Are there currently any Assyrians / members of the Church of the East on here please? Wouldn't mind asking a few questions if this is alright?
A diagram should always be accompanied by an explanation of it to put it into perspective IMO, so what do you think when I accompany this:
“A singular essence is called a ‘qnoma’. It stands alone, one in number, that is, one as distinct from the many. A qnoma is invariable in its natural state and is bound to a species and nature, being one [numerically] among a number of like qnome. It is distinctive among its fellow qnome [only] by reason of any unique property or characteristic which it possesses in its ‘parsopa’. With rational creatures this [uniqueness] may consist of various [external and internal] accidents, such as excellent or evil character, or knowledge or ignorance, and with irrational creatures [as also with the rational] the combination of various contrasting features. [Through the parsopa we distinguish that] Gabriel is not Michael, and Paul is not Peter. However, in each qnoma of any given nature the entire common nature is known, and intellectually one recognizes what that nature, which encompasses all its qnome, consists of. A qnoma does not encompass the nature as a whole [but exemplifies what is common to the nature, such as, in a human qnoma, body, soul, mind, etc.].”—Fourth Memra, Book of the Union, Published by Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, Paris, 1915, A. Vaschalde, ed.
This diagram is not about chronology of existance but level of existence - abstract, concrete and material.
Thank you for this diagramme
(The colours aren't the best but I'm colour deficient so perhaps this is just a problem for me.)
Have saved this for future reference. Hope that's okay mate?