BLOK 310512 / T.T.
‘I’ feel either good, or less than, depending on my perception of ‘my’ worth, ‘my’ value (externally) — the Ego is involved ‘hear,’ but with a purpose.
The Oceans are made up of an imperceptible number of drops of water. A drop of water is not the Ocean, nor is the Ocean a drop of water! Why are ‘we’ drawn to oceans (water) from which we came? The estrangement is painful (separation), so why do we suffer? Simply, Duality (separation, distinction) was created, or evolved, so that a ‘drop’ might ‘no’ the ocean. IT wanted ‘us’ to ‘no,’ of IT and this couldn’t happen without this ‘distinction.’ ‘It’s’ design is the totality of consciousness — one huge ‘thing’ indivisible. This is an example of the ‘hole’ is greater than the sum of its parts!
But, ‘we’ have ‘painted us into a corner!’ ‘We’ are, in fact, a parable, wrapped in an enigma, and disguised as an imbroglio! The IT, we think is IT, is ‘knot’ IT! From a book entitled, ‘Body and Mind,’ by William McDougall (copy., 1911): “Like the word ’cause,’ the word ‘God,’ are but theoretical stop-gaps–they mark a place and claim definitions for a future explanation to occupy.”
This is why ‘Religion(s) are the opiate of the masses!’ (Thank you, Karl Marx) They simplify existence, they offer a paradigm of understanding, that makes ‘belief’ more important than trying to understand (to ‘no’).
So, what is the goal of life? In ‘our’ opinion it is to seek, to learn, to grow, to change, to evolve, to become IT! AND BRINGING TO ‘IT’ A GREATER CONSCIOUSNESS! Why else do we have a body?
But, the ‘consciousness,’ we think is ‘consciousness’ is not ‘consciousness!’
Life is the ultimate ‘mystery’ and we can’t ‘no’ the ultimate ‘truth’ until we ‘shed the body!’
Tantric Taoism offers a solution in the meantime, the way to communion with the divine, a ‘rare moment of ecstasy:’ From the same book mentioned above: “The soul resembles God in its unity (wholeness). By its possession of a ‘center,’ (Duality) arises the possibility of communion with the ‘One,’ (Singularity). This communion, which represents an apprehension of a unique kind, is achieved only during rare moments of ecstasy!”