If the world were made
of matter, where would we get gravity? Why should things like each other?
if the world were made of matter, where would we get electricity? Why should the minute particles be electrical, and
why would like charges repel?
And if the world were made of matter, why
would it resist changes in its state of motion? Where would we get inertia?
where would we get sentiency?
Only if seeing the world in space and time is a mistake would we have sentiency wound in at
the start, because you can't have a mistake without a take.
mistake your friend for a ghost without seeing your friend, and seeing your friend requires sentiency. And what we call consciousness
is just a form of
And only if the Underlying Existence is undivided would
gravity be wound in from the start, because the undividedness of the Underlying Existence must
show in the mistake just as the height of your friend must show in the ghost.
And only if the Underlying Existence is infinite
would electricity be wound in from the start, because the infinite must show through in the minute.
And only if the Underlying Existence is changeless
would inertia be wound in from the start, because the changeless must show in the changes.
How would a materialist define what he means
by matter except to say that it's something that responds to gravity, electricity and inertia? But gravity,
electricity and inertia must themselves be explained, and the materialists have no explanation.
What we see as matter
must be the consequence of the mistake of seeing the Undivided, the Infinite, the Changeless as in space and time.
John L. Dobson, February
18, 2006, Hollywood, California