Monday 2 October 2017

What is the purpose of Primary Thinking - for us, and for God?

Without Primary Thinking there would be nothing but chaos - mere phenomena.

It is by God's thinking that the world of creation was formed from chaos - and it is by Man's thinking that he joins God in the work of creation.

Theosis (a.k.a sanctification, divinisation, spiritual progression) is the purpose of Life on earth - our purpose of Men living beyond mere incarnation and death (and of thereby risking the problems of human life, the danger of us rejecting salvation) is so that we may work towards ultimately becoming full deities - sons and daughters of God on the same qualitative level as God.  

This entails attaining divine Goodness (which is well known, and tends to be the exclusive focus of most Christians); but also attaining divine Thinking - so that we may each participate in creation.

If we attain divine Goodness without divine thinking we may choose to inhabit and passively experience creation (like a child - indeed as a spiritual child in our nature)...

Or else we may reject this - we may choose 'damnation' which is to live outwith God's creation.

But to be fully mature children of God - we must be able to co-create with God.

In brief: the primary purpose of Man is Love. God wishes deeply to share his creation with divine children, and this is why men and women are created (made literal children of Heavenly Parents).

But then what? Having established a divine family, what do we all do for eternity? It would not be satisfactory for God's children passively to bask-in creation for eternity...

The only coherent answer is that we need to create - which is endless. And to create like God, actively to participate-in God's creation - we must think as God does: Primary Thinking.


Lucinda said...

Lucinda says:

Love is tricky. I've been making some particular effort in this direction, and mostly failing badly, but hopefully learning. A problem I keep getting into is feeling that love means affirming others in delusion. Of course, I don't think that's what I'm doing at first; I think I'm trying to love them the way God does; I think I'm trying to help them be more free. The real test comes at the moment when it becomes clear that actions will not produce desired results, and whether I'm willing to offer corrective feedback, to prompt toward repentance.

And for most people in my life, I find I'm not willing to do that...because of pride or the vanity of wanting to be loved by people or fear of being hated. How does one offer loving correction without being overbearing and prideful? Well, maybe a good start would be to admit to myself that it is unavoidably necessary if I am to live honestly. Those I trust most to love me like God are those who correct me.

In my experience, this is a vital part of the work of creation, to invite increased awareness in others, while respecting autonomy.

Chiu ChunLing said...

As long as we retain an appreciation that primary thinking is only one of several elements in the process of creation, and that other necessary elements in creative activity should not be regarded less even if they are carried out more commonly.

Valid and well integrated metaphysics is necessary to meaningful physics, physics to reliable engineering, engineering to skillful construction. But the proportion of construction workers to engineers might be a couple of orders of magnitude, and similar ratios are to be expected between engineers and useful physicists, and physicists and career metaphysicists. As we awake those who are not (and ought not be) themselves career metaphysicists to the necessity of metaphysics, let us not neglect to keep our metaphysics and metaphysicists aware of the important role of physicists, engineers, and construction workers.

Nor forget that producing massive physical structures is only one of many necessary types of creation.