Monday, October 19, 2015

God cannot create something other than Himself.

God cannot hide from Himself the fact that He is God.

The former destroys Western Dualism (Monotheism); the latter destroys Eastern Non-Dualism (Monism).

Since the two 'axioms' cancel each other out, I am free from both 'East' and 'West'.

What this does is to clear a space [between 'East' and 'West' with Israel at the center-- the mean point where meaning is] in order for the Flash of inspiration (the Ruach haKodesh-- the spirit located at the 'Center' / the mean / Israel /Jerusalem/ the Temple) to occur.


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There are only three philosophical positions that I can conceive of holding: Monotheism, pantheism, or agnosticism.
Monotheism, which is the position I hold, is [logically] impossible* since there cannot be anything other than God.  It does however respond to man's need for an Other.
Pantheism is [logically] 'true', but there is no [real] Other in it.
Agnosticism finds both of these positions objectionable.  It refuses to assume oneness with the All (pantheism / Monism) and get tagged as 'It' (i.e. God) or worship an Other (Monotheism / dualism) who cannot [logically]* exist.

* Man by nature (logic) is pantheistic.  He can only conceive of an unbroken, unitive extention of the 'part' into the All/Whole ('God'). 

3 comments:

Steven Ernest Lindlbauer said...

Assuming there IS a God... which is open to debate.

LAGoff said...

I watched you video on Kabbalah many moons ago.
I was impressed by your comment on 'Da'at' (you said: "Ooo, scary", as the camera swooped across).
I was much influenced by that 'ooo' and swoop of yours and would like to have heard more, as this seems to be the crux for gooey ooey scaredy cat fairies like me.

I day-dreamed in response to that something like: "Not all at once (i.e. 'Love! Love!! Love!!!'), but one [mitsva] at a time" (Boring! Boring!! Boring!!!).

CATASTROPHE AT THE DA'AT POINT/GLAD JUDAISM LEADS ME GENTLY ('boringly') BACK TO GATHER THE BROKEN SHARDS FROM IT

LAGoff said...

Tora -- which means to throw (YRH) down (YRD) from Above to below (think of God reaching down) -- can bring one out of 'Egypt' (from MTsR - to press-in, to squeeze. Egypt is that place which is watered from below {the Nile} as opposed to that place {Canaan} which is watered from [rain] above). Thus the holy (holy -- from the biliteral root KD -- means that which is most forward, hence separated out from a mass) God reaches out ('down') and sanctifies us by sifting us out of the sand mass (ChOL -- profane -- literally means sand -- that which is most common and least separate)