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Re: Theos-World 0 .. is or is not

Oct 11, 2000 11:16 AM
by Eugene Carpenter

It seems that the words "the one" refers to the none and the word "none"
refers to the one. A dance of the Self/Non-self?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Shampan-e-Shindh" <>
To: "Theosophy Talk" <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2000 10:36 AM
Subject: Theos-World 0 .. is or is not

> Mr Carpenter wrote,
> "It might be more accurate to refer to 0 as both being and
> non-being,
> existant and non-existant rather than as non-existant. The term
> non-existant might be best reserved for the will aspect itself
> rather than
> consciousness of the will aspect. This jives nicely with the
> circle as
> dividing/uniting it's inside area with the outside."
> Totally agreed on that part. "Non-existent" is an inappropriate
> term. What I actually meant was, more as in 1 to 9 are numbers
> materialistically (in the most obvious common notion) existent. 0
> is the non-materialistic, or lesser materialistic than any other
> no. sitting on the line of abstractness, as soon as the concept
> of that "non-materialistic-existent" occurs, the other numbers
> seem to be effected ...making all no. a doubful existent, but
> together they all exist, and that existence is .... the whole
> "one" or 1 the number itself, which was the main grounds of my
> theory. But also opens up whole new discussion which yours has
> just implied. .
> . The point is, as soon as abstractness or 0 comes in the
> numbers world, the whole concept of mathematics start getting a
> new dimension. Same as looking at two dimension geometry without
> knowing the third, perhaps there are more, one we know of already
> "time" perhaps the 4th.
> As far as will, knowledge, consciousness goes, ...I fail to see
> the definite links with no.s so distinctly fixed. I will read
> your explanation again.. Let me get to the bottom of this.
> This rusty brain has been too much involved with volunteer social
> work, radio broadcast, record remastering, amateur music analysis
> as recreation and tourism, other odd jobs for a living; for too
> long...:))
> But please keep educating, I will catch up.
> Thankfully,
> Sham

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