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Alone & Communion

It is interesting how some patterns repeat themselves at different scales and in different areas. One of the more pervasive ones is the relationship between one and many, or aloneness and communion.

When we identify exclusively as a human being, we are bound to be alone - one object in an infinetely larger world. And we are also in communion with the rest of Existence, through the infinitely rich network of connections within Existence.

When we awaken as (local) Big Mind, we are also alone - it is this Big Mind functionally connected with this small self. At the same time, there is the deep communion of no separation with the whole of Existence. There is aloneness, within a more fully transdual view.

And as nonlocal (big) Big Mind, there is aloneness, because this is all of Existence. It is Existence as a whole. And there is infinite communion within this whole, through the innumerable appearances and forms.

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  • Blogger Erik Mann says so:
    10/25/2005 09:28:00 PM  

    I was looking for blogs about tai chi and came across yours. I have whats referred to as a hard style Karate School and this is something we've been contemplating adding to it. Great blog you have and I've enjoyed reading the posts on it. top