The soul of each man and woman may be defined as a single moment of the eternal consciousness of the void, the spiritual void of absolute being which appeared in the first atom of physical matter, a conscious moment, furthermore, that can freely choose to be determined spiritually or materially, as being or as existing, as soul or as self, as a moment of eternity or as a moment of time. When the soul moves to express its self as a moment of time it falls from being into existing, from unity into duality, from absolute into relative, from the infinitude of the spiritual void into the finitude of the material universe. When will it end?
The absolute is nothing, the infinite void, and the void is the only absolute. The void is spirit, immaterial, the source and being of every living entity within the material universe. The only infinite possibility within the universe is the possibility for human consciousness to grasp the infinite void. To be conscious of being nothing is the highest realization of consciousness, the highest achievement of human life.
All anxiety is anxiety about nothing, the absolute nothingness of the void, the spiritual presence at the core of every living being. Filling this void with sensual baggage distracts us from its reality and places us within the illusion of relativity, the physical universe of time and space. Anxiety leads to despair, the condition of the soul that has lost its connection with its true being, and despair leads to death, the ultimate expression of the negative in existence.
The void, which is the ground of each human soul, is the same void within which the physical universe is expanding, an infinite, spiritual, emptiness. The soul which is consciously grounded in this emptiness is at one with its own transcendent being, absolute being. On the other hand, the soul which spurns the spiritual void and seeks fulfillment within the universe loses its connection to the eternal and wastes its lifetime filling the void at the center of its being with things of only relative value.
Absolute zero is positive, primal spiritual being. The one, as in universe, is negative and cannot negate the absolute since it’s existence is relative to it and dependent upon it. To create the illusion of relativity absolute zero therefore consciously enters into a relationship with the negative one within the infinite void of its own spiritual being, thus creating the finite material universe. This manifestation of absolute zero within the universe of relativity so formed is precisely life and being, which confronts the physicality of the material universe by standing over against it. Relativity may be defined as an illusion that captures the reflective intellect in a conflict, the conflict of positive and negative, of good and evil. The power of zero is absolute and annuls materialism, annuls the universe of relativity and everything within it, except it’s own being.
The physical universe apprehended and explained by human conceptual thought, which grasps the object and conceives the objective world, consists only of dust and ashes and the immanent phenomenon of life. This world of objectivity only takes shape through the elimination of subjectivity. It exists but cannot articulate reality, since reality demands the subjectivity of human consciousness to the absolute categories. Existence is an actuality imposed upon the natural world by human invention and therefore limited to the expression of that which is objective and rational. Thus the objective world exists but is not real. Consequently the phenomenon of life as subjective consciousness becomes our sole avenue into the reality described by the absolute categories of being. The construction of an objective world proves to be an error on the path of development for human consciousness, a descent from that subjective and immediate apprehension of the absolute which is familiar to all forms of life into a conceptual framework of an invented and artificial actuality imposed upon the reality of nature as human civilization.
The figurative darkness of absolute zero, the nothingness within which the material universe of relativity came into existence, is not negation. The rational mind however, since it exists, sees existence as primary and zero as negation. The contrary is true. The zero does not negate the one since the zero is primary, and the nothingness of absolute being cannot be negated by the material, relative universe precisely because it is absolute.
It is impossible to reduce matter to the temperature of absolute zero (-273.15 degrees centigrade) within the physical universe. Such a reduction would constitute a breach by the absolute into the sphere of intellectual existence and would culminate in the swallowing up of 13.8 billion years of progressive hydrogen accumulation. The possibility that intelligent humans could transfer to a parallel universe is one thing that the physical theorists might consider but more likely is that we shall become what we are, that is, spiritual beings .
Why am I concerned about the confusion in so many minds regarding the distinction of the categories? I hear the term “absolutely” bandied around so much that it becomes sickening. The same goes with the common usage of the terms “immortal” about works of art, and “infinite” about possibilities, but by far the most egregious is the use of “absolutely” which some of my acquaintances use to emphasize commitment two or three times in every conversation. These all signify a confusion in the minds of the users about where they are living and ultimately confusion about life itself. We live in a finite universe within which everything is relative. There are no absolutes within this universe, nothing is immortal and possibilities are merely finite, limited. The sooner we come to earth in this universe the sooner we can begin to realistically face the problems that human lack of understanding has manufactured and which human confusion is propagating.
As I have tried to show in my published works through the last twenty years there is an absolute reality which is transcendent to the universe of relative actualities which we rationally inhabit. This absolute is the material nothingness within which the universe exists, within which it is expanding, or, to use a more modern term, inflating. When the absolute eventually becomes actual within the universe, the relative universe will, of necessity, disappear.