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Struggling to find the origin of the point of it All.

Jan 02, 2001 02:44 PM
by Eugene Carpenter

Dear Group,
I'm trying to understand whether or not the first three states or planes of consciousness correspond to the first three sets: zero, one and two.  And if so gain insight into the intimacy of these planes through meditating on the intimate relationships between these sets.
1.  Empty Set
2.  Set containing the empty set
3.  Set containing both of the above
1. Zero
2. One
3. Two
1.  (        )
2.  (  (  )  )
3.  (       ( ), (  ( )  )      )
Let's pretend that we enter into the emptyset as if it were an empty consciousness.  Then we might "see":
2. (       )
3. (   ( ),     )
In other words:
1. Consciousness which is empty
2. Consciousness which contains the
     representation ofempty
3. Consciousness which contains repre-
     sentations of both states above.
Two things one might notice which seem very very cool.
If one is at the third state of consciousness and focuses on the  number 1. state one becomes most resonate with the number 2. state.
(                    )
If one is at the third state but instead focusing on the representation of number 2. then one would be most resonant with the number  3. state.
(  (    )           )
By doing so the effect would be to be resonant to the number 2. state and then to the number 3. state,  like going in and out of pralaya.( from Atma to Monadic, back to
Atma, etc.)
The other interesting observation is to recognize that:
1. Here there is no inside and no outside
    and can be no symbol.  A mathematical point has no inside but must have an outside.
2. Here there is inside but no outside,
    in fact, all of abstract space itself.  There is no abstract
    space outside of abstract space.
3. Here there is that which has inside but
    no outside together, but it is together in the same state
    of consciousness as that with no inside 
    and no outside, ( that with no inside and no outside is like a mathematical
    point without any spacein which to be
 Can't these two, now found in state number 3.,  now be superimposed? We could then get:
2. (              )
3. (      .       )
Now, at level three, the mathematical point can appear as the abstract space it needed was represented at level two.  One can concentrate on the point without any abstract space, and fail, or one can concentrate on the space without any point, and just rest, or one can concentrate on both and then the point can appear.
This is why I'm thinking that the first three sets in mathematics corresponds to the first three abstract planes in any septenate of states(or planes) of consciousness.
1. Zero
2. One
3. Two
re-presented as
2.  (            )
3.  (      .     )
This yields our beginning and ending pointand it can polarize into the line and the line can be used to construct a triangleand the triangle can be used to construct a tetrahedron, etc.
(           .            )
(        .      .        )
(      .     .     .     )
(   .     .    .     .   )

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