I was reading a book by Yogi Ramacharaka a few days ago, and a particular part of it held my attention.
It was about the "why" of everything. As in, the Big Why: why do we exist? why are we separated spheres of consciousness? why the seeming infinite progression upward?
In effect, it was asserting that the "why" can never be answered, and that any attempt to answer it is more or less attributing human characteristics to the Infinite. Which is, of course, a fallacy- one that is evident in almost every religion to date. Something to certainly be avoided.
This makes me wonder, what is the point of intellectual debate and truth seeking if the "why" will never be made known to us through it? Is there a point at all? Do we do this just so that we may know the "how?" Is that worth the effort?
And if all of this intellectual striving is just to figure out the "how" of how everything works, what happens once we understand it all? What would happen if we hypothetically knew all there was to know about how it all works?
A lot of "what if" questions, I know, but I feel they are important for getting at the root of what really motivates us to do the things that we do. Thanks for reading this, and I'm really looking forward to any input you all may have.