Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The ultimate illusion
No, it is not the damn triangles – although they are not bad either :)
The ultimate illusion is “EGO”
It all starts with a simple question “Who are you”
And the usual answer would be something like; John or Marry.
But let’s take the question a little dipper than that.
Let’s start when a dad’s DNA and a mom’s DNA first got together.
Obviously that DNA union can not be called a child, the best I can think of I would call it a gate, an open door through which the universe would come into being.
But there is no “John” or “Marry” in a woman’s womb.
There are carrots and peas, beef and potatoes and all that is recycled into a new fetus.
But the fetus is not made of “John” or “Marry” it is simply hand me down matter, it is the universe restructured into a new experience.
That that once was the experience of carrot, potatoes and beef is now the experience of a finger or a nose.
Well, I am simplifying all that process but you get the idea.
The notion we have, that we were made by our mothers is completely false.
Our mothers’ wombs were no more than a gathering place for the universe to express itself as a new born.
Once the gate is open the mother has no control on the process of creation.
The universe acts on its own.
Then after nine month the baby is delivered and all that the parents do is to give it a name “John” or “Marry”
We spend the rest of the childhood being thought that we were made, not that we are self expressions.
We spend the whole childhood into being brain washed that we are not an expression of the universe but that we are indeed “John” and “Marry”
We grow up to see our selves as individuals separate from nature and to see nature as an enemy that has to be conquered and held in submission.
But we are not “John” or “Marry” we are the universe experiencing a human form.
The “Johns” and “Marries” are parasites growing on this experience.
The “Johns” and “Marries” have no control over this experience.
We grow, mature, get old and die. We have no control over that.
Nobody ever had, not even Buddha in is whole glory; he died just like everybody else, an old man.
But look at it from the universe’s point of view.
Birth and death do not exist.
The experience of the universe is a continuous transformation.
Only the “EGO” the “Johns” and “Marries” is born and dies.
And that is the fear that we all live with; that when “John” and “Mary” are gone, the experience will stop and there will be nothing left but a big black hole.
Nothingness forever! Aaaaah!!!