Morning contemplations: The One Mind
A Study of the Nature of Reality and How We Shape It.
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~~Zacciah Blackburn, PhD
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How does reality work?
In an infinite universe, there are infinite possibilities.
Within that one mind, from within that one mind, infinite reality springs forth through the mind of every being in creation in every infinite form.
We are but one part of that infinite mind, that infinite
being, that infinite Pure Consciousness.
It is not so complex. We are part of it. Yet, there is a place where we are that, in its completeness. When we let go of all pre-thought, all form.
This is the paradox, like the highest tantra of the Heart Sutra of Buddhist wisdom. It states, in its infinite wisdom: neither real nor unreal, both existing and non-existing, by nature self-luminous and self-liberating.
It is self-luminous, and self-liberating, the One Mind.
And somewhere within that mix, within the Heart of that
consciousness of that ‘every other’ being we perceive around us, is the
Infinite Mind from which we all spring.
The incredible complexity, simplicity, and magic of how this Creation unfolds is so magnificent, so beyond our smallness, we have to let it go in pure joy, gratitude, and wonder, for the Beauty of it all!
The reality is, from the wellspring of the Infinite Mind, if the others don’t get it, they are, in fact, only manifesting some part of our own small self which does not get it, which keeps them separate from us, and, thus, us separate from them; which does not recognize or accept them as yet another parcel, another spark of the One Infinite Mind of which we are a part, of which we are the Same, of which we are One Emanation, the Ocean of Pure Consciousness which inspires, and manifests, through all life.
It brings to mind the story of Quan Yin, who, came into complete realization of the Oneness of All Life upon the shores of the Great Ocean of life, where she lived. It is said she was crossing back into that threshold of Oneness, of formless consciousness, when she heard the cries of suffering of those left behind upon the planet, and chose to step back into her individual (indivisible!) form, to be of service to the All, as a Heart of Compassion and Inspiration for those still suffering. Yet, within the Buddhist path, it is said that every one we see suffering, is a reflection of our own suffering. Every one we see not enlightened, is a reflection of our own non-enlightenment. And, this is part of what is meant, when it is said, “There is nothing to be done.” As long as we see it, we are creating it. Once we see this ultimate truth, all are part of this ultimate reality.
Once we get it, we understand we are the One Mind, bathing
in the brilliance of our own dream, our own cosmic play of wonder and beauty.
What do we choose to create?
How do we choose to act in the world of compassion, of beauty, of
harmony, of oneness with all life? How
do we choose to act differently when we see those who ‘do not see’, are but a
reflection of our own smallness, waiting to blossom and flower in the infinite
joy of the Universe?
What do we choose?
I once had the “Mother of the Universe” guide me through multiple aspects and dimensions of infinity, till I seemingly had passed through it all. She then had me stare back upon what we had just passed through. And, the infinite universes appeared before me, like a giant crystalline spherical matrix, one wrapped within the other hand me the universe, all universes, one within the other, hovering in the space just before me. She handed this to me, this matrix of the infinite spheres of all universes, wrapped one within the other. The handed me this, and said,
“Here, how would you hold the universe?”
Now I pass this on to you.
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