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I suppose one first has to dis-associate the idea of the eternal from the idea of a long time, or everlasting time, or an everlasting moment ... and dis-associate infinity from any finite conditioning, it's not 'just' a very big space you can't see the edge of, or a quantitative ladder with no top.

The Infinite is more than an limitless quantitative determination (whereas an infinite can be, as in number).

Thomas

What Thomas said... wow. That was easy.

"Toujours le même infiniment petit, qui est infiniment plus que tout."

[Always the same infinitely small, which is infinitely more than all.]

Is the divine incomprehensible because we place it at infinity, or is it infinite because it is incomprehensible? To me, the divine has to be infinite; so I should not really be able to think about it. I do think about the divine, though. I'm not saying that what I think could be accurate, but there are ways of thinking *around* infinity - like the Calculus does. It doesn't tell you everything. You just try to squeeze out every ounce of information you can get, and you get not everything but more than you started with.

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Infinity to me is anything I cannot reach or that cannot be reached. Some things I cannot even visualize reaching, while others are things just out of my reach. A 20 mile walk is not infinite, because I might be able to walk that far. An ocean is an infinite distance for me to swim, because I cannot ever swim that far. We can only speculate at what happens over an infinite distance, so 'Infinity' is a useful term for that speculation.

Well struck, lad.

But when one comes into contact with the spirit, infinite is the only way to describe it.

Vast is the robe of liberation

A formless field of benefaction.

A formless field of benefaction.

Sorry about the jumping pig. I'm just really happy right now.

How do you understand infinity as it relates to the Divine?

A zoom through the Mandelbrot Set would help explain my own perspective:

YouTube - Mandelbrot Set Zoom

Anything that can be observed, comprehended, thought of, imagined - whether the universe, love, time, life, heaven, etc - are each merely a small piece of the set in any plane, with far more outside and around it, above and below, in each dimension.

And yet, they all fall within a pattern, one that seems both conscious and loving - that is what the Mandelbrot Set illustrate in this poor example - an infinite whole of which all things are part.

We are all part of the universe experiencing itself, and the universe is simply part of something far greater, infinite.

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Namaste Dream,Infinity to me is anything I cannot reach or that cannot be reached. ...One other use of infinity is the idea of 'Not infinity'. Infinity means 'We cannot' and finite means 'We can'.

Is the divine incomprehensible because we place it at infinity, or is it infinite because it is incomprehensible? To me, the divine has to be infinite; so I should not really be able to think about it. I do think about the divine, though. I'm not saying that what I think could be accurate, but there are ways of thinking *around* infinity

Quite interesting...a dichotomy...can't reach infinity but can reach the divine...

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How do you understand infinity as it relates to the Divine?

The idea that God can

In a short, and non-complicated way, for me: