unitary being and unitive striving

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					for most in the West, we might say that the phenomenal experience (not an
ontology) of unitary being (oneness as often experienced in the East)
enjoys a temporal, not an axiological, ultimacy (as would generally be
ascribed to the western unitive experience of oneness)

put more simply, we might say that, while it most often would be the last
aspect of reality that some (mostly in the West) encounter,
developmentally, that doesn't necessarily mean it's the most valuable,
axiologically
normative justification and affective attunement (practical knowledge plus
love = wisdom) play a larger role than classical epistemic warrant
(theological gnosis) in our realization of theological virtue
right belonging & right desiring generally enjoy a formative primacy over
right behavior & right belief
this affective attunement (belonging & desiring, orthocommunio &
orthopathy) come from an existential disjunctive (participatory living as if)
not an epistemic conclusion (knowing that)

our interfaith explorations have found that realizations of unitary and
unitive being both lead to solidarity & compassion, so we might
reasonably suggest that the practical consequences of praying one path
vs another are often overstated

as it is, the paths are not mutually exclusive but, actually, mutually
reinforcing




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