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#1 Nothing is No Information

#2 Something is Some Information

#3 NoThing is Infinite/Unlimited information

Be careful how you understand NOTHING to be and how the word is used when you read my pages and articles on the web. I hold that the true vacuum energy of our universe and of in fact everything is from NOTHING of Infinite Information, is dynamic, and full --not empty, stagnate, and of zero information.

All the information collected from this process of existence and life is also retained inside of the Nothing. Who knows how many times existence and life have happened. I don't think information is lost or destroyed, and I don't think it returns into a zero-information kind of nothing.

Both understandings of nothing look very similar. They are both undefinable, unquantifiable, immeasurable...but they are opposites. The difference between zero and infinity.

FYI: There is One thing all of life wants, even human life and that is the effects of LOVE.



Nothing- Nothing and everything are but different forms of the same.

Nothing- Nothing and everything are but different forms of the same.
Nothing is everything, but everything is not nothing.

From Spirit to Nature

From Spirit to Nature

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Spinoza and my views

Spinoza is an interesting character. I have to say I agree somewhat with his views of God and Law, but not the Soul.

"What God is, for Spinoza, is Nature itself—the infinite, eternal, and necessarily existing substance of the universe. God or Nature just is; and whatever else is, is “in” or a part of God or Nature. Put another way, there is only Nature and its power; and everything that happens, happens in and by Nature. There is no transcendent or even immanent supernatural deity; there is nothing whatsoever outside of or distinct from Nature and independent of its processes."
I agree with much of this paragraph except that I do think it is transcendent, but that it is all inward, internal. There is no outside force. It is an all pervading force. I also do think the spirit is a very real aspect of nature, an invisible force that does actually connect all things to each other and it is this connection that I would call God. So, while I agree nature is all there is, I think there is more to nature than we realize. 
While Spinoza's God is not one to give worship to or thanks, for myself I think it is important and humbling and does reconnect you to the wholeness of everything. You are connecting than to the spirit that is in all of us, all of nature and is the most fundamental form allowing everything to exist. 
But I do agree with his statement. "Love your fellow human beings and treat them with justice and charity. This is all that is essential to the “true religion.” Everything else is just superstition."
I would say it is Love and Compassion which is true religion and this is what is at the essence or heart of Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism and when this is not practiced, it becomes a lie and any religion without Love and Compassion is a lie. 
This is what I think the Buddha meant when asked about those who do not know Buddhism and what would happen to them and he replied, 'there is no other religion.' This is because at the core, all true religions are the same. Love and Compassion. Everything else is just details that often separate us into groups. 
But we are not separate, and even the physical world which we see which looks very separate is not separate, it is all one, in my view. 
I also agree with his views on the Laws. They were written by men and passed down from generation to generation. They were written to keep order, to promote prosperity, unity, happiness, and health. In many ways, at their heart, the laws are good. But when they come into conflict with love and compassion I would have to disagree. 
I do think men are inspired by the spirit that connects all of us and all things to each other and that it is possible to becomes more intuitive about nature and life by listening to this spirit. In that sense, some of the writings which we call spiritual or religious may have come, but I do think that one has to use their good judgment.
I also find it interesting that all four major religions speak of uniting as one. In Christianity Christ says "to become one with Father as I am one."  In Buddhism and Hinduism there is also a sense of becoming one with the nothingness, or one with Nirvana. There is a sense of denying the self and becoming less selfish, less separate to live in harmony, compassion, and love as one. In Christianity we are also taught to deny ourself and We find this common thread of love, compassion and oneness in many writings of religions.
In Kabbalah we also find a writing that says, "Everything is mysteriously one." Kabbalist Lucia may have written that, but I'm not sure. 
To me it seems the essentials are Love, Compassion, and Oneness.

As far as the soul, I obviously have vastly different views from Spinoza. I think there is a spiritual essence to nature at its very fundamental fabric which is invisible much like the quantum physics of things and I think it is at this level where everything is connected and one. 
I also think that consciousness is linked or connected to this oneness, this fundamental fabric. So, we are all one physically by quantum physics, but spiritually as well. Or perhaps this fundamental vibration that pervades all things in a quantum physics sense is also what one might call the spirit, that which continues and had no beginning or end and which is everything and all of us. 
But I do think there is a essence which is you or me which does exist after physical death. Like a vibration of energy or nature's echo left behind. I do think some people are more sensitive to seeing this vibration or echo and this is what people might call a ghost or a spirit. 
How long does it linger? 

I would also say that even Christ spoke about "your body is the temple of God." So, the idea of God dwelling within isn't really a new concept. God for the most part in many teachings is in fact internal. 

Christians have heard of the "All consuming fire." Well, it is consuming ALL. That means everything and everywhere. This idea of everywhere is found in many spiritual teachings, not just Christianity. 

So, I don't think my views differ so much from true teachings actually. I think where my views differ is from what has become mainstream or polar notions which most people can understand. 

But understanding and truth are two different things and I think truth is often beyond our understanding. 

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What is God?

For myself, I view God as a Spirit. An infinite, illimitable, eternal Spirit. What is a Spirit? For myself, I view a Spirit as the most fundamental form, most simple form of energy.

I think to call the Spirit/God as intelligent or conscious, restricts and limits our own understanding of it. This is because we view life and nature through our own intelligence and consciousness. Ours evolved naturally from simple to complex and is restricted by body/space/time.

A God would not have these limits, would not have evolved and would not be complex. Therefore its "intelligence" and "conscious" would be nothing like we understand.

God is not a consciousness inside a brain or an intelligence inside a brain or even a mind inside a brain. Though a mind might be the closest we can think of it. God would exist outside of space and time and inside of it; therefore, its "consciousness" would encompass past-present-future and even before time. Its intelligence could be much like a mathematical genius quantum computer. Perhaps an Awakened Energy-Spirit- would be a better definition.

There are two kinds of energy in my view. Spiritual and Physical. When we understand virtual particles and fundamental particles better, I think we come closer to understanding what Spiritual Energy can do as well.

Spiritual Energy >>Withdrawal>>Space Forms>>Physical Energy Emerges>>Fields> Virtual Particles> Forces>Fundamental Particles>Everything Physical Forms.

Science examines the natural/the physical, not the spiritual.

I agree with everything from science, except when biologists (not mathematicians) use words like purposeless, without guide, directionless, without goals.

I agree with mathematicians assessment of randomness.

The reason is because in biology, we are talking about things without a consciousness -processes and mechanisms are non living things and can't have a purpose in the sense that they are using the word. They don't have a consciousness. They are not aware.

We are examining processes and mechanisms, but what is this substance (energy) that these processes and mechanisms are using. From where does this substance (energy) come?

Those are essentially the questions at the crust of the real inquiry into what is reality.

Simply because the process or mechanism is not conscious itself, does not mean they were not structured deliberately or without intent or thought, or that a spiritual energy does not exist.

This simply means that physical things and processes and mechanisms without a consciousness don't have a conscious purpose/goal.

Well, Duh.

So, I agree biological evolution doesn't have a conscious purpose/goal in and of itself -because we are examining only the physical Things, the physical processes and physical mechanisms.

This says nothing about the spiritual significance.

However, they do have a natural purpose/goal.

All energy persists toward entropy =Death.
All life persists to survival =Life

Further, all energy follows a pattern from simple>complex, chaos>order, from heterogenous>homogenous, from random>non random, from death>life>death.

These patterns are reflected in our natural laws.

So, all of energy does follow a guide or a direction. It is the direction or reflection of the natural laws.

is Nothing all there is?

Science seems to be going in the direction that true nothingness does not exist. This is because whenever you find nothing, you find virtual particles.

I would have to agree not just with the science, but with that concept in my view of life and reality.

Nothing does not exist, because whenever you find nothing--you actually find everything just in its most simple and fundamental form. Nothing is NoThing, not the non-existence of everything.

The most simple and fundamental form of reality is NoThing and this is why this happens in my opinion.

The real question for me is, how much of life experience and memories is retained in this simple fundamental form that makes up our universe and our everything?

How is it retained?

We can see cells seem to have a sense of memory and experience, but do virtual particles too?

Do all our memories and life experiences retain themselves in some fundamental form of energy?

Could what we call the soul or spirit be an echo of nature itself?

It does seem that virtual particles have to behave certain ways. It pops as a gluon only to become a photon or such...because it seemingly has to conform to the existence it pops into. Some virtual particles might pop into our existence as anti-quarks, but most have to conform and so we see the photon it is supposed to be.

Why do virtual particles conform? What rules are they following? It seems they are somehow aware of what is around them if they are conforming. (Not to imply this awareness has to be conscious.)