Today we are talking about finding the Universal in teh particular, the eternal in the temporal, the whole in the part, the oak tree in the acorn, and God in you. The universal that contains everything cannot be known because the container can’t know the container. You are the Universal as the Particular expression of the universal, but in our Sky Mind civilization we only see and recognized the parts. This is a fragmented world and every parts wants to be the universal by getting rid of the other parts. It’s not that we don’t know the Universal exists, it’s just we look for it in the wrong place or wrong way.
When Jake Sully in The Avatar and the Voyage to Pandora wakes up as the AVATAR, of the Buddha in the end he has awakened as the Universal that contains both the sky mind and the earth mind. That the climax of the movie, the end of the journey…to wake up to this truth that you are the universal and the universal is you, and yet we still have our parts to play out—but not looking for the universal but by knowing that the Universal is a creative urge, never to rest in the universal but to activate the universal in time, in the present moment…Ah…and this is Zen satori…that activation of SEEING, the knower of the universal.
My old guru Swami Muktananda always said God dwells within you as you. If you think God is something, you are wrong. The universal (God) is not something because something can’t contain all things. The universal is like space, but even that is something, it the. universal contains space too, emptiness and form.
So if the Universal isn’t something then what is it, because we know its exists. The ancient Hebrews got it right. The universal is the Creative WORD…not a noun but a verb, a creative impulse, the Word that contains all words and sounds like OM. This WORD is a germ, a seed, a spark, an urge: What shall I be? Quantum calls it the Implicit Order our of which the explicit order, us particulars break forth. God then dwells within you as this Urge to restore the Universal or Unity….which is what we call love. It all seems to come full circle.
This talk is going to get a lot of views as it is climbing rapidly. I feel my energy when I talk about the God that dwells within as You….This is a Zen Koan.
If God dwells within me am Me, then why don’t I experience it? Well….here’s the Koan: If you say God dwells within me as me, you are wrong; if you say God doesn’t not dwell within me as me, you are wrong. Now which is it. Choose of God will punish you. You see? The Perfect Trap.
The Satori is the you can’t experiment the container of you because you are the container of you. Everything, inside and out, is You. Where can you go that you are not? All experience of the world is your experience. Not mine. My experience is my experience and you can’t have it.