Saturday, August 16, 2014

A Roller-Coaster for the Logical Brain, Part 2

     Recently, I was watching one of my favorite TV programs for taking my mind on those death-defying leaps of logic.  It has to do with aliens and their supposed influence on humanity.  Anyway, this particular episode intrigued me because it had to do with the lowly triangle.

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      This program was alleging that the triangle shape is actually an alien code for something or the other.  My brain was on roller-coaster overload by the end of the episode.
     But it did cause my brain to go on a roller-coaster ride of its own.  Here are some of the associations that it came up with.

     In the Tao Te Ching (chapter 42 in case you want to look it up), it says that the Tao (the ultimate formlessness) begets the One, the One begets the Two, the Two beget the Three, and the Three beget the myriad of things.  Here's my understanding of this:  the Ultimate creates the concept of Unity, then Unity is divided into duality (good and bad, up and down, hot and cold, desirable and undesirable, and so on), then duality creates many degrees of desirability or undesirability, and that multiplies infinitely. 
     But what if, in order to get back to the One, we were to be able to unify duality by becoming completely accepting of whatever exists?  Look at the triangle.  Imagine that the upper part is the One, and the lower two corners are duality.  Once you hold duality as equal, the upper One unifies them into the whole.  The Tao is all about acceptance of what is, of living in the Now.  In doing so, the Tao teaches that we can achieve oneness with the ultimate reality.
     And what does this have to do with Twin Souls?  More on that next time.

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