Modern man, alone on the earth, perhaps alone in the universe, has a three-dimensional consciousness, a consciousness that is sensual, emotional, and intellectual. Intellectual consciousness is a reflective consciousness that forms the idea, a negative image of the world of immediate experience, in the imagination. The entire reflective thought process is thus based on the discovery of the negative, the possibility of the idea formed in the imagination. The actualization of this idea negates subjective immediacy and projects an objective possibility into existence. Reflection annuls immediate consciousness and the reflective soul, leaving the reality of being and forming the idea of the individuality of the self in the imagination, enters into an intellectual existence, breaking the bonds of immediacy and subjectivity and establishing its own objective actuality. It is precisely the projection of various negative images of individuality into the intellectual actuality of existence that annuls innocence and the immediate relationship with the absolute and veils the instinctive and intuitive consciousness of human being. The existential understanding of the unity of being, the good, is surrendered to the discovery of the duality of existence, good and evil.
The spiritual categories of being are the absolute, the infinite, and the eternal, while the intellectual categories of existence are the relative, the finite, and the temporal. It is impossible for the intellect which denies the reality of the absolute and its categories and can only have knowledge of the relative categories of existence to comprehend the immanent presence of absolute being within the confines of the physical universe. This spiritual presence necessarily appears as paradox to the rational intellect, which can neither apprehend any infinite data nor confirm any experiential knowledge of the absolute categories. The use of infinities and absolutes in scientific hypotheses and mathematical calculations prove to be either mere inventions of the fallen intellect intent upon denying a lack of understanding, or a subtle acknowledgment of the transcendent reality defined by the absolute categories.
The reality of being is absolute and transcendent to every actuality in existence. This absolute being is spiritual, encompassing the void and the physical universe within the void. The universe is a universe of relativity in which the only presence of the absolute is the presence of the void at the center of each living being. Within the relative actualities there can be no absolutes. These relative actualities are limited by the boundaries of rational thought, and it is precisely faith that introduces the absolute into the actual universe, not as idea but as transcendent reality. Faith instructs us that the reality of being transcends the actuality of intellectual existence. This reality is transcendent and absolute while existence is intellectual and confined to a rational universe where everything is relative.
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.
What is life? Life is nothing, life is being, being is absolute, spiritual, transcendent to the universe of relativity in which it merely exists. Life is the image of absolute being, the immaterial, spiritual, infinite nothingness within which the universe is expanding, inflating. An image of the absolute, to fully mirror the absolute, must itself be absolute and be one with the transcendent being of the absolute. The individual soul may be viewed as an appearance of this eternal spirit within the material universe and must yearn to be nothing.
Modern philosophy descends into the nothingness feared and hated by the atheist existentialists, whereas to the spiritual consciousness nothingness is nothing to be feared. Absolute zero is in fact precisely the power of the absolute to abrogate and annul relativity, the entire material universe conceived by the fallen murderous intellect of killer man. The material universe emerged out of nothing and into nothing we shall return, into a nothingness that is spiritual, eternal, infinite and absolute, characterized by morality, love and peace.
We live in a world of relativity, a universe of relativity, and yearn for the absolute. Each individual human soul is faced with this dilemma, to be determined immediately by relativity or transcendentally by the absolute. The relative is everything, the absolute is nothing. The choice is between existence and being. The end of all philosophy, consciousness sifting through the stuff of existence in search of meaning, is the discovery of the nothingness of being. It is the nothingness within which the universe came into existence and into which it is expanding, the nothingness of life, of spiritual being. The choice is clear. The absolute has come to us.