The existence of a transcendental world is the universal perception of a logical order of ideas innate to cosmic and spiritual nature. The idea of Supreme Bonum is the source of all logical systems.
As in the case of motion, nothing can cause itself and an infinite chain of causation is impossible, so there must be a First Cause and First Mover called God. Hence, the final understanding is being able to view God as the absolutely perfect Being, whose essence entails the whole of existence, causing all other composite beings to exist. Our mind has so much power that we can see this realm of ideas with our inner and intelligible eye.
The Supreme Bonum, or the summum bonum, is the principal good that contains within itself, a plethora of goodness. It is an end in itself, as it contains all other ends worth pursuing. A direction of actions to this end can be seen in all bodies following natural and divine laws that are the will of God.
The point which intrigues a theologian is this: what is absolute Supreme Being or the all-pervasive appearing in alternative ways as truth, as all-containing status, and as divine ideas. The Supreme Reality has many aspects. At times, these aspects are described as gunas. The Highest Reality has been conceived both as nirguna, formless, ‘qualityless’, and with gunas, attributes. Ananta Vibhuti, infinite supremacy, is also one of its attributions.
According to some philosophers of the absolutist persuasion, the ultimate reality itself is not of any value and that it is the very mula, root, of all values. This view is associated with the idea that the ultimate reality in its intrinsic nature is impersonal, beyond any representation which is admirable and worshippable.
Yasyamatam tasya matam matam yasya na veda sah/ Avijnatam vijanatam vijanatamvijanatam – ‘He, by whom, it is not thought out, has the thought of it; He, by whom, it is thought out, knows, it not.
It is unknown to the discernment of those who discern of it, by those who seek not to discern of it, it is discerned,’ Kenopanishad, 2:3. This paradoxical statement deserves in-depth reflection and contemplation, since it contains the secret of the culminating point of the ontology of Being. The only true Being is ‘The One’ who is infinite and indivisible.
Thomas Aquinas aptly made the cosmological argument that, “The proposition ‘God exists’ through itself is self-evident – since the subject and the predicate are identical, for God is His own essence. This is nevertheless not self-evident to us because we do not know what the essence of God is.”
“Think of God more often than you breathe,” said Epictetus the Stoic. When we meditate, we associate ourselves with the inexhaustible power that spins the universe. Meditation is the sincere end for man to realise God, to commune with an invisible being, creator of all things, supreme wisdom, truth, beauty and strength, father and redeemer of each man.
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