Originally posted by SeeingBlue
I do not believe at the highest levels of consciousness that fear and separation exist. It's an illusion of separation itself that comes with the
vale of forgetfulness when we are born.
And what is this that we are born into, that is separate from the source of everything? How can it be separate enough to house fear and ignorance,
when you say there IS no separation at the highest level of consciousness?
This is what the ancient esoteric Eastern texts all suggest, and it is the only thing that makes sense to me: the source of everything, is truly the
source of everything
, and it is the center point of balance between all things created
. This "center point" itself, the "creator,"
is unmanifested, a void, a nothingness. It is the blending of all opposites (pairs of opposites that ALL have their origin in this common source)
that then appear to cancel each other out at the source. When it comes into being, it is no longer the creator, but creation itself. And it is no
longer unmanifest, but now manifest and revealed. And once it is revealed, and manifest, it is no longer the source of everything, but simply one
more thing which has come into being.
The source of everything truly is not separate from anything. Including separateness, ignorance, fear, apathy, hatred. It contains all of these
things but tempers them with their opposites. And vice-versa, it tempers all love, compassion, sympathy, understanding, with destructive opposite
forces. This is the whole Yin-Yang. It is the proton against the electron. At the most basic idea of duality, there have to be 2 separate points
of reference for any "motion" or change of any kind to be perceived on any medium, ever. These universal polarities for all of creation can be
called "positive" and "negative" and the Yin-Yang represents this from Eastern philosophy.
The whole Yin-Yang, both the positive and negative aspects, represents the whole of the source of creation, the Tao.
With only love, nothing but pure love throughout the universe and nothing else -- no fear, ignorance -- then what point is there in love? It
doesn't do anything. Motion has come to a halt, everything is now still and at peace. The equation is totally unbalanced.
Similarly when all you have is chaos and ignorance, everything dissolves into nothing.
Only when you have these two points always in fatal conflict with one another, love and hate, ignorance and knowledge, do you have the "engine of
creation" that is the Yin-Yang. It is a constantly changing, dynamic field, tension between two opposing energies. The proton and electron.
This is why in Eastern philosophies like Buddhism you are taught to have no desires, to desire nothing.
Just rest in the center.
There is no such thing as "good," no such thing as "bad."
Now having said that, I willfully choose to increase knowledge and love and compassion and awareness in whatever ways I can do this. I do this
because my "ego" or "soul" or whatever you choose, I have willfully decided to create struggle against "negative"-polarity forces here at this
time and place. Why? Simply because I choose to, no other reason. I have just chosen to integrate this will with my physical
But there is still no point to any of this, and we can always find ultimate rest in this fact. It is not nihilistic, it is deeply esoteric and
mystical in its implications. Nothing matters may just as well mean everything matters, or whatever you say goes. Why not? When love and hate and
all other opposites are bound in common union in the Source, everything else is just a playground for the expression of that. Don't tell me there
is no negativity in the universe, or no source for negativity in the source of ALL things. If you don't include everything then you are not talking
about the true source, that I am talking about. You are only talking a dualistic step below the true source, which is void, everything canceled
out, everything added together, totally incomprehensible to man.