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The Meaning Of Life And Existence In The View Of Nursi

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I agree that a thing could have various meanings. But in the theistic view these are all intended...I am advocating that beauty is reflected in the object. If a beautiful person stands in front of a mirror, the mirror reflects a beautiful image. But the beauty is not in the mirror, it is merely reflected in it. It is not the source of the beauty...Allah is the source.

Yes, this makes sense to me. For if beauty, if meaning itself, is a reflection of God, than all meaning, all beauty, is intentional.

Why do we say this? For one, beauty definitely exists. Call it a human construct if you will, but the reality is that there is such a concept as beauty.

I would only add that I don't see a conflict between something being a human construct and it being real. I know you aren't saying otherwise, but I just wanted to make sure that was clear.


I think that's it. I don't have any other questions, and I feel like I've understood you and expressed myself sufficiently. Thank you.

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