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The first and only principle, the Principle of Elimination of Assumptions, is the basic principle to the art of true sentience which further allows the true nature of investigations of the things within the compounds of any spatial reality that runs with time. Now, this is a hard one to stick to, because, ‘we’re born in a society’. This principle is hard to establish, because of the years of devotion or conformation into the constructs of society. But when harnessed, it is the first and the only basic step towards the art of true investigation into the nature of everything. Think of it this way, think of existing independent of this present society, think of a soul born independent of the present constructs of society and culture.
Sure, you can identify differences in gender, color; differences between different planta or anima; but would one be able to assume things like sexuality (heterosexuality; homosexuality; bisexuality; asexuality; etc). The answer is not complex, as when it comes to reproduction one can conceive the notion of a true ‘sexuality’; but again, investigating the nature of ‘love’ and ‘sexuality’ as compared to ‘reproduction’; it is the very conceiving of the notion of a true ‘sexuality’ in relation to reproduction that halts the phenomenology of the true nature of love or sexuality. Hence, following the same chain of thought, one can realize the free will that comes with the conflict of these two elements.
Now, think of color. The name of the color or the description exists purely because of the constructs of the present society. Black can be white, white can be orange, orange can be blue- it’s all about how you perceive or identify or label color and it’s constituents. And again, with this chain of thought, black can be dark or bad or light or good; depends on your perception and your free will when it comes to conforming to certain ideas or constructs. Here, think of black or white or orange as nothing other than a distinction, attach no other meaning to it because rationally, it doesn’t exist.
This can be applied to any present societal concepts like nationality, race, religion, etc.
The first and foremost principle i.e., The Principle of Elimination of Assumptions, hence, requires you to see the sentient as sentience i.e., as seeing another human as just another existing being. Regardless of all the proposed notions of this reality or the reality that is the result of a history of a construct.
A pure interaction with another sentience, hence, becomes pure when one is able to eliminate the current perceptions given to us by society.
As soon as a person assumes a thing, be it anything, the truest and purest doors of perception are closed. If one wants to transcend with another sentience in terms of interaction, without the elimination of assumptions, the pure interaction itself would cease to exist, and hence transcendence in terms of emotions would again just be a result of a construct, and therefore, false by nature.
Ideas are evolutionary, life is a process and within this process, change is constant. And for this change to be possible in the freest and the purest manner, one has to get rid of the assumptions of the society – a principle one can acknowledge, but hardly ever tries to truly accept, only because of mere ignorance.
Hence, just like to understand the ‘higher knowledge’ of a certain subject, one needs to fully grasp the basics of that subject, to fully experience sentience within any realm of possible realities, one has to eliminate the primary notions of the deemed society first.
That’s the only first step towards the free conscious or even unconscious self.