“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.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Very Strange, Very Big Truth

Who can deny the born being, the incarnational process, the play of individuality? The individual is not ultimate, not permanent; but neither does a song last forever, yet that fact does not make music less appealing.
I, the apparent individual, won’t last eternally. However, the source of every apparent individual is everlasting. There is no Source (God, Self, Reality) that renounces the ego. Indeed, Reality Itself is ego-ing. Obviously, Reality is constantly being born as individuals (functionally independent beings).
The body is a totality that cannot be further reduced. The body cannot be reduced to an inner self or soul. The whole body (body-mind) itself IS the soul. The whole body itself is more than physical; it is multi-dimensional, reaching all the way to infinity.

There is no ultimate independence.
The Wholeness of Existence cannot be reduced to a radically separate unit, a part that is intrinsically discreet or permanent or self-existing.

Yet there is certainly relative or functional independence!
For example, if we both have to urinate, and you use the toilet first, I still have to pee! This level of individuality cannot be denied or negated. So stop negating the ego, which IS the whole body.

GROK THIS PARADOX: You are both individual (a functionally separate ego-"I") AND universal (an unqualified mutuality and continuum). This is the very strange, very big truth.

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