“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

You're "IT"

  1. Our very condition (true nature) is not an object of body or mind.
  2. Our very condition can never be objectified; that is, it can never be reduced to a physical or mental object.
  3. Because our true nature is neither material or mental, it can never be perceived by the bodily senses or even imagined by the mind. Whatever appears to the senses or the mind is only more “stuff” and cannot be the nature of consciousness itself. Therefore, no experience or knowledge (no matter how exalted) captures or defines our original nature.
  4. Our true nature is transcendental. It exists prior to and beyond all arising events in the physical and mental (or subtle energy) realms. It is uncaused; not the effect of anything that appears. Therefore, it is free of any trace of dependence on the body, mind and world.
  5. All that arises in the physical and subtle dimensions of space-time is temporary. It appears, persists for a time (while always changing) and disappears. This law is without alternative: Nothing lasts; everything changes.
  6. Our true nature is not an object arising in space-time. Rather, it is the Source, the Principle, the Supreme Subject (or Being), the actual Identity and Basis of all arising things.
  7. Our true nature is uncreated and indestructible. Thus it can rightly be called “Divine” or “Real.”
  8. Everything that is absolutely true of us is true of us NOW. This is the moment of the Divine. This is the advent and expression of Reality. This is as God as God gets. This is It—and you (whatever you are, altogether) are always, already It.

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