"The primordial state is prior to, but not other to, the entire world of dualistic Form. So in that primordial state there is no subject and object, no interior and exterior, no Left and no Right.
All of those dualities continue to arise, but they are relative truths, not absolute or primordial truth itself. The primordial truth is the ringing; the relative truth is the "I" and the "bell," the mind and the body, the subject and the object. They have a certain relative reality, but they are not, as Eckhart would say, the final word.

And therefore the dilemmas inherent in those relative dualisms cannot be solved on the relative plane itself. Nothing you can do to the "I" or the "bell" will make them one; you can only relax into the prior ringing, the immediacy of experience itself, at which point the dilemma does not arise. It is not solved, it is dissolved - and not by reducing the subject to the object or the object to the subject, but by recognizing the primordial ground of which each is a partial reflection." (A Brief History Of Everything, pp 231-232)

"Tantra, in a general sense, presents the ultimate Nondual reality as the sexual embrace of God and the Goddess, of Shiva and Shakti, of Emptiness and Form. Neither Ascent nor Descent is final, ultimate, or privileged, but rather, like the primordial yin and yang, they generate each other, depend upon each other, cannot exist without the other, and find their own true being by dying into the other, only to awaken together, joined in bliss, as the entire Kosmos, finding that eternity is wildly in love with the productions of time, the nondual Heart radiating as all creation, and blessing all creation, and singing this embrace for all eternity - an embrace that we are all asked to repeat in our own awareness, moment to moment, endlessly, miraculously, as the immediate presence of One Taste. This is exactly the Nondual vision, this union of Reflux and Efflux, God and the Goddess, Emptiness and Form, Wisdom and Compassion, Eros and Agape, Ascent and Descent - perfectly and blissfully united in One Taste, the radical sound of one hand clapping." (A Brief History Of Everything, pg 255)


Spirit is found in the process itself, not in any particular epoch or time or place.

Spirit knows itself objectively as nature; knows itself subjectively as mind; and knows itself absolutely as Spirit.

Reality is composed neither of things nor processes, neither wholes nor parts, but whole/parts, or holons.

The greater the depth of a holon, the greater its degree of consciousness.

Consciousness is simply what depth looks like from within.

As depth increases, consciousness increasingly awakens and Spirit increasingly unfolds.

To say that evolution produces greater depth is simply to say that it enfolds greater consciousness.

The whole is more than the sum of its parts.

Depth must be communicated, and communication must be interpreted.

Evolution always incorporates and goes beyond (transcends and includes).

The basic drive of evolution is to increase depth.

Greater depth, less span.

Surfaces can be seen, but depth must be interpreted.

The greater the depth of transcendence, the greater the burden of inclusion.

All meaning is context bound.

It is one thing to tap into a higher structure; quite another to actually live there.


Evolution of Consciousness:
(1) identify (fusion)
(2) transcend (differentiation)
(3) include (integration)

Four Quadrants:
(1) Intentional (Upper Left)
(2) Behavioral (Upper Right)
(3) Cultural (Lower Left)
(4) Social (Lower Right)

Kosmos - the four quadrants
emptiness - unmanifest absorbtion or cessation
Emptiness (Spirit) - not a discrete state, but the reality of all states, the Suchness of all states; you do not have an experience, you are every experience that arises

The Big Three:
I, We, It
arts, morals, science
self, ethics, objectivity
Buddha, Sangha, Dharma

Worldviews (Lower Left - Lower Right):
archaic - foraging
magic - horticultural
mythic - agrarian
rational - industrial
existential - informational

Aperspectival Madness - involves the realization that all perspectives are relative; madness results from a failure to differentiate between perspectives (to acknowledge that some perspectives are relatively better than others)

Fulcrum Summary:
F-6 : worldcentric or global; has a foundation of postconventional and universal perspectivism

Call of the Nondual Traditions:
Abide as Emptiness, Embrace all Forms

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