Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Oneness - Unity - Interbeing
To think and feel that everyone and everything is not only intimately and infinitely connected but actually one entity is a very bold concept. Perhaps it is easier to start with "Inter-being." My favorite example of this is a sheet of paper; look deeply and you can see not only the tree it came from, but the earth, sunshine, and rain that nourished the tree. Look deeper still and you may see the logger that harvested the tree, the clothes he wore, the family he has, and the food that nourished him. Continue in this vein and we eventually see all things in the one sheet of paper, each inter dependent on each other for existence. Another example is Indras Net. This image is of a web with a dewdrop at each intersection of the web. Each of these dewdrops reflects every other dewdrop infinitely.