Re: The Very Very First Sentence
|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 15, 2004, 17:43|
In a message dated 2004:02:13 09:54:54 PM, hsteoh@QUICKFUR.ATH.CX writes:
>To me, anything geometric is physical by definition. Of course, it may
>inhabit a world with absolutely bizarre physics,[**] but nevertheless
>[**] And who's that giggling in the back about Ferochromon physics?? ;-)
Bloody! I can't get away with any gigglefits on this list! Hey it was a
sympathetic thoroughly amused giggle, maaaan...
>> Can we imagine a world with no causes, only random
>> phenomenons ? That would litterally be a mad world.
>ww', i're 3gij3lii'!
IMHO A close runner-up to this kinda free-for-all world:
a Surrealist Hans Bellmer sex-&-violence orgy nightmare crossbred with Clive
Barker juicy, wet-dream, ... with Marquis de Sade, Rev. Cotton Mather, H.P.
Lovecraft, Adolf Hitler, Charles Manson and Jeffrey Dahmer fightin' over the
controls with runnin' commentary, arguements and fisticuffs by Girolamo
Savonarola, Anton LeVey, Malcom X, LePen, William S. Burroughs ... with Genghis Khan as
moderator/referee ... with Lt. "Mai Lai" Calley, "Blackjack-Happy" O'Dooley,
Tamerlane the Conqueror and Attila the Hun as his chief enforcers]
- notice the total abysmal lack of females or female counter-balancing
energies of any kind or, for that matter, any clearly pacifist males (or reasonably
[IMO most of the above-mentioned are rather misogynistic anyways ] -
>> Can we imagine a world where time would be
>> single-directional (only past, or only future ?)
>AFAIK, time in our universe is pretty much uni-directional. :-)
Or multi-directionally all at once ;) a la Jung's idea of synchronicity...
Or the classical Greek idea that the past is before us (we can still
"see" our past) and the future is behind us (creeping up to us sliiightly outta
view - we get just glimpses... possibly to pounce & pound us to smithereenies -
like big kittycats have done to furrymonkeys [& somewhat furless ones as well]
since both been around...)
Or take this: "...The unknown is neither past nor future - it exists only
in the precise present." (Toru Takemitsu)
The "alien" is amongst us. Sometimes "the most alien" is right in front
of our noses... at least until further notice from the skies...
Hanuman Zhang, heeding the Call(ing) to Divine Chaos & Creation
_NADA BRAHMA_ < Sanskrit > "sound = Godhead"
"You ride the brilliance, You are light, You are the construct,
You defy dimension tenn0!, You are what you are, eternal, absolute,
You are imperial, sovereign yeah tenn0, tenn0!
You breathe redemption, motive, power, You're elemental, super-collider
yeah tenn0!, You are air and earth, fire and ocean, You are Word, You are
tenn0 tenn0!" - two parts of the song "tenn0" by mortal
_LILA_ < Sanskrit >
1. the universe is what happens when God wants to play - Divine Play -
the play of the Divine in its Cosmic Dance, whimsy - like a child playing alone
God the Cosmic Dancer - whose routine is all creatures and all worlds - the
Cosmos flows - a world from the tireless unending resistless stream of God's
energy that _is_ Lila
2. joyous exercise of spontaneity involved in the art of creation this is
"...divine chaos ...rumors of chaos have been known to enhance the
...vision.... for the godhead manifests no more of its reality than the limited
grammar of each person's imagination and conceptual system can handle. A second
advantage is suggested by...the possibilty of many gods, ... each one of us
experiencing a unique... revelation. An orderly monistic and monotheistic
system... might succumb to a craving for logical coherence, and trim away some of the
mystery, rich indeterminancy, and tragic ambiguity in a complete numinous
experience. For some temperaments, the ambivalent gentleness and savagery of fate
can be imagined effectively in a godhead split into personified attributes,
sometimes at war, sometimes in shifting alliance." - Vernon Ruland, _Eight
Sacred Horizons: The Religious Imagination East and West_