Colour Convention peace. Goodness (in orange) refers either to spiritual energy or to a conception of what humans most desire in spiritual terms. Goodness (in green) refers to a specific . Terms in purple refer to Channels in the . are universally-sought experiential states. Examples of will be in green e.g.
This framework inevitably touches on spiritual issues. This is because it deals with which are viewed as forms of goodness as well as being equivalent to each other cf. Keats: Beauty is truth, truth beauty. Goodness in turn is an essential attribute of God. The energies attached to the divine, , are associated with and often referred to as goodness (as they will be here).
goodness and good values.gives their power. To access this power, it is irrelevant whether you believe in God or have any interest in spirituality as such. The primary issue is whether you have an interest in
In the framework will be set. The key taxonomic observations in this initial topic are:topics, these propositions will be unpacked and the foundation of the
I outline below what to expect in the next few topics, because it is not easy to get your mind around these issues.
Table modified from Working with Values, 1995.
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There are various-energies associated with values as shown above. and are the main forms used in everyday life as we pursue endeavours large and small. When endeavours are long-term or involve many people, then and become relevant.
The focus in this section, however, is not on endeavours themselves, but on the contribution of enlightened fashion: see below.to endeavours so that they function in an
THEE Note: The observations organized here give support to the idea of a Pleroma. The was postulated as a reservoir of , creating and being created by goodness in a self-reinforcing cycle. It is associated with the , part divine and part human, that are thought to sustain the existence of humanity.
We are here to do: that is the basic position of THEE.
If one of the things we want to «do» is «produce goodness», then that must occur during specific doing i.e. in the activities required by our endeavours. But creating goodness is not its own identifiable . Instead, it is a self-imposed desire for goodness to be applied to any and all endeavours.
Goodness is self-evidently a value, and in this context it is an . It sits alongside and unites more differentiated like love, peace, strength, justice, freedom &c. Like anything spiritual, this sort of value is not social, tangible and concrete. So evocation and application of to a choice (or activity or project) must occur alongside other more directly relevant that will be actualized in that choice.
As a result, any and every endeavour, large or small, can be pursued in an enlightened fashion, if we so choose; and any and every situation can be handled in an enlightened fashion, if we so choose.
As explained: All endeavours involve all 7 and are driven by purpose and value-RL6. Examining in more detail reveals 7 levels: the . Practical activities are directed in the lower part with projects being defined by . Group values serve as contexts for projects, and these are specified in the upper levels. Goodness is the most general and all embracing . It can infuse projects of any sort because there is a Channel of influence in the joining to When discovered, it was named Enlightenment.
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Goodness can be applied at any time in relation to any matter, and it is often a spontaneous choice. However, many ignore the spiritual dimension of living, and lack an appreciation of the importance of goodness. So it is often neglected. What is done may be good, but it is less good than it might have been. Remember that choice of the lesser good = evil. So the is depleted. Rejecting goodness entirely by using will-energy detrimentally to harm others or oneself is a separate issue.
willing obedience in the service of goodness. They are the origin of codes that help us battle with our own egocentricity, which is the source of our tendency to evil. Here the have a different and more dynamic role: to become special that can carry the energies of goodness that you are willing to activate.emerged from
Activation is straightforward. You evoke and create goodness, operate like any other value and piggyback on everyday living. If you activate and apply an , then you can release its by using the . Naturally, this must be done in ways that accord with and integrate sensibly with your various projects as well as the activities of daily living.all the time, consciously and unconsciously. shape what you do—subtly or bluntly, directly and indirectly. , carriers of
The function of the to provide the means for consciously creating goodness.is therefore
Each of these goodness to come into play. Like every other element of THEE, they all presumably exist in readiness in some unconscious fashion.is necessary for
First Overview: This topic goes through each of the examples of applying .: •describing their origin from the corresponding , •identifying their effect, and •noting the result of their neglect. There are numerous simple
Second Overview: This topic takes a perspective found useful in clarifying theand applies it to the . The result is to identify characteristic qualities of each .
Table: and showing characteristic qualities.
This topic elaboratesfurther. It then uses the perspective from (2:) to suggest specific associations with particular . That reveals the of humanity. Most religious scriptures, wisdom literature and modern philosophers select one or a few from this set for primary emphasis.
Table: and associated .
This topic indicates whatare, and how to recognize them. Its main focus is on explaining why the use of does not necessarily seem good in practice.
Diagram: Tree of Intentionality.
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While studying these Monads, be aware of the next step: If enlightened self-interest were easy, everybody would increasingly follow that path. Perhaps the biggest challenge lies in finding the strength that it takes to resist egotism and take this path. Methods to do this emerge from combining two adjacent vehicles in all possible ways to form 6 Dyads.
Originally posted: 29-Mar-2013