'Pre' self contains one's possibility yet to
be realized. 'Post' self contains the results of that realization.
is necessarily incorporated into the latter, giving both a sense of relative
duration, even though both potentials remain unknowable for us. The
reason is because we cannot conceptualize the extent of temporality
applicable to them in the process of making differentiation between them.
is noted by the open-endedness of the infinity symbols in the above diagram.
of this failing, we function quite adequately between these two unknowables, laying order
to everything that falls within our ability to know. Hence we are quite capable of
logically confirming the validity of 'order within the unknowable,' since it amounts to
who we are by way of what we know. This process serves as the
all forms of self, be they of a lesser or more universal nature.
Consistent with this thinking, Steven Hawking (the renowned
astrophysicist from Cambridge) recently made a relevant
conclusion. He said:
"Even though we might presume that everything in this
universe could eventually be
known, that which preceded its beginning is undoubtedly unknowable, because our current
reality sufficiently obscures the specifics by which it might otherwise be known."
By qualifying the origin of the universe as an unknowable, Hawking inadvertently
confirmed that the origin of consciousness is likewise unknowable. And, since the two must
necessarily be different, the basis for considering the unknowable as a multiplicity has
now been established by one of science's most important thinkers.
Although it's normal for scientists to support the idea that the universe had a
beginning, since it exhibits motion and appears to be losing energy, it is infinitely more
difficult for them to agree upon whether it might end. Nonetheless, what we can and do
know is that our unique individual rendering of the universe has both a beginning
and an end. It starts with our initial realization of its existence and ends with our
death. This is more than evident, because death deprives us of the physical capability from
which our original conceptualization springs. Therefore, when we die, so goes our
specific depiction of the universe. In scale, the difference between these two happenings is
obviously incalculable. In result however, to the deceased, they are one and the same.
So by qualifying an 'unknowable' with which science can't take issue,
one that is directly
related to the universe (and hence ourselves), Hawking has in effect confirmed the force of
the above proof. Like it or not, his 'unknowable' must necessarily give way to a second unknowable as the means
by which the prior gains access to the field of knowing. It can't occur otherwise, since
relativity for us, necessarily depends upon dichotomy as the 'form' for its function.
It therefore follows that we not only can but do know that we exist between two
different forms of the unknowable; because, that is what is required to
circumscribe all possibility inherent within our idea of the unknowable.
in turn causes the
idea of 'order within the unknowable' to become fundamental to everything else.
Were it otherwise, we would be unable to characterize the place in which we
thereafter function. And, if we couldn't do that, we would be unable to conceptualize the
difference by which successive approximations of our potential assume to form.
words, we would be unable to conceptualize "time." This is why the primal association between
order and the several forms of the unknowable, as they are explicated above,