Noumena is a radio talk show with the title Noumena and Phenomena: Secular to Spiritual.
Hostess Lisa Winton and Swami Jayananda will talk about the concepts of noumena and phenomena, meaning “how things appear” and “how things are”; that may have begun with Immanuel Kant and was expanded upon by Mary Baker Eddy. Listen as they explain the Yogic as well as biblical idea of making the eye single. In this show they will discuss Oneness; the realization of only One Divine Perfect Life as a one size fits all solution. Welcome to the Voice of Yoga; we are talking consciousness! Join the Kriya Yoga Spiritual Advance to get the Light in your soul and see how things really are.
Notes: 4-5-21 Show Transcript
- Noumena is how things are and phenomena is how things appear. From my understanding Immanuel Kant was a philosopher and formed his theory from a purely secular stance.
- We deal with this every day in various degrees of distortion. For example, Herb Fitch gives one in his Seven Series Class 3A, “You look at the sun in the sky, you say, “There it is” and you’re wrong, it’s not there. You’re looking at where it was; it was there eight minutes ago. You’re looking at a star in the sky, but you’re not really, you’re looking at where it was; sometimes thousands of years ago!” How they are and how they appear; we are learning to trust more in how they are which is not seen than how they appear.
- The Divine Idea does not appear in the corporeal senses and as long as we believe and react to the senses; we obscure the Divine image. The mortal mind and this world are the phenomena and the Divine Mind with the Kingdom of Heaven are the Noumena. As CS Lewis said, “Aim for heaven, earth gets thrown in. Aim for earth you get neither.” If we mistake the phenomena for the noumena we are in the trap; this is what the bible calls, sowing to the flesh.
- In Kriya Yoga physiology there are three bodies; physical, mental, and Spiritual. The physical and mental bodies comprise the mind/body complex and are dualistic; visible and tangible or invisible and tangible. This complex is the phenomena; how things appear to corporeal sense and can be used as a gage to determine the level of consciousness– consciousness is experience; how we think is what we become. Spirit is whole; unified state invisible and intangible. Spirit is the only self-existent power and the only Reality.
- Sowing to the Spirit is highly recommended in scripture because when Spirit is cause creation is Perfect.
- Let’s look at the first commandment; I got this from the Christian Science Monitor; :”Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” I think most of us are accepting this to mean One God as opposed to many gods but in Truth it means One Being. One Being means on Life; and unless we come out of the belief in many lives we will be in violation of the first commandment and not be under the protection of Divine Law.
- Divine Mind thinks in terms of the Absolute; it sees the whole. Mortal mind works on contrast and sees a concept about the Absolute.
Lets look at this: In his book The Decalogue Ames Nowells states, “No matter how aggressive the illusion of the Adam-dream of finite living may appear to be, it cannot alter the spiritual truth that there is but one omnipresent, omniscient, omni-active, omnipotent infinite Being, even God. Beside Him there is none else. In view of this great verity, is it not clear that, following Saint Paul’s advice (Ephesians 4:24), we should “put off the old man,” the old manner of thinking mortal, limited, finite thoughts; and, accepting God as our Mind, our I, or Ego, we should “put on the new man,” the new manner of knowing divine thoughts, even and exactly as that Mind knows them? Mary Baker Eddy brings out this same teaching on page 263 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures where she writes, “When mortal man blends his thoughts of existence with the spiritual and works [knows] only as God works [knows], he will no longer grope in the dark and cling to earth because he has not tasted heaven.” Such knowing is created in righteousness and true holiness, for it is God’s own reflection. Verily, the First Commandment will be genuinely obeyed only when we know exactly as God knows.