In the art of the Japanese rock garden, the artist must be aware of the rocks’ “ishigokoro” (‘heart,’ or ‘mind’)
- A supreme formless Entity, the expression of which in time and space is creation of spiritual, etheric, and material worlds and beings. Production of these is delegated by It to a creator who originated It. The cosmos is created by CHRIST.
- Dualism: a cosmic Light and Darkness, Right and Left, yin-yan in cosmic and microcosmic form.
- The soul is portrayed as a captive; her home and origin being the supreme Entity to which she eventually returns Omega Point.
- Sacraments aid and purify the soul, to ensure her rebirth into a spiritual body, and her ascent from the world of matter.
- God is a principle of love and goodness
- One must reject the false ideas based on what is perceived as reality
- Correct thinking will bring health, harmony, and prosperity
- Man divine nature, when he become Christ or “god-man”, attaining the higher state of Christ consciousness
- Jesus realized his oneness with God as an example for mankind
- Bible must not be read literally
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In philosophy, panpsychism is the view that consciousness, mind or soul (psyche) is a universal and primordial feature of all things. Panpsychists see themselves as minds in a world of minds. Panpsychism is one of the oldest philosophical theories, and has been ascribed to philosophers like Thales, Plato, Spinoza, Leibniz and William James. Panpsychism canal so be seen in eastern philosophies such as Vedanta and Mahayana Buddhism. During the 19th century, panpsychism was the default theory in philosophy of mind, but it saw a decline during the middle years of the 20th century with the rise of logical positivism. The recent interest in the hard problem of consciousness has once again made panpsychism a widespread theory. (Read More)
According to D. S. Clarke, panpsychist and pan-experientialist aspects can be found in the Huayan and Tiantai Buddhist doctrines of Buddha nature, which was often attributed to inanimate objects such as lotus flowers and mountains. Tiantai patriarch Zhanran argued that “even non-sentient beings have Buddha nature.” Who, then, is “animate” and who “inanimate”? Within the assembly of the Lotus, all are present without division. In the case of grass, trees and he soil…whether they merely lift their feet or energetically traverse the long path, they will all reach Nirvana.
According to the 9th-century Shingon Buddhist thinker Kukai, the Dharmakaya is nothing other than the physical universe and natural objects like rocks and stones are included as part of the supreme embodiment of the Buddha. The Soto Zen master Dogen also argued for the universality of Buddha nature. According to Dogen, “fences, walls tiles, and pebbles” are also “mind”. Dogen also argued that “insentient beings expound the teachings” and that the words of the eternal Buddha “are engraved on trees and on rocks . . .In fields and in villages”. This is the message of his “Mountains and Waters Sutra”. It fall in the same sens as our Cosmic Christ who created all univers and everything in it.