Reflexive Praxis & More Thoughts on Light

Research by Looking Backwards: Reflexive Praxis in Search of Archaic Wisdom (by Paul Wildman & Iona Miller): Many of us, as researchers, would find it challenging to let our research data speak to us rather that to see it exclusively as part of the methodological categories we have already developed. This article proposes a methodology called 'Reflexive Praxis', a form of action research, to do just this. As 'Action Research', such methodologies remain controversial compared with the more conventional Empirical Research'. Indeed any development of action research, such as reflexive praxis, may be expected to be treated with even more skepticism. Nonetheless this article seeks to explore reflexive praxis as one way with which the researcher can interrogate both her/his inner and outer worlds. It is hoped that by doing this as action researchers we may be able to apprehend new combinations and patterns in our research data and indeed our lived life. This in turn can help us as researchers encounter meta-meaning in these combinations.

More Thoughts on Light, Matter, Space & Time (by Himangsu S. Pal): Space is precisely that place for me where I am not. If I am everywhere in the universe, then there will be no such place left for me any more, and thus I will be spaceless. When there will be space for me, there will also be time. Because in that case it will be possible for me to move from the place where I am to the place where I am not and thus there will be two events, one before, and one after; this will constitute time for me. But in case I am everywhere in the universe, no such occasion can ever arise, and so there will be no time for me. But if the universe as a whole is in some super-space or hyperspace, then again there will be space and time for it, but in that case it will no longer be The Whole. Thus The Whole, by definition, will always be spaceless and timeless. It is this, and this only, that can be so purely naturally. The light, not being The Whole, but still possessing its two said properties, gives us certainty that The Whole exists. The reason as to why God is spaceless and timeless is that there cannot be anything outside God.

On Atheists’ Complaint of No Evidence for God (by Himangsu S. Pal): Why atheists do think that there is no evidence for God. It may be the case that there is really no evidence. Or, it may be that there is, but atheists do not pay any heed to them. I will show here that the second statement is true, not the first one. For doing this I will follow the same path that atheists have followed. From a simple statement of theists that God is good they have concluded that God does not exist. Now we will find out what other statements have been made about this God, and we will also see what conclusions can be drawn about the universe from those statements about God. Further, it is pointed that that Buddhism is not an atheistic religion.