Leibnizian Cosmological Argument

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Limitations of the Mind-Stuff
« on: February 04, 2019, 02:14:18 pm »
One of the deep secrets hidden throughout history, is the limitation of the created soul. Men weren’t going to come up with this on their own, for to use the mind and to know the mind are two very different things. All use the mind, but none has curiosity about its function. Should such curiosity arise, there’s still the question of developing the power of introspection to truly examine the mind, the soul, everything that exists above the body.

No one knows, or asks, how a thought is formed, where it is stored, or how it is accessed later in an orderly fashion to construct sentences and otherwise deal with life. To ask such questions is above body-consciousness, and becomes one of the most urgent proofs for God’s existence as it is descried the soul could not arise by chance, but bears the marks of a Maker’s hand. Angels know God exists just by looking at themselves with great clarity.

Socrates began to broach the topic before shying away, saying the mind was like a piece of wax, forming impressions of sense experience. In the East there is a teaching of chitta or mind-stuff, but no further details of how impressions are stored or accessed in the mind, again with no one asking across the ages since it is beyond the inner skills of most. Importantly, if the chitta or wax is part of the soul, this means a man is limited to knowing what is within his experience. No impressions can form of what is beyond this.

The consequence relevant here, is that it won’t be possible for a soul to think about God, nothingness, or existence itself, except insofar as it perceives its own existence and muses that the other souls must be similar. To form a concept of God, the souls begin thinking about themselves or others they have known. They begin with their experience and try to cast it unto the Deity, a process that is existentially invalid. To think about “nothing,” they think about the negation of something in their experience, again existentially invalid.

Jesus came closest to discussing this issue, saying that no one goes to the Invisible God, except through the Lord. Arising in self-awareness, the angels appear to lose the power humans claim of knowing God directly, but they are simply shedding a noxious delusion. The soul is cast down quite separate from the Deity (praise God!). Failing to know itself at first, it also does not know its own limits. So many today claim they are connected to God, or to all. We know it is not so since they continue to exhibit traits of selfish mortals.

It is similarly invalid to ask questions such as, “What came before God?” For this the soul must think authentically about God, but God is beyond its experience so no valid impressions in chitta can be formed in the mind. Men also cannot inquire into the origin of the universe as a thought-exercise, although physics may continue to shed insights. The universe is known only in its material aspect. Instead it is an overlay of matter upon spirit. Souls may investigate their own spirit but not outer spirit that is creation’s bedrock.

As such exercises proceed it is like the Preacher complained, “All is vanity.” The thoughts can be reduced to reworked sense impressions, applied falsely to what is really beyond the mind’s perceptive possibility. People haven’t yet learned it’s a mark of wisdom and honor to see the mind’s limits, to know about what knowledge can and cannot do. Knowledge about knowledge itself is an art far beyond the revealed religions. We find ultimately that God cannot be known, except as Jesus said, through the Lord.