The Monistic Theory Aug 13, 2017 20:44:18 GMT
Post by cerulean on Aug 13, 2017 20:44:18 GMT
The Monistic theory maintains that everything in this world proceeds from the One, and returns to the One. The Monistic theory embraces the Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism), Sufism (Islamic mysticism), Catholic Mysticism, all the oriental religions: Brahmanism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and all the main secret societies of the West (Freemasonry, Rosicrucians, Alchemy, Theosophy etc.)
The Monistic Theory helps us discover The Sophia Perennis or Religio Perennis which is the timeless metaphysical truth underlying the diverse religions. It helps us to get rid of everything man-made, of everything superstitious in religion, and discover what is divine, what is permanent, what is natural, carved in our own heart.
I accept the Monistic theory because it is very simple. For it, the world has only two aspects: The Eternal and the Transitory. The Eternal is the Noumenon, the Transitory is the Phenomenon. The Eternal is the "Quintessence", the Transitory is the "Veil". The Eternal is the Marrow; the Transitory is the Husk. One is Necessity; the other is Contingency. One is the Absolute; the other is the Relative. The two are bounded solidly to each other. One has only to develop these two ideas, to know the mystery of the "unicity of the Real". Eckhart said that "if thou wouldst reach the kernel, thou must break the shell." For me, the truth must be simple, must be accepted by everyone, must be the same always.
The book: nhantu.net/TrietHoc/MonisticTheory/Preface.htm