This brief and simplified discernment is to further elaborate on topology as well as to complement past discernment:
Topology implies structure which implies function which implies order which implies mechanism. And which implies process. And which implies parts of sum of parts of the greater whole. Furthermore, implies information such as memory and data. For example, in order to create and sustain a system that can facilitate infinite potentialities of possibilities (and therefore eternity), meaningful self-corrected, self-improved or self-transformed, self-evolved, and self sustainable topology, structure, function, mechanism, process, and order must arise.
As an example, in order to create sentient with eternal potential, infinite potentialities of possibilities must be parts of the creation process from spectra-field to quanta to atoms to molecules to DNA-RNA to cells to multi-cells to organisms to multi organisms to parts or organs to body-mind. And from body-mind form-formless to immaterial (or of eternal form-formless potential) form-formless that has eternal potential as an interdependent and interconnected part of sum of parts of the system. And not only these requirements and conditions, but also the structures and functions at the cosmic scale have to arise to enable and facilitate them. All these required meaningful topology, structure, function, mechanism, process, and order of phase transition and emergence or basically from simplicity to complexity and beyond. In other words, each progress or transition required information or memory and data. And by nature, much are permanent (i.e. there are local and non-local memory and data pertaining to form and formless that can only be altered (such as read and write in accordance to the system read and write protection topology process and mechanism or topology. And therefore, implies topology protection) based on the system topology.
If mentioned phenomena in previous paragraph do not exist or are not real, their discoveries by science would not be possible. In other words, they must be real and true, otherwise phenomena such as symmetry, phase transition, relativity, emergence, universality, memory and information, intertwinement and entanglement, locality and non-locality, and topology protection could not have been discovered.
And as such, whether sentient know (or such as not sure, confuse, pretend) they can reason and have free will or not (as briefly discerned here and in diverse ways in past discernments https://www.epistemologyontologyfoundationinstitute.org/philosophy-and-science/on-philosophy-and-science-of-free-will). And their intention, heart, mind, and essence of being or not. Or their level of consciousness and awareness or not, the system or whole knows since (or therefore) nothing has its own intrinsic inherent independent existence since after all, the essence, nature, and ground of being. And nature (i.e. implies including topology, structure, function, process, mechanism, and order) were created, facilitated. and sustained by the system or whole. As an extremely simple analogy (since the technology are now popular), an advanced AI wireless system knows or content all necessary information to enable, disable, and facilitate wireless devices as well as all parts or nodes (such as diverse gateways, hubs, and networks structure) within its system topology. While the wireless devices know little or have very limited information about parts of the system and the system as a whole. However, the more intelligent the wireless devices become, the more potential they many have more information abut the system.
And therefore, "Know Thyself" (and which also implies "Know Nature") are not only essential for meaningful and purposeful individual and collective transformation and evolution in the known physical world. And far beyond. But also would help prevent and eliminate harm, injustice, and suffering to the parts, sum of parts, and the whole in the known physical world. And far beyond.
Epistemology of Life and Ontology of Existence Foundation and Institute