Review the chapters below:
Chapter 23. Sense of the existence of a spiritual person
Chapter 24. Science and God
Chapter 25. Between science and religion
Chapter 26. Another reality next to ours
Chapter 27. The full vision of reality
Sense of the existence of a spiritual person
Essenceism is a system that has sufficiently well-prepared research instruments to specifically answer one of the most important questions about the meaning of human life. It is a spiritual person of man, because it is it who gives us the direction of development as an eternally existing being. Its existence, in particular, may explain why we are so different from the rest of the universe.
It is worth realizing that only we humans show an interest in asking questions about the meaning of our existence, searching for God, and deciding whether He exists or not. Animals, not even the most highly developed animals, do not. This is because there is in us this "part" additional to nature in the form of a spiritual person, which comes directly from the Creator Personality. Hence, from the very beginning of our civilization, people look for the One they come from. Not from protozoa, not from monkeys, but from Someone we don't know, and whom we really want to meet.
From the beginning of the Creator's plans, a perfect man was destined to be His partner. It is more than just a child of God. The Original Being needs the greatest level of love and can live it only with perfect beings like Him. The spiritual person of a perfect man must therefore be the pinnacle of the activity of the Creator of the universe. Every perfect human should be the most precious of all imaginable. A perfect man is a masterpiece of the Creator, someone to whom He can entrust the entire universe and be sure that he will become a good administrator of what He has accomplished.
So what is a man to do if he knows that he will live forever? First of all, he should use his physical life to the full, even every minute of it, to reach the level expected by the Creator. This level means maturity to begin the eternal, most important period in our lives. After reaching perfection, an eternal future awaits us, which is now difficult to understand. Therefore, essenceism wants to present two possible scenarios for humans who are beings who live forever in the infinitely vast cosmos. One of them is more passive. It makes people eternal beings traversing various places in the cosmos and admiring its richness. The second, more active scenario makes humans creators of new civilizations in the same eternal, grand and infinite universe. For us now living on a tiny planet, lost somewhere in space, both of these scenarios are utter fantasy.
The passive scenario is based on a logical understanding of the Creator's activities, as a result of which the cosmos is not some gigantic void devoid of life. Since there are billions of galaxies in the universe, with billions of stars in each of them, the probability of having planets adapted to life is enormous. It can be assumed that on these planets the Creator has realized his plans to create people in His image and likeness. This means that the universe could be inhabited by countless civilizations inhabited by people just like us. Our hope should be that they have perfect worlds, which are not like we on Earth. Evil could never appear on these planets and therefore they are a kind of realized Kingdom of Heaven. That would be good news for us about our future after the end of our physical life. Our spiritual people could move around the entire universe without losing time and become physical on any already inhabited planet. My previous books on essenceism explained the concept of physicalization of spiritual persons in the physical world and showed the possibility of spiritual persons moving anywhere in the universe without wasting time. This is due to the rules of the state beyond time and space. Hence, if there were numerous inhabited planets, it would be an endless "sightseeing trip" or "planetary study" intended for spiritual persons mature for eternal life. This could be our further life in the universe, albeit more passive than active.
The second scenario, the more active one, assumes that perhaps all of these billions of galaxies and their stars are still in a phase of transformation leading to the formation of planets adapted to the life of human beings on them. Such a scenario would make the Earth a "producing" planet of the Creator's representatives prepared to create human civilizations in countless places in the universe. We would be a kind of "breeding ground" of perfect educators of future civilizations. Scientists have calculated that there are more than one hundred billion of those who have died on Earth so far. If they were all eternal beings in the form of perfect spiritual persons, they would be for the Creator wonderful emissaries preparing new human civilizations. For them, time and space would not be any obstacle, so they could share the tasks of creating human worlds in different places in the cosmos. Such human educators, perfect themselves, after having established themselves on a given planet, would be the guides of parents bringing up their children there. The only question is whether they would do it in the form of becoming physical, or could they invisibly replace the angels in their educational mission.
By the way, it is worth drawing the conclusion that there is no point in trying to prepare our exodus to some other habitable planet with the increasing number of humanity. The distances in the universe and the relatively short physical life of a human make these plans impossible to implement. It would be much wiser to make people aware that they are eternal as spiritual persons and that physical life is only a preparation for this eternity. They could then maintain the population on Earth in such numbers that our planet would enable everyone to live in dignity. Of course, such a state would require no evil on our planet and treating humanity as one big family. Perhaps it will happen someday.
The Original Being should have perfect partners or representatives present "everywhere", just like Him. This is probably His plan, though it is beyond my ability to check it out. The above description results primarily from the need to outline a specific solution for humanity. This is the mission of essenceism in relation to all the topics discussed by this system.
Science and God
In this study, I do not deal with any version of the "imaginary god" proclaimed by many religious denominations and philosophical systems. "My God" must be more "scientific". Unfortunately, science, unlike theology and philosophy, did not include God in the scope of its research. For obvious reasons, it could not do it. I, however, making a breach in its rules, decided to take care of God, called Him here the Original Being.
There are three important problems for science that we have been struggling with for thousands of years. It is about the problem of the creation of the universe, the phenomenon of the appearance of life in it and the existence of a man in the environment of nature. These three issues come within the scope of the creative work I have discussed, made by the Original Being. Of course, theology views these themes differently than science.
The dispute is whether, in view of the above theorems, one should accept the point of view of science or treat it only in terms of faith. From the point of view of quite a few scientists, religious belief is abstract and illogical. For them, it is an act of uncritical acceptance of an image of a non-existent reality that people accept in an unintelligible way. Indeed, religious faith is most often irrational. It sometimes serves to satisfy certain needs regarding our desires or dreams. The most strange thing for science is that religious faith, though illogical or sometimes absurd, is accepted by people. By joining the above dispute, I would like to contribute to change both the attitude of scientists and followers of various religions.
Between science and religion
In this study I do not deal with any version of the "imaginary god" preached by numerous religious denominations and philosophical systems. "My God" must be more "scientific". " Unfortunately, science, unlike theology and philosophy, did not include God in its research. For obvious reasons, it couldn't do it. However, by making a break in its rules, I decided to take care of God, called the Original Being here.
For science, there are three important problems to solve that it has struggled with for thousands of years. It is about the problem of the creation of the universe, about the phenomenon of the appearance of life in it and about the existence of man in the natural environment. These three issues fall within the scope of the creative work I am discussing that was done by the Original Being. Of course, theology sees these topics differently than science.
The dispute is whether to accept the scientific point of view in the light of the above statements or to treat them only in terms of faith. From the point of view of a large number of scientists, religious faith is abstract and illogical. For them, it is an act of uncritical acceptance of some idea of non-existent reality that people accept in an incomprehensible way. Indeed, religious faith is usually irrational. It is sometimes used to meet certain needs regarding our desires or dreams. The most strange thing for science is that religious faith, though illogical or sometimes absurd, is accepted by people. By joining the above dispute, I would like to contribute to changing the attitudes of scientists and followers of different religions.
As I pointed out in the introduction to this part of the book, I try to objectively bring science and religion together. Observing and describing reality, I use logic and scientific analysis. In this case, I go hand in hand with science. At the same time, in view of religion, I would like to act as an objective researcher of works attributed to God.
There are still negative phenomena regarding the principle of dialogue in the discussion between science and religion. Above all, science does not have to take into account the assumptions of religion. It can openly deal with everything that is in its circle of interests, without any artificial barriers. It can also combine the intellectual efforts of all humanity, stopping only against the barrier of the lack of appropriate methods and research tools. However, religion can continue to work behind this barrier. It would be good if, however, it accepted some new forms of intuitive knowledge, which the science has not fully accepted yet, and which are in the field of its interests. In this way, it will complement the aspirations of our competitor to get to know the whole truth about the universe. In order to avoid conflicts with religion, science should make it clear to her that she must have absolutely free hand in her research and demand that she not interrupt her and do not dig in defensive positions in defense of her dogmas. If God is indeed omnipotent and powerful enough, then He does not need to defend Him, for just as He has managed to create the universe, He will be able to confirm His work. It exists objectively, and therefore it is enough that religion will present them and science should examine them.
The challenge for humanity is to develop methods of cooperation between religion and science. Man, as the creator of science and religion, is called to do so, because he should move freely in both these areas. Science provides it, but religion is not always. However, first of all, beware of disregarding one of the parties to the discussion and excluding it point of view from the research.
Studying phenomena both in the natural world and in the human mind is a fascinating task for both parties using different points of view. You just need to find a common denominator for them. It is above all a man's spirituality, which in the case of faith means our immortal personality, and for science it consists in the functioning of the mind in the form of intelligence, will and emotionality. The next area for discussion is the problem of the existence of evil, which has always destroyed the achievements of both areas discussed by me. Here religion can especially provide many solutions that it has developed. Meanwhile, science can only say that evil exists, while admitting that it is not able to definitively eradicate it. Unfortunately, religion is also struggling with this problem, often failing, although it accurately defines the methods of removing evil. Thus, topics concerning the sense of human existence, the purpose of civilization changes and striving to eliminate evil should be a common axis of action of both these areas of life.
The scientist who studies the universe's creation process asks himself: how did all this happen? It would seem that the believer in the reality researcher will approach this issue completely differently. Meanwhile, this more religious seeker of truth asks almost the same question as any other scientist. It sounds like: how could the Creator have done it? Indeed, it does not differ from the question: how did all this arise?
Therefore, the analysis of the origin of the world conducted by a scientist does not have to differ from the method of research conducted by a religious researcher in its form. Both will agree that the world is made of energy. Probably one will say that from the one who came out of nowhere and the other from that which has always existed. Both, therefore, will show themselves by an act of a specific faith, because the former will accept that something came from nothing, and the latter, that of Energy, which existed in God. When a scientist admits that some laws, which, for example, we know thanks to classical or quantum physics, have always existed there, then this believer will state that God has always existed and he had these laws in Himself. Then, although they belong to different research environments, their claims about the origin of the universe will become similar. Maybe even they both come to the conclusion that it was made of the Big Bang. Of course, the scientist will say that the Big Bang has happened itself and God's participation in it is unnecessary, and at the same time the question of what was before him is pointless. For this, the religious researcher will certainly find that he was initiated by the Creator, who previously had in Him the Primordial Energy, imbued with His Laws and Principles. Therefore, in the case of the causality of creation, both will remain at the level of faith and will be almost unanimous. Meanwhile, in the case of its purpose, their opinions will be completely different. Simply, the scientist will not be able to answer the question at all: why was the universe formed? Meanwhile, being in the role of a religious researcher, I answer this question with this entire study.
In this study, I assumed the existence of God in every respect, perfect, eternal and absolute, that is, independent of nothing, and time or space. Actually, at the present level of human development, another concept of the Creator is no longer valid. Only God that is perfect, eternal, absolute and at the same time perfectly good has a meaning. So you can not invent someone or something that is more perfect, more eternal or more perfect from Him.
Another reality next to ours
Perhaps it is time to incorporate the broadly understood science to know and explore the spiritual reality that surrounds us, the another one in addition to the physical reality that has been studied and studied for centuries.
More and more often, courageous explorers of the universe surprise us with the information that there is not only our cosmos, but there may still be other universes. Although we know so little about ours and are still researching it, we listen to the voice of scientists and we wonder if they are right. I do not intend to argue with them, but while presenting my vision of all things, I emphasize the existence of not only this one physical universe, but also another, non-physical, called spiritual. This invisible sphere coexists with the physical sphere, although it is beyond time and space and functions according to other laws and principles. In my study, I would like to find answers to the questions about whether we are surrounded only by physical, biological, chemical laws, etc., or whether it is also possible to indicate specific laws and principles functioning in an extraphysical universe.
Science offers the most complete and reasonably objective description of physical reality. And what about the second reality - spiritual, which should finally be rationally examined? The analytic system of essenceism tries to face this problem.
We recognize the sphere beyond time and space with our imagination, because science has not yet found the tools to learn it. That is why the essenceism system proposed some ways to study it. Among them is the earthly observer, although in the first phase, before he goes beyond his limits, he is dependent only on his mind and intuition. If such an observer were in reality outside of time and space, he could help a lot, although he would not feel the flow of time or the dimensions of space. It means that existence is eternal there. At the same time, he stays in an impossible to mark place, actually everywhere.
To better understand this, you must imagine that all experiences, events and images of our lives will be written on pieces of paper. These pages will first be arranged in accordance with the chronology of our lives in a series, one next to the other, so that they form a survival line stretching for hundreds of kilometers. This is how we depict a specific flow of time, say, several dozen years of our lives. Let's imagine then that we will collect all this series of "cards" in one pile. Then we will have our whole life before us in one point and in one split second. The impression appears that time has not passed in it, and everything happened at the same time, lived at one moment. Then we "see" our whole life in the blink of an eye. This is what happens when you leave the physical world and enter the world outside of time and space. In many other places I will call this reality beyond time and space the spiritual world.
Therefore, we gradually gain knowledge about the turning point and point of our observation. While in our reality, described by "Newtonian" physics, time and space are a necessity, in the spiritual world they are only our imagination. However, there are people of faith and even scientists who claim that even in the physical world time is just a figment of our imagination. Although the phenomenon of suspension of the passage of time is very rare, it can occur because during our lives our physical and spiritual persons coexist with each other. This can occur under the influence of a strong distraction of our personality, that is, during the loss of consciousness, as a result of intoxication by some chemical means or as a result of deep religious experiences caused by the dominance of a spiritual person. The above-mentioned scientists, wanting to overcome the lack of connection between quantum mechanics and general theory of relativity, try to eliminate time and claim that it results only from our imagination or memory. They need such an assumption because they cannot support themselves by the existence of the world beyond time and space, and that the space-time of the universe ends at its border.
The full vision of reality
It is worth considering what is the relation between the physical environment, the universe defined as space-time and the spiritual environment defined as the sphere beyond time and space. Of course, these are separate spheres. Therefore, purely physical entities have nothing to do with the spiritual sphere. In the case of living biological organisms, it may be that they somehow sense spiritual phenomena. For spiritual beings can penetrate both spheres, although they normally only exist in the spiritual realm. In addition, one can say that man is a unique being that combines a temporal biological being with an eternal spiritual being. This results from the principles that are the essence of the Original Being, which were revealed in the act of creation.
I recall from previous chapters that the universe began its existence from turning the Primary Energy into elementary particles. Of these, the matter, the building blocks of the entire universe, continued to form. There are billions of stars in millions of galaxies now. There are countless planets around these stars that can create good living conditions. That's all we should know. Theoretically, a very large number of planets could be a place to live for people. Thus, instead of claiming that the endless cosmos is a dead desert, one would assume that it is an eternal environment of life for people? I suppose yes!
The only sensible answer to the question, why the universe originated, sounds like it was made for people. It is about forming and reaching the full maturity of their eternal spiritual persons. This should be the highest level of perfection foreseen for spiritual entities existing eternally, and in particular those who have the dignity of God's daughters and sons. This can only happen in the biological environment of the universe. Therefore, this process should be carried out on planets with an appropriate environment for it. Every spiritual person, after reaching full maturity and after rejecting an individual on "native land", could then "physicalized" on any, adapted to life planet. Eternal spiritual persons would experience the never-ending adventure of life. For all of us this is a great perspective, especially because of our limited and short physical life on Earth.
In my assumptions, I go even further and say that on these planets biological life can be the same as on Earth, and people living on them exactly the same as us. God, the Original Being, or the Personal First Cause, is perfect. From the beginning, He prepared an excellent concept of life for human beings. If we look like this, we have such organisms and such nature around us, it must be assumed that this is the ultimate and perfect concept of the Creator, which should be reproduced in other places in the cosmos. Thus, the inhabitants of all inhabited planets create a similar model of reality. They should have the same look as we do, the same organisms and just as we carry eternal spiritual beings. You do not have to imagine something else, unlikely. The existence of aliens with a strange appearance is rather a fairy tale created for the purpose of entertainment. Note that the Earth exhibits excellent values in a fully thought out celestial body designed to raise an infinite number of human generations. The same can be true for some planets orbiting their stars anywhere in space.
There is a good chance, resulting from the calculus of probability, that such "Earths" can be a lot, because the Creator is still active and unlimited. These planet-dwelling planets can be a great, universal school in which people grow up to perfection equal to the Creator. It can be done on every "Earth" in the universe. There is no doubt that the goal of the "spiritual" God is to bring up eternal spiritual persons, so physical life is needed only for the time of their attainment of perfection. The "Earths" are to serve this purpose. Thanks to this, the whole spiritual universe becomes a common and eternal place of being of spiritual persons, which can originate from different planets in space. From this point of view, it does not matter which one of our development takes place, for we are all beings derived from the Original Being.
The same question that other explorers of the universe ask themselves is bothering me. Why do not we know anything about the fact that there are other human civilizations in space?
This is where we have a problem. It may be that only our planet has stopped in development and only on it, among the millions of others, evil has arisen. Could the presence of evil make us unaware of another life in the universe? It's a pity we do not know that. For now there is an objective reason for lack of knowledge about other places to live in space. This reason is clear: we simply cannot know at the current level of technology. Since distances between millions of light years divide us from other inhabited people, communication with them is impossible.
However, there may be a much more important reason than those mentioned above. Everything indicates that from the beginning the goal of the Creator was the concept of one common spiritual world for all places in the cosmos in which biological life is going on. In this case, there is no significant communication between places where people only have to go through a short period of growth to perfection. After this period, shaped, perfect human beings can live wherever they want. The future for people is to be situated in a sphere beyond time and space, not on "their" planets. For their spiritual people, the entire sphere is open. It seems that the Creator has determined that the ultimate form of human life is the spiritual person who plays the role of His eternal partner. Every one of us should be for Him.
To sum up the above text, I would like to finally answer the question asked at the beginning of this chapter regarding the purposefulness of the creation of the universe. And so it was created because the Creator from the very beginning needed an unlimited natural environment to initiate the first phase of life for His children. The next goal was that they would be able to grow to perfection in this environment and enter the sphere that exists for them, existing forever beyond time and space. I can only add that it is about entering the giant spiritual universe, because this is the scale of God's action. Only such an environment can provide eternal life and total freedom brought up on different planets to people. The spiritual universe functioning beyond time and space is the only ideal form of life for Heavenly Father and His children. Only in this dimension can we speak about the fact that people are created "in the image and likeness of God". Therefore, life in an eternal and infinite sphere at the side of Heavenly Father is the ultimate form of human existence.
Is there any chance that such a broad vision, for the time being future-oriented, has been understood by all and has been considered as a real image of the universe? I hope that it can happen. You can still ask how to authenticate this idea? Unfortunately, you cannot do it yet. I am therefore based on the fact that the Original Being has always existed forever and that it will eventually achieve its goal. This vision is our destiny, even if it was to be realized only in the distant future.
See the next chapters on the next page:
Chapter 28. Logical analysis of reality << common link to chapters: 28 , 29 , 30 , concl.
Chapter 29. Reason, knowledge or faith << common link to chapters: 28 , 29 , 30 , concl.
Chapter 30. My suggestions on the current world situation < com. link to ch: 28, 29, 30
Conclusion - Why this book was created << common link to chapters: 28 , 29 , 30, concl.
"Essenceism 1 - God is not from this world" (scientific understanding of God)
"Essenceism 2 - We are from this world" (understanding of man towards God)
"Essenceism 3 - Evil is from this world" (understaning of evil)
"Essenceism 4 – Vision not from this world" (understanding of salvation)
"Essenceism 5 – Eternity is not from this world"(understanding of eternity)
analytical system of understanding the existence of God, the spiritual world and man's eternity
Author - Janusz Mazur