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 . are universally-sought experiential states. Examples of will be in green e.g.
In explaining the vehicles, a variety of was used as examples. It may have felt to you that I was not focusing on your preferred . It is certainly true that the wisdom literature and religious authorities through the ages have singled out certain for special emphasis. e.g. love and wisdom get far more column inches than simplicity or adventure. The recurring emphasis and obvious significance for humanity of these recurrently emphasized values has led me to label them: .
Emphases are commonly kept to a minimum: and backed up by scriptural or philosophical authority. If just one value is the focus, it is commonly love, justice or wisdom. However, Ken Wilber, a modern spiritual philosopher, settled on truth, beauty and goodness to fit his system. The difficulty in such accounts is that too many self-evidently crucial values seem to be subordinated or neglected without good reason.
I offer here a set of Goodness has an that is naturally and intimately associated with it. Here are the proposed associations (capitalized in bold). I used the identified characteristic quality of each to derive the most suitable value.emerging from this taxonomic inquiry. My conjecture is that each
production of goodness. The application of demands a with them as your primary activity to achieve anything good. Any situation where are to be applied requires activities that ensure opposites are reconciled, divisions are removed, and betterment applies in both directions.. It seems that is the core activity in the
production of goodness. The application of demands a to them. Personal needs are met in community settings, and any situation where are to be applied will require you to your social milieu in a way that is fair to you and to others.. It seems that is a personal need in the
production of goodness. The application of invariably demands of some sort, extra tasks that are not intrinsically good but serve an end that is. Any situation where are to be applied will require you to do things that take time and effort.. It seems that is about the means for
production of goodness. The application of invariably functions in the service of being in some way. Any situation where are to be applied is one where there is difficulty, dispute or distress and the end result must be some relief.. It seems that is the desired outcome in the
production of goodness. The application of invariably demands of some sort to serve as a rationale for your position. Any situation where are to be applied will require you to have faith and belief in whatever you are doing.. It seems that is about belief in the
production of goodness. The application of invariably demands the exercise of personal . So any situation where are to be applied will require some expression of preferred humane ideals.. It seems that involves an assertion during the
production of goodness. The application of invariably demands and evokes associated feelings and emotions. So any situation where are to be applied should have the potential to be experienced as enjoyable in some fashion.. It seems that is the necessary experience in the
|R"G1||Vehicle of Goodness||Quality||Primal Value|
|7||Unification||is the core activity.||Peace|
|6||Submission||is the personal need.||Justice|
|5||Exertion||is time-based means.||Strength|
|4||Helpfulness||is the desired outcome.||Love|
|3||Knowing||is a deep belief.||Truth|
|2||Aspiration||is a brute assertion.||Freedom|
|1||Enjoyment||is an inner experience.||Beauty|
I offer thesenames as a set for the West. Meditate on these daily and you won't go far wrong.
However, I doubt that it is ever possible to be authoritative in regard to naming, and especially in this context. Nor is there any need for me to be definitive. In any case, historical development alters the meaning of words.
Cultural and historical factors are relevant e.g. Compassion seems to be used in the East where Love is used in the West. The choice of a culture-hero or religious founder may determine the choice of term for adherents e.g. Wisdom may then be preferred to Truth.
There are many variations on values and I am aware that others might be preferred as the primary association with thee.g.
● equality with
● obedience with
● power with
● compassion with
● wisdom with
● growth with
● delight with
See more associations/assignations below.
Remember that examples can be confusing: In THEE, as in psychosocial reality, everything depends on how the phenomenon functions in the actual context: i.e. determining any THEE-entity depends on knowledge of the purpose behind its use.
It is possible that the use of commonis associated with the identified here. Some further suggestions are shown below. See if you agree.
An a universally accepted and eternally pursued state of being.is
When the term «values» is used without elaboration in texts, it may refer to «»—but it may not. Sometimes the context makes it clear, but just as often the reference is left vague.
More thoughtful individuals have proposed special labels for
●transcendental value, ●meta-value, ●being value, ●ultimate goal, ●universal value, ●inspirational value, ●absolute value, ●existential value, ●spiritual value.
As well as possessing the properties common to all forms of value, are distinctive in that they:
You know that love is an example of an , because I have specified that terms in green are . But «love» is just a word. It might be an example of various psychosocial things: an emotion, a relationship, an idea, or a different sort of value like a priority or a social value or a tenet or a duty, or something else.
Goodness is the ultimate in the sense that all are regarded as versions or aspects of it. So we all unavoidably choose goodness.
However, most of the time we do not focus just on goodness, but on an that is more specifically appealing or situationally relevant: e.g. freedom, or community, or understanding, or justice. Our environment, the , has a major influence here. However, choice of is also affected by personal preferences whose origins may be glaringly obvious or mysteriously obscure.
It is proposed that, irrespective of societal demands and personal preferences, allshould be kept in mind by us all.
Originally posted: 29-Mar-2013