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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!!!

18 comments:

Talon said...

I think we've all contemplated the different ideas of what happens when our bodies cease to operate. And no matter what the belief system, it's all gonna be a big question mark until we can confirm it for ourselves. If we truly cease to exist how could we perceive anything? Including darkness. Hmmm....

Quantum_Flux said...

Your ego doesn't 'span' the Universe BOH. You can't technically say that a molecule of DNA IS the Universe, although it may be a part of the Universe. The sperm and the egg in the womb serve a function that is separate from the the functions of everything else in the Universe. That function therein defines the boundaries where the system ends and the rest of the Universe begins (which is really made up of many systems all performing separate and distinct functions from the ego that is developing in the womb).

Rat Race Trap said...

Interesting and stimulating to my thinking.

scruffy said...

2x[.5*13*5 - (.5*5*2 + .5*8*3 + 7 +8)] = 1;

that's what you would expect from rotating zen top polygon 180 and placing hit on the bottom polygon to make a frectangle.

Jane Doe said...

Wonderful and insightful like all your posts. It is very difficult to let go of the ego and just be in the moment, in the clear light of who we really are. I know I have a tendency to cling to my ego and think 'me, me, me!' I frequently have to remind myself that there is no 'me' and everything is interconnected.

I've always had a problem with organized religion's insistence that we are not a part of nature, that we are above it, more 'evolved,' and that we must subdue it. It's never made sense to me.

Have a wonderful day!

Jane

Buddha said...

@ Talon – He, he, he. Great question!

@ Quantum – I have never claimed that my ego spans the universe.
I also never claimed that a molecule of DNA IS the universe.
My claim is that the space time continuum can’t be broken.
There are no things, systems or functions that are separate in this universe.
Besides a black hole I don’t know of anything else that can separate and rip off that continuum.
Unless you know something I don’t.
I’m curious :)

@ Rat Race Trap – Thank you for stopping by!

@ Scruffy – He, he, he. A mathematics fanatic :)
True, as you put it – the polygons are complementary not equal!

@ Jane Doe – You are not alone :)
We all have the same problem.
But with some soul search we can find our true self!

Quantum_Flux said...

There are no things, systems or functions that are separate in this universe.

Based on what?

buddha statue said...

Hi your blog is cool.
I think it's a good point for debate. Looking forward to it.

Buddha said...

@ Quantum - Based on the theory that we live on a time space continuum :)
Watch this video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAqSCuHA0j8

Quantum_Flux said...

So, because space time is a continuum, "there are no things, systems or functions that are separate in this universe"

.... I'm just not seeing the connection here, although I would like to state that Einstien's explanation of spacetime is a Platonic mathematical abstraction used to describe the behavior of the star and galaxy systems within the Cosmos. There are plenty of other systems besides the observed gravitation between masses on a galactic scale that are serving unique functions within the the spacetime continuum, consciousness and therefore ego is just one of them. My car isn't conscious by the common definition of the word, yet it still serves a function and it operates as a separate system from my own mind when somebody else is driving it instead of when I am, I can not somehow influence the trajectory of that car with my own mind unless I am making some kind of significant physical contact with the steering wheel and gas pedal.

Buddha said...

@ Quantum – Your car is not a separate system.
There is a gravitational attraction between the car and earth that keeps the car from flying into space.
There is friction between the wheels and the pavement that makes possible the movement and the stopping of the car.
Your car as any other object, system or function is part of the oneness, existence, reality, universe whatever you want to call it.
And yes you can connect your mind to your car other wise you wouldn’t be able to drive the car :)

@ Buddha Statue – Welcome to our little discussion!
Feel free to jump in any time!

Quantum_Flux said...

Yes, but the only time my mind is able to drive my car is when there is "significant physical contact between my body and the drivers seat."

Scruffy said...

Buddha will plug up that black hole with his fat ass though. That's the gameplan! The good times can go on forever if Buddha has it in him to block up that black hole.

Buddha said...

@ Quantum – OK we are getting some where now!
So my next question would be:
When (IF) is there a significant physical contact between your mind and your body?

@ Scruffy – Scruffy you are disappointing me :(
Bathroom humor?
C’mon, you can do better than that!

Quantum_Flux said...

The mind is one of many functions that the body performs. It's the computational center, mainly located in the right and left lobes of the brain, that controls the functions of the rest of the body. The mind, in effect, is a physical part of any healthy functioning body. You may find this to be interesting:

Video: Visualizing Human Thought

Scruffy said...

Potty humor is funny, I am dissapointed by your the whole doom and gloom black hole universe thing.

Mariana Soffer said...

Great post, regarding the DNA:

The popular conception of the gene as a simple causal agent is not valid. The gene cannot be seen as an autonomous unit -- as a particular stretch of DNA which always produces the same effect. Whether or not a length of DNA produces anything, what it produces, and where and when it produces it may depend on other DNA sequences and on the environment."

we've spent a century trying to figure out how to separate nature from nurture, when in fact, they are biologically inseparable.



Hope is of your intest what I put

TAke care
and if you want read the rest
http://geniusblog.davidshenk.com/2009/07/how-genes-really-work.html

Mariana Soffer said...

Great post, regarding the DNA:

The popular conception of the gene as a simple causal agent is not valid. The gene cannot be seen as an autonomous unit -- as a particular stretch of DNA which always produces the same effect. Whether or not a length of DNA produces anything, what it produces, and where and when it produces it may depend on other DNA sequences and on the environment."

we've spent a century trying to figure out how to separate nature from nurture, when in fact, they are biologically inseparable.



Hope is of your intest what I put

TAke care
and if you want read the rest
http://geniusblog.davidshenk.com/2009/07/how-genes-really-work.html