">>his term, 'cosmic envelope,' sounds like it partakes of the container-like vision of wholeness, but Mark also mentioned an enfolding order suggests it might not be that at all.<<
This is from an abstract to one of…"
"The problem might be a difference of terminology. I have never seen Bhaskar use the term involution. However, my own definitions are almost opposite of what Norman Allan says here:
What he calls…"
">>So does wholeness evolve? It depends what one means by evolve, I think. "Seeing things as evolutionary" looks to me to be a stage the natural evolution of which by necessity would be then "seeing things as…"
">>In Wilber's discussion of Integral Methodological Pluralism, he relates unfoldment to epistemology as well -- specifically to the impact of development on cognition and perception.<<
Okay. I am looking at it more from the…"
"Yes, it is very similar to his early book, A Spectrum of Consciousness.
Anekāntavāda is more epistemological than ontological. Jain ontology is related to ajīva. That concept more closely approximates an unfoldment.
">>where diverse religious ultimates are all understood as referring to the same basic underlying Reality<<
That is very similar to the doctrine of anekāntavāda in Jainism. The common parable, the blind men and the elephant, is based…"
">>... while Bhaskar's principle inspiration appears to be Advaita Vedanta.<<
I think more Dvaitāvaita. Here is a paragraph from one of my books:
All around, however, I think that Dvaitāvaita (Sanskrit for non-dualism/dualism)…"
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