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GAIA
Conservative Spirituality
Name in Greek mythology for the goddess of the earth or Mother Earth. Includes a more recent interpretation that the earth as a planetary entity is a single, unified living organism. {Dissertation: Proto-religion}

GIVEN EXISTENCE
Positive Dimension tandem w/ Qualified States
The Given Existence is every phenomenon, entity or event of the natural world and universe, to include the the human organism that does not invent itself. The Given Existence is all things natural and does not include Qualified States, or the results & products of human activity & behavior, which is the creation, fabrication, invention, production and maintenance of alternatives to nature, as states which promote the absence of the qualities & conditions of the natural world. {Dissertation: Positive & Negative Dimension}

GOD
The genius of God or the concept of same is that it is invisible and can be anything anybody wants it to be. The genius of a Conservative God is that God is everything and thus can be anything to everybody. The genius of a Progressive God is that it is superior to nature and the measure of all things, and thus that and those which do not measure up can be exploited in any manner imaginable.

GOLDEN RULE
Dyadic Authoritative Comparative
The problem with the Golden Rule, 'Do on to others as you would have them do onto you', is that people can only be expected to treat others, based upon their own sense of self-worth and expectation of treatment.

GURU
Defined here as anyone who teaches by intent or incidentally, what a person needs or desires to know relative to the individual's ability to understand it. One who teaches knowledge concerning how to live one's life and lifestyle. One who teaches particular disciplines of body and mind for the purpose of promoting particular states of Consciousness. The authentic guru could be said to serve the genuine student while phony gurus are for those incapable or recognizing the genuine thing. {Commentary: Guru}

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