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Originally posted by Time2Think
Sounds good to me, but why the need for the wavy letters (italics), and you didn't exactly give any citations - but I know what you're saying
Originally posted by filosophia
The Self is eternal and immune from change (Upanishads), the Self emanates the entire structure of reality outwards from itself (Plotinus, Bhagavad Gita, Mysticism), the structure of reality is hierarchical, neatly ordered (Plotinus), but is ultimately one thing (Upanishads). Where there is gold in all items made of gold, though their forms are different, so there is the Self within all things (Upanishads). However, due to ignorance (Buddhism), the mind forgets its inward light and turns in trust to the dark without (Boethius), and by repeated cycles of ignorance and reincarnation (Buddhism and Hinduism), the individual loses touch with his supreme Self (Bhagavad Gita, Plotinus), and becomes a prisoner of civilization, like a captive in a dark cave (Plato), until he escapes the cave (Plato), and enters into the highest spheres of intelligence (Plotinus), and becomes one with the Self (Yoga, Samadhi Meditation, B.G.), and finds complete unity with the Self (Upanishads) and achieves happiness and tranquility (Buddhism, Boethius), and suffering is exhausted (Buddhism). Only then can a man be free (Bhagavad Gita). All things are impermanent (Buddhism), so do not cling to maya (Advaita Vedanta) but realize that Atman is Brahman (Upanishads), That thou art (Chandogya Upanishad), none other than Brahman (Shankara) so there should be no fear of death (B.G.), thus, fight on, Arjuna (B.G.), the Self has no remorse neither for the living nor the dead (B.G.), the tathagata is without the mark of all things (Buddhism), defeat your enemies and conquer the earth, or die and obtain heaven (B.G.), if death is inevitable for the living, life is inevitable for the dead (B.G.), therefore have no fear and strive diligently towards the supreme (B.G.) and strive with unity of mind to become one with the Lord (B.G.) only then, when all the desires that strangle the heart are released, the mortal becomes immortal (Upanishads). No more suffering, no more ignorance, the end of cyclical existence, (Buddhism) the end of the spiritual journey (Mysticism), the Good (Plato), you are now set to be an avatar (Hinduism), you are set to enlighten the world (Hinduism), you will be the savior of the world (Christianity), and you will have true happiness (Boethius), and be free of sorrow (Buddhism), and no longer will you be sad (Boethius), you will instead be wise and enlightened (Advaita Vedanta)
The Self is pure, eternal, formless, Self-caused
The One, being beyond all attributes including being and non-being, is the source of the world—but not through any act of creation, willful or otherwise, since activity cannot be ascribed to the unchangeable, immutable One. Plotinus argues instead that the multiple cannot exist without the simple. The "less perfect" must, of necessity, "emanate", or issue forth, from the "perfect" or "more perfect".
As by knowing one gold nugget, dear one,
We come to know all things made out of gold –
That they differ only in name and form,
While the stuff of which all are made is gold;
all things are manifest as the artifice (maya) of the visible world we covet in ignorance (avijja).
"The mind forgets its inward light and turns in trust to the dark without."