Thursday, June 25, 2015

Light flashed by

Month, Day: 172, Mercy, Glory (Majesty)

As we have said before, audacity is a requirement. For some reason, I didn't get around to posting during the, just past, month of Light. This is one important attribute (not that they all are not). In the typical parts of northern hemisphere, we have the start of summer, with the day of the longest amount of sunlight. In the extreme northern regions, we have almost endless light.

Genesis has this: Let there be Light. Sight comes from light. But, given the phenomena of e-m (too many to list) and our understanding of it, we now have the web/cloud and computation in general with its exploitation of applied mathematics. Yes, technology exploits, essentially.

Now, that phenomena mentioned above has spiritual aspects, as we can see from last month. Say what?

So much to discuss with this topic. For one, the Master was not incorrect nor misstating. ... Just the other day, in reference to discussion of Nash's work, the author, perhaps being silly, mentioned "ethereal" (let's say magic, okay?).

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Consider. Just as the accumulation of entropy gallops along (and the thought of this gives some joy), so, too, does injustice. In fact, the common refrain, thoughtless as it is, is such: well, who said that life is fair. But, we know that Justice (all sorts of things to discuss here, too) is beloved by the Creator. How can this be? Mere nature versus spiritual?

Ah, parallels abound that are worthy of our attention, albeit the work needs to be done somewhat audaciously, at this point.

Remarks:  06/27/2015

06/26/2015 -- Light and sight. Gleanings CLII: Thine eye is My trust, suffer not the dust of vain desires to becloud its luster.
  
06/27/2015 -- HW #40: O SON OF MAN! Wert thou to speed through the immensity of space and traverse the expanse of heaven, yet thou wouldst find no rest save in submission to Our command and humbleness before Our Face.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

John Forbes Nash, Jr.

Month, Day: 172, Grandeur, Perfection (Beauty)

Blessings. He had an impact far beyond what he knew; we will have a series about this under the theme that has been labeled audacity.

GWU: In man there are two expressions, one is the expression of nature, the other the expression of the spiritual realm.

Nash's work has been highjacked/kidnapped in order to support the former, as in, making gaming as the basis from which we get natural outcomes like "dwarinian" methods and views. 

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Wikipedia has a very good listing of types of games.  Nash, of course, dealt with equilibria conditions, assuming that such were pertinent. Why say that? We need to describe a "sucker"game (actually, Blaise started this - we need to update with modern parlance).

Remarks:  06/18/2015

06/18/2015 -- It's too bad that "game" was chosen by the other John, von Neumann. As our friend, Albert E said, God does not play dice with the universe. Except, we might add: only to the extent to keep us humble and to insure that we cannot go past our bounds (whatever it/they might be). So, Nash's thoughts, though couched in the game theoretic senses, apply to optimization (there might be a better way to phrase, but the thing is sub-optimal - as in, only near (approximate) - I like "near zero" - implying, of course, residue, always).

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Understanding

Month, Day: 172, Beauty, Names (Justice)

Gleanings XCV: First and foremost among these favors, which the Almighty hath conferred upon man, is the gift of understanding. His purpose in conferring such a gift is none other except to enable His creature to know and recognize the one true God—exalted be His glory. This gift giveth man the power to discern the truth in all things, leadeth him to that which is right, and helpeth him to discover the secrets of creation.

Audacity (in regard to understanding) will talk of the Master's model plus comprehension and symmetry.


Remarks:  05/06/2015

05/06/2015 --

Friday, April 3, 2015

NDEers

Month, Day: 172, Splendour, Speech (Independence)

"The Science of Near-Death Experiences" Yes, The Atlantic, April, 2015. At a conference, there are badges: Speaker, Panelist, Volunteer, Experiencer.

Gosh, how to get people to realize that they can have one in a dream? Valley of Wonderment.

Nowhere have I run into some Baha'i driven worldview that is operationally effective in science. Well, first of all, what is science? What? Afraid to step on the toes of the materialists (or Brights)?

I have often wanted to hear from the staunch deniers after they stepped over. Well, Hitchens responded, for one. After I wrote that original post, my brother passed over. Those two never got together, but my college roommate did. All of these were about the same time frame (birth cohort and terminus loci - we have to get back to symmetry and its use).

Anyway, back to NDEers, many of whom take grief from those with their super-powered microscopes (all types, now mostly of software - ah, opening up things to the genies) who want to see (even if their sense if many levels and filters away from whatever is associated with phenomena): enjoy and learn from your experience even if positive or negative.

Our view is that being far from God is hell (paraphrasing, okay?). Now, one way for that to happen is to be wrapped (now, again, all sorts of world views are talking this).

So, that brings up a question: Can one not know on the other side, as in, not even be aware of the transition? Of course. But, we're not going there, now (the focus is how to bolster science to be as it ought to be).

Remarks:  06/05/2015

04/03/2015 -- We are in the first group by month (Transcendent) and fourth group by day (Motivational).

06/05/2015 -- Reactions to some dreams can be NDE-like in the sense of not wanting to leave. Actually, the aura of a real, grok, type can carry over for long period of time, occupying the mind.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

2nd, Teleological

Month, Day: 172, Splendour, Light (Justice)

We just completed the Transcendent group of the 1st month, right after the yearly measure.

      Splendour, Glory, Beauty, Grandeur.

Now, we are into the Teleological which may be more in our grasp.

      Light, Mercy, Words, Perfection.

Then, we get to what we can do, namely Operational.

Remarks:  03/25/2015

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