|Deus Factus Sum
The question: 'Does God exist?', is premature and presumptuous.
question, present, proximate, more modest in its reach is: 'Does Man exist?'.
is common between:
The central metaphor of Buddhism,
the oldest posit of the Upanishads, the opening line of Taoism's Tao-te-ching, the most universal
injunction in Language, the 'highest principle in all human cognition', the expression for Emptyness, the domain of
absolute-freedom, the symbol '0', Vishnu's Dream, Shiva's Eye, Christendom's first synod at Nicaea,
the summit of Sufi practice, Self-Inquiry, why 'why?'?, the beam in my eye, your reflection in a mirror, the
sound 'silence', remembering to forget, the words, 'is' and 'not', the ontological elephant, the epistemological
pirouette, the definition of 'definition', thinking about thought, conceiving consciousness, modeling mind, 'the
middle-way', Ouroboros, catch-22, the hermeneutic circle, the proof of the 'principle of [non] contradiction',
the ground of classical logic, the first requirement for scientific inquiry, the induction 'rejection machine',
the 'foundations of mathematics', the binary system, Kurt Godel's footnote, Turing's computer, Russell's
'tautology', Schrodinger's charge, Heisenberg's groan, Wittgenstein's ladder, Hegel's doubt,
Descartes' letter, Leibniz' 'reason', Kant's 'transcendent', Heidegger's 'a priori',
Einstein's 'a posteriori', Skinner's 'miracle', Picasso's 'art', Socrates' vicious-circle,
Aristotle's 'unmoved-mover', the Saudi national flag, the 'saphire stones' of Sinai, Jesus'
'kingdom of god', Shankara's tree, Ramana's stick, Joshu's 'Mu', 'enlightenment', Nirvana
[Updates done with due deference to the latest buzz. See the short addition on the Higgs-boson a.k.a 'God-Particle',
under the section on 'Contradiction'. And stay current with the latest
scholarship on the 'Mind, Brain and Matter' issue under the section on 'The First Law of Consciousness'.]