The Mind & the World

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The Mind and the World

And God said,

Let us make man according to Our image and likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea,

and over flying creatures of heaven, and over the cattle and all the earth,

and over all the reptiles that creep on the earth.

And God made man, according to the image of God He made him, male and female He made them.

And God blessed them, saying,

Increase and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the seas

and flying creatures of heaven, and all the cattle and all the earth, and all the reptiles that creep on the earth

{Genesis 1:26–28}

And God formed the man of dust of the earth,

and breathed upon his face the breath of life,

and the man became a living soul

{Genesis 2:7}

Πνευμα Θειον το ποιησαν με, πνοη δε Παντοκρατορος η διδασκουσα με…

the Spirit of God is that Who formed me, the breath of the Almighty is that teaches me…

{Job 33:4}

For with Thee is the fountain of life:

In Thy Light we shall see light

{Psalm 35(36):9}

Thou, O Lord, will light my lamp: my God, Thou will lighten my darkness

{Psalm 17(18):28}

If you love Me, keep My commandments.

And I will petition the Father, and He will give you another Comforter,

that He may remain with you forever: the Spirit of Truth Whom the world cannot see,

because it does not see Him nor know Him.

But you know Him, for He abides with you, and shall be in you…

{John 14:15–17}

the Holy Spirit Whom the Father will send in My Name,

He will teach you all things…

{John 14:26}

Grace to you and peace be multiplied by a full knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

As His divine power has bestowed upon us

all pertaining to life and godliness through the complete knowledge

of the One calling us via glory and virtue

{2 Peter 1:2–3}

The human mind is the creation of God – a living being that came to life, because the act of creation was actualized by the unity of

Divine Power

↓        ↓

     Divine Law ← → Divine Energy

The human mind comes to life

–– because of the will–power of God the Father

–– through Λογος, Αγια Σοφια – the Holy Wisdom and Eternal Law, the Word–God

–– with Πνευμα το Αγιον – the Holy Spirit of God {John 1:1–13; 3:5–7; 4:24; 14:6–26; 15; 16:13–15; 17:1–26; 1 John 5:5–10; 1 Corinthians 6:19–20; Genesis 1:26–28; 2:7; Isaiah 11:2; Wisdom 2:23}

GOD THE FATHER

Ο ΘΕΟΣ

↓        ↓

THE WORD–GOD          THE HOLY SPIRIT

                           Ο Λογος, Αγια Σοφια               Ο Παρακλητος, το Πνευμα το Αγιον

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The Human Mind

(Soul–Heart–Mind)

A human being formed from the dust of the earth became the living soul only after God breathed in his face the Πνοην Ζωης – Breath of Life {Genesis 2:7} that is the immortal spirit of man who was created in image of God and likeness {Genesis 1:1–2, 26–27; John 1:1–13; 3:3–7; 4:24; 6:63; 14; 17; 1 John 1:1–5; 4:13; 5:4–8; 1 Corinthians 6:19–20; Psalm 103(104)30; Ecclesiastes 12:7; Wisdom 2:23}. A human being created by God lives by the Divine energy and the Divine power –– the life–giving Πνευμα – the Spirit of God {Psalm 103(104)30}.

Although all creations of God are the derivative–creations of the Divine energy, only a human being may receive the Holy Spirit.

The original man – Adam – created from the dust of the earth became the living soul by receiving the Breath of God, and the original nature of man is defined as the image and likeness of God Who is the Almighty Spirit referred to by the Word–God and perceived by Moses, the prophets, and the Apostles as the Fire – the Holy Consuming Fire, and as the life–giving Spirit teaching the Truth and bestowing wisdom {Genesis 1:26–28; 2:7; Luke 12:49; 9:54–56; John 14:6–26; 15; 16:7–16; 17; Deuteronomy 4:24; 4 Kings 1:10, 12; Psalm 10(104):4, 30; Hebrews 12:28–29}.

The mind lives by knowledge: it perceives–accumulates–consumes–creates–disseminates–shares (or hides) knowledge.

Knowledge is the substance of the mind, the meaning of life, the food and the results–fruits of the mind’s existence: knowledge defines the nature of man…

The concept of human mind is the core of the concept of Universe developed within the first/general – Christian – knowledge framework. The main doctrines, with which the concept of mind is developed, include

theological foundation – postulates of Christian theology, which explain the nature and operations of the mind as a creation of God

philosophical foundation – relevant postulates of philosophy of the Absolute Good, upon which the doctrine of omnipotence of the human mind is based

description of the mind that operates with the systems logic – the logic of the evolving (complex) systems, which is a practical application of philosophy of the Absolute Good that is based on Christian theology.

Theology defines the Absolute Good as the foundation for operations and choice of purposes of the mind.

Philosophy considers the Absolute Good at the level of thoughts, words, and deeds of man, as a practical guidance

for cognition of the laws that control the Universe and life of mankind

that sustains accomplishment of the purposes.

Logic is the tool, with which the mind embodies the Absolute Good into its own creations, identifies the derivatives of the Absolute Good within creations of the others – thoughts, words, deeds, establishments, and achieves own purposes.

The general framework is tree–fold, or it could be also said that it contains three intertwined realms of knowledge at the different levels of complexity, which reflect the universal law that defines life of the world:

Primary realm/source, the foundation – Christian Theology

the first sub–realm – the first level derivative: Philosophy of the Absolute Good

the second sub–realm – the second level derivative: Logic of the Evolving Systems, the Systems Logic

This framework provides the setting, in which the mind might be enabled to obtain knowledge with three levels of complexity

a/ knowledge of God Whose image is the core of the human essence – soul–heart–mind

b/ knowledge that initiates the transformation/process of evolving into the human child of God destined for the eternity with God

c/ knowledge of the nature – the knowledge that is necessary for existence of a human being at the earth: the human nature and the nature of the world that a human being has been created to dominate, to cultivate, to keep and to lead to evolution in love and perfection.

From another point of view, the first/general framework can be seen as the settings, in which the mind comprehends three interconnected realms of knowledge that enable the mind

to understand the foundation of the world, operations of its elements, nature and operations of its components {Wisdom 7:15–21}

to ascend to the Optimum/Absolute

to initiate development/evolution of its world

to achieve the purposes for the sake of which the mind was born into this world.

If the mind does not comprehend knowledge within any of these three realms (or if the mind is deprived of this knowledge), the mind is not able to evolve according to its nature: it degenerates.

Degeneration of the mind is the typical outcome of insufficiency of the knowledge that sustains, initiates, and directs the mind’s evolution; such insufficiency could be defined as the greatest evil, because the insufficient mind is able to operate only at the levels sustained by the logic of simplification – the logic of degeneration and destruction–disintegration/death, thus the mind is not able to accomplish the purposes for the sake of which it was born into this world.

Christian theology and issuing philosophy of the Absolute Good that sustain reasoning/logic are the foundation of survival, because they make possible advancement of human reasoning and creation of optimal systems and establishments, which accommodate human evolution:

theology

sustains life/wholeness of human essence – the soul–heart–mind

and constitutes the framework of human reasoning/logic

philosophy of the Absolute Good

underlies the reasoning/logic that

secures survival and evolution of the human intelligence/mind

the systems logic,

with which intelligence/mind operates,

sustains survival and evolution of a human being, mankind, and creations of men:

family, society, social, political, and religious establishments, nation, state

Every human mind that lives/operates according to its nature, within the framework of knowledge founded upon Christian theology has the same set of purposes:

the universal – permanent

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operational – temporary or working ones,

with which the mind advances toward accomplishment of its main purposes

at particular time–space–complexity point(s)

There are two main, universal, or unchangeable purposes, for the sake of which each human mind comes into existences within the temporal material world. Lord Jesus Christ, the Word–God defined their essence, when He said: First, seek Kingdom of God and His righteousness {Matthew 6:33}.

Although the Kingdom of God is within man {η βασιλεια του Θεου εντος υμων εστιν – Luke 17:20–21; εντος – within, in, in the inner part}, to find–perceive it is possible only for those who are the sons of the Kingdom: those chosen by God for the eternity with Him, born into the earth to complete their preparation for the eternity, given the authority to become children of God, and given the Holy Spirit Who teaches them all and leads them into the truth – to the Word–God by Whom the chosen ones come to God the Father {John 1:1–17; 6:28–58, 63; 14; 15; 16; 17}.

The first, ultimate purpose, is salvation of own soul: obtaining immortality and the everlasting life in the kingdom of God.

The second purpose is the advanced one: to reach the ultimate perfection according to the will of God, thus to be ready for the reality described by St. John the Apostle {Revelation 22:3–5}: in the city of God, where the throne of God and the Lamb will be, His slaves will serve Him [[οι δουλοι Θεου λατρευσουσιν Αυτω]], and they will see His face, and His Name will be on their foreheads (at front of them) [[μετωπων αυτων]]. The night will not be here, and they have no need of a lamp and light of sun, because the Lord God will enlighten them, and they will reign [[βασιλευσουσιν]] to the ages of the ages.

The summary:

The human mind is a complex evolving system created to execute the will of God. Therefore, its optimal state is the perfect compliance with the law/will of God, which is the Absolute for the mind.

The mind evolves for the next phase of existence, beyond the limits of the material world, by developing the abilities

a) to accept the will/law of God as the Absolute

b) to live/operate according to the will/law of God

c) to unwaveringly focus on the execution of the will/law of God.

The essence of the mind is the image of the Word–God. The mind’s operations are focused on bringing all systems and arrangements within the reality controlled by the mind into the complete compliance with the will/law of God.

In technical terms, it might be said that the mind carries within the universal code – the Word–God by Whom all has been created and through Whom all exists and evolves to complete perfection, and its main operational purpose is to bring all other systems, realities, arrangements, etc., in full compliance with the universal code that defines life/existence/operations of all components of the wholeness of life created by the Word–God.

For accomplishment of its works – achieving its purposes, the mind receives the divine/universal energy of God and the power to use it – wisdom. By embodying the universal energy into own thoughts–knowledge–codes of new systems, which the mind creates in a process of actualizing the will of God, the mind modifies conditions, terms, and operations of the material world. That work is accomplished at different levels of complexity according to operational purposes of a particular mind…

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