To exist bodily involves existing by ones parts- which involves depending on things other than yourself in order to be yourself at all. But the very light and criterion we use to judge existence is the extent to which something subsists by itself, separately and independently (a man more exists than “jumping”). This is why those things that imagination tells us most exist in fact barely satisfy what we signify by the term. We imagine the cosmos is real because we can touch it, see it, etc, but this is more a proof of its unreality. 

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2 Comments

  1. Gagdad Bob said,

    June 28, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    You left out a word in there. Nevertheless, it is less real than the unassailable point you conveyed. The Absolute Real is the Wholeness of our partness and the inwardness of our outwardness, or where, as Paul said, death is swallowed up in Life.

  2. a thomist said,

    June 29, 2008 at 4:27 am

    Fixed it. I’m putting up another post on the world as maya today.

    Just posed it above.


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