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The Journey of the Mind The process of ascending to God is one that I always thought to only come at death The Journey of the Mind to God is Bonaventures theory of how to understand and know God St Bonaventure breaks down what we as humans are very similar to how the bible portrays God In fact Bonaventure breaks down many things in life the way the bible does Although Bonaventure does indeed doubt everything I find it amazing how Bonaventure doubts reality and truths of life more than he doubts the existence of the unknown St Bonaventure exercised an extraordinary amount of form in his logic to describe the seven steps to know God however his logic and reasoning were bias as he did not question the existence of God He sees life as a reflection of God so in order to understand God as a being we must understand life as a representation of God Just as God is made of three parts the father the son and the spirit so are people People are composed of the mind the body and the spirit The seven steps are aimed to perfect each part of a person in the eyes of God which in turn will lead the mind to God Bonaventure interprets the existence of God by seeking answers through the thoughtful break-down of questioning The Threefold way of seeing things is devised through this tradition of philosophy Everything can be broken down into three equal parts Each part is interweaved with each other A whole can not exist without a single part and a single part can not exist with out the two accompanying parts For example a man can not exist without a mind body or spirit if anyone of these attributes is missing a man will not exist However without a mind the body and spirit can not exist therefore a man can not
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