“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.

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Absolute Signal of Being

The Mystery is not inert or lifeless. The Mystery is Bright. Felt at the heart, Mystery makes the heart and the head and the whole body shine.

When the Mystery is strongly intuited and felt, this radiance—the dynamic force of the Heart—begins to move in the body. A spontaneous release of power flows through subtle channels of the multi-dimensional bodily vehicle. The current is heard (as harmonic sound), seen (as radiant light) and felt (as blissful force) as it ascends and descends in a living circuit throughout the body-mind.

Mystery, when fully felt (to the final degree of ego-dissolution) outshines the limits of all that is “known about” or can ever be “known about.” Our natural condition is free from all that is merely known, conceived, perceived or converted into words, numbers, images or meanings. Such outshining of limits (and all phony identities) is initiation into ultimate openness.

Until such initiation, the Mystery remains an idea, a symbol, an abstract mental object, a thing apart (and sought after). After initiation, all the myriad qualities of experience cannot mask the Absolute Signal of Being. Thus, the awakened one intuits and lives unqualified life, presently, even in the ordinary forms of the world. 

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