Posts Tagged ‘Ultimate Reality’

Why Philosophy is incapable of apprehending God-The ultimate Reality? 

March 14, 2019

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The spirit of Philosophy is one of the free inquiries suspecting all authorities. It caters to human thoughts –which are finite and inconclusive at best—with the help of reason and logic; which fail to apprehend the multiplicity of mutually repellent thought universes as a coherent universe.

Belief, on the other hand, demands unwavering certitude in, the unseen. Philosophy seems to have jurisdiction to judge religion but what is to be judged would not submit to its authority, for One, it is divine and “pure-truth”. Second, it is not the outcome of human thought but divine “word”. (It, however, does allow philosophy’s application for its interpretation and the (essential) comprehension by the human beings).

Ghazali’s refutation: “Well, perhaps, there is above reason another judge who, if he appearedwould convict reason of falsehood”.

Al Ghazali put it aptly; I recognized that certitude is the clear and complete knowledge of things, such knowledge as leaves no room for doubt nor possibility of error and conjecture so that there remains no room in the mind for error to find an entrance.

Islam is an anti-classical, deductive and pro-life religion.

Inductive reasoning is based on the top-down philosophy of argumentation and the conclusions would depend on the premise established. If the premise selected is wrong then the conclusion cannot be correct. Islam, therefore, based on the divine truth ought to be deductive with the need to establish the true premises. These premises, however, may be wrong and conflicting with the already established truths, therefore need to be scrutinized and reestablished anew. (interpretations/understanding).

Philosophy as a field of inquiry is based on inductive argumentation also based on doubting the premise/authority with “maybe,” “probably” or “what if?” Etc., therefore cannot apprehend the Ultimate Reality–God.

Philosophical pursuit to encompass the ultimate reality; aided by rationalism; would however end up; either in outright denial or a frank admission of philosophy’s incapacity.

 

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Reality

January 6, 2018

 

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Reality is subjective and perceptive in a spatial-temporal world. It has as many shades as seekers. it entails priori (analytical) and posteriori (synthetic) justification resting on innate ideas. It transforms into a new dimension when experienced through spiritual wisdom–beyond the realm of space-time. It remains available to the one witnessing it from priori and posteriori justification standpoint and also to believer, follower, adherent out of sheer devotion and reverence through posteriori knowledge only. The first one could be Gnostic, saint, Sufi, Mystic and the later one, a follower, devotee, faithful. believer, or a seeker of reality and truth. It is not however yet a destination but a state/stage/rank in the Quest for Ultimate reality!

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