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Apply Ultimate Values: RsH"-G1

Colour Convention ClosedUltimate values are universally-sought experiential states. Examples of ultimate values will be in green e.g. 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 ultimate value. Terms in purple refer to Channels in the Framework-Tree of Intentionality.


This framework inevitably touches on spiritual issues. This is because it deals with ultimate values 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, spiritual energies, are associated with and often referred to as goodness (as they will be here).

Spiritual energy gives ultimate values 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 goodness and good values.

In the R"G1 topics, these propositions will be unpacked and the foundation of the framework will be set. The key taxonomic observations in this initial topic are:

I outline below what to expect in the next few topics, because it is not easy to get your mind around these issues.

ClosedEnergies in Values


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 endeavour-RH. 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 ultimate value. It sits alongside and unites more differentiated ultimate values 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 ultimate values to a choice (or activity or project) must occur alongside other more directly relevant values and purposes 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.

ClosedTaxonomic Reminder

ClosedNeglect of Goodness

The 7 Vehicles

Primal Injunctions emerged from 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 Injunctions have a different and more dynamic role: to become special vehicles that can carry the energies of goodness that you are willing to activate.

Activation is straightforward. You evoke and create values all the time, consciously and unconsciously. Values shape what you do—subtly or bluntly, directly and indirectly. Ultimate values, carriers of goodness, operate like any other value and piggyback on everyday living. If you activate and apply an ultimate value, then you can release its spiritual energy by using the Vehicles of Goodness. 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.

The function of the Vehicles of Goodness is therefore to provide the means for consciously creating goodness.

The 7 Vehicles of Goodness are:

Unification: R"G17

Each of these vehicles is necessary for goodness to come into play. Like every other element of THEE, they all presumably exist in readiness in some unconscious fashion.

Explore via these Topics

1: Vehicles of Goodness

First Overview: This topic goes through each of the vehicles: •describing their origin from the corresponding Primal Injunction, •identifying their effect, and •noting the result of their neglect. There are numerous simple examples of applying ultimate values.

2: Conditions for Goodness

Second Overview: This topic takes a perspective found useful in clarifying the levels of purpose, and applies it to the 7 vehicles. The result is to identify characteristic qualities of each vehicle.

Table: Levels of Purpose and Vehicles of Goodness showing characteristic qualities.

3: Our Primal Values

This topic elaborates ultimate values further. It then uses the perspective from (2:) to suggest specific associations with particular vehicles. That reveals the 7 «Primal Values» of humanity. Most religious scriptures, wisdom literature and modern philosophers select one or a few from this set for primary emphasis.

Table: Vehicles of Goodness and associated «Primal Values».

4: Demystifying Values

This topic indicates what values are, and how to recognize them. Its main focus is on explaining why the use of ultimate values does not necessarily seem good in practice.

Table: Levels of Purpose showing polarization into good and bad.
Diagram: Tree of Intentionality.

More on Values:ClosedValues frameworks are too extensive and complex to be summarized. You can purchase an encyclopaedic text, or get its contents via free downloads. Eventually, the material will be posted in full detail on this website.

While studying these Monads, be aware of the next step:Closed 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

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