Nuts & Bolts
Maya, this world; is the realm of illusion. Even from the relative perspective most would agree that much of what we see in the world is smoke and mirrors. Well, from the absolute perspective the same holds true.
If you keep up with modern physics you know that we are on the cusp of the discovery of the ‘God particle’. The Higgs Boson. Once it’s been ‘isolated’ it will provide the scientific proof that all things and (non-things) are made of one fundamental particle. Of course this is the stuff the masters have been sharing with the seeker for thousands of years. Nothing new. Just physically manifested evidence of the Truth.
Nisargadatta’s metaphor (my favorite) is that of the wave and the ocean. Many waves lose sight of the fact that they are connected to the ocean. That they ARE ocean. Watch a wave rise, crest, and recede back into the sea. The whole time we watch nothing but water. The ice sculpture in the shape of Mickey Mouse glimmers in the sun and then melts into the tub in which it sits. That water is then poured down a drain and eventually returns to the sea. It is water regardless of its form or location.
The forms we experience, visual, auditory, olfactory, tactile, tastes and thoughts, are all made of that fundamental ‘stuff’, that God-stuff that links the myriad of things to the entirety.
All this shit is one. More accurately, not two.
The fundamental questions are these:
Who am I?
Am I happy?
Am I psychologically prepared to die?
If you can answer the first one correctly and say yes to the last two then let’s go have a drink some time…
Take good care,