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- Title: PoSA: Chapter I: The Conscious Human Deed
- of God, for example, though necessary, is free because He exists only through
- the necessity of His nature. Similarly, God knows Himself and all else in
- Title: PoSA: Chapter II: The Fundamental Urge For Knowledge
- revelation God grants him, the religious believer seeks the solution of the
- Title: PoSA: Chapter III: Thinking in the Service of Understanding the World
- of Moses. The latter represents God as creating the world in the first six
- it also present: “And God saw everything that he had made and, behold, it
- other origin as well, perhaps it comes from God or from elsewhere, but that
- Title: PoSA: Chapter IV: The World as Perception
- our perceptions arise directly out of the omnipotence of God. I see a table
- because God calls up this perception in me. For Berkeley, therefore, there
- are no real beings other than God and human spirits. What we call “world” is
- Title: PoSA: Chapter V: The Act of Knowing the World
- personal God, nor force, nor matter, nor idea-less will (Schopenhauer), is
- Title: PoSA: Chapter VII: Are There Limits to Knowledge?
- God who is given through thinking always remains a God merely “thought.”
- accessible to physical perception. God must appear in bodily form; little
- of which he has no such perception (God, soul, cognition, etc.) he regards
- Title: PoSA: Chapter X: Philosophy of Freedom and Monism
- again in a perceptible way, for example when God appears in the burning
- one's own inner being. What at first is sensed as the external voice of God,
- Godhead whose very existence is suffering, believes that this divine Being has
- redeeming the Godhead.
- ...” “Existence in its reality is the incarnation of the Godhead
- — the world process is the Passion of the God becoming flesh, and at
- God's will to be redeemed. Just as the materialistic dualist makes man into
- Title: PoSA: Chapter XII: Moral Imagination
- or what God has commanded to be done in such a case and so on, and he acts
- Commandments), or to the appearance of God on the earth (Christ). Everything
- inferred God whose existence cannot be experienced) determines my moral
- Title: PoSA: Chapter XIII: The Value of Life
- impossible. For God is good and wise. A good God would want to create
- the best possible world; a wise God would know which is the best
- Only a bad or unwise God could create a world inferior to the best possible.
- best of all worlds. All that man has to do is to find out God's decisions
- and to act in accordance with them. When he knows what God's intentions are
- purpose. He sees the pain in the world as nothing but God's pain, for the
- life of the world as a whole is identical with the life of God. The aim of
- God's pain, which at last will end with the annihilation of all existence.
- existence. God has created the world in order to rid Himself of His infinite
- Human beings are parts of the world. In them God suffers. He has created
- is but a drop in the infinite ocean of God's pain.
- selfless devotion dedicate himself to the world-process of redeeming God. In
- world is God, it follows that the task of men consists in helping to bring
- about the salvation of God. To commit suicide does not advance, but hinders,
- the accomplishment of this aim. God must have created men wisely for the
- fundamentally, God who is the ultimate bearer of all pain, it follows that
- the suicide does not in the least diminish the quantity of God's pain, but
- rather imposes upon God the additional difficulty of creating a substitute
- Title: PoSA: The Consequences of Monism
- entity existing beyond the world to be experienced (an inferred God, will,
- thought is at the same time a life within God. The merely inferred, not to
- borrowed from the reality that is given us. The God that is assumed through
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