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When we are saved our names are recorded in heaven(Lk 10:20).  Soul is my essence whether clothed with a corruptible body or out of it. It  is a record of events signifying my life on earth and hereafter.
benny

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The absolute position each of us occupies is about Truth. It is in Time and Space while we have our being on the Earth in time and space. Thus our perfection is an ideal only relevant to us.
One Man’s Perfection Is…©

As a scholar Su Tungpo was fascinated by Buddhism but Foyin, his friend went as far as to become a monk. Su Tungpo remained a chussu that meant that as a Confucian scholar he could live in married life without being a monk. Because of his great prestige some of the monks faulted him when great many chose to remain chussu as he did. One day Foyin called on him and said how his fame in art and literature had invoked many to turn away from leading the life of a monk he said:” My name has nothing to do with fame or with what others may want to do with theirs.”
“Still it cannot be helped but to notice how people closely read your criticisms and your views on art and life. Your life is a symbol, a sign.”
“Perhaps you are right.” Showing sheaves of papers thrown into the ground Su Tungpo said,” I have made for myself a symbol. Till I achieve that perfection all my literary exercises end up there.”
Foyin picked out one piece from the floor and read the lines and said:” I find them faultless.”
“That is where we differ… in the matter of what constitutes as perfection. Allow me to follow mine.”
One man’s perfection is another man’s second best.
benny

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Our viewpoints represent our absolute positions. Each of us is unique and as yet Truth, the absolute value gives its common base: soul as our essential self. If my soul cannot delineate what I am no amount of words are going to save me.’ Our communication ought to be yes or no and whatsoever is more than these things comes of evil,’
A nation has no viewpoint as an individual has. ‘In God we trust’ is a motto of Great Seal of the USA. In practice we see a nation works just contrary to everything so enshrined in marble and gold. How ironic that if each viewpoint of individual when added together should lead to such cutthroat competition? It is somewhat like the Council of Gods sat together to design a horse and ended in the creation of a jackass. Where did we go wrong?
Truth in its absolute sense applies to individuals and how they work with should have something higher and more noble. So if a nation should show up immoral and unjust we are at fault. We have let it happen in our personal lives and its accumulated weight shows up. Me-Factor is a term that explains responsibility of you and me in whatsoever state humankind may find itself in time and space.
My truth for better or worse is weighed down by a ball and chain of mankind. Nothing that I say shall redeem me from that shame except with my acts. Truth of action should express my soul and it may serve as an example for another to express his.
benny

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In the story of Pegasus (post of Sept 2) the eyes of the bionic horse represent the rider’s absolute position from which he could have seen something unusual or Truth. His lifetime habit somehow came in between. Our habits and our experience often deceive us. We only see what we want to see.
A viewpoint must be rooted on something far beyond the temporal, Let us take the examples of two, Paul Cezanne and VI Lenin.
Paul Cezanne’s father, a prosperous banker from Aix, was dead against his taking up art as his career. But Paul refused to budge from his stand. He wanted to become a painter. Even there he did not wish to become just another painter, letting himself led through paces, as every conventional painter of his day would have done. He thought of representing Nature in his canvas in terms of geometrical shapes. Cezanne had a viewpoint.
You and I have viewpoint that shall never match totally. For this simple reason we compete one another. However fierce it may be, our viewpoints draw relevance from our world around us. Our success also directly depends on it. In time and place.
Do we hide our best part, Truth or dissemble for gaining our objectives? Do we play to the audience or we stand for our principles? For many of us we pursue success, which is fleeting and insubstantial. Do we hide the truth of our very being for some gains that lose its significance sooner or later? Lenin struggled his entire life to change Russia and he succeeded in creating a Soviet empire. But who would have thought the whole ideology would come crashing down within some eighty years? The godless empire in which ‘the end justified the means’ was merely a hiccup, a flash in the pan.
benny

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The distance between the Absolute Position and relative position I hold today is marked by time and experience. What are we but a bundle of contradictions: we hold a reference to something otherworldly and yet our experience as terrestrial beings marks us to something else. Theologically this is our ‘fallen state’ with Absolute Position as the idyllic state of innocence.

Benny

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Man as a rational being uses his intellect to make sense of his world. It is made in terms of ideas. Given an absolute position totally different from everyone else how each borrows ideas from Cosmic Mind is different.
From whence came his impulse to seek beyond his term of life on the earth? One wants to build up a mighty business empire and leave it for his descendants; another creates beautiful works so his name may live after him. Or one devotes his life in works of charity so his name will be recorded in heaven and so on.
Ideas are what give man or woman a special significance: power to transcend his or her lifespan. For example Alexander Fleming’s discovery and pioneering work in antibiotics makes him still relevant.
Without a viewpoint none of us shall know what to get out of life. Thus we create new pathways and in that process we are hailed as pioneers. Most of us tend to hide our power and wisdom behind the bushel of opinions of others. To those conformists I shall suggest Emerson’s Self Reliance to read.
benny

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Every life has an absolute position since my physical form is made of material, origin of which could be anywhere in the Cosmos. This is where my centre of gravity lies. No other being can occupy or duplicate it. Soul is its palpable presence that I can feel in whatever state I may be.
A Brahmin Claims His Shawl ©

One devout Brahmin prayed to Brahma and the god appeared in person. “What will you desire? Anything you ask I shall give it to you.” said the lord of three worlds. The Brahmin who had for years prayed without leaving the spot felt so stiff in his bones and asked the god to hold his shawl till he took a round. While he walked on one approached him and said he was Brahma the lord of three worlds. A little later another one, more resplendent than the other two, introduced himself as Brahma. “May be you are right,” replied Brahmin with a deep bow,” Brahma whom I would like to deal with has my shawl for safekeeping.”

My soul is like the Brahmin’s shawl. I consider soul as that aspect which gives me uniqueness whether I am clothed in a spiritual body or in some other form.
Tailpiece: Cloning is merely superficial since how two copies respond to environment will add to their differences. When dead my corporal body will experience corruption but my soul is incorruptible.
Whether on the earth or any other my position is relative to the absolute position.
benny

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