Originally posted by vistesd
Well, one has to ask: “What does one mean by this word ‘meaning’? “ How is it being used in this or that sentence, in this or that context?
In your post, “meaning” seems pretty much synonymous with “coherence”. The universe coheres, and all the working parts that you allude to necessarily cohere with that general coherence. Otherwise, there wou ...[text shortened]... I think Lewis’ argument in that brief quote is surprisingly bad for an intellect of his stature.
edit: "But whether or not the brute fact of that coherence signifies—let alone necessarily signifies—something else is a whole other question."
And even this further "significance" is empty, my friend vistesd, because our opinions/ knowledge derive solely through our own senses. We have 6 senses, and the sixth is Mind.
Due to the nature of our very existence, which it is just the nature of our mind, we “understand” everything through:
1. Shape/ Form
2. Mental operations regarding the process of differ theories, ideas etc
3. Evaluation/ mental operations at the cognitive level in order to accept or reject the product of our mental operations
4. Dualist approach/ mental operations during our process of distinguishing “Good” and “Evil”, “Same” and “Different”, "This" and "That" etc, and
5. The final product that is caused by means of all these previous so called decision making tools;
So I am forced to consider everything (that we are considering) as merely a product of the mind, because our sixth is the buffer who simultaneously deciphers every piece of information we are becoming aware of; these pieces of info we are receiving, these strings of thoughts we are developing, they all have to be evaluated according to one’s personal level of understanding. No mind, no nothing. Mind can take countless forms in both macrocosmos and microcosmos, and the nature of the mind is the Void.
Thus I have heard:
When your mind stays calm the Universe appears not;
When you understand, the reality depends on you;
When you do not understand, you are depending on the reality;
When the reality depends on you, the unreal becomes real;
When you are depending on the reality, everything is not real;
When the reality depends on you, everything is real;