Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Religion, Science and Truth II

"No evidence will convince you of the truth you do not want" ~ A Course in Miracles.

Wishful thinking is not the basis of a true appreciation of existence. But the truth of desire is desire for truth - in which theoretical constructs expressing and supporting a fanciful self-sense are transcended in direct participation in life.

In thoughtless awareness is a different order of communication discerned, that can be symbolically rendered in conceptual terms but not definitively or without liability of misinterpretation - for such 'communication' of the Living Universe is not dualistic but Holistic - but concepts are dualistic. Duality of mind is not the de facto nature of mind - but is itself the result of wishful thinking, fascination, attachment, identification and the experience arising from self conviction, passionately asserted, defended and maintained. All of this occurs within mind, not unlike software emulating hardware - upon which a different order of software is running.

The spiritual dimension of the religious sense is concerned with meaning and not with mechanism. It does not operate as a scientific investigation of objectively measurable and verifiable constants - which is surely a reductio ad absudum in relation to Meaning because Meaning will forever be lost to a mentality that dissects, qualifies, judges and defines.
Such a mentality might say, "Prove to me that love exists and I will believe it!". Meanwhile it can ONLY perceive at the level of forms which it classifies according to its own hierarchy of ascribed meanings. It therefore essentially ignores the evidences that do not fit its imposed meaning structure.

But the spirit of science is that of uncovering truth - and this is a matter of allowing a perspective that is not self-seeking bias or merely validating a current ignorance. The mind of objectivity limits us to the crude aspects of mechanism - in which relationships have to be guessed at and then 'proven' only for ever more subtle patterning to be discovered that reframes everything in yet more and more obscure and unintelligible theory - whether proven or a current hypothesis that seems to mostly 'fit'.

All of which is a distraction from love and false basis for acting out from. Distraction from what is already known - not at the level of intellect - but in the event that is a true receptivity or communication; love.

Love is beyond belief and also beyond the experience or recognition of a loveless intent. Yet it can be perfectly shared - and known through the sharing. Love in this sense is not the ritual forms of affection or the emotional attachments of a separate self-sense - for  purposes of survival or dominance of the separate self-sense. It is transcendence of that sense in a prior communion with - and as agency of - all that is. It isn't only organic carbon life forms that express a singularity of life in diversity. The Living Universe is - for want of better words - a Unified Field where the Flow of Event is not defined or limited by space or time - but is a nonlocal timeless Singularity - a state of perfect Communication of the Whole to itself through all its aspects. The tangibility and visibility of the world is not independent 'stuff' perceived by independent organic packages - but is a spontaneous mechanism of delivery that serves the function; "know thy Self".

The construct of a personal self ego - is not the Self - so in this sense I will suggest that by the current of its thought, does awareness know its existence. To the ego sense - this is the chatter of self referencing commentary, judgement and definitions. To the Mind in which All that Is - is as it is, such living thought is the reflection and extension of the nature of the law of Mind Itself.

To expect a partiality to 'understand' perfect Inclusion is to accept an invitation to the Mad Hatter's tea party. However, "off with his head" may metaphorically be the best advice to an addictive thinker.
A shift to from head to heart is the honesty of the discernment of what does not and cannot work, and the willingness to be open to what does work - from a fresh perspective; Listening in the trust that the Life principle that is the light of awareness itself - and the intelligence of life itself - can and is communicating to you along the channel of its expression as you.

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