Accidental vs Absolute Reality


There are two kinds of from Kosho Uchiyama's Opening the Hand of Thought :

Accidental/ Chance


  • I’m pouring myself tea.
  • I’m born in a certain country, in a certain time period, to certain parents etc.

There’s no absolute, cosmic reason why these facts are so, making them ‘accidental’.

Absolute/ Undeniable

Things that happen in all versions and permutations, that don’t change with any resistance, opposition, or denial.

All living things die.

Related To: Modelling Reality MOC
Created On: 2020-10-12 from B - Opening the Hand of Thought
Last Updated On: 2020-10-12

Linked References

Modelling Reality

Reality Proper

  • D - Full Reality

  • D - Common Reality

  • D - Accidental vs Absolute Reality

  • D - Realness


  • D - Simulation

  • E - When a simulation reaches the complexity of that which it’s simulating, it transcends onto the same plane of existence

  • E - Simulations are lower resolution gestural reproductions of reality

  • E - Our mind holds only a simulation of reality

  • E - The computational medium is simulation


  • Truth MOC


  • E - Given the same input, context changes the output

  • E - Everything stands in relation to everything else

  • E - Physical units are residues of human interaction

  • E - Common truth is found through the collective

Full Models

  • SPIO Model MOC
Truth rests in absolute reality

Truth is that which does not change under variance - it lives in absolute reality.

We ought to live in harmony with such truths. Anything rooted in accidental reality will inevitably collapse.

See also/ References:

Any real or absolute truth must consist of living out our lives in accord with the inescapable realities that come no matter how much we oppose them. […] If happiness means having plenty of money and good health, then by that very definition, you're only going to hit rock bottom when it's your time to From Kōshō Uchiyama, Opening the Hand of Thought, chapter 1

Related To: Truth MOC
Created On: 2020-10-12 from B - Opening the Hand of Thought
Last Updated On: 2020-10-12