(After perusal of Hegel)
- Verily, there only exists a single God.
He is One Who Develops.
In His development, He goes through several major stages.
Human, together with Nature surrounding Him, represents one of those.
- The beginning is Father.
The Same is Son.
And Son is One Who Is: Giving Birth and Becoming.
One Who Is represents a restless unity of Father and Son. For Father and Son are not only one, but also different. The difference between Them cannot but show. And it does show.
The above difference shows as a certain unrest. On the one hand, it is a movement from Father to Son, the birth. On the other hand, it is a movement from Son to Father, the becoming. In any case, Father and Son come up here not as independent entities, but as Sides of a single One Who Is. Because it is a restless unity of Father and Son.
Having shown, the difference between Father and Son retreats. Their quiet, indistinguishable unity restores. But it is not quite the unity the way it was in the beginning, not Father. It is now a more complex unity. It is a unity containing some distinction. It is Man.
- Man is married.
He consummates a marriage.
But, while consummating a marriage, He remains His Own Self.
And yet, He changes.
Verily, He is Child.
Man contains some distinction in Himself: He is married. His being married cannot but manifest itself. And it does manifest itself. It shows, again, as a certain unrest.
The unrest inherent in Man is marriage. He consummates a marriage. In this way, His internal difference manifests itself.
But while consummating a marriage, He remains His Own Self, an integrated Man. His being married, having shown, again retreats, giving place to a quiet unity. As if it were, He is Man, as before. But having gone through marriage, He cannot stay the same. Of course, He remains His own Self, but, this time, not as Man. Verily, He is not Man. He is Child.
- Child is Boy.
But, while growing, He remains His Own Self.
And yet, while growing, He changes.
Verily, He is Adolescent: Childish and Maturating.
So, Man finally turns out to be Child. The latter, as well as Man, is internally differentiated, He is Boy. His internal distinction, again, shows as a certain unrest. Boy grows.
The unrest, having shown, again retreats, giving way to a quiet unity. This new entity reminds Man. But Man has already shown Himself as the one consummating a marriage and turned out to be Child. Therefore, a more complex entity emerges here. In everyday life, one can see Child becoming Man. In truth, however, He cannot become Such.
Man and Child have shown Themselves as internally differentiated, complex Entities. But it is the difference between Them that has not yet manifested itself. This difference cannot but show. It becomes apparent in Adolescent.
Adolescent is a unity of two complex Entities, Man and Child. First, it is a quiet unity, Man and Child are firstly indistinguishable. But there is a difference between Them, and it cannot but show. It shows, again, as a certain unrest. Two movements can be discerned here: from Man to Child, puerility, and from Child to Man, maturation. So, Man and Child have turned out to be Sides of an integral Adolescent.
- Adolescent is childish and maturating.
But, while being childish and maturating, He remains His Own Self.
And yet, He changes.
Verily, He is Youth.
The above unrest, the restless unity of Man and Child has its limits. Having shown, it retreats, giving place to a new, quiet unity, which is Youth.
II. GOD MAN
Thus, the primordial Father has turned out to be Youth. The Latter represents a quiet, indistinguishable unity of Man and Child after the difference between Them has shown. The emergence of Youth means the finalizing of the circle of Man and entering the circle of God Man.
The circle of God Man is transitional. On the one hand, it rejects all that took place in the circle of Man. On the other, the circle of God Man is not yet free from the circle of Man and is being built on its basis. Hence His ambivalent, intermediary position.
Man, even Married One, is a one-sided formation, or one-sided unity, just as Child, or Growing Boy. Both reach Their wholeness in Adolescent, Who represents Their yet restless unity. The latter then transfers into Their quiet, indistinguishable unity, Youth, reached thanks to Their sameness.
- Youth is virgin.
He is One Who Is Ashamed.
But, being ashamed, He remains His Own Self.
And yet, while being ashamed, He changes.
Verily, He is Human.
Youth also contains some distinction. This distinction is his virginity. It cannot but manifest itself. And it does manifest itself.
Youth’s virginity becomes apparent as shame. The latter is an unrest inherent in Youth. Having shown, this distinction gives way to a quiet unity. But now it is not Youth. It is Human.
- Human is One Who Knows.
But, while congnizing, He remains His Own Self.
And yet, while congnizing, He changes.
Verily, He is Friend: Creating and Understanding.
Human also contains some distinction, by virtue of which He is One Who Knows, or intelligent. Human becomes aware of His being. This occurs due to the fact that Human’s true parent is Youth. The unrest inherent in Human is congnition.
But this distinction, intelligence, having shown, gives place to a quiet unity. Despite its apparent infinity, congnition also has its limits. For, intimately, what Human congizes is He Himself.
As a result, Youth seems to be returning. But it is not quite so. Youth has already shown Himself as One Who Is Ashamed and turned out to be Human. Both Youth and Human have already shown Themselves together with Their Own internal distinctions. It is only the difference between Them that has not yet shown.
Firstly, the difference between Youth and Human is in no way apparent. Human is inclined to consider Himself to be a rather independent Entity and ready to cognize ad infinitum. However, the difference between Youth and Human exists, and it cannot but show. And it does show. It shows, again, as a certain unrest. This unrest, a restless unity of Youth and Human, is Friend.
So, Youth and Human turn out to be Sides of a complex, restless unity, Friend. Here, two movements can be discerned. From Youth to Human, creation, and from Human to Youth, understanding.
However, this unrest, friendship, or a restless unity of Youth and Human, having shown, gives place to a new, quiet and indistinguishable unity, which is God Man.
- God Man is Heavenly.
He is blessed.
God Man is One Who Is Blissful.
But, while being blissful, He remains His Own Self.
And yet, while being blissful, He changes.
Verily, He is God Child.
God Man is a quiet, indistingshishable unity of Youth and Human after the difference between Them has shown. God Man’s internal distinction is His heavenliness, which becomes apparent as bliss. So, there is happiness in the world, after all. The point is, though, that its manifestation is not as pronounced as other “distinctions”. Having shown, God Man’s distinction retreats, changing into a new unity. Certainly, God Man remains His Own Self. But, having gone through bliss, He is mo more God Man. Verily, He is God Child.
- God Child is Earthly.
It is One Who Suffers.
But, while suffering, It remains His Own Self.
And yet, while suffering, He changes.
Verily, It is God Adolescent: Dying and Resurrecting.
God Child is the same God Man, only after the Latter’s internal distinction has shown. God Child’s internal distinction, however, consists in His earthliness. His earthly nature becomes apparent in suffering. God Child resembles Child from the circle of Man. He grows in His own way. But here He undergoes a higher order growth, as it were. Whereas Child is born with a naked body, God Child is born with a naked soul. This is how those pure in heart are born, who will behold God.
Also, God Child resembles Human. But here, He encounters not Nature to be cognized, but, rather, a World as the vale of woe, as a test or even ordeal to go through.
A loss of happiness is experienced by many as a supreme injustice, as “punishment”, etc. Many curse their fate, blame God, try to find “natural” causes of their suffering. They even try to change the world, but not the way an artist would do it, but “in reality”.
Nevertheless, sufering is not eternal, either. Having shown, God Child’s internal distinction retreats. God Man seems to be returning. But God Man has already shown Himself as blessed and turned out to be God Child. Therefore, a new, more complex unity emerges here. This is God Adolescent.
God Man’s and Cod Child’s internal distinctions, having shown, both retreat. Then, the time comes for the difference between Them to show. God Man and God Child “meet”, turning out to be Sides of an integrated God Adolescent. In the Latter, two movements can be discerned. From God Child to God Man: dying, and from God Man to God Child: resurrection.
- God Adolescent dies and resurrects.
But, while dying and resurrecting, It remains His Own Self.
And yet, He changes.
Verily, He is God Youth.
God is a quiet unity of God Man and God Child after the difference between Them has manifested itself. The emergence of God Youth heralds completion of the circle of God Man and reaching the circle of God Himself. The circle of God Himself crowns the entire divine development.
God Youth has an internal distinction, too. Firstly, it does not manifest itself in any way. But it does exist, and it cannot but manifest itself. It shows as some unrest. Here, it is dread.
Dread permeates all living things. Ultimately, it is the dread of death. Commonly, it is hidden someshere deep inside, and only at some significant moments it makes itself felt.
- God Youth is One Who Dreads.
But, while dreading, He remains His Own Self.
And yet, while dreading, He changes.
Verily, He is God Human.
God Youth finds Himself abiding in dread. In this way, His internal distinction makes itself felt. But, having manifested itself, this distinction retreats and gives way to a new unity, which is God Human. Thanks to this circumstance, life largely proceeds under the sign of faith, which, ultimatlely, is the faith in immortality.
- God Human abides in Faith.
But, abiding in Faith, He remains His Own Self.
And yet, abiding in Faith, He changes.
Verily, He is One Who Lives: Saved and Enlightened.
God Human shows His internal distinction, faith. Now, God Youth seems to be restoring. But God Youth has already shown Himself as One Who Dreads and turned out God Human. Therefore, a new entity emerges here, One Who Lives.
One Who Lives represents the last stage of the divine development. He Who has reached this stage is saved from all the the vicissitudes of life. A the same time, He acquires the supreme knowledge.
One Who Lives is Loving, Innocent, and Chaste.
These are the ultimate definitions of God corresponding to primordial Father, Son, and One Who Is.