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Key Principles

The 'Key Concepts' section includes key materials and concepts that provide the framework by which to identify, align and expand beliefs in any aspect or dimension of life (physical, emotional and spiritual).

To be proficient and genuine in this regard requires that the content at this site, and the advice given by Belief Institute Advisers, be congruent with principles that will withstand scrutiny, and remain valid independent of time and circumstance. Understanding those principles can be gained by various approaches, some of which are covered in the materials at this website.

Key Principle of Life, for Life No. 1

Key Principle of Life, for Life No. 1:
The Interdependence of One and All*

Individuals & groups; parts & wholes; one and all
have interdependent validity, reality and purpose. 
Howsoever any whole (community, company or God)
is experienced or perceived, we are necessarily
the combinate whole as us.
{Examples, first-person}
'I am my family-as-me',
'I am my community-as-me',
I am this city-as-me';
I am this organisation-as-me',
'I am this planet (Earth)-as-me',
'I am this universe-as-me',
I am god-as-me.

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Key Principle of Life, for Life No. 2

KPLL No.2 affirms the inability to meaningfully analyse parts independent of their relationship to the whole (as any independence requires nonsense disconnects that are meaningless and contrary to KPLL No. 1).

The world around us co-exists with us at-once -- no science, at least none that rely on measurable confirmations (reliant on speed-of-light delays) can fully and entirely confirm that at-once nature. That is to say, there will remain a fullness (wholeness) to life that will not be fully revealed by scientific inquiry.

Key Principle of Life, For Life No. 2:
All occurs at once

Individuals and communities exist at-once.
‘Parts’ and ‘wholes’ have validity, reality and purpose
through an at-once interdependence of each other.

 

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Key Principle of Life, for Life No. 2a

People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

A human being is a part of a whole, called by us the 'universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.1

Key Principle of Life, for Life No. 2a:
All times exist at-once

Pasts, presents and futures occur at-once
in the unlimited fullness of 'now.'

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Key Principle of Life, for Life No. 3

We may appreciate, in accordance with KPLLs 1 and 2, that any particular statement, thought, idea or belief that does not explicitly make mention of, or include the at-once reality and participation of both parts and wholes does not represent a root-level truth about life.

This leads us to the third Key Principle of Life, for Life;

Key Principle of Life, For Life, No. 3:
Root-level truths embrace paradoxes1

Any idea, belief or ‘truth’ that does not explicitly embrace
the at-once reality and participation of parts and wholes
cannot be a root-level all-pervasive truth.

To assert that some statement, idea, fact or belief about some aspect of life is True, while discounting or removing the participation of each part that composes the whole of life is clearly not a complete Truth, but only a biased, limited understanding.

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Key Principle of Life, for Life No. 3a

We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.
[Gautama Buddha]
excerpt The Dhammapada
as translated by Thomas Byrom

The Pairadox Rule1 brings the centrality of life, and the formed universe back to ourselves. We form our world through our conscious thoughts in concert with a deeper collective unconscious.

The Pairadox Rule disqualifies the ideal of perfect oneness, devoid of conscious individual awareness - as such 'oneness' or Nirvana would require a complete and unbridgable disconnect between our present conscious experiences and awareness, and some other state of being.

With our thoughts we make our lives, our world, our universe.

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Applying Key Principles

Are there some rules by which we can clarify our understanding of life? Are there key principles that can be used for practical results, to yield greater creativity, understanding, ease, peace-of-mind?

Clearly, a key principle must exist .. some connecting mechanism or principle has to be operating at a root level of life. Furthermore, whatever that principle, it has to accommodate the theories and proofs of science, particularly science's most successful physical theory in history (quantum mechanics).

How might we recognise this principle? What should we look for? Can we use it in any area of life, to more deeply understand any experience?

Introducing the Pairadox Rule -- a useful tool by which to assess 'truth' and by which to advance understanding, insight, creativity and effectiveness.

Q. Is Darwinian Evolution correct, or "Intelligent Design"?

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Applying the Key Principles of Life: Religion

Being a separate individual person while being embedded in integrated, interconnected groups is a paradox that we cannot fully understand. As covered in Key Principle of Life, for Life No.1, we are neither "perfectly independent", nor "perfectly dependent."

Entirely understanding this paradoxical dynamic is beyond direct reasoning, science and mathematics.

more details soon, on how Key Principles of Life, for Life provide fresh perspectives on religious ideas and beliefs.

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