A is for Attachment:
Attachment to the body exhausts the soul and leaves it dependent on physical form. The soul’s dimensions become rolled up in the quantum events of the body so that the soul is flat and ghost like. Exhausted souls are easily trapped by new bodies and taken over by them as a source of true life conferring subjectivity. The body sucks the subjectivity out of the soul in order to empower the alternative quantum world it exists in and change it from dream and possibility to actual events. The body sucks the soul’s subjectivity out of Zamaini-Dreamtime-Purusha into the Sasa-Maya world of temporary manifestations.
The souls that become trapped in physical bodies are weak souls that are unable to fight their impulse to attach to physical pleasures. The souls that attach to human brains are souls addicted to the pleasures of human flesh. These weak souls have no creative power in themselves and wait for some human or animal brain to create the electrical excitement that can awaken them from their endless Dreamtime sleep.
Attachment to the body weakens the soul’s ability to gain access to its store of information from previous lives. All the soul’s powers are drawn into the body and it’s experience of the body’s feelings. Emotions bind the soul to other souls that share the experiences and the astrological systems that create these emotions. They pull the soul away from its own unique roots and weave the threads of the soul’s history into the cloth of the world.
B is for Body:
As Buddhism teaches us, this false self, generated by the body, is a phantom with no depth or permanence. It draws us into pleasure. It generates desires. It generates emotions that lash us to the wheel of birth and death and rebirth.
The true self is the Buddha principle that blows out the desires generated by the flesh and cuts through the fundamental basis of existence into the pure freedom of creative inexistence, creative nothingness. This true self is the endless Budhisattva principle that generates the detached essence of eternity. This true self is pure detachment, pure reversion of the self, separation from the body and its external form.
It is the pure rejection of the world; it is pure detachment from all relationships. It is the pure creative isolation from all form, all action, all desire, all pleasures and emotions of body and flesh.
Joined to transcendent possibility, it is the joy, the love, the creative non-being that liberates all things. It is the Nirvana that unites all existence in the creative void.
It is this transcendence that regenerates the body, that remakes it as the vehicle of this creativity rather than the obstacle to this creativity. Once the soul is detached from the body, the body returns to the soul as the agent of the
Dharma, of the eternal order of endless Buddhamind.
It is the attachment of the soul to the body that weakens.
C is Cause:
The soul has power in its pure creativity, as pure cause, as pure Nirvana. Only when the soul returns to the pure subjectivity and pure detachment of this desireless state does it regain its creative power. As long as the soul is attached to objects and desires, its power is undone, its creativity is deflated, its freedom is bound.
The world of effects is the world of fear and anger, of failed hopes and expectations. In the world of pure causes, there is no fear, no anger, no failure. This pure Nirvana is endless love, joy, peace, salvation, freedom, creative novelty.
The true self regains its power as primary cause when it detaches from greed, pride, lust, and the attempt to advance the self generated by the body. Only when the creative spirit substitutes humility, joy, trust, love, virtue, peace, and harmony does the eternal Buddha self emerge. This self is the primal cause of all things as the infinite enters into its pure nothingness to discover the creative freedom that remakes the heavens, the gods, and the cosmic order. Through this infinitesimal Buddha self, the old order is endlessly blown out into the Nirvana of perfect peace and joy.
The soul’s power as cause lies utterly outside the existing world system. It is the spiritual essence symbolized by Christ and Buddha that generate the Nirvana, the New Heavens and the New Earth that lie utterly beyond.
D is for Detached:
God, Buddha, Christ, the immortal soul, Nirvana, the ultimate cause do not exist in the world. The world of our experience is the product of mechanisms of evolution in the thermodynamics of various levels of emerging systems in quantum relativity ordered space-time. Subjective reality utterly transcends this visible space-time. Its source lies utterly beyond, in the depths of the breaks, in the depths of the nothingness that the soul generates in the fabric of being.
The core of our subjectivity is this pure Nirvana, this pure Buddha Christ spirit, this Krishna as world destroying time that remakes and reforms all things.
To find our true self, we must detach from the world and enter into this pure nothingness, as described by Thomas Merton in Seeds of Contemplation and in his writings on the spirit of meditative Buddhism. When we access this hidden self, we discover that it is the Oversoul described by Emerson, the creative Spirit described by Thomas Troward and Ernest Holmes (Science of Mind). It is the Kingdom of Heaven described in Matthew and the creative freedom described in the Dhammapada.
It is endlessly individualized in us only as we endlessly give this independence back to the infinite from which it came. When we seek to keep it. When we fail to detach from it, it will fail. Then we will fade to a ghost. We will become the meaningless subjectivity of the materialists.
F is for Fade:
This is why there is no proof of immortality. This is why we cannot find our soul. This is why we have lost contact with our previous existence. Our soul is dead. God is dead. Immortality has faded away. Because our attachment to this world has caused the transcendent to fade, killing our soul, heaven, God, all the spiritual powers. Our subjective freedom is a ghost trapped in the collapse of our true being. We wander soulless in a self-created hell.
The body is our ruler. The brain is our jailer. We are brought to life when it chooses to revive us. We are told by it what to think and feel. It throws us scraps of pleasures and brings our memories to life at its pleasure like old movies played to entertain some tyrant king.
It loves to torture us with our powerlessness. It mocks our slavery to its physiological states of being. It throws depression and elation at us as it pleases. It generates anger and passion that we cannot control. We are a ghost it has called up from the depths of hell to animate its machinery, to witness its processes as the prisoner of its mindless whims. Yet hidden in this dance are the infinitesimal remains of the spiritual kingdom, the invisible remains of its power. Strangely, it is when we let go of our poor world bitten egos, when we cease raging against the world for the failure of our hopes, we can hear the hushed voice of its harmony. We catch a glimpse of its light flickering through a hidden window deep within. We are reminded of that eternal freedom still shining in the depths of our heart.
G is for Genesis:
When connected to the infinite, that window is the genesis of all things. There are no limits to its possibilities for it emerges out of the boundless and operates in the pure subjective unbound, prior to all limits, prior to all objects, prior to all worlds of known and measurable things.
The world limits it, the body limits it, the flesh limits it, only when we give the world and the body the power to limit it. The world kills its, the world enslaves it, only when we give the world that power. It dies only when we allow the flesh to destroy it. It fades only when we allow the body to wear it away.
When we keep it free from the world, when we keep it innocent and unstained by the mistakes and problems of the world, it soars into the endless and lifts us up into the immortal and the good. Joy, love, beauty, virtue, abundance, satisfaction, justice, eternity overcome the limitations of the world and proclaim the coming of the infinite kingdom. Our faith is the genesis of that new world. We must believe in altruism and kindness, in beauty and truth.
In this sense Islam in its notion of total submission to the transcendent, Buddhism in its notion of the total otherworldly nature of the transcendent, Christianity in its conception of the total triumph of the transcendent, capture a core spiritual truth of spiritual genesis, in spite of their use of this truth to support the world’s power structure.
H is for Humanism:
Humanism is the mother of the sciences that have remade our understanding of the world. Islam, Buddhism, and Christianity remind us of the need to seek refuge from the world. Neoconfucianism and Neotaoism describe the larger system to which the world and the transcendent belong. Hinduism describes effect of that system on the soul. New Thought describes the means by which the soul can transcend this effect and any caste or karma thrown upon it by the world.
Buddhism outlines the negative and Christianity the positive aspects of the morals of the transcendent. Neotaoism outlines the negative and New Thought the positive aspects of the metaphysics of the transcendent.
Humanism reminds us of the rational limits of the material world and the human species as an animal emergence within that world.
Somehow we must keep our feet planted in that material reality without allowing it to bind our souls. This world is the product of the scientific system described by the sciences generated by the Humanistic tradition. These sciences are the only reliable source of information about the natural world. There is nothing faulty about the Humanist tradition that has generated modern science, the democratic-liberal tradition, and liberal morality. The problem lies with the skepticism that Humanism has used to fight the superstition and dogmatism of the Church.
Too often that skepticism becomes a dogmatic denial of all.
I is for Interpretation:
Each soul develops its own unique interpretation of metaphysics. Each soul is a unique timeline developing its own unique progression. All public metaphysics is invalid because each soul is the source of its own unique cosmic evolution. There is a unique true metaphysics for the eternal time dimension created by each monad of existence. Each monad of existence is an infinitesimal rip in the ultimate metaphysics through which the boundless pours to radically reinterpret all things.
Each soul is the Buddha, the Krishna, the Christ of its own unique interpretation of Nirvana, Brahman, Heaven, God the Father, the Holy Virgin Mother. That unique interpretation is bound to other interpretations to form the cosmologic systems that generate astrology. The soul is bound to other souls by its level of virtue, by its level of faith and feeling. The order of virtue, of faith, of feeling that the soul’s subjectivity attaches to determines the astrology of its birth, death, and rebirth, determines the system and level of its reincarnation.
Yet any negative thinking, and limited belief system that attaches a soul to other souls, traps it in a hell. It becomes a fallen angel because it fails to fulfill its Buddha role, its role as a unique savior, a unique source of freedom, a unique creative reinvention of the world.
The soul’s involvement in the existing order is caught up in the astrology of its birth, death, and rebirth.
J is for Jiva:
There is no evidence for the existence of the Jiva in the world. The Jiva, the soul, cannot be
found in the tamas guna that makes up the world or the rajas guna that makes up the karma that generates the world. The soul belongs to the sattva guna, to pure subjectivity. In terms of the system described by the German zoologist Bernard Rensch in this presentation at the Darwinian Centennial at the University of Chicago in 1959, the soul does not belong to the laws of correspondence (tamas) or the laws of coherence (rajas). The soul belongs to the laws of parallelism (phenomenological, existential inexistence).
The soul is the pure novelty generated when the existing cosmology is punctured. The soul is an infinitesimal hole in that cosmology through which the boundless moves to generate a unique thread of endless time. The soul is the novel differentiation of the possible, the extension of the boundless through that dimension of the infinite. The soul is the pure subjective possibility that creates the objective actuality of the world.
The memory of the past is hidden in the cosmology that generates astrological fate. Our current astrological progression is the projection of the memory of our previous existence in the larger system of our universe and the collective unconscious supersystem that governs it.
Our true immortality exists in the subjective boundless.
K is for Karma:
The karma, the actions of our previous existence trap us in the world of death. Within this world our previous existence has reality only as the karma that controls the nature of our current existence. Our previous life is dead except as the karma that generates our current astrological fate. True immortality exists only in the novelty where the soul breaks free from the confines of this world and generates novel possibility in the realm of the subjective boundless.
The Buddhists call this novel possibility “Nirvana” and the state of breaking free that generates it enlightenment or “Buddhamind.” The Christians, Jews, and Moslems call it Heaven and the state of mind that generates it Christ, or Salvation, of Grace, or the Holy Virgin, or the Prophet, or the Word, or the Angel of God.
The New Thought movement calls this subjective possibility the Spirit. The existing cosmology that the Spirit endlessly fertilizes is the Law, the Dharma, the Collective Unconscious. Included within the Collective Unconscious is the existing Karma of previous lives and states of mind. New Thought calls this collective product “race thought,” because it is the collected negative thinking of a community, or species of being, that enslaves it to a lower level of evolutionary achievement. The Spirit (sattva guna) fertilizes the Law of Attraction with its thoughts and actions and causes it to react (rajas guna) to generate the manifest world (the Body, or tamas guna).
L is for Lives:
Our previous lives are bound within the cosmology of the world and the astrological systems that generate the world. That immortality is a living death. The memory of our previous existence is a faded ghost that is absorbed in our attachment to our new existence.
The wheel of birth and death assimilates our previous lives. The world digests our souls and uses the marrow of our souls to fuel its systems of transmigration. Our unique thread of time is twisted about the threads spun from other souls till we are bound and trapped in hells and purgatories that endlessly punish us for the relentless drama of our lust and greed.
The only salvation is to seek the Buddha, the Christ mind in the heart where the soul breaks free of the world in the pure subjective dreamtime of open creativity. Here the thread of our immortality breaks free into the boundless magic of pure possibility, of Nirvana, of Heaven, of the supernatural void. This subjective kingdom is the realm of salvation, of true immortal life.
This is a state of the Spirit characterized by a mind that frees itself from its old order of thinking and puts its faith and trust in a new order of love, of joy, of a New Heavens and a New Earth. This is Nirvana. It is a state in which the old order of negative thought and lust and greed is blow out. The soul is left free to rejoin the boundless, to choose love over hate, faith over fear, harmony over discord.
M is for Maya:
This subjective kingdom cannot be found in the objective world. There is no evidence for it in any data of science, in any public information. The world has no true knowledge of it. The world’s vision of it is garbled by ideology and dogma, and stained by intolerance and prejudice.
This is why the Buddhist rejects the Hindu attempt to use it to justify the existence of priesthoods and castes that exist to serve the gods. The Buddhist deny the ultimate validity of this and point to something higher than any of the gods that is a blowing out of all the emotions that attach one to this world (Nirvana). This other reality is described as gone, gone, gone. For Christianity, it is the ever coming Kingdom, the God ( per the Lutheran theologian Wolfhart Pannenberg) that only exists in the ultimate future.