Human Metaphysical Condition

You follow the man into the next room. It has a small fireplace and the walls are decorated with pictures of people you do not immediately recognise. The room itself contains little models depicting people in familiar situations, each accompanied by a little chart and explanatory text.

As you can see, this room is a little different than the ones you've visited so far. There is something special about humanity, so I do my best to express that here. The team responsible for these exhibits is actually still in their meeting; I am just a fan of their work and like to assist with the project whenever possible. Hence I'm here with you, otherwise you might still be in that other room looking at a blank screen!

You no doubt heard that us humans are located within the great system of Being. It follows from this that we are subject to a multitude of conditions. Some of these conditions seem like they may be affected by our efforts, and some are clearly inherent to the greater metaphysical framework. The inherent conditions are necessarily inescapable, given that they arise from that which encompasses and constitutes our world. These inescapable conditions also present us with a reason to rejoice, for they guarantee us eternal life, second chances, an ever-present path towards goodness, and the certainty of fulfillment.

Yet, our unquestionable existence does not answer practical questions about life and death. Our world is within the domain of Change - there are times when a human body is full of life, and times when it has breathed its last and is put to rest. To many, it is not immediately obvious that we will be reconstituted post-death or experience anything familiar ever again.

Regardless of what moment in our life we care to examine, all the other moments also exist inviolate for the reason given above. Our existence consists of us experiencing our story, with all its chronological detail. There will never be some situation where we cease to experience it. Further, let us say that we are where we are, and we are not where we are not. Death is not the state of us being where we are not, or otherwise cut off from our story. The most death can do is feature as an event in our greater story, whether a new world for us to encounter for some limited period, a rewinding of the tape and discovering potentials we did not follow, or some other new angle or mode of our experience.

Decisions present us with an opportunity to cleave to the Way and achieve happiness. We want to act in a way that best honours our directions and brings us to the high point in our story, and the story of our universe. The inexorable drive of the divinities compels us along, and we will make ourselves more like them and achieve accord with what ought to be. Part of this urge is the study and consideration of ethics. For this is necessary if we are to play our role well and ensure that we view the most positive parts of our story. To assist, a great deal of our work here is performed in the hopes that we may bring forth a more consistent and detailed presentation of the truth.

Continue:

Continue listening patiently...