Oneiric Personalism and the Existence of God

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The existence of God is as obvious as the existence of my Self (the Dreamer of the world).

An attempt to prove the existence of God is a misunderstanding, because the existence of God is a precondition of proving anything.

God is neither personal nor non-personal, neither this nor that, God just Is.

An attempt to define being is a misunderstanding, because existence is a precondition of defining anything.

Nevertheless, the existence of God has no ethical consequences.

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The Purpose of Talking About Oneiric Personalism

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Why do I write about oneiric personalism? What is the purpose of telling other persons that the whole world is just my dream?

If Dreamer had now only one dream – of being a person, Marcin Dolecki, then my considerations would be just for fun, they would be merely a petty, innocent game.

However, world could be a net of many dreams. If Dreamer had now more simultaneous dreams – of being different persons in many of them, then there might be advantages of talking to other people about these issues.

I cannot know, which of these options is true, because I only know my dreams – that of Marcin Dolecki.

Even if the aforementioned net existed, its structure would not be cognizable.

 

Oneiric Personalism as an Attempt to Reconcile Two Approaches to the Issue of Divinity

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As the person I am in my dream, one of the elements of a dreamworld, I am in a relation to the Creator of this dreamworld, God.

On the other hand, the whole dreamworld is in a relation to me as to Dreamer, the Creator.

These both relations are the same, their directions is the only difference here: the first one is directed “from me” while the second one –  “towards me”.

My walking life is similar to my dreams, so these considerations could be also referred to it.

God and Dreamer are two “aspects” of the Absolute.

According to one of the interpretations, God could be called the absolute object, Dreamer – the absolute subject.

They could be compared to two sides of the same coin.

The aim of this considerations is an attempt to reconcile two approaches to the issue of divinity: the belief that I am a God’s creature (traditional in Western countries) with the belief in my own divine nature (traditional in India, especially according to advaita vedanta).

They are only apparently contradictory, in fact, they complement each other.

The Ethical Aspect of Oneiric Personalism

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I will list ethical rules important to me – as to an oneiric personalist. Perhaps they would also be of interest to some other persons:

Only a statement which is certain can be of absolute importance; uncertain statements can be (at most) of relative importance.

[This is not an ethical thesis, but is has ethical consequences.]

The world is my dream – this is certain.

I dream that I am a person – this is an interpretation of the sentence: the world is my dream.

 

I will not divinize any person.

I will not try to feel appreciated at the expense of any person.

I will not be burdensome to any person.