Metaphysics – Beyond The Physical into the Spiritual

The universe is governed by natural law, whether physical or spiritual. We are in an orderly universe. The universe was designed and created by a being that can be known as God or infinite intelligence. The father of creation is a being known as God and many other names. The laws of the universe are an extension of his being.

Meta means above, beyond and behind.

Metaphysical means beyond the physical realm and into the spiritual realm. The metaphysical and physical realm are not two separate realities but they are just different levels of the same reality.

Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that examines the fundamental nature of all reality, including the relationship between mind and matter, appearance and substance, form and essence.

To call one a metaphysician in this traditional, philosophical sense indicates nothing more than his or her interest in attempting to discover the truth that underlies everything.

To examine the nature of physical reality, we must do so from a level above it. Einstein said that “we can never solve a problem in the same level of consciousness that created it.” We have to advance to a higher level of understanding to deal with a problem powerfully.

All things psychological have a spiritual basis behind them. Reality is ultimately the result of spiritual factors.

The Metaphysics was divided into three parts, now regarded as the traditional branches of Western metaphysics, called (1) ontology, (2) theology and (3) universal science. There were also some smaller, perhaps tangential matters: a philosophical lexicon, an attempt to define philosophy in general and several extracts from the Physics repeated verbatim.

Ontology is the study of existence.

Theology means the study of God or the gods and of questions about the divine.

Universal science is supposed to be the study of so-called first principles, which underlie all other inquiries; an example of such a principle is the law of non-contradiction: A = A, A not = B, Not both A and B. In other words, the elementary laws of logic as Aristotle knew them.

There is an absolute science to all things spiritual and it isn’t mysterious at all. It is only mysterious according to the level of awareness we have. The higher our level of awareness is, the more the mystery is resolved. – Mind Reality

Metaphysics is Mind Science, Universal Science and Spiritual Science.

Source: Enoch Tan – Author of Mind Reality

Philosophy – The Very First Subject Of The Mind

The term philosophy comes from the Greek word “Φιλοσοφία” (philo-sophia), which means “love of wisdom”.The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy defines it as the study of “the most fundamental and general concepts and principles involved in thought, action, and reality“.

Thales believed that there was an underlying unified system that could explain all things. He believed that all things are comprised of an active or ‘alive’ core, that water was the medium common to everything, that things change to and from and into each other, in a rational system of repetitive cycles.

Thales relied on this idea of unified rational repetitive cycles to make the first exact prediction of the date of an eclipse. He also predicted the size of an olive crop harvest, benefiting personally by standing by with a large supply of wine presses to sell.

More importantly, though, Thales was the first to do both of these using observation and deduction only, without referencing an outside god, goddess, religious or scientific system.

Immanuel Kant wrote his Critique of Pure Reason (1781/1787) in an attempt to reconcile the conflicting approaches of rationalism and empiricism and establish a new groundwork for studying metaphysics.

What were once philosophical pursuits have evolved into the modern day fields of psychology, sociology, linguistics, and economics (among others).

Just like psychology (science of psyche) which has evolved into a field of its own from philosophy, metaphysics can also be considered a realm of study in its own class because it is the science of spirit.

Everything subject can be fundamentally considered as philosophy. We start primarily by thinking about something and contemplating on how it works and why it is so. This is how all science begins. We first have a concept or idea about something and then only later when the technology is developed can we deal with it in a more physically scientific way.

Even from the very early ages in history, the mind was talked about by Plato through his concept of the world of thoughts. Socrates emphasized the importance of the mind through his passionate discussions regarding reasoning and introspection.

Philosophy can be considered the very first subject of the mind.

Source: Enoch Tan – Author of Mind Reality