Hi Bruno Marchal Sorry, I misconstrued the river/man analogy. Heraclitus said instead that a man cannot stand in the same river twice (or even from moment to moment). It's just a statement of contingency.
Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net 11/3/2012 "Forever is a long time, especially near the end." -Woody Allen ----- Receiving the following content ----- From: Bruno Marchal Receiver: everything-list Time: 2012-11-02, 13:39:24 Subject: Re: The One is not a number but a metaphor On 02 Nov 2012, at 11:50, Roger Clough wrote: Hi Bruno Marchal When I refer to the One, I think of it not as a number 1 but as a metaphor. Well, the ONE is not the number 1. OK. The Soul is the identity of a monad, including the supreme monad. The soul does not change, even though the monad is constantly (rapidly) changing. The river keeps changing, but the man standing in it remains the same. Hmmmmmm.... why not. Too much fuzzy to be sure. Only the universal soul can be sais not changing. But once the soul has fallen, it forgets its universal origin, and undergone quite big changes. So in like manor, we can consider the One (as a metaphor, not as a number) as the Soul of the universe, the Universal Soul. I don't think so. the soul is the inner God, the one you can awake by different technic. The outer God, is beyond conceivability, even if comp can identify it with the very complex set of code of the arithmetical truth. At least in the arithmetical interpretation of Plotinus. Bruno http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/ -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.