A faith tradition
1.) Is practices that are established and pure, and condemns any corruption.
2.) Transcends any practices and condemns any reduction of itself to practices.
3.) Transcends any practices and willingly reduces itself to practices.
4.) Transcends any transcending of practices (like knowledge of principle) and willingly reduces itself to a transcending of practices.
5.) Transcends any practices or transcending of practices and willingly reduces itself to practices, transcending of practices, and the corruption of those.
6.) Corrupts itself to return itself back to where it was, to demonstrate itself.
7.) Corrupts itself to return itself to a renewed and adapted form, to demonstrate itself.
8.) Corrupts itself to return itself to a different faith tradition, as a corruption of itself.
9.) To demonstrate itself.
10.) Allows this understanding of itself, including leaving out an 11.) or leaving out this 10.)
( (11. & 12. &) 11.) Must and must not be understood as being in levels which must and must not be understood as transcending each other, and must and must not be understood as going on simultaneously.)
(( -0.) Introduces a thread wherein contributors are invited to improve this description. (-0.2.) filling in what it left out, along the lines it was intending, -0.3.) with innovations in form, -0.35.) which is the real point -0.3621.) which it allows to not be the real point as long as it's a non-real point that it intended or intended to not intend -0.5) which start a new fork -0.6.) except that 'fork' is a concept from outside and highly debatable so -0.7.) screw this I'll just do this my own way without any reference to the original or -0.9.) this has been very interesting I'll go about my business now, and -0.95.) here's a link to a grinning chicken
There's seeing this and really seeing
this. To really see this, you have to have it hidden and then come back to seeing it, out of that hiddenness, such as 'seeing where it applies'. That leads to horror at having gone so long without seeing it, the cure for which is an equal horror at having seen it without really seeing it, and always being able to see it without really seeing it.
Every faith tradition is really this, and so the proper teacher for the others.
((This is my faith tradition, both as a description of God and a description of something purely secular, because God is bigger than what we mean by 'God' and so allows Himself to be purely secular, which (therefore?) is bigger than what we mean by 'secular' and so allows Itself to be expressed agentively, which, as expression, expresses itself as something bigger than what we mean by 'expression' and so allows to be real, so to speak, because God, as bigger than what we mean by 'bigger', deigns it so, and, so deigned, everything (and its other) is as it is (and isn't).)