is. It is neither true nor false. Reality becomes clearer as arbitrary assumptions and other filters are removed.

      • vinaire  On June 29, 2014 at 12:26 PM

        KHTK Postulate M-12: A belief system is the knowledge that is found useful, because it resolves some confusion.

        Beliefs help make sense out of the reality. They are used to align observed facts in a meaningful way.

        A person holds on to beliefs because they are useful to him. He may become attached to certain beliefs, because they are restraining some confusion. When such beliefs are shaken, the person may become confused again.

        • Chris Thompson  On July 5, 2014 at 8:23 PM

          “One may become attached to certain beliefs, because they are restraining some confusion. When such beliefs are shaken, the person can become very confused.”

          I feel this is an important statement.

      • vinaire  On June 29, 2014 at 3:48 PM

        KHTK Postulate M-13: Truth is the degree of consistency and coherency among what is there.

        Science learns the truth of the physical aspects of the universe by examining how well those observations hang together. Any slightest inconsistency is investigated and resolved with the scientific method.

        For a belief, truth depends on how well it corresponds with reality; as well as how well it “hangs together,” or coheres, in a belief system as pieces of a puzzle might fit together.

        By examining different belief systems and resolving the inconsistencies among them, the level of truth can be raised in this world.

        • Chris Thompson  On July 3, 2014 at 2:51 PM

          “By examining different belief systems and resolving the inconsistencies among them, the level of truth can be raised in this world.”

          +1, agreed. And that will be one frame of reference with the rest left to examine. What I begin to wonder at is man’s compulsive search for and insistence upon “truths.” There seems to be an ironic paradox contained in this.

        • vinaire  On July 3, 2014 at 3:19 PM

          Why? What is wound up must unwind! 🙂

      • vinaire  On June 29, 2014 at 4:16 PM

        KHTK Postulate M-14: Knowledge and perception are relative to each other. There are no absolutes.

        All reality and beliefs, and their truths are relative to each other. This is the case no matter how far back one goes. There is no reality or belief that van be defined as absolute truth.

        It is true that actual things cannot be separated from an observer’s perception of them. No observation is truly objective. However, as we remove inconsistencies one by one, the observation can be brought closer to being objective.

        When reality is simply taken for what it is, beliefs are employed to make sense out of that reality, and the truth is measured in terms of consistency, or coherency, then it doesn’t matter whether an object exists independently of the mind or not.

  • vinaire  On July 1, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    I want to make it clear that there is no intention on my part to be critical or didactic. I apologize if what I write comes across that way. Mostly I write for myself. I am actually in a continuous discussion with myself.

    It is my view that underlying any inconsisteny lies an arbitrary assumption.

    When I look at a phrase like “Man is basically good,” something doesn’t seem to fit. It sounds like an absolutist statement that seems to make the idea of ‘evil’ secondary to the idea of ‘good’. But good-evil is a dichotomy. Both ideas are equal if we do away with arbitrary opinions.

    So, there is an inconsistency. Underlying this inconsistency there must be an assumption.

    In this instance the assumption seems to be that there is some part of self that is permanently good, or it is at least permanent. My personal understanding is that there is no part of self that could be regarded as absolute, unconditioned and permanent.

    This point is open for discussion.

    • Chris Thompson  On July 5, 2014 at 7:49 PM

      I find our compulsion to grind on irrational questions to be more interesting than the questions themselves. I feel that this points to an underlying mechanic about our existence. The fact that π doesn’t quite touch 3.15 says something to me – the fact that I cannot make out what is interesting in its own right.

      • vinaire  On July 5, 2014 at 9:23 PM

        I don’t quite get your point. Maybe I need an example.

        • Chris Thompson  On July 6, 2014 at 6:58 AM

          Many things about our world seem to be without ratio, hence irrational. But in our language, we use irrational in a negative way. Culturally, it seems we do not respect irrational. We use pi everyday ignoring its irrationality while rounding its value to an acceptable degree of accuracy. When we compute pi, we do not complete. When we grind on life’s philosophical questions, we do not complete, ignoring its irrationality while rounding our discoveries to an acceptable degree of accuracy.

          The word rational together with other concepts such as finite seem to be abstractions only without precise equal in the physical world. Existence without ratio seems to be the more natural state. In other words, “We see a disk, where there is no disk.” (Korzybski)

          Isn’t this an interesting comparison?

        • vinaire  On July 6, 2014 at 9:07 AM

          That is an excellent observation that the universe is irrational. Rationality is simply an approximation.

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        • Chris Thompson  On July 6, 2014 at 2:09 PM

          “Rationality is simply an approximation.”

          Thank you. Approximations then are abstractions?

        • vinaire  On July 6, 2014 at 8:22 PM

          No approximations are not abstractions, they are rational substitutions.

          Abstractions are broad common denominators like principles and axioms.

        • Chris Thompson  On July 6, 2014 at 2:14 PM

          “That is an excellent observation that the universe is irrational.”

          Thank you. What I am wondering is if this irrationality extends to philosophy? From all the work we are doing and from all the work that has gone on before, it seems so, unless there is an example of a philosophical observation settling out in an absolute way. This irrationality that I am pointing to is also pointing to the reason there are no absolutes? . . . Or that absolutes are unobtainable?

        • vinaire  On July 6, 2014 at 8:24 PM

          Of course, irrationality translates in philosophy as “absolutes are unobtainable.”

  • vinaire  On July 10, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    I am reviewing all the KHTK postulates. So far they stand as follows:

    KHTK Postulate M-0: The Absolute Truth is that there is nothing absolute in the world, that everything is relative, conditioned and impermanent, and that there is no unchanging, everlasting, absolute substance like Self, Soul, or Ātman within or without.

    KHTK Postulate M-1: Awareness is a disturbance of some ground state.

    KHTK Postulate M-2: It is desire to know that disturbs the ground state.

    KHTK Postulate M-3: The ground state is absolute but unknowable.

    KHTK Postulate M-4: The ultimate Self of Vedas is this very ground state.

    KHTK Postulate M-5: The concepts of God and Static are relative to this ground state.

    KHTK Postulate M-6: The fundamental self-awareness is consciousness.

    KHTK Postulate M-7: Consciousness is the fundamental property of all existence.

    KHTK Postulate M-8: Consciousness oscillates between perceiving and recognizing.

    KHTK Postulate M-9: Consciousness has a frequency, wave-length and period.

    KHTK Postulate M-10: The physical form of Consciousness is light, and its spiritual essence is awareness.

    KHTK Postulate M-11: Consciousness has a large range based on frequencies.

    KHTK Postulate M-12: The primary form is defined by the dimensions of space and time.

    KHTK Postulate M-14: Space and time are inherently finite.

    KHTK Postulate M-15: The primary form defined by space and time is spherical.

    KHTK Postulate M-16: The primary viewpoint is consciousness of all space and time.

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