Robin Matthews is professor at universities in London and Moscow; consultant with international companies; writes on business, economics; and finance: creative imagination techniques in management.
Meditation, or prayer, or reflection, or contemplation, are matters of conceiving one grammar from the vantage of another.
Meditation, prayer, reflection, contemplation are things and events (or matters).
Grammar has a morphology and a syntax. Grammar orders things and events. Grammar is not a human construct. Grammar is the mode of comprehension. Comprehension is contained in grammar. Grammar is a tool and like a tool it determines the problem. It is also the problem. Grammar is the knower and the known. Both.
Also, is problematic because it supposes that there is anything but grammar.
- There is no reality except the reality constructed by grammar.
- Grammar is the mode of being.
- There are many, perhaps infinitely many, spheres of being.
- Every sphere of being has its own set of grammars.
- Every grammar contains a set of sub- grammars.
- No grammar is complete.
- A grammar can only be completed by reference to another (meta) grammar.
- Every meta grammar encounters the same problem of not being complete.
So what is behind grammar? What is the situation where the to be no grammar whatsoever? Behind and before and after are the same in the context of no-grammar and context of no-grammar is no context whatsoever,
10. We can’t conceive of a state in which there was no grammar whatsoever. Is and was and would and will and be, are metaphors in the context of no grammar.
11. There is no context in the context of no grammar.
12. Conceiving of a state without grammar would require a grammar.
13. In the absence of grammar there is nothing.
14. Nothing is the root of every-thing.
15. But we should not say that ‘nothing is’ or ‘nothing is not’.
16. Alternatively, in the beginning was the word; the word being grammar.
17. Grammar is the mode of being.
18. Since there are many grammars perhaps infinitely many, there are many, perhaps infinitely many, modes of being.
19. Let’s use the words reality and world synonymously. And spheres of being.
20. There are many realities and many worlds, many spheres of being.
21. Then non-being.
Beginning is the first thing and event. An event is a configuration of things in time and space. Events, (plural), are changes in the configurations of things. In every sphere of being there are things and events. Things and events, morphology and syntax have different complexions according to the spheres of being they inhabit. Roughly speaking morphology is the thing, the name and syntax is the event. Syntax is movement.
22. Grammar is the beginning.
23. Beginning is the first grammar.
24. Before the beginning is nothing.
25. It is a misunderstanding to think they are sequential. Beginning and before and after the beginning and nothing are instantaneous.
26. They are contained in nothing and begat by nothing.
27. There is only one moment.
28. And there are no moments except as constructions of grammar.
29. The moment is instantaneous, transitory and everlasting, eternal.
30. Things and events are constructed by grammar.
The most primitive grammar creates the world. Distinguishes something. Or grammar creates reality, the same thing. Grammar begets the world. Then grammar divides; the world into worlds, reality into realities, mode of being into modes of being.
One world is the world of things and events. In that world, grammar creates things and events. Then it partitions things and events into separate categories. Grammar begets grammar. Then grammar creates ever more complex partitions and sub partitions.
All worlds are composed of things and events constructed by grammar. Things and events are composed by grammar. Grammar has morphology and syntax. Morphology and syntax are composed by grammar.
31. Morphology and syntax are fictions constructed by grammar.
32. There are no non-fictions so long as there is grammar.
33. Outside of grammar, beyond, before or after there are neither fictions nor non-fictions.
34. Grammars are palimpsests constructed on the first grammar.
35. All grammars echo one another.
36. Modes of being communicate with each another.
37. Correspondences between grammars are evidence of communication between grammars.
38. They are also evidence of communication between spheres of being.
39. Communication, each in their own grammars, shadowing one-another.