The absolute and
universal is what we see reflected in the Universe, and also in us, in mankind,
for us all being a part of the Universe. Here we find our resource in every respect.
The German poet Friedrich Schiller appears to have referred to this higher-order
that reflects evermore of the absolute when
he spoke of the sublime.
have referred to the absolute, as the divine. The
modern scientist might call the absolute the fundamental: that which IS; that to which we
are bound: the infinite that we begin to take hold of to some degree, and begin
to understand and make our own, which thereby becomes increasingly finite to us,
even as we become increasingly infinite ourselves.
There are four
higher-order qualities of the
Universe, without which the Universe and us would not exist. The Universe is a marvelous place,
from the tiniest speck to infinity but none of it really exists in the small and
isolated from the whole. Even the tiniest atom is a miracle of
interacting forces governed by a complex array of harmonizing principles without
which nothing would exist. Not a single aspect of the Universe would exist if as
little as a single
principle would be counteracting and not harmonize. The, atoms would disintegrate.
In fact they would have never
existed. Would one be justified then to call the harmonizing Spirit, by which
the Universe exists,, Love?
Indeed what is Love?
No one can quantify it. Poets, artists, and musicians aim to define it. But will
there ever be a final definition possible? We only know for certain that if it was to vanish from the
human landscape, our civilization would collapse and mankind with it, just as the
Universe would collapse without its harmonizing Spirit that might be called
Love. But we can get a sense of the indefinable, the higher order, that we can
bring down to Earth and thereby begin to define it, by looking at four of its main
constituent dimensions, Spirit,
Life, Principle, and
And each one comes with a big surprise reflected in unexpected examples.
Beyond the Apollo space program - Why is NASA's assigned mission 3 sizes too
Is mankind the Universe's gift to itself? Is life a powered function on a
Is the standard of economic principle - as expressed in the Universe -
expressed in a 100,000-fold gain?
When science is doomed to fail, as with nuclear fusion power, it opens a
higher order power that gives us the Universe.
In the universal
sense the four great concepts: Spirit, Life, Principle, Mind, are as One,
unfolding laterally, side by side as it were, so that none is greater, while each defines the whole and the whole
defines each one in return.
And this in a nutshell also defines the absolute of our
humanity. It defines us as one lateral whole, standing side by side, each with its boundless
individuality, reflecting the Universe that is One..