“THE GREATEST OF ALL THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF 20TH-CENTURY SCIENCE has been the discovery of human ignorance.” Lewis Thomas, Lives of a Cell. “OUR IGNORANCE, OF COURSE, HAS ALWAYS BEEN WITH US, AND ALWAYS WILL BE. What is new is our awareness of it, our awakening to its fathomless dimensions, and it is this, more than anything else, that marks the coming of age of our species.” Timothy Ferris, Coming of Age in the Milky Way.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Ego-"I", like digestion, is only a function

The way is Awakening from subjectivity and inwardness, and to wholeness and radiance.

The being is only present and free. Experience is only patterns arising within whole being. The stuff of the mind—thoughts, emotions—is only arising, persisting for awhile and passing away. It does not identify (limit, define, implicate and bind) the being. Reality is not identical to subjectivity.

Consider this: Digestion is only a function of Life; digestion is not an IDENTITY, not a person, not the whole being, not Life Itself.

Likewise, subjectivity (mind-stuff appearing and disappearing) is only a function of Life; it is not an IDENTITY, not a person, not the whole being, not Life Itself.

Life is not identical to digestion or to subjectivity (thoughts arising).
Digestion and thoughts are mere functions, activities within Life.

Do not mistake mere subjectivity as reality, as identity, as defining what IS. Life is infinitely greater than the thoughts and emotions that endlessly come and go.

It is possible (and necessary) to sacrifice your attachment to subjectivity—all your imaginings and memories and reveries and moods—in silent, open-minded worship of the present Source of all the starry worlds of the cosmos.

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