Deep Dive #3: Duality

(3.21) Extremes are designated by distinctive names such as inside and out, top and bottom, light and dark, good and bad.

(3.22) These are not seperate entities but parts or aspects of the whole.

Tantra often talks of “the end of duality.” This refers to the dissolution of judgement with regards to extremes, as refernced in 3.21-22. The end of duality does not mean that “good” and “bad” in the moral sense do not exist, rather that we do not judge experience as it happens to us. Karma comes to us as a result of our thoughts and actions. Thus, it should be clear that Tantra advocates the importance of personal responsibility. The end of duality is NOT an abandonment of morality.

6.27-29~ Infinite, limitless power

(6.27) Millions of people make use of mental therapeutics.

Mental therapeutics is a practical understanding that thought is the cause and conditions are the effect.

(6.28) For the first time in the world history, mankind’s highest reasoning faculty can be satisfied by demonstrable truth which is now fast flooding the world.

Cause and effect is observable.

(6.29) This system will meet every human requirement or necessity.

Utilizing cause and effect puts us in touch with infinite, limitless power.

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6.21-23~ Feeling Empowers

(6.21) Sickness may be eliminated by placing ourselves in harmony with Natural Law.

We place ourselves in harmony with natural law by realizing that each individual is an outlet of Universal Power, which originates in Universal Mind. Practically, this means that all consciousness is recognized as originating from Self/Universal Mind, and all distinctions and prejudices are a result of ego identity. In addition, we understand that all experience is manifested by the Universal to facilitate collective Self Realization.

(6.22) Man is a spiritual being and this spirit must, necessarily, be perfect.

Thought is creative power and makes our species spiritual.

(6.23) A knowledge of this perfection-first intellectually, then emotionally-results in a manifestation of this perfection.

We may understand this perfection, first, intellectually. This is beyond a theoretical understanding because one can not really know something theoretically, they can only understand a concept. An intellectual understanding, necessarily, requires some kind of first hand observation/experience-be that in a lab, by crunching numbers, or encountering conditions in life. Once we have experienced something, we are able to feel an emotion regarding our experience. Feeling empowers experience and infuses it with value and meaning.

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Reykjavik, Iceland

5.26.27~ Do Your Own Thinking

(5.26) We may eliminate imperfect conditions by becoming conscious of our unity with the source of all power.

The source of all power in Universal Mind.

(5.27) The Master Mind thinks big thoughts. He holds ideas large enough to counteract or destroy all petty and annoying obstacles.

You may think of the Master Mind as Nietzsche’s Ubermensch, or Overman. One who does their own thinking.

(7.26) The great majority remain docile and willing tools of the few because they allow the few to do their thinking for them. 

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5.24.25~ Food for Thought

(5.24) We may connect with omniscience by our ability to think, which is our ability to act upon the Universal Energy, and what we think is produced or created in the objective world.

Omniscience is limitless power. Our ability to think is our ability to access, utilize, and depend upon limitless power. Limitless Power is Universal Energy, which is one form of Universal Mind. If Universal Mind is the sun, Universal Energy is the heat that radiates from the sun. As we know from observation, without the heat that radiates from the sun, life–in it’s present forms–would not exist in our galaxy. Likewise, the energy that radiates/vibrates from the sun of our body (solar plexus) determines the quality of “life” that we experience. Food is a great example.

(3.30) the Universal is static and requires energy to start it in motion. This is furnished by food which is converted into energy which–in turn–allows the individual to think. When he stops eating, he stops thinking. Then he no longer acts upon the universal. There is, consequently, no action or interaction. The Universal is pure mind in static form; mind at rest. 

Fasting has traditionally been a means to exercise willpower over the body while “descending” into the Self. I am neither endorsing or condemning this practice, only pointing out what it is because many people don’t understand the actual purpose of fasting, regardless of their intention. Some people fast because they think it makes them healthier. Maybe this is true and maybe it is not, but what is certain is that fasting 1) Supports Willpower (consciousness) 2) Leads us into the Unconscious. The key is finding the right balance. More specifically, it is important to know that our actions are not conflicting with our desired outcome. To become absorbed in the unconscious is not going to help you much if you have an important business meeting, because you will hardly be able to function at a cognitive level necessary to exude confidence in others. Conversely, engaging your mind in memory recall will not facilitate a state of no mind you may be wanting to achieve during your meditation. Looking at the Ego|Self axis, we may consider Ego representative of consciousness and Self representative of the Unconscious. Self Realization is the energy that radiates from the Ego|Self axis; it is a result of the polarity between these two extremes.

 

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(5.25) The result of this discovery is nothing less than marvelous. It opens unprecedented and limitless opportunity.

UNPRECEDENTED AND LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITY!!!!

Awareness that thought puts us in touch with infinite power creates unprecedented and limitless opportunity. How good is an appliance if you do not plug it in? Your mind is like an appliance, and if you do not plug it into Universal Energy, then it’s usefulness will be limited to rumination based on sensory experience. This is a method of existence may be compared to those who live as though asleep. They are asleep only in the sense that they are unaware of the potential they have to plug the mind into the source of power it requires.

Ruminating mind still produces thought, just as eating GMO and pesticide filled foods will still provide the energy we require to think. The difference is in quality. A freshly prepared meal in a restaurant offers a different quality than 49 cent hamburgers at a local fast food chain. And the quality of our food determines the quality of our thought.

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Iceland

 

5.24.25.30~ Democracy Inheritance

(5.24) We may connect with Omniscience by our ability to think, which is our ability to act upon Universal Energy, and what we think is produced or created in the objective world.

Omniscience is unlimited power.

(6.12) All motion, light, heat, and color, have their origin in Universal Energy, which is one form of Universal Mind. 

All the properties of the physical (objective) world are perceivable to ego through our senses. You may consider the senses the instrument of ego, as the senses facilitate our experience of experience. Universal Energy relates to objects in the object-ive world, while Universal Mind refers to non duality, “the void,” or mind at rest. Universal Energy is the result of Self observing Self/nature observing nature.

(5.25) The result of this discovery is nothing less than marvelous. It opens unprecedented and limitless opportunity.

(8.24) The Universal Mind–in which we live and move and have our being–is one and indivisible. This makes it just as possible to help others as it is to help ourselves. 

(6.10) Men are learning the basic methods of constructive thought. This is allowing them to change conditions and multiply effects in the object-ive world.

(5.30) The old regime is trying to cling to the fatalistic doctrine of divine election. The new regime recognizes the divinity of the individual, the democracy of humanity.

Divine election may be understood as appointment or inheritance, be that spiritual, political, or familial.

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5.26-29 – Predominant Mental Attitude

(5.26) We may eliminate imperfect conditions by becoming conscious of our unity with the source of all power.

(5.27) The Master Mind thinks big thoughts. he golds ideas large enough to counteract and destroy all petty and annoying obstacles.

The “Master Mind” is one who has become Self Aware and is consciously and actively participating in the unfolding process of Individuation.  Individuation is the process of bringing the unconscious into consciousness by recognizing subconscious and/or habitual behaviors and adjusting our behavior, when necessary, to support our ideal state.

(5.28) Experiences comes to us through the law of attraction.

Our experience of conditions in life are a result of the attitude we project.

Two individuals waited until the the last moment to purchase a seasonal gift. When they arrived at the store, 15 minutes prior to closing, the item they were intending to purchase was no longer in stock. One of the individuals went to the cashier and demanded to see a manager, then he expressed outrage that the item he wanted to purchase was not in stock. By the time this was finished, the store was closing. The other individual accepted that their procrastination led to the desired item being sold out, and chose an alternate gift.

Both individuals were presented with the same condition, and both for the same reason (procrastination), yet each individual had a completely different experience of that condition based on their predominant mental attitude.

(5.29) This experience is brought into operation by our predominant mental attitude.

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Reykjavik, Iceland

 

 

5.22-24~ Connect with Omniscience

(5.22) The Universal Mind–from which all things proceed and which is one and indivisible–is the source of all power.

Self is a conduit of Universal Mind, thus, each individual is a representative of this creative potential. Potential becomes power when it is utilized.

(5.23) This power is manifested through the individual; each individual is a channel whereby this power is differentiated in form.

There was once a child of wealthy parents who went traveling on a long journey. While on this journey, the individual suffered from amnesia. Pretty soon all their money ran out and they began to live as a beggar to survive.  Without the memory of their inheritance, their options in life were very limited. So it is with each individual who does not recognize the inherent power of Universal mind. This is not a potential that needs to be sought after, because it is already within, this is a potential that needs to be realized.

(5.24) We may connect with this Omniscience by our ability to think, which is our ability to act upon Universal Energy, and what we think is produced or created in the objective world.

The quality of our thought affects how we perceive conditions we encounter. A tenant of non-duality is acceptance of conditions. Acceptance of conditions can only be maintained by a predominant mental attitude that will not judge experience by extremes.

“the janai (wise or knowledgeable one) witnessess whatever phenomena happens to be presently occurring (regarding themselves or the world) without categorizing it as “good” or “bad”, or having attachment to a particular outcome. This is what the spiritual literature calls ‘choice-less awareness.'” ~ Robert Wolfe, Always – Only – One

(3.21) Extremes are designated by distinctive names such as inside and out, top and bottom, light and dark, good and bad. 

(3.22) These are not separate entities but parts or aspects of the whole. 

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Iceland

 

4.1.6.3.16 The Law of Love

(4.1) Thought is spiritual energy.

(4.6) We may develop the faith, courage, and enthusiasm that result in achievement by a recognition of our spiritual nature.

(6.22) Man is a spiritual being and this spirit must necessarily be perfect.

(6.24) Thought is spiritual and therefore creative and correlates with it’s object and brings it into manifestation. 

Man is a spiritual being because humans have the awareness of our ability to think, and we may adjust the content of our thoughts. This is what makes our species unique from other forms of life. Animals operate by instinct. When a dog chases another dog, it is not thinking about chasing, it is running on instinct.

(4.3) Thought is given vitality by the law of love.

Love does not involve bargaining.

(4.16) The law of attraction rests on vibration, which–in turn–rests on love. Thought impregnated with love becomes invincible.

(7.15) The law of love–the creative principle of the universe–adds vitality to thought and the law of attraction brings the necessary substance to growth. 

The law of love is the creative principle of the universe. Creation is life generating, thus, the law of love is life generating. When we talk about harmony and non duality, we are talking about recognizing the unity between all forms of life, in that all life originates from the same creative potential. Judgement, discrimination and prejudice are products of ego identity with an object oriented world.

(3.20) An understanding of the law of attraction has eliminated the elements of caprice and uncertainty in men’s lives and substituted law reason and certitude.

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Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

4.27.28~ Framing Experience

(4.27) Universal mind is the basic fact of all existence.

Universal Mind = Self (Jungian) = Supreme Self (Vedanta)

(5.22) The Universal Mind–from which all things proceed and which is one and indivisible–is the source of all power.

Universal Mind/Self may be understood as the projector of experience.  Physical reality consists of forms upon the canvas of space time.

(6.12) All motion, light, heat and color originate from Universal Energy, which is one form of Universal Mind. 

(4.28) All lack, limitation, disease and discord are due to the exact same creative principle that attracts harmonious conditions. The law operates relentlessly and it continually bringing about conditions in correspondence with the thought which originated or created them.

(5.28) Experience comes to us through the law of attraction. 

The action and interaction between the Universal (Self) and the individual (ego) are equivalent of the light and darkness necessary to project the image. The creative power of thought is the law of attraction.

(6.13) The creative power of thought originates in Universal Mind.

(5.29) This law is brought into operation by our predominant mental attitude.

Our predominant mental attitude determines how we our conditioned to frame experience.

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Þingvellir, Iceland