Axioms, Existence, Consciousness and Identity
“If we look at the etymology for axiom, we can see how important concepts are in our lives. An axiom is related to what we think is worthy, fit, of value, of weight. It comes from the Proto-Indo-European word ‘ag-ty-o‘, with the root ‘ag’ meaning to drive, draw, and move. Axioms are those beliefs that we take into ourselves at a core level that drives us, that draw us in a direction, that move us, they are weighty influences on our lives. It is important to not be deceived and manipulated into accepting falsities; otherwise the direction we go in may be built upon a flawed foundational understanding.”
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‘Ag-‘ relates to ‘ga-‘ (from kind) in meaning as well as being the inverse in letters. ‘Ga-‘ indicates an association, togetherness, completeness or wholeness. Ga relates to ge- and genus, generation, care, etc. All of this generation, care, begetting, happening, is the action, the effect that culminates from internal causal forces of consciousness – thought and emotion. Action has the same source as axiom, ag-. To get to ga-, the resulting complete wholeness of something manifesting, you need ag-, an active driving force, that drives, draws and moves us. These are from within consciousness. These are images that reflect reality directly, or indirectly through a conception. We then generate with these internal forces the external results we produce as a whole complete manifestation from our consciousness — thoughts, emotions — as actions out into the world. At least that is how proper manifestation occurs in unity consciousness.
Axioms are supposed to be rooted in reality to give us firm grounding in truth and have our perceptions and conceptions aligned with reality, but that does not always happen. Some of the most basic aspects about ourselves and reality need to be recognized. Existence and consciousness are the basic two axioms to start from. We exist, things exist, and we are aware that things exist, and that we exist. These are the first basic observational points to start building knowledge from. These two foundational axiomatic points can always be used for grounding in all our conceptual frameworks. All other thoughts that do not lead back to these foundations, can likely be regarded as pure imagination.
“reality,” “existent,” “stand forth, come out, emerge; appear, be visible, come to light; arise, be produced; turn into,” from ex- “forth, out” + sistere “to set, place, cause to stand,” from PIE *si-st-, reduplicated form of PIE root *sta- “to stand, set down, make or be firm,” with derivatives meaning “place or thing that is standing”
1540s, “standing out above a surface,” “stand out, be visible, exist,” from ex- “out” + stare “to stand,” from PIE root *sta- “to stand”. Sense of “in existence” attested in English by 1560s.
Existence sets up, places, sets down, makes firm, sets forth and causes to stand forth the extant objects within its framework/model/structure. Existence is reality. Existence is what is. For you to talk about anything presupposes the necessity of existence. For you to talk about anything also presupposes the necessity of the existence of consciousness – the “action, quality, or state” (-ness) of being conscious.
1630s, “internal knowledge,” from conscious + -ness. Meaning “state of being aware” is from 1746.
from Latin conscius “knowing, aware,” from conscire
“Meaning ‘aware or knowing, particularly of one’s surroundings or existence,’ conscious was brought into English around the turn of the 17th century as a learned borrowing from Latin conscius ‘knowing something with another.’ This was the adjective form of the Latin verb conscire ‘to be mutually aware,’ from com/con ‘with, together’ and scire ‘to know.’ This prolific verb is thought to have been a loan translation of Greek syneidos ‘to know,’ which likely was derived from the prehistoric Indo-European root skei.”
“conscience, innermost thoughts, desires, intentions; feelings”, “knowledge within oneself, sense of right, a moral sense,” “be (mutually) aware,” from com- “with,” or “thoroughly” + scire “to know”.
Probably a loan-translation of Greek syneidesis, literally “with-knowledge.”
present participle of scire “to know,” probably originally “to separate one thing from another, to distinguish,” related to scindere “to cut, divide,” from PIE root *skei- “to cut, to split” http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=science&allowed_in_frame=0
PIE root *skei- “to cut, separate, divide, part, split”
scio (Italian) knowledge, From Proto-Indo-European *skei- (“to split, to dissect”), (compare Ancient Greek σχίζω, Avestan (fra-sānəm), English science, Proto-Germanic *skajj-ōn, Celtic scian (“knife”).)
Consciousness originally relates to knowledge, which all animals have. Later, this represented awareness itself (since awareness is required to acquire knowledge of reality), and then to the more restrictive “self-awareness” requirement to justify our violence towards other living beings. Since existence is ‘what is’, consciousness is awareness of ‘what is’.
Those who are against comparisons to recognize difference and division, are against knowledge itself. This is the fundamental way we understand reality. This is discernment (“to separate, set apart, divide, distribute; distinguish, perceive,” from PIE root *krei– “to sieve, discriminate, distinguish”). It is breaking open reality and seeing what it is made of, rather than seeing it as one amalgamation.
One way to demonstrate (show, to stretch in front of and make visible, to point out) aspects of reality, is to speak about it, diction (from PIE root *deik– “to point out”). In diction, speaking about reality, we need to discern it, separate and perceive different parts. Diction is also a root for judge (a compound of ius “right, law” + root of dicere “to say”). We are all judges, we all judge and discern reality. The goal is to align conceptions of reality with actual reality in order to speak and say what is right, good and true, to judge accurately, not incorrectly. Interestingly, krei is also related to crime, (e.g. crime and judgment), through crisis, which is the root in discernment shown earlier. Crime is likely from the same root as crisis (krei) as we can see the relation in cognates of other languages: Greek krinesthai “to explain;” Latin cribrum “sieve,” crimen “judgment, crime,” cernere (past participle cretus) “to sift, separate;”. As is shown, ‘cri’ relates to explain, sieve, sift, separate, hence judgment and as a corollary criminal wrong, unjust, that is discernible in reality from non-crime, right and just. To discern, judge, distinguish, differentiate, diagnose, assess, evaluate, etc. are all related to understanding reality, as I outlined in my previous work on the Dualistic Conceptual Framework.
Identity is “sameness, oneness” (form of Latin idem “the same” (from id “it, that one)), because the thing that has identity is one and whole in itself, it is a unit, an individual particular substance. Identity is an aspect of existence. The things we point out in existence stand out on their own because they are one from the many, they are separate. Instead of being a flat page, existence props up objects for us to discover and unveil hidden universals that many particulars in reality share at a substantial or non-substantial level. Existence is what is, consciousness is aware of what is, and identity simply is whatever it is.
When we come to know reality in greater degrees of accuracy, when we are consciously aware to greater degrees, it is to be conscience, to be “with-knowledge”. To have knowledge within oneself, the quality knowledge of reality and ourselves, is as the etymology describes it, to have knowledge of the “sense of right, a moral sense”. The basic purpose of the foundation of knowing reality and identity, of evolving consciousness, is Morality, objective truth regarding right and wrong behavior in reality in order to progress along the positive evolutionary pathway of the Force and Will of Creation. For what purpose does any knowledge have to serve us if it leads to our self-destruction? In the end, all that knowledge is worthless, and results in evil due to the absence of objective moral understanding of reality.