Is any of the stuff I write here “my” ideas? Is it like I’m sitting on my own thinking of this and that and – Boom – I have some sort of insight or brilliant idea I feel compelled to share with everyone? Not really. In fact, not at all.
What happens is that sometimes I finally get what others have been trying to tell me. I rarely find anything new or original in my thinking. It is just repeating what has been consistently repeated for ages. It is my voice for sure, but the song remains the same.
Here’s an example:
I keep pointing to the fundamental unit of reality as being an oscillation, a gradual shape shifting, between two extreme states which are the inversion points of the process. One extreme is an energetic equilibrium in the shape of a sphere. This state is empty of all characteristics and measurable values. Being void of energy, it can never be detected and empirically verified. The reason for this is built on well established math and physics. I am not just making this up because it sounds cool, or that I want to keep some aspect of reality hidden or mystified. It is just so that an object which does not expand, nor contract will not communicate with its outside world. It does not reflect anything and does not absorb anything. In this sense, it is completely silent to others. The other extreme state is a flat, circular disc with tension at its perimeter horizon and compression at its center. This disc state is the opposite to the sphere, because here we have maximum energy and very definite values of extension as well as compression. So if the sphere equlibrium can be seen as “grey”, the disc is “black/white”. I will also hold that what causes the sphere to become a disc is rotation, and that rotation is the one and only force there is.
In short, the force of rotation creates energy by having a fundamental unit of reality oscillate between states of sphere and disc.
I suggest the above is a pretty accurate picture of what basic assumption a Theory of Everything and a Grand Unification Theory must be built upon. It has nothing to do with religion or any esoteric doctrine. It’s just what comes to mind when connecting a few physical, mathematical and logical dots. I didn’t make those dots. Others did, and they keep generating such dots. Lots of ’em.
Ok, so that’s what the scientific community will eventually end up in telling us. Of course, they’re already saying this, over and over again. It’s just that they refuse to listen to their own announcements. They seem ignorant of themselves. Weird isn’t it?
This is where the more “spiritual” approach can be of help. Here is what Zen Master AMA Samy has to say about the fundamental nature of reality:
Reality is both is and is-not; it is personal and transpersonal; it is not-one and not-two. This not-one and not-two applies in a particular way to the relationship between the Self and the Ego-self. Madhyamika logic extends this not-one, not-two further: Everything is suchness; Everything is not suchness. Everything is both suchness and not suchness; and, Everything is neither suchness, nor not suchness. Ultimate reality both include and are beyond all such terms. It is mystry, unknowing.
Thou Master seems to speak about the human problem of relating subjective self experience (Ego-self) with its more objective, fundamental nature (Self), we are both saying exactly the same thing. That would come as no surprise to anyone who assumes humans to be just as natural as everything else in existence. If we are of this world, and not some supernatural aliens from elsewhere unknown, then what is true of fundamental physics must also be true of you and me.
So if we compare Master’s and my statements we can see that:
Sphere = is-not, transpersonal, not-two, Self, not-suchness, beyond terms and unknowable.
Disc = is, personal, not-one, Ego-self, suchness, definable and exclusive.
What I would like to add is this – since the unknowable Self, beyond all terms is the same reality that is definable and knowable, is being such as this or that, the unknown cannot remain hidden from the known. I offer you an ultimate reality which hides its original face by showing it as Everything that is. That’s the tricky part I guess.
Human mind is stuck in disc-mode where all aspects of reality is analysed and understood in terms of this or that. To even think of reality at all, human intellect is forced to assume visible is incompatible with invisible. Human mind is robbed of its wonderful ability to reason if not allowed to define reality in various terms. Reality must be local or nonlocal, finite or infinite, electric or magnetic, time or space, knowable or unknowable etc, or else we can’t even talk about it, right?
So have I by this made some genious breakthrough in how to approach the above? Does the idea of “visible” and “invisible” being just momentary states of the same thing make me a stellar philosopher? Of course not! There is no special prize or credentials to get from saying this. It is old fucking news.
For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.
The last quote is for most people just religious bullshit that we better educate away. For others it is a mysterious prophesy of sorts, something that ordinary people like you and me can never fully understand. It’s for the scholars to figure out. Well, 2000 years have gone and they still seem to argue about it.
To me, reality is both disputable and indisputable as well as neither disputable, nor indisputable. Below is a crude image of the process I try to describe. So you see, “grey” is not in-between “black” and “white” as we conventionally believe. Instead, “grey” is a momentary state/phase at which it is impossible to distinguish “black” from “white”, and “black/white” is a momentary state/phase at which it is impossible to distinguish “grey” other than as “an average value” of black and white combined. Since you cannot apply proper math and physics on the grey aspect, the original face of unity, science is bound to remain within the realm of duality, statistical probabilities and “dark matter”. Since religion is aimed at the immesurable and all pervading grey-ness, it will occupy the seemingly opposite realm of the invisible unknown mystery.
As for me, I oscillate wildly between being the voice of existence itself, and just another crackpot Mr. Know-It-All who believes him-self to have something important to tell the world. How special is that, considering the same goes for you, your neighbour, your neighbours dog and the cypress in the garden?
Every thing is like that.
Everything is that