03-25-01, 04:37 PM
Has anyone ever participated in one of these ?
Does anyone here,"Think" without a purpose ?
Like the guy who locked himself away for years, trying to proove or disproove "Fermet's Last Theroem".
09-28-05, 02:09 AM
This document is a report on two Microvita meetings/workshops recently held in Berlin . It is also an attempt to begin the development of a “standard model“ of microvita (MV). Although only few people were in attendance, I felt the meetings were very productive because it was possible to focus clearly on specific issues and not get side tracked. The first day of both meetings was devoted to general discussion. The second day of both meetings was focused on chapters in Microvitum in a Nutshell. In the first meeting we discussed the last chapter on Microvita and Cosmology. And for the second meeting we focused on Matter and Abstract. Both these chapters are difficult and I felt that we made good progress. At both meetings we devoted time to more practical and organisational issues, such as how to promote MV research.
Possibly the most important outcome of the meetings was a proposal by dada Vimalananda to formulate a "standard model" of microvita. The purpose of the standard model would be:
1. to act as a starting point for future discussion and research
2. to help us all to use the same terminology in the same way. It is easy to use the same words but they mean different things to different people.
3. to act as a visual model or metaphor when trying to conceptualise MV and their role in the world.
This document is a first attempt to introduce a standard model of microvita. It attempts to motivate the need for such a model, to describe how models are used and to present the core of the model. The main reference work cited in this article is “Microvitum in a nutshell” by P.R. Sarkar, 3rd edition. It will be referenced as [MVINS]. Note that the MVINS chapters contained in the 6th electronic edition of P.R. Sarkar’s works are the same as the 3rd book edition.
In order to keep this document as concise as possible, many related topics have been placed in an Appendix titled “More models and metaphors of microvita”. The appendix contains much information that is essential in order to understand the core model developed here.
What is a Model?
Models are simple images and metaphors that help us to understand complex systems and processes. The use of models is a standard practice in all difficult disciplines. Microvita processes are subtle so it is useful to get a handle on them with metaphors and images. We desperately lack metaphors for understanding MV, which explains why discussion of them is so difficult. My personal opinion is that for most of us, including myself at times, the use of the terms positive and negative microvita carries no more meaning than the terms good vibes and bad vibes. We must do better than this if we are to propagate the idea of MV (in the form of a science).