The Cosmic Harp
Updated: Feb 22
There is no such thing as duality. It simply doesn't exist. The "duality" you feel is simply due to a misunderstanding.
Even from a simple scientific standpoint, when we look at ourselves under a microscope: we find that we are vibrating energy. Look closer still, and we are waves of pure potentiality. Look even closer and...
So, where do waves start and end? Is there a clear boundary between this and that?
Asking these types of questions leads to confusion, endless thinking, and so much stress about what we don't know. So let's talk about what we do know. We are conscious; we exist. Nobody denies that!
Could it be that we are actually a modulation of consciousness? An expression?
As consciousness vibrates within itself, we are experiencing an expression of our own Self. Which, from the point of view of the physical senses, appears as the world; but is, in actual fact, nothing more than a dream.
Take the example of a nightdream. Where did it come from, and where did it go? Was it really real?
Is this apparent waking state any different? Was it ever created at all?
I ask questions because it is necessary for you to go into this for yourself. Do not accept my word for it. Go into it.
When you do go into it: don't do it with the mind. Instead, sit still and become aware. In this awareness, you will begin to feel that the entire cosmos is a single vibrating entity. Like someone has strummed a giant galactic harp, and all its frequencies are resonating and vibrating together as one interconnected harmony.
Continue to sit with this feeling, and you may realize that it is "you" who is vibrating!
This truth was so simply and eloquently expressed by Zen master Dogen, founder of the Soto branch of Zen Buddhism, in his Mountains and Waters Sutra...
"Mountains are mountains, waters are waters
This does not mean that mountains are mountains