Journey in Being
An orientation to the journey and its narrative
Mitra © October 2014—December 2014
of the guide
- A general orientation showing the aim, dimensions,
newness of fact and worldview—that it draws from but is not a compendium
of the traditions, and the ideas and action aspects of the aim.
- A reader’s guide
- The aim of the journey is discovery and
realization, as far as may be possible, of what is good in the immediate
- A necessary prerequisite to such an aim is a
worldview which is most effective when explicit. Accordingly the
narrative has two main parts—a worldview or ideas and a program of
- The view or metaphysics developed in the
narrative is that the universe is the realization of all possibility
(this view is called the fundamental principle of metaphysics and
the resulting metaphysics is called the universal metaphysics or,
simply, the metaphysics). Some issues regarding this view follow.
- The view is shown to satisfy three essential principles
that any new view should satisfy (a) it should be proved; proof is
significant in giving confidence and showing the meaning of the view
(especially the relevant meaning of ‘possibility’), (b) it should agree
with what is valid in our experience and traditions (including modern
science and principles of reason), and (c) it should say something
significant and new.
- Regarding significance, the view of human being
and the universe developed is shown to go beyond what is validly known
in standard secular and trans-secular views. As a framework it is
ultimate—it is shown that there is no greater. To be comparable to what
is valid in older views, established concepts are essential; however, to
be new, the meanings must have some alteration; the altered meanings I
have found most effective are given in the essay.
- Reader’s intuition—secular or trans-secular—may
and probably should be challenged by the worldview and its implications.
It is therefore important to keep issues of consistency and meaning,
addressed above, in mind while becoming familiar with the new view.
- The part devoted to a program of action at the
end of the essay is short. A general description is given in earlier
discussion (metaphysics, cosmology and related topics). It covers human
and universal BEING
BEING from conceptual and constructive perspectives. The emphasis
in this part is on functional elements of a program rather than repetition
of the generalized description. I will report on outcomes of action
- Main needs of the brief edition are (a)
distinguish conceptual vs. action parts or editions (b) distinguish
essentials from details. The purpose to the pictures in the
narrative is stated in the after-word on ‘the author’; it would have
been more effective to state this earlier.