originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: namelesss
That is a fair request. I apologize for my crass replies. Usually when speaking with meditators and the types who are spiritual to a fault, who
capitalize some words for arbitrary reasons while leaving other ones lowercase, speaking in cliché and platitude, the conversation goes no where.
Usually they wish to sound profound while not putting much substance forward. I shouldn't have assumed that was the case with you.
What is an Omni-self? And why, in Metaphysics and Reality, are we all One?
Thank you for the kind words!
I really do appreciate the mountain of 'baggage' this entire subject comes with, and your ability to see it and willingness to cut through!
To wherever... *__-
Philosophy, at one time, was a recommended 'path' (into Enlightenment/unconditional Love; the actual experience of Our Universality).
No longer as 'thought' is dying.
Moving on, all 'thought', all 'concepts', all that can be imagined, are 'duality'.
Any 'words' about 'Oneness/Unity' are going to be, in that larger picture, lies.
"To speak is to lie!" - Lao Tsu
(And if you ever wonder why I might (what might appear to be frivolously) using 'capitals' on some words, or semi-quotes, feel free to ask! There IS a
meaning to this apparent madness! *__- )
You ask a good and fair question that has inspired volumes, of which I shall attempt to offer the slightest glimpse, from a very particular
Perspective; science and logic.
All I can offer is 'concepts', but 'concepts' doesn't = experience.
you can understand about an apple what is to be thought/conceived, but until you consume the apple, become one with the apple, you have no knowledge
of the apple.
You know (something) 'about' it'.
The 'Reality' that we perceive is of a certain 'magnification'.
As magnification is reduced, what was once separate and distinct 'objects' merge into a larger object, and so on, and so forth...
You are no longer stubbing your toe on a rock in the yard, but on a planet, or a galaxy!
Now break out the microscope and look at all this 'matter/stuff'; it doesn't make any difference what you put before the 'microscope/Perspective' at
this point, everything, EVERYTHING, from rocks to oceans to planets to thoughts and dreams and imaginary unicorns or me or you or anything...
ALL is made of the exact same 'stuff', 'information waves', 'Mindstuff'!
Many unique Perspectives (us) at every point in the Universe, reflecting the One (unchanging, ALL inclusive) Universal Reality.
Knowing Self, ALL is Known (experienced/perceived)!
Yes, the appearance, due to various factors, is that ultimately, Reality is this 'duality' by which We/Universe can be Known.
As Einstein quipped; "... a persistent illusion!"
The duality of thought/imagination is where ALL 'identity' exists, all that we imagine ourselves to be, all that we think we are, and are not, all
that we 'conceive' that we are... all 'imagination', all 'ego'.
All 'imaginary', like everything else!
That is why the only true insanity, that I have found, is 'believing' anything in this 'make-believe' Reality!
Well, before I type myself into oblivion, have I clarified anything?
Do you have any specific questions that I can clarify?
Let me end with a quote I saw here somewhere, from Orwell's - '1984';
"How can I help seeing what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four!"
"Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are One!
Sometimes they are all of them at once!
You must try harder!
It is not easy to become sane!"
edit on 10-5-2016 by namelesss because: (no reason given)