The Infinite Tablecloth

Imagine a super-stretchy tablecloth that goes on forever in all directions. Or it could be infinitely-stretchy but fixed in a huge wooden frame, for the purposes of this metaphor, both work as well. Now it starts off perfectly flat. This is the 'fabric of reality' and it's right now both all and nothing: it's the…

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Suffering is Difference, Bliss is Sameness.

That sounds like a platitude. Indeed it might be. It's just an expression of my latest understanding and once again my 'obsession' with the way Reality keeps consistently 'boiling down to' Sameness and Difference.  I'm quite astounded that what I had until now thought applied metaphysically and physically, also applies emotionally/spiritually. I had been chewing…

Judgement or Discernment? Is There a Difference?

I've been talking with my older brother who's having difficulties from being, in his words, 'very judgemental'.  Various Eastern philosophies hold that personal unhappiness and 'suffering' stems from attachment and having a judging mind. I've been trying to explain to him how he should 'not judge' because that is the result of a personal attachment…

The Law of Existence – a better logic?

Overview George Boole's "Laws of Thought" have been extremely useful in many disciplines, but I contend that they are nevertheless incomplete. In their dominance over most of Logic and Philosophy, they have caused a conceptual 'blind spot' in the many fields of research which use or emanate from such reasoning - including the Foundations of…

“ALL Reality is Transformation” – A Review

Reality: It may seem absurd that I see Reality (indeed, all Reality, hence the capital 'R') as being 'made of' Transformations. I am the first to admit it because this is my view almost despite myself - "I would it weren't so". In fact, it's this very discomfort, this very dismay that motivates me to…

Set Theory 2.0 – a first attempt

Definition of a Thing: If a Thing is to exist, it must be, by necessity, at the very least 'not' that-from-which-it-exists. This 'not' is what enables it to exist, and as such is the transformation by which it exists. This transformation is the defining boundary of a Thing; the Thing is fully-bounded by "not". But…

Understanding Understanding: Two modes of mind

The human mind, I am convinced, operates in terms of sameness and difference*. From this conviction I have recently come to label two modes of thinking - ways which the mind 'makes sense' of the world: Apophatic Thinking (AT) The mind begins from the notion that everything is the same, and makes sense of the…

The Circle in the Plane: How bizarre is this?

The circle is a strange creature, and most definitely not as simple as it seems. In fact, you will see that a circle in the plane doesn't enclose anything - that 'inside' and 'outside' are completely arbitrary and in the end, meaningless. Hold on to your seats! Imagine a sphere upon which you've written the…

Strange and relative thinking: two examples

On Infinity and Boundaries: You have to understand that if you have an infinite "expanse" of sameness that is unchanging, and that you (I say ‘you’, but I mean ‘it’ or ‘unknown’ for the time being) cause a Thing to exist from that sameness, if it is to ‘exist’, then it must necessarily be perfectly…