Introduction to Knowledge
In this series of lessons we will be focusing on the Introduction to Knowledge. Knowledge in the broadest sense of the word means ‘being aware of’’. But knowledge from a cosmic spiritual perspective is not just a simple awareness. Knowledge suggests that a concept has been tried and proven. The information has been received. It has been assessed, analyzed and questioned. The concept is then put to the test.
The knowledge of the concept we come to embrace is influenced by the state of the consciousness we possess. We see things differently because our state of the consciousness differs. It is like saying we all perceive a particular object differently because we are viewing it from a different angle.
While some may argue that the perceived knowledge is solely a working of our ‘soulish, earthy or carnal’ senses, (i.e. what we see, taste, smell etc), cosmic spirituality believes that the ‘soulish’ senses is a gate way to the spiritual senses. The spiritual senses is a set of imageries and the process by which these imageries are aligned to produce what is considered to be factual. We love to describe the spiritual senses as thought (imageries), reflection, consideration, reason and power.
As will be seen in the lessons to follow, every state of the consciousness has its own set of imageries and mechanism by which these imageries are combined and or align to produce what we consider to be factual.
Since the state of the consciousness affects or influence how we represent our ‘facts’, there are multiple ‘justifiable’ reality or no set ‘justifiable’ reality. It is possible that one individual perceives an action as justifiable while someone else doesn’t. And both individual may be considered genuine in their perception. An action may even be considered as cruel by one group, while being justifiably good by another group.
- From what you have read, create a mental construct of the definition of knowledge then repeat this definition aloud to yourself
- Think of at least three instances in which there have been differences of opinion between yourself and someone else. How did you perceive the difference – that is, did you consider it a genuine difference?
- Does the information in this lesson allow you to view differences of opinion in a new light? If yes, what is the new way of viewing differences of opinion?
- Did this lesson trigger within you any feeling of discomfort, anger, confusion or affirmation? Explain.
- Complete the following statement five (5) times. ‘What I learn today is…’
- ACTION PLAN: This lesson has caused me to decide to take the following action towards myself, others and nature…
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