The Mystical Foundations of the World Order.
Life is shrouded in a mystery; this is the fundamental fact which confronts us. We live in a cave with our backs to the light, and, as Plato said, our knowledge is nothing more than the shadows which play upon its walls. What this mystery is in itself we cannot tell. All we know is that it exists, and ultimately all we know of ourselves is that we exist. If we call this mystery “God”, then our lives vibrate between the two poles of “God is” and “I am”; but because the first transcends the reason, as the infinite transcends the finite, the relationship between them can only be expressed in symbols; that is in finite, or rational, terms. If in the place of God we write “Reality”, “Nature”, “Unknowable”, or “Zero”, it matters not one whit; the equation is just as obscure; for all we have done is to replace a by b, c, d, or e, not knowing what these letters mean. The symbol has changed, but what it symbolizes remains as inscrutable….read more