Apr 15, 1998 09:03 PM
by Bjorn Roxendal
Beautifully written, and a lot of substance in it also.
Mark Kusek wrote:
> The "ONE" or the "ALL" is technically not SPIRIT. It is neither SPIRIT
> nor MATTER, nor BOTH. BOUNDLESS, INEFFABLE, DARKNESS, ABSOLUTE
> CONSCIOUSNESS (which to us is unconsciousness); even these names fail to
> touch it.
> When IT begins to manifest, IT's wholeness appears as GREAT LIGHT, the
> BRIGHT SON (SUN) OF THE DARK PARENT(S), The CHILD, ANDROGYNE, the
> manifest duality of SPIRIT-MATTER, OEAHOO THE YOUNGER. The relationship
> that both posits the poles and yet holds them as UNITY is a tension that
> moves within itself as CONSCIOUS ENERGY,FORCE. The poles, while
> attributing differences, are yet always "ONE THING." That I AM.
> Even in Cosmic proportions, the manifest entity is a limited Being.
> Individuality necessitates that, even Cosmic Individuality.
> Manifestation = limitation. But because IT has within IT's scope all
> radiant dimensions, IT "sees" itself as a multiplicity of Individuals,
> each containing ALL, and each seeing All in one another. This is the
> "Scattering of the Sons" that the Stanzas speak of. Monas Monadum: the
> Monad of Monads. One and Many.
> This is not a perversion. It is rather the Source of all subsequent
> forms of Being existing in the "Waters" below (within) IT, and the fact
> of our unitary identity in and as IT. It is the cause to be rejoiced in,
> while yet being ITSELF a causeless cause. IT's karma is the Swabhava of
> "All That Is."
> Since it has no form but ITSELF, the Cosmic One, IT cannot be said to be
> "Selfish," in the sense of Self and Other(s). There is only One.
> When IT identifies with mayavic forms projecting within ITSELF, then
> only arises the illusory sense of "I" and "Not I" that is characterized
> by "Ahamkara." This is a wonderful, vivid, lucid dream, a pretended
> sense of identity, a role-playing game, a manifestation of multiple
> beloved "things." The "forgetting" is a consequence of playing 'hide and
> seek' in the form(s), and identifying with them. I AM All In All. There
> is no other.
> You don't have to beat yourself up about it, boys and girls, or despise
> your own humanity, just understand it. But maybe it's your game to do
> so. After all, there's nothing like a good whack on the side of the
> head. Either way it's Ok.
> Be still and Know.
> The wine drunk taoist
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