The reality “outside the world” is the same as Plato’s GOOD and the apex of the hierarchy of universal values. It is the source of what is interpreted to become “opinions.”Draft for a Statement of Human Obligation
Profession of Faith
There is a reality outside the world, that is to say, outside space and time, outside man's mental universe, outside any sphere whatsoever that is accessible to human faculties.
Corresponding to this reality, at the centre of the human heart, is the longing for an absolute good, a longing which is always there and is never appeased by any object in this world.
Another terrestrial manifestation of this reality lies in the absurd and insoluble contradictions which are always the terminus of human thought when it moves exclusively in this world.
Just as the reality of this world is the sole foundation of facts, so that other reality is the sole foundation of good.
That reality is the unique source of all the good that can exist in this world: that is to say, all beauty, all truth, all justice, all legitimacy, all order, and all human behaviour that is mindful of obligations.
Those minds whose attention and love are turned towards that reality are the sole intermediary through which good can descend from there and come among men..............................
The human essence consists of higher more conscious parts and lower more animal parts which can be corrupted because of the corruption of the reconciling third dimension of thought which brings meaning to the facts of the world.
The dualistic mind can only reconcile the contradictions between our higher and lower natures by pragmatic temporal solutions defended by rhetoric. In contrast the triune mind seeks to open to the level of reality within which the contradictions are experienced as one.
Einstein had a profound way of explaining it:
Einstein suggests that the union of science and religion is only natural since the are both based on truth. Dualistic reason only invites argument while triune reasoning opens a person to the reconciliation of science and religion.Now, even though the realms of religion and science in themselves are clearly marked off from each other, nevertheless there exist between the two strong reciprocal relationships and dependencies. Though religion may be that which determines the goal, it has, nevertheless, learned from science, in the broadest sense, what means will contribute to the attainment of the goals it has set up. But science can only be created by those who are thoroughly imbued with the aspiration towards truth and understanding. This source of feeling, however, springs from the sphere of religion. To this there also belongs the faith in the possibility that the regulations valid for the world of existence are rational, that is, comprehensible to reason. I cannot conceive of a genuine scientist without that profound faith. The situation may be expressed by an image: Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
-- Einstein, Science and Religion, 1940.
Which do you prefer dear lurker? If Einstein was right to believe that “ science can only be created by those who are thoroughly imbued with the aspiration towards truth and understanding. This source of feeling, however, springs from the sphere of religion. To this there also belongs the faith in the possibility that the regulations valid for the world of existence are rational, that is, comprehensible to reason” then we need both the dualism of facts and the triune reason leading to the experience of conscience and objective human “meaning.”
Only a minority will let their guard down long enough to make the transition from dualistic reason into triune reason necessary to resolve the greater questions of life. Are you one?