Journey in being—aspects of ‘journey’

Anil Mitra, © March 2010, © Latest Revision July 16, 2010

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Introduction—three senses of ‘Journey.’ 1   |   Origins. 1   |   The transformation is in being and identity. 2   |   Journey. 2   |   Meander, fork, end, dead end. 2   |   The way is not given. 2   |   Transformations are essential 2   |   Discovery of the traditions. 2   |   The traditions were found inadequate. 2   |   Doubt and faith. 3   |   All creation is re-creation. 3   |   The journey of an agent 3   |   A principle of the journey. 3   |   The narrative form of the essay. 3


Introduction—three senses of ‘Journey.’

Introduction—three senses of ‘Journey.A particular individual’s journey of discovery of a universal metaphysics and identity of individual and universe. The individual journey in realization of ultimate identity through ideas and transformation—ideas and identity are not distinct: the ancient paradigm of quest. A narrative of the journey


Origins—the process began with ideas but grew to include transformation which was found essential to complete realization

The transformation is in being and identity

The transformation is in being and identity. While the ideas show the necessity of realization of Universal Identity in the individual, transformation is on the path to—seeks—that Universal Identity in itself as well as in the present


Journey—the way from the immediate, from limits to the ultimate—unending adventure—higher but no highest: transformation in ideas and identity

Meander, fork, end, dead end

Meander, fork, end, dead end

The way is not given

The way is not given—the present does not contain the future. Analogy between the exploration of being undertaken and a journey without fixed path or itinerary or destination. Ambition and initially diffuse goals—something great. The way would not be linear even if the ultimate were the only goal. The path will go through worlds of being; there will be dead ends and fresh starts; the modes and means are among the ‘ends.’ The individual discovery of the journey is itself a journey. Varieties of experience—some goal related, others following some path of interest not consciously related to a goal, still others sheer diversion but enjoyed. Many paths in ideas taken up but abandoned, some forgotten but many because I learn that some other approach is needed: Material-Scientific, Evolutionary, Idealism, Absolute, the Void… each with significant written work

Transformations are essential

Transformations are essential and not appended to the ideas. Therefore there is a physical journey but even the physical journey is not at all restricted to being geographical

Discovery of the traditions

Discovery of the traditions—from shamanism to science is itself a far from linear undertaking

The traditions were found inadequate

The traditions were found inadequate—ideas and approaches to transformation from the tradition were inadequate to the goal to approach ultimate realization. This inadequacy has been shown—Metaphysics through Worlds—in the demonstration of an ultimate metaphysics that goes beyond received thought and which shows the necessity of ultimate realization. The path taken is a journey in that the instruments of the voyage are required to be improvised and crafted along the way

Doubt and faith

Doubt and faith—critical doubt and imagination are necessary for constructive thought with demonstration. However, doubt remains; and even without doubt the way would not be given. The attitude most conducive to realization is labeled faith. This faith is not a given faith in fixed system but, perhaps, faith in being

All creation is re-creation

All creation is re-creation… all paths have been traveled before… and yet re-creation is ever fresh—this follows from the Universal metaphysics. Every individual, every culture, each civilization rediscovers its own way. Rediscovery is as good as discovery. There is no patenting of authorship

The journey of an agent

The journey of an agent who enjoys travel and destination, who relates process to ends which both change in interaction

A principle of the journey

A principle of the journey—without a journey… without action and transformation, being is incomplete, a shadow…

The narrative form of the essay

The narrative form of the essay complements the traditional academic forms. It integrates those forms with the travelogue in an essential way rather than as artifice