Sometimes I have a sense that in a previous life, I may have been a monk who struggled with the concept of "form is emptiness, and emptiness is form," unable to achieve enlightenment and trapped by this enigma. Despite feeling downhearted and struggling, I persevered until the end. After that experience, I resolved to wait for a future time, where I could be born with sufficient scientific knowledge to work in nuclear energy after Einstein and Hawking, while also understanding the limitations of science.
Ever since I was young, I had a deep interest in philosophy, and as I grew older, I developed an overwhelming urge to search for God using existing scientific knowledge as a foundation.
In the past, before humanity's comprehension of electricity, perhaps myths of "thunder gods and lightning mothers" could provide solace to our fears. However, once we possess scientific knowledge about electricity, such myths that contradict scientific understanding can no longer offer comfort, let alone establish faith.
On the other hand, pursuing the God of the universe entails searching for the "first cause." If we rely solely on empirical evidence, our search is bound to fail.
Hence, we cannot wholly rely on unfounded speculations nor seek proof for everything. Striking a balance between the two and ultimately deciding what to believe in can only be achieved through intuition.
What is the reality beyond the material world? Believers must expand and give significance to their current knowledge, resulting in everyone developing their own "faith formula." Some people only have faith in the material world, which can be explained by science, while others adhere to traditional religious beliefs. Some people remain undecided, wavering between the two.
If "imagination" is indeed a crucial element in shaping today's civilization, it is unwise to mock those who display the courage to venture beyond traditional frameworks.
This book, which contains more than 30,000 words, serves as both my "faith formula" and "philosophy of life," and it is bound to differ from yours. Please take your time to peruse it and feel free to share your thoughts, provided we maintain mutual respect.
If our perspectives align, you can use it as a source of inspiration to establish your own faith formula. On the other hand, if our beliefs differ significantly, kindly refrain from engaging in argumentation and simply move on with a smile. As I have raised the banner of "faith," there is no need to engage in any further debates.