A JOURNEY OF REALIZATION
The principle of charting is simple—focus will be on the elements of Being laid out earlier which emphasize modes and vehicles of transformation. The recognized modes are ideas and action—the goal of action is transformation; the recognized vehicles are the individual and Civilization—the individual is a focal point of Being (i.e. becoming or transformation). Reflection on the elements of the journey-in-process is more important than having a checklist of elements.
This section reviews the main dimensions of a journey. The next section Assessment of Progress states and assesses progress so far. and then assesses developments so far. Together, the dimensions and assessment provide foundation for plans provided in the section Charting the Journey—Wide Perspective which is a map for reflection and action (which naturally draws from the previous divisions). The narrative then continues (in the Complete Edition) with a detailed program in the sections The Individual in Community and the World and Civilization of the Universe: Being, Artifact, and Technology.
A Journey of Realization—though personal in its beginning, the journey—this journey—aims at shared realization of and contribution to a ‘universal journey in being’. This section is a brief account of this journey in process.
Ideas—ideas are never complete; a text can always be improved; planning is part of ideas and ideation. However, in this narrative relative maturity of ideas has been achieved. Further, since, ideas are innately incomplete modes of Being, focus must and shall now be on transformation.
Transformation of Being focuses on Individual Being as such and in relation to community and civilization—ideas are an incomplete part of transformation. Essential transformation is in-process and at an early stage in comparison to the ideas. However, we shall recall that ‘In the life of the spirit, we are always at the beginning.’
Civilization and Being—focuses on human civilization and on Civilization of the Universe… Involvement, which begins with this work and its motives, is defined by ideas, personal action, sharing, and as a program above and in what follows.
Artifact and technology—a secondary focus will be on use and development of technologies appropriate to (a) transformation of Being and (b) civilization of the Universe.
Ideas—as noted, relative maturity of ideas has been achieved. Two aspects maturity are (1) As developed the ideas are innately reflexive—i.e. they include self-assessment (2) This self-assessment shows completeness of foundation and breadth.
Transformation—since transformation is in-process it will be useful to assess work so far. Assessment of progress may identify successful directions of transformation and therefore suggest areas of activity; and it may help clarify what has worked so far and so help hone principles of action. Here is a brief assessment of ‘work’ so far (a) Discovery and development of a dynamic of transformation (the framework of the metaphysics) (b) Yoga in action, self transformation, self healing, and focus (c) Nature as inspiration for understanding and transformation of self (therefore of community)—‘Beyul’ (Tibetan for secret or hidden land) as map of Being.
Civilization—a significant amount of background work has been done in developing the concept of Civilization, investigation of the social sciences, the nature of science and implications for social science and their use. The progress regarding transformation have origin and have been implemented informally in small scale group settings. Large scale sharing and implementation for civilization is under planning and preparation.
Artifact and technology—reading, study, and reflection in social science, history, cosmology, and cognitive science have been broad. I have experience in design and in programming (computation). Implementation for this phase is under planning and preparation.
Planning is arranged according to vehicles of transformation—individual Being and Civilization—and then according to the modes of transformation—ideas and action.
Plans for transformation of individual Being are as follows.
Ideas—topics for study and research—(1) Foundation and development of the metaphysics (2) Study of ways—tradition, analysis and synthesis of Being (which include experiment: ideas cannot be developed in isolation from action) with focus on catalysts of Being in interaction with emotion-cognition (3) Study of artificial Being—stand alone, evolutionary, and symbiotic; general study of technology for civilization (our world) and Civilization (population of the Universe); specific study of cognitive science, AI, A-Life: symbolic, computer implementation, and designs; reflection and research on the ‘computation’ model, its significance, enhancements (quantum, distributed), and alternatives; and study and development of dynamic text—automation of production, presentation, storage and representation of text and concepts, revision, and use of text—i.e. interaction of text and object or world (4) Theoretical and experimental study of transformations (experiments) with organisms, individuals, selves, and dissolution of self—psycho-biology (5) Application—i.e. interaction with disciplines and human endeavor, especially metaphysical thought of the past—e.g. the thought of Leibniz and the speculative systems, Logic, mathematics, the sciences with focus on fundamental physics, physical cosmology, and evolutionary biology, and science and philosophy for (of) society (6) Analysis and synthesis of the realms harbored in the womb of Realism (Logic) as conceived in the narrative (7) Meta-study, i.e. review of all aspects of the process, especially analysis and synthesis of ideas and Being—including formulation in these terms. The ‘study’ includes review of plans and the planning process (in light of the metaphysics and the nature and structures of the journey). This study is implicit in the previous items but deserves separate mention.
Transformation and action—(1) Ways, i.e. analysis and synthesis of Being… and implementation (2) Yoga, meditation in practice and in action and living (3) Travel—culture, especially spiritual places-institutions-persons (4) Nature as a gateway to insight and Universe (Beyul) and as place for physical being, immersion in Being—porosity and transience of boundaries, and experiment with self and catalysts (5) Analysis and synthesis in light of experiment and learning.
Plans for transformation of Civilization are as follows.
Civilization and Being—(1) Our civilization: dimensions including A Vision for our world; participation and immersion; and integration with transformation (2) Shared endeavor, research group—establish or join a research and transformation community (for a transformation community see TranscommunityDesign.html; for a preliminary TransCommunity design see the Excel Workbook Transcommunity.xls or its HTML version Transcommunity.html); publishing the developments; integration with artifact and technology (3) Civilization of the Universe: sharing a common endeavor (above); metaphysics; retreat and return.
Artifact and Technology—(1) Use of technology in and for Civilization (2) Artificial Being—stand alone, design and evolution, symbiotic—build (hardware-software), experiment, learn; dynamic text—i.e. automation of text and ideas… and text that is interactive with ideas and life via computer implementation (software, intelligent editing, remote interaction) (3) Experiments with organisms—especially the individual experimenting with him or herself—psycho-biology (4) Shared endeavor, research group—establish or join a research and transformation community (for a transformation community see TranscommunityDesign.html; for a preliminary TransCommunity design see the Excel Workbook Transcommunity.xls or its HTML version Transcommunity.html).
my life to The Way of Being—
Adapted from the AA 3rd step prayer.
The future—this place is held for reports and narratives of the journey (ideas, plans and planning, transformations, and goals) as it unfolds.
The main elements for the future are (a) Sharing the narrative is essential to sharing the journey—the journey and narrative shall be open; the sharing will be with individuals and groups in the context of civilization (b) Reports on progress in transformation, ideas, and goals (plans).