Russell - Thinking vs Knowing
(courtesy University of Science and Philosophy)
"An active (polar) principle within Mind originating in the intellect, ego and sense. Thinking is of the lower levels of mental activities having to do with perceived effects and not cause. Sometimes referred to as "Split Mind" thinking as opposed to "Whole Mind" knowing as of the heart. Thinking is of the natural man (sense) and not science or Wisdom. [Dale Pond see Knowing]
"Critical Thinking is the ability or function to discern aliquot parts or cause from seeming effect." Dale Pond
"Thinking is a process, an orderly, evolutionary, periodic process of absolute limitations." Russell, The Universal One, Book 1, Chapter 2 - The Life Principle
"The force called "thinking" which impels Mind into concentration and decentration in sequence is the only energy of the universe." Russell, The Universal One, Book 1, Chapter 4
"Suffice it here to say that thinking is the electro-generative action and magneto-radiative reaction of Mind.
"Thinking is a simple process of very complex effects, the sequence of which will be written in its proper place.
"The electro-magnetic opposition of Mind as expressed in the process of thinking is the source of all of the energy of the universe.
"Thinking, then, is a process of generation of motion-in-variable-opposition out of a state of maximum motion-in-non-variable-inertia, and of radiation back again into that state." Russell, The Universal One, Book 1, Chapter 5
"Aeons pass before aught but sensation - then instinct - makes bodies aware of the centering Light of that Divine Presence. Long ages pass before thinking and knowing transcend sensation and instinct. When thinking begins, knowing also begins. More long ages pass before God's ultimate Creation - MAN - knows of his divinity through full comprehension of the whisperings of the Inner Silent Voice which forever says to him: "What I am you also are." [Atomic Suicide, page 107]
"The universe of matter is a registration of the energy expended by Mind in the effort of thinking. The exact energy of the action of thinking is registered in the electro-positive charging systems, and the reaction of the action is registered in the electro-negative discharging systems." [Figure 12.11 - Russells Locked Potential Full Ten Octave Gamut]
"The master-tone of each octave is the inheritance of the original motion of the thinking process of Mind. These master-tones are the "inert gases" which are classified in the zero group of the Mendeleef table.
The state of motion of these inert gases is that of motion-in-inertia."
"Motion-in-inertia is that state of pressure equilibrium which lies between any two masses.
"The inertial line, or plane is that dividing line, or plane, toward which all masses discharge their potential.
"It is the line, or plane, of lowest potential of two opposing areas of potential, where opposing pressures neutralize. This is the plane of minimum pressure of two opposing areas.
"The master-tones which represent a state of motion-in-inertia and are the inert gases, bear the same relationship to the elements that white bears to the colors. They are a registration of them all. White is not included in the spectrum, it has no place there. The inert gases should not be included in the elements. They have no place there. Of this more shall be written later in its proper place." [Russell, The Universal One]
"...Those who find it necessary for the explanation of thinking as such to invoke something else, such as physical brain processes or unconscious spiritual processes lying behind the conscious thinking which they observe, fail to recognize what an unprejudiced observation of thinking yields. When we observe our thinking, we live during this observation directly within a self-supporting, spiritual web of being. Indeed, we can even say that if we would grasp the essential nature of spirit in the form in which it presents itself most immediately to man, we need only look at the self-sustaining activity of thinking...
"...For this organization contributes nothing to the essential nature of thinking, but recedes whenever the activity of thinking makes its appearance; it suspends its own activity, it yields ground; and on the ground thus left empty, the thinking appears. The essence which is active in thinking has a twofold function: first, it represses the activity of the human organization; secondly, it steps into its place..
"...An important question, however, emerges here. If the human organization has no part in the essential nature of thinking, what is the significance of this organization within the whole nature of man? Now, what happens in this organization through the thinking has indeed nothing to do with the essence of thinking, but it has a great deal to do with the arising of the ego - consciousness out of this thinking. Thinking, in its own essential nature, certainly contains the real I or ego, but it does not contain the ego - consciousness. To see this we have but to observe thinking with an open mind. The "I" is to be found within the thinking; the "ego - consciousness" arises through the traces which the activity of thinking engraves upon our general consciousness, in the sense explained above. (The ego - consciousness thus arises through the bodily organization. However, this must not be taken to imply that the ego - consciousness, once it has arisen, remains dependent on the bodily organization. Once arisen, it is taken up into thinking and shares henceforth in thinking's spiritual being..." [Rudolf Steiner; "Philosophy of Spiritual Activity"]
Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth
"Since I have diverged, I must now repeat: You can no more escape the most fundamental Laws of Existence regarding your thinking and feeling - sowing and reaping - than you can escape the laws of electromagnetism in your material world, for electromagnetism is the IMPULSE producing the Law of sowing and reaping just as electromagnetism produces form within the fundamental field of energy particles." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 1, page 3]
"I was lifted into another dimension of conscious perception, which enabled me to see the TRUTH concerning life and existence. I saw, lucidly and clearly, what was real and what was false in man's thinking." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 1, page 11]
'If you could carry within your mind, a seed - the perfected plan of your most heartfelt goals, and know beyond all doubt, that it can grow and come into perfect fruition, you would see this wonderful seed take on a life of its own which would presently manifest in your life.
'And you could surely move the mountains in your lives - those mountains which stand across your path and prevent you from achieving all that you would like ... mountains which, in times of recklessness and evil thinking have been created by yourselves.
'If you only understood creation and existence, you would be able to live lives of total freedom, limitless achievement and transcendent joy. [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 3, page 65]
As a Man Thinketh
motion is Mind-thinking
14.21 - Russell on Thought and Idea
18.14 - Mind is the Ultimate Scalar Quantity