The pantheist-become-metatheist1, ever mindful of the insight that her theos, i.e. her G.O.D. (i.e. SELF) operates as universally applicable top-down behaviour rules template that emerged2 from bottom-up abstraction of best behaviour practice god (i.e. niche, i.e. selfie, thus public) behaviour,3 naturally asks the question4 as to the nature (as essential features) of (abstracted) best behaviour5 and its private experience.6
Best behaviour7 results both in (momentary, digital) self-completion and (analogue) survival, that is to say, in real, self-identifiable (meaning conscious) unlimited continuance, or, as the Upanishad Indians experienced it, in (Sanskrit) sadcidananta,8 attainment of the latter experience9 being signalled with joy (Sanskrit: ananda).10
In other words, the pantheist-become-metatheist’s most satisfying because wholly fulfilling, and therefore thrilling experience11 emerges as the direct experience of being actually present as real, identifiable unit within the everyday world which she knows to happen12 as (conditional) play of illusion, as Lila of Maya.
In short, the ultimate experience of the pantheist-become-metatheist happens if and when she experiences herself, which is to say, becomes aware of herself, as identifiable reality. And by recursive extension13 when she turns her fantasy (i.e. her dream-as-play) into reality, that is to say, when she makes her dream come true and so becomes true (whole and complete).14
© 2018 by Victor Langheld
1. The pantheist, believing that ‘All is God,’ i.e. the God is ‘’Nature doing its thing.’ theorises (i.e. fantasises) about the behaviour (as self-ordering cum self-regulation) template of all systems and which she apprehends via the behaviour of a local template. In short, she grasps the general whole via its particular detail. The henotheist (Shivite, Vishnavite, Christian, Parsi and so on) theorises (i.e. fantasises) about the behaviour (as self-ordering) template of a selected few (as group). The metatheist theorises (i.e. fantasises) as about systems behaviour (i.e. as self-ordering) as such.
2. Emergence is continuous. Though some rules are invariant, the (locally adapted) rules template must in principle be continually updated lest it becomes redundant and so inhibitive (i.e. non-compliant), thus counterproductive, as observed during both the Christian and Hind ‘dark ages’.
3. For ‘best behaviour practice’ (that selects ‘the fittest’) read: local, i.e. niche survival strategies. Local niche survival strategies (i.e. the selfies as gods) happen as mere details, albeit wholly recursive, hence as identical copies, of the universal survival strategy = SELF = G.O.D.
4. i.e. is driven by the inherent need to attain completion.
5. i.e. as full compliance with (hence righteousness within) the most efficient, therefore ‘best’ rules system-as-template.
6. Private experience (as con’sciousness and self-con’sciousness), that is to say, actualisation as realisation, i.e. making real and identifying completes the virtual the ‘waits’ as unreal and unidentifiable universal ordering architecture and/or as local fantasy or dream.
7. According to one early Buddhist sutra the Shakyamuni claimed: ‘I’m a Buddha because I’m fearless and cannot be bested.’ This anticipates Spencer’s (later Darwin’s) notion of ‘selection of the fittest.’ In Buddhist terms, ‘best’ means: ‘most profitable’ (Pali: kusala).
8. Sad or sat (i.e. sati) is generally translated (so Monier-Williams) to mean: being, existing, occurring, happening, being present, in other words ‘being real’. What the word originally meant to its inventors is unknown. Cid or cit has multiple meanings, such as thought, perception; or perceive, attend to, observe; or, understand, know, comprehend, or, be conscious of and so on. ananta is generally translated as: unlimited, unbounded.
9. sadcidananta is the ever present ground (and grounding) experience of consciousness (operating as systems status monitoring operation) and therefore very easy to become conscious or aware of. sadcidananta is neither achieved nor attained. It is simply brought into awareness by application of mindfulness. The ever presenting ground experience of sadcidananta can, if so desired, be intensified (during meditation) to absolute maximum capacity = oneness = wholeness (then experienced as ‘one-without-a-second’) and thereby experienced as ‘all (or) pervading (or present).’
10. The Sanskrit word ananda is usually translated to mean: happiness, joy, bliss and so on. To make the attainment of sadcid (now translated as ‘being & consciousness’) user friendly, i.e. popular and warm (i.e. with ‘heart’) and so desirable, the original word ananta, meaning unlimited (and which is cold, ‘heartless and so undesirable) was replaced with (the reward or salvation feature of) ananda.
11. Joyfully ecstatic because completion (i.e. @oneness of two, to wit, of the SELF and its selfie) has been achieved @ maximum capacity. Completion happens if and when minimum entropy (hence perfect order) is achieved and internal or external enlightenment (cause by work, i.e. by contact) happens.
12. Sub specie aeternitatis.
13. i.e. as local application, which is to say, when she creates a (differential) selfie of herself,
14. Thereby being fully compliant with, there at-one-with the universal ordering (i.e. creation) rules, i.e. G.O.D.