October 28

For Your Consideration #1

All sentient life flows from the same source. It can be said to be uncreated insofar as it is not a creation separate from a creator. It is an emanation, an objective expression of the Subject.
What is this life other than movement, processes within the Energy? There are no discrete entities, only processes. No seekers, only seeking; no thinkers, only thinking.
One can never understand the forest by focusing on the foliage. For as long as you hold to the notion of distinct identities, you will remain mired in delusion.
We believe ourselves to be that which, in reality, we are not. Until this stops, how can one hope to reach the Ultimate?
Let’s set all the spiritual jargon aside, the non-dual jargon aside, and simply examine how the human organism is functioning. Stimulus-response activated, habitual, mechanical, it is driven by the programs for self preservation and self perpetuation. Phenomena perceived are framed by how they relate to a seeming self center created by the brain.
Thus, everything is viewed through the lens of individuality.
Your sense of being is without a body. Even in total sensory deprivation, you know that you are.
However, you have developed the habit of imagining yourself perceivable and describable.
You are separated from the external world insofar as you take yourself to be a thing sensed among other things sensed. You know your so-called self only through the senses and the mind. Thoughts give form and definition to the body, otherwise you have no way of experiencing it. Thought functions as the seeming protector of
continuity: the body’s, the mind’s, the person’s.
What knowledge does a man, blind since birth, have of his body? The nose cannot smell it; the tongue cannot taste it, the ear cannot hear it. Only the body can touch the body.
Any scientist would tell you that data derived in such a manner cannot be deemed to be reliable.

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October 19

Rooting

One must provide water to a plant until it develops roots. Then it grows by itself. Likewise, study these words until they take root. Then understanding grows at its own pace.
Understand that the ‘within’ is only relative to the ‘without’. Without a ‘without’, there can be no ‘within’.
All there is is one with One, one from One, one in One.
No distinction, no multiplicity either, only One. Even in total darkness, It is shining.
To try to describe It is even more difficult that trying to describe music.

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October 12

No Other to Each Other

The latest Wu Hsin translation, No Other to Each Other, is now available in paperback and can be pre-ordered in Kindle format to be available in the next few days.

From the Introduction:

With No Other to Each Other, Wu Hsin raises the bar. No longer content to speak about the transcendent, he now addresses the immanent, clarifying that it is included in the transcendent.

Very early into Scroll One: Being Needs No Proof, Wu Hsin explains:

The sage is mysterious.
For such a one, identification has ended.
He has found everything
Where there is nothing.
He sees the essential fullness
Without using his eyes and
Distinguishes between Being and beings
While realizing that there is no need to
Deny the many in order to affirm the One.
His is an unbroken awareness of ‘I’.
He lives in a paradoxical locale,
In the absence of anything present and
In the absence of anything absent.
Beyond yet infinitely near,
Where each is both,
Wholly in the one and wholly in the other,
At the same time;
Where there is no other to each other,
Where the center is everywhere,
Where one plus one equals one
Where emptiness and fullness have no difference and
Where inside and outside,
Where immanence and transcendence are reconciled.
He declares:
I am phenomenal absence,
But the phenomenal manifestation appears as my Self and
I experience the world through Me.

Such a view provides a resolution of the seeming incompatibility between the One and the many that has plagued philosophers since the beginnings of philosophy. It reminds one of the analogy of the fire and its sparks: the sparks that come off of a fire are both the same as that fire and different from it. They are the same insofar as they came from the fire, and are constituted by the same substance as fire. But they are also distinguishable from the original fire, as occupying a separate point in space.

That-Which-Is contains both distinction and unity, substance and attribute, universal and particular, whole and parts, all the while maintaining the integrity of Identity immanent within differences.

Scroll Two: The Declaration of Numinous Primacy is essentially an Upanishad. In it, Wu Hsin tackles the impossible, the expression of the ineffable.

He concludes with:

That about which nothing can be said,
Wu Hsin has now spoken.
The Final Understanding is
An intuitive apperception that
In every moment of every day,
All that is happening is that
You are looking into a mirror.
There is a singular totality of which
Subjectivity and Objectivity are its twin aspects.
The Subjective aspect looks out
Onto the Objective aspect.
The Transcendent is experiencing
The Immanent via embodiment,
Experiencing the coincidence of
Difference and sameness,
Fitting together as seamlessly as
The well-made lid fits into its matching box.
Even the sense of being is a
Mere season in the Timeless.
However, at the base,
There always already is a Numinous Individuum.

Thus, on the basis of his meditative direct insight, Wu Hsin celebrates the Absolute or the True Infinite that is the informing principle in all things.

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