Glossary (Vinaire’s Blog)

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BOOK: The Mindfulness Approach

BOOK: The Disturbance Theory

BOOK: Education in Information Age

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This glossary is a work in progress. It is being continually added to and expanded with further feedback at The Mindfulness Approach page on Facebook.

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ANOMALY:

The following are the fundamental anomalies.

  1. Discontinuity
  2. Disharmony
  3. Inconsistency

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AWARENESS:

  1. AWARENESS and motion characterize the beginning of the universe. [See UNIVERSE.]
  2. AWARENESS is the metaphysical essence of motion.
  3. AWARENESS is characterized by desire.
  4. Awareness is closer to “is-ness” to the degree there are no anomalies in perception. [See ANOMALY.]

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BRAHMAN:

The metaphysical BRAHMAN in Hinduism represents the concept of Noumenon. [See NOUMENON.]

trimurthis

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BULLSHIT:

A bullshit is whatever that is added to a subject without any concern for logic. The fundamental characteristics of logic are continuity, harmony and consistency.

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CHAOS:

Chaos is no order or absence of order. It is more than just some random motion. Having no random motion, or no motion at all can also be chaos if order is missing.

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DISCONTINUITY:

Discontinuity exists where continuity is missing and gaps exist. For example, Joe has a good friend named Bill. Suddenly Bill starts to distance himself. This creates discontinuity in relationship. This discontinuity is incomprehensible to Joe.

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DISHARMONY:

Disharmony exists where harmony is missing and upsets exist. For example, Joe and Mary are always disagreeing with each other. Their relationship is full of upsets. They both are unhappy.

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GOD:

God is the fundamental principle that order precipitates naturally from chaos. In fact, this universe is the manifestation of the cumulative order that has precipitated. Without this principle, there would be no universe. [See UNIVERSE.]

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“I”:

The “weighted center” of the mental matrix. [See MIND.]

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INCONSISTENCY:

Inconsistency exists where consisteny is missing and contradictions exist. For example, Bill claims to be a successful businessman, but he is often filing for bankruptcies.

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LOGIC:

The fundamental characteristics of logic are continuity, harmony and consistency.

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MIND:

The mind is a matrix derived from the perceptions of this universe. The nodes of this matrix are in relationship with all other nodes in such a manner that a perfect continuity is maintained. The perceptual nodes are continually broken down into finer elements to allow for finer discrimination. The discrimination of the human mind is much finer than that of the animal mind.

The pattern of the perceptual nodes when activated provides the perception of mental objects, such as, memory, visualization, conclusion, etc. Computations in the mind are carried out with free association among the nodes under the rules of continuity, harmony and consistency. Continual refinement of the nodes provides abstraction that leads to the awareness of space, time and other dimensions.

The matrix structure of the mind has capability of tremendous amount of storage. It is the “weighted center” of this mental matrix that appears as “I”.

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MOTION:

  1. MOTION and awareness characterize the beginning of the universe. [See UNIVERSE.]
  2. MOTION is the physical form of awareness.
  3. MOTION is characterized by change.
  4. Basic MOTION appears as interchanging electric and magnetic fields.

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NOUMENON:

Noumenon is that, which is beyond being sensed. This universe appears as it is sensed, so it is called the phenomenal world. Noumenon is not accessible to the physical or mental senses, and it may be theorized as absolute zero. All existence, physical or metaphysical, including all considerations, assumptions, speculations and logic results from physical and mental senses, and is part of the phenomanal world.

Noumenon is a speculative reference point like “zero”. It is “zero existence”. We do not know if there is “zero existence” or not, so we speculate one. It is mathematics on a cosmic scale.

Discrimination lies only in the phenomenal world. Any “discrimination” related to noumenon, such as, calling the noumenon objective and physical, is the result of “sensing” it mentally. Such “discrimination” is speculation that belongs to the phenomenal world.

Noumenon is represented by the principle of BRAHMAN in Hinduism.

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OBJECTIVE:

The objective view is “observation of things as they are, with full awareness of one’s assumptions” . This is also mindfulness. Objectivity depends on the lack of interpretive filters.

It may be said that perception itself is a filter but that is a philosophical postulate. In a practical sense we perceive what is there; and what we perceive can be with or without interpretations. There can be more interpretations or less. A view can be farther from the truth, or closer.

A view is objective to the degree the filters and anomalies in the mind are resolved.

Thus, there is gradient scale from total objectivity to complete subjectivity. The ends of this scale may only be approached but not actually attained. So there is always a quest for complete objectivity.

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SUBJECTIVE:

A datum is subjective to the degree it is not defined but assumed. Thus, the postulate one is starting out from is the most subjective datum. This postulate is simply accepted as true,  therefore, it is real to the person. But it is also the most subjective datum because it is not defined by any other datum. The data that is defined within the reference frame of one’s postulate appears as objective, but it is objective relative to that reference frame only.

The data that lies outside the reference frame of one’s postulate appears to be subjective by definition. It also appears to be anomolous because it cannot be defined within one’s reference frame. To become objective, an anomaly must be resolved within the reference frame of one’s postulate. Too many anomalies may require a review of one’s basic postulate and its upgrade.

One’s awareness is, therefore, subjective, to the degree anomalies are present.

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THOUGHT, EMOTION, EFFORT & “I”

There is the matrix of thought (mind). Its “weighted center” is intuitively perceived as “I”. The focus of the mental matrix at any moment is felt as emotion. This emotion acts on the endocrine system to produce effort.

Endocrine System

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UNIVERSE, the beginning of:

  1. We do not know what was there prior to the beginning of the universe. So, we shall call that state BRAHMAN as referred to in the ancient Vedas. This is also the “noumenon” of Kant.
  2. The universe seems to arise from the disturbance of this earlier state of BRAHMAN, or absolute zero. This beginning is characterized by motion and awareness. This is also the “phenomenon” of Kant.
  3. When there is motion there is also awareness. When there is no motion there is no awareness. Thus, motion and awareness present two different aspects of disturbance.
  4. The dimension of disturbance may be represented by a ‘concrete-to-abstract’ scale with concrete motion at one end also appearing as abstract awareness at the other end.
  5. This scale may be formalized as physical motion that is getting increasingly abstracted as metaphysical awareness.
  6. Thus there is a gradient of abstraction from PHYSICAL to METAPHYSICAL just like there is a gradient of temperature from HOT to COLD.

Beginning of Universe

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UNIVERSE, the contents of:

  1. The universe consists of motion and awareness.
  2. The physical motion is “disturbed space” or space-time that evolves into energy and matter.
  3. The metaphysical awareness is “desired awareness” that evolves into consciousness and identity.

Contents of Universe

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UNIVERSE, the definition of:

  1. The universe is the superset of everything that exists. All that we are aware of lies within this universe.
  2. It then follows that we are not aware of what lies beyond the universe, because if we become aware of that, it will immediately become part of the universe.
  3. We may only speculate upon what lies beyond the universe. But that speculation would be a part of this universe.
  4. Thus, all that we are aware of, know about, or speculate upon, is part of this universe.
  5. This universe is bound by awareness. Beyond this universe is non-awareness.

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UNIVERSE, the purpose of:

  1. The overall purpose of this universe is evolution and not mere survival.
  2. Everything is connected together and growing with proper balance in every phase. This is the ideal of evolution.
  3. Any disorder provides the seed for further evolution.

Purpose of Universe

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Comments

  • vinaire  On July 18, 2017 at 9:26 PM

    The “Noumenon” is the same concept as BRAHMAN. And “Phenomenon” is the same concept as the UNIVERSE.

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