# monad

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"We all have a unique energy signature made of these. The analogy is of the 'monad' that splits Gods white light into it's constituents. The monad is like a prism which serves as an interface between our soul and that of the creator. There are other temperament systems, like astrology(12 temperaments), Kabbalah Seraphot(10), enneagram (9) but I like the ray system for it's simplicity and relation to music."

"The ontological essence of a monad is its irreducible simplicity. Unlike atoms, monadspossess no material or spatial character. They also differ from atoms by their complete mutualindependence, so that interactions among monads are only apparent. Instead, by virtue of theprinciple of pre-established harmony, each monad follows a preprogrammed set of"instructions" peculiar to itself, so that a monad "knows" what to do at each moment. (These"instructions" may be seen as analogs of the scientific laws governing subatomic particles.)By virtue of these intrinsic instructions, each monad is like a Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. Monads need not be "small"; e.g., each human being constitutes a monad, in which case free will is problematic. God, too, is a monad, and the existence of God can be inferred from the harmony prevailing among all other monads; God wills the pre-established harmony. "

"We cannot refrain from making a connection to Leibniz Monad Theory, which may be viewed as an early version of a MMQM. A Leibniz monad is like an elementary particle such as an electron. According to Leibniz, each monad has its own (blurred) perception of the other monads and is acting accordingly. Only God can collect the totality of all perceptions, and he keeps it for himself, letting each monad do its best on its own, in a form of MMQM."

"The monad is like a house with two levels. The upper, the level of the 'soul', is completely enclosed, and perceives only its own projections on its own interior folds. The lower, more closely identified with bodies, has windows, and in a sense opens out onto the world."

"He opposed Locke's views and propounded concept of 'monad'. Monads are dynamic, continuously active and developing according to their own laws. They are not influenced by external (environmental) effect and are independent therefore no causes.

A monad is like a perfect watch. Two such watches agree but have no cause-effect relationship. Cause is illusory. Harmony in nature because harmony in the laws of monads. Mind and body are example of monads. The monads are inner determinant of

behavior. Man is generator of ideas."

"The Monad is like a seed in containing within itself the unformed and unarticulated principle of every number, the Dyad is a small advance towards Number, but is not Number outright because it is like a source; but the Triad causes the principle of the Monad to advance into actuality and extension. 'This' belongs to Monad, 'either' to Dyad, and 'each/every' to the Triad."

"The monad is not the man; it is not the soul; for neither the man nor the soul can in any wise be considered to be pure spirit or pure consciousness. The monad is the ultimate source, nevertheless, of all that we as individuals are. Each one of us is his own essential or spiritual monad. The monad is like a spiritual sun at the root of our being, continuously, from beginning to ending of our great manvantaric period, pouring forth streams of intelligence and life-substance, which produce by their interacting energies the various foci of consciousness, and which are the offspring, so to say, of the parent monad."

"A monad is like a generic class which can logically wrap values (let's say of type A), and supports several methods."

"The monad is like a constant and uninterrupted coming and going between the soul and the body, a movement that cancels out the boundary between the sensible and the intelligible world. The monad is a mirror and a perspective onto the world, yet it draws its perceptions from within itself, because it is a unity without doors nor windows. In the two-tier world of the baroque, each soul is distinct and bears its own singular viewpoint. "

" Leibniz is supposed to help provide answers to these questions. His philosophy revolves around the concept of monads, a term drawn from calculus indicating something irreducible and individual. A monad is like a soul or an atom, except that it contains within itself all ideas about the external world, including the relationships between objects on the time and space continuum, including itself. Harvey singles out the following passage from Leibniz's writings presumably because it speaks to his quandary at the Oxford Rover plant."

"The ontological essence of a monad is its irreducible simplicity. Unlike atoms, monads possess no material or spatial character. They also differ from atoms by their complete mutual independence, so that interactions among monads are only apparent. Instead, by virtue of the principle of pre-established harmony, each monad follows a preprogrammed set of "instructions" peculiar to itself, so that a monad "knows" what to do at each moment. (These "instructions" may be seen as analogs of the scientific laws governing subatomic particles.) By virtue of these intrinsic instructions, each monad is like a little mirror of the universe. Monads need not be "small"; e.g., each human being constitutes a monad, in which case free will is problematic. God, too, is a monad, and the existence of God can be inferred from the harmony prevailing among all other monads; God wills the pre-established harmony. "

"The monad is like the higher self of the higher self, closest to the source of creation. The monad creates twelve oversouls, who likewise each create twelve individual souls to potentially become incarnate beings."

"A monad is like a mathematical point in that it has a 'point of view' but no size. It is like a mind or soul in that it is the kind of object that has consciousness."

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