The Republic of Rumi: A Novel of Reality
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The Republic of Rumi: a Novel of Reality

Chapter 102

Reconstruction of Thought


By Khurram Ali Shafique

The next three lecture halls show you how to construct a new world view based on the points established earlier.

Does the fourth lecture match the fourth stage of your journey?

Excerpt from Lecture IV

The ego reveals itself as a unity of what we call mental states. Mental states do not exist in mutual isolation. They mean and involve one another. They exist as phases of a complex whole, called mind. The organic unity, how­ever, of these interrelated states or, let us say, events is a special kind of unity. It fundamentally differs from the unity of a material thing; for the parts of a material thing can exist in mutual isolation. Mental unity is absolutely unique. We cannot say that one of my beliefs is situated on the right or left of my other belief. Nor is it possible to say that my appreciation of the beauty of the Taj varies with my distance from Agra. My thought of space is not spatially related to space.

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Rationale of the fourth stage of your journey explained through excerpts from the fourth lecture of the Reconstruction.