A brief explanation of some terms – Josef Zezulka

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Josef Zezulka:



The Podstata

is the fundamental timeless and dimensionless existence – it’s the original nucleus from which everything has arisen. The Podstata is the highest term and the basis of what we understand as reality as well as that which is not yet real for us – it defies sensory perception. Everything – both visible and invisible – is present within it. From it,

The Creative Work
(Tvůrčí dílo)

arose, which is principally the same as the Podstata, although it is only a limited part of it. The Creative Work separated from the Podstata and created what we perceive with our senses – what we see, touch, hear, taste and smell. The Creative Work originated through the process of separation of a part from the Podstata. From it – matter, spirit and vital forces (souls) – arose. The matter, spirit and vitality crystallised into four basic elements. I call this distinctive action and division

The Creative Four
(Tvůrčí čtyřka).

The Creative Four is represented by four creative principles: centripetal force, centrifugal force, heat and cold. They created matter, spirit and vitality (soul) from the Podstata.

J. Z.

Josef Zezulka - Bytí - Existence - A philosophy for lifeExample from book Josef Zezulka – BYTÍ – EXISTENCE – A philosophy for life
Translated from the Czech original Bytí – životní filosofie
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