Nothing can exist outside God, as alien or exterior to him. […] There is only the one God in his divine Wisdom, and outside him nothing whatever. What is not God is nothing . 3
Bulgakov does not mean to propose that what is not identical to the one God does not exist; for obviously there are many
. As such, he understands evil when setting out to create a world with which to share his goodness and wisdom in creative power, but he does not will it. He is bound both by conceptual and ethical necessity to act in accordance with his infinite goodness and share with a finite reality the fullness
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microcosm. Perhaps there is some wisdom in these old hermetic ideas after all—ideas that appear to date back to Pythagoras, at least.
If »all mind is alike,« then the Mind of God must function essentially in the same manner as our minds. That is, it must (a) be an experiential being, possessing a dual
’s panentheistic definition of the world’s being in its ultimate ground: »Now this is all very well, yet to me, when I consider the vastness of the world, the most important thing is that the essence in itself […] is present whole and undivided in everything in nature, in every living being. [… T]rue wisdom […] is