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Inverted Semantic Trees

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This presentation describes the three aspects of the soul (sat, chit, and ananda) and how they manifest into trees. There are two types of trees (space and time) which combine to create conscious experience.

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Inverted Semantic Trees

  1. 1. INVERTED SEMANTIC TREES I N T R O D U C I N G V E D I C P H I L O S O P H Y — L E S S O N 1 ASHISH DALELA
  2. 2. WHAT IS A TREE?
  3. 3. W H AT I S A N I N V E RT E D S E M A N T I C T R E E ? • An inverted tree is a graph structure with a root at the top and trunks, branches, and leaves at the bottom • The tree becomes semantic when the nodes of this tree represent concepts • Biological classification from animal to mammal to dog to poodle is an example ANIMAL BIRDS FISH MAMMAL DOG CAT POODLE TERRIER
  4. 4. EXAMPLES OF TREES BODY LEG HAND PALM FINGER CEO HEAD OF FINANCE HEAD OF SALES EUROPE SALES ASIA SALES BE HAPPY HAVE A FAMILY HAVE A CAREER EARN MONEY EXCITING WORK HIERARCHY OF OBJECTS HIERARCHY OF ROLES HIERARCHY OF GOALS
  5. 5. SPACE VS. TIME TREES EARTH ASIA EUROPE SPAIN FRANCE YEAR JANUARY FEBUARY FIRST WEEK SECOND WEEK HIERARCHY IN SPACE HIERARCHY INTIME
  6. 6. THREE SPACES AND TIMES
  7. 7. T H R E E WAYS TO D I S T I N G U I S H • Each person is a combination of three things: • They have a body, which can be known by some concepts like Asian, Indian,African, etc. • They have a role in society, which can be known by concepts such as cook, salesman, writer, etc. • They have a personality of likes and dislikes such reading, playing football, watching movies, etc. • Each person can be distinguished from other persons by their body, role, and personality SALESMAN LOVES FOOTBALL AFRICAN COOK LOVES READING LOVES MOVIES WRITER INDIAN ASIAN
  8. 8. T H R E E T Y P E S O F S PAC E • Conscious experience is constructed out of three types of distinctions • Objects • Roles • Personalities • They are simultaneously present in all experience and we use them interchangeably • Each space is incomplete by itself and the three spaces combine to create completeness SPACE OF OBJECT DISTINCTIONS SPACE OF ROLE DISTINCTIONS SPACE OF PERSONALITY DISTINCTIONS CONSCIOUS EXPERIENCE AT ONE TIME
  9. 9. EACH SPACE IS A TREE STRUCTURE • Objects are defined in a hierarchy from whole-part relationships – E.g. body is the whole, and hands and legs are the parts – E.g. hands are the whole and the fingers are the parts – The whole is higher in the tree as compared to the parts • Roles are defined in a hierarchy from controller-controlled relationships – E.g. CEO is higher because he is the controller of the organization – E.g. an employee is subordinate because he is controlled • Goals are defined in a hierarchy from big to small goals – E.g. being happy is the big goal, but getting a job is a smaller goal – E.g. holding a job is the big goal, but getting a promotion is a smaller goal
  10. 10. T H R E E T Y P E S O F T I M E • Each of the three types of spaces is accompanied by an associated time: • Object time • Role time • Personality time • They are simultaneously present in all experience and we use them interchangeably • Each time is incomplete by itself and the three times combine to create completeness CHANGES IN OBJECT DISTINCTIONS CHANGES IN ROLE DISTINCTIONS CHANGES IN PERSONALITY SUCCESSION OF CONSCIOUS EXPERIENCES
  11. 11. PHILOSOPHY
  12. 12. THREE ASPECTS OF THE SOUL • This is the space of roles • It is sometimes called sambandha or relationships • It creates the impression of “I am” – e.g.“I am father”,“I am employee” sat • This is the space of objects • It is sometimes called abhidheya or material objects and activities • It creates the impression of “I have” – e.g. I have a body, the body has hands chit • This is the space of personalities • It is sometimes called prayojana or purposes and goals • It creates the impression of “I want” – e.g. I want to be happy, I want food ānanda
  13. 13. E X PA N S I O N O F T H E T H R E E A S P E C T S O F T H E S O U L • Each of the three aspects of the soul expands into a tree structure • This creates a hierarchy of • Objects • Roles • Personalities • Then these three aspects of the soul combine to create experience • Each experience is some role, some object, and some personality SAT (the root of relations) CHIT (the root of objects) ANANDA (the root of personality)
  14. 14. MASCULINE AND FEMININE MASCULINE IS CHOICE • The masculine is called purusa • The succession of choices creates time which picks one from all available possibilities • The masculine creates the succession or the time-order of experiences • Time is eternal – there is no beginning and end of the choices FEMININE IS POSSIBILITY • The feminine is called prakriti • The feminine is the space of all the possible objects, roles, and goals • The feminine creates the completeness of the experience at any moment • Space is eternal – there is no beginning and end of the possibilities Each of the three aspects of the soul has two types – masculine and feminine
  15. 15. CREATION AS SEXUAL UNION • The manifest world is the combination of possibility and choice – Both possibility and choice are three types of trees – The combination of three possibility trees creates experience at one moment of time – The combination of three choice trees creates the succession of experience • Possibility is limited by choice, and choice is limited by possibility – We cannot choose what is impossible – We don’t create a possibility that we never want to choose • What science calls “space” and “time” is feminine and masculine – This space and time is hierarchical and these combine to create experience – Experience is the combination of space and time, possibility and choice
  16. 16. RELIGION
  17. 17. O N E , T WO, A N D T H R E E • The existence of conscious experience is oneness • The division of conscious experience into feminine and masculine is called twoness • The division of both masculine and feminine into sat, chit, and ānanda is called the trinity • Oneness, twoness and threeness are the same experience, described in different ways
  18. 18. INDIVIDUAL AND SUPREME SOULS • The totality of conscious experiences is called the AbsoluteTruth or param-satyam – The supreme father is the masculine root of the tree – The supreme mother is the feminine root of the tree • The soul is a part of that total conscious experience or the AbsoluteTruth • Therefore, the Supreme Soul is theWHOLE and the individual soul is the PART – The whole divides into parts, and thereby the root expands into a tree
  19. 19. H OW R E L I G I O N C R E AT E S S C I E N C E • The study of the soul and God in religion is the study of expansion of space and time – Space and time personalized rather than impersonalized – Space and time are trees rather than arrows and boxes • Objects incomplete without roles and goals – Roles bring in morality, or duty within science – Goals bring conscious choice or free will within science • Reality defined via distinctions to other things – Material objects defined via distinctions to other objects – Roles and goals are also distinctions • The new science is • Personalized (the origin of reality is a person) • Complete (the predictions of science are not probabilistic) • Contextual (there is individual truth apart from universal truth)
  20. 20. “Science without Religion is lame, Religion without Science is blind.” – Albert Einstein www.ashishdalela.com

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