Won’t you join me in a vocabulary lesson? Pull up a chair and set awhile. But be aware you may find that these little words scorch a space inside you that may be difficult to attend to in just one sitting. Or maybe not…
Here are a few words which describe Metaphysical ideas that may not be in the mainstream, but are no less worth some reflection.
Are the ideas these words represent real, as in tangible? If they are not tangible, can they be intangible and still be real?
If imaginary, can these ideas be made real by living a life as if they are real?
Herein lies the magic!
: extraordinary invisible power believed by the Iroquois Indians to pervade in varying degrees all animate and inanimate natural objects as a transmissible spiritual energy capable of being exerted according to the will of its possessor.
: sudden enlightenment and a state of consciousness attained by intuitive illumination representing the spiritual goal of Zen Buddhism
: is a given name derived from a Greek word meaning “grace, kindness”.
: Upaya (Sanskrit: upāya, literally “expedient means” or “pedagogy”) is a term in Mahayana Buddhism which refers to a means that goes or brings one up to some goal, often the goal of enlightenment. The term is often used with kaushalya (कौशल्य, “cleverness”); upaya-kaushalya means roughly “skill in means”. To be efficient, if not able to be complete, in explaining deep truths so as to reach others where they are presently standing.
: not a ‘name’ for a ‘thing’ but the underlying natural order of the universe whose ultimate essence is difficult to circumscribe. Tao is thus “eternally nameless” and to be distinguished from the countless ‘named’ things which are considered to be its manifestations.
Big questions, huh?
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