Monday, July 12, 2010
Logos is the attribute of Divine Intelligence in operation throughout the Cosmos and what we call Cosmic Law, is merely the nature and behavior of the One Universal being, expressing through Its many facets. Greek philosopher Heraclitus described the Logos as the principle of order and knowledge in the Universe. He believed that “all things come to be in accordance with this Logos.” This implies that everything happens for a reason and although that reason may not be known, we should rest assured in knowing that something is governing the outcome to all of lifes situations. Nothing happens by happenstance and there are no coincidences. This would imply that our Universe is a random set of events and therefore nothing upon nothing can be predicted with any degree of accuracy or certainty. I tend to disagree. If you believe in an intelligent Universe, there’s no way possible not to believe in order. Although we tend to differ on what labels we ascribe to this intelligence, Its existence is indisputable. Some call this intelligence God while others call it Divine Mind or Logos. In Stoicism, Logos is the active principle of the Cosmos usually identified with God. They believe it to be the source of all activity and generation which is the power of reason residing in the human soul. To the Stoic, Logos is the rational principle that governs and develops the Universe and on this I can agree.