Re: Enlightened Unity.
Posted by Butcho on 3/31/2009, 8:21 am, in reply to "Re: Enlightened Unity."
: --Previous Message--
: I see you have Wayne repeating himself. I
: will try not to not to.
: There is reaching down and putting down.
: They are not the same though they can be
: confused with each other. Tone is often, but
: not always, a way of telling which is which.
: Beware of wolves in lambs clothing.
: The One and the Many come and go. God, the
: eternal Tao if you prefer, the Great Spirit
: in the Sky, do not come and go. I AM THAT I
: AM is not a thing that comes and goes. It is
: eternal. Without time. Beyond time.
: We are each a part of that which has no
: parts. A unitive one. This is the
: fundamental. There is no other. Everything
: else is a play on the underlying unity of
: existense. The Father and I are a unitive
: one. Distinct, but not separate. Except in
: our conditioned thinking. To be Enlightened
: is to awaken from the dream of separation
: from our true Self. The Self of selves. The
: Self that is not a self in the ordinary
: sense of a limited self. A Self beyond self.
: The Tao beyond all taos.
: All is not One. The game being played is not
: Solitaire. Solitaire is a human invention.
: From the first all is a unitive one. The
: game being played by existence is Hearts. By
: the Tao. By God. The Kingdom of God is a
: family, not a person. From the Tao comes the
: One and the Many. The great Sages are those
: that have come to a full realization of as
: much. The rest of us are at various stages
: along the path of the Prodigal Son.
: Outwardly or inwardly. The Full Return from
: the journey of the oxherder starts from the
: Many goes through the One and finally rests
: in the Tao. Home again, home again,
: jigety-jig. Home again, home again,
: I see the unity of us, but dont see a
: "true self" anywhere. If true self
: there is then I am you and you are me. I've
: no problem with God but if there is God then
: I am it.
: I am of the opinion that time does not exist
: apart from our minds, an illusion.
: My journey will finish where it started I'm
: sure, I'm currently riding the bull.
It isn't that there is no true self. It is that the self that has been sold to us is not the true self. It is a case of mistaken identity.
The true Self is not a self in the self/other sense of a self. But there is always a sense of self. Even when there is no longer an exclusive identity with the conditioned self, the ego, there remains a new sense of self that is not selfish.
We do not end at our skin. Everything is interconnected. A unitive one. The Whole. A synergy greater than the sum of its parts. There is more than one of us my solipsistic friend, it is just that there is not two of us either. More than one, less than two, undivided. Nondual Magic.
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