11/25/12

The common element in all "mystical" experience

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The light that is in everyone
says the same thing to all
that all that is is finally one
and is not doomed to fall
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This is the new frontier of the 21st century


Progress is inevitable reality
as progressive values take more and more hold
Progress widens tolerance helpfulness and democracy
Progress underlines non-idolatry

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Our society is hobbled by the existence of progressive minds
throughout 
imprisoned by economic racial and class constraints
The solution is a system by which 
progressively-motivated persons
from all walks of life
can come together in communities
that mirror the progressive values 
tolerance democracy and helpfulness

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This is the new frontier of the 21st century 

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The two great scraps of paper note-takers were Peirce and Nietzsche



It will take this century for the change to begin taking root
Science will trace its synapses to the brain
but idealist realists in philosophy will know
it is our escape from the grip of
too many things to name
suffice to say that they
include terms like binary and nominalist
 
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The two great scraps of paper note-takers were
Peirce and Nietzsche whose persons merged though
they knew not one another
Both presaged a move beyond the narrowness of religion
Both transmuted metaphysical into life
realized within the immanent frame
Peirce pushed forward more explicitly
but Nietzsche understood at a deep level
what now makes for a revaluation of values that
became his final conundrum

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Keats preceded these note takers
and as poets will
presaged a saving binary
that gave birth to a saving triad
Beauty and Truth were One
to John
And knowing this was the foundation
of pragmaticism
Peirce's ever-unfinished philosophy
Now to essay a triad
Reality contains truth and beauty among other things
Ethics strains reality through who we are 
we fallible nomads of this universe
living by the ticking of the clock
Aesthetics determines the success of our experimental lives
Let them lack beauty and they will lack truth
Let the reverse be so
and truth will reign
Or as the song has it
We shall overcome

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On what basis can we name values as ontological? There is only one valid basis.


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On what basis can we name values as ontological
There is only one valid basis

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REALITY

Within the scope of chronology 
of continuity
these are the values that have risen to the top
All of them are part of what constitutes a menu of virtue
within reality
authenticated by our experience as human beings

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ETHICS

It is through reality's
encounter with fallibility and continuity
that we arrive at the ethical
the mandate to make these values actionable
And it is through willing these values
that we experience in measurable results
the fruit of their value

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AESTHETICS

We are known by our willing of
tolerance helpfulness and democracy
and by our underlying acceptance of the base value
non-idolatry
This parsing of ontology professes the pragmaticist truth
within what we can infer as the root of Jesus's significance
By our fruits we are known

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By our exercise of will to limn the presence
of these ontological values
and strain them through the exigencies of our existence
until they become concrete habits and rules of behavior
with concrete results
we end up in a position
to infer
that they are in truth
truth
being
ontology

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