The whole is all being, all that is, all that is happening now – including the being thought of as you – and all of it nothing but change.
note: this post is an updated credo
Any being anyone is aware of – and this includes every human being – is the whole manifesting itself.
As for dukkha, it ranges from low-grade unease to full-on torment and depends on what else is going on in the mind. Beyond the mind there is no dukkha.
Reality, the whole of what is, includes the mind, of course. The whole comprises the known – a mental construct – and the unknown.
And the unknown includes the unknowable: what is beyond the mind.
Beyond the mind nothing does not change.
Only in the mind is there permanence.
Beyond the mind you are not who you are thought to be. No one is.
Only in the mind is anyone who they are thought to be.
Beyond the mind nothing is what it is thought to be.
Only in the mind is anything what it is thought to be.
Nothing is other than the whole. The whole is all being, all that is, all that is happening now – including the being thought of as you – and all of it nothing but change.
Nothing is unchanging. Nothing is an entity. Nothing is independent. Nothing is itself. Nothing is as it seems. Nothing is as it is said to be. Nothing is done by any being.
Other than the whole.
Except in the mind.
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Only in the mind are there entities with attributes. They are abstractions, characters in a story of the world as it is imagined to be.
The thing is, reality is not a story. It’s the whole of what is happening now, causing – and caused by – the whole of what is happening now: eternal renewal.
Ouroboros [aw-ROB-awr-uhs] … the image of a serpent or dragon eating its own tail, echoed here in an ensō, signifies eternal renewal. Beyond the mind nothing begins, nothing ends.
Any being anyone is aware of – and this includes every human being – is the whole manifesting itself. Any being – any aspect of reality – that any being is aware of is nothing other than the whole made manifest … by the whole.
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There is nothing other than the whole – no being other than the whole – that is the cause of anything. It is pointless to judge anything or any living being for what it seems to be or do. It is pointless to judge people for what they may think or say. Whatever is happening is an effect of and has an effect on the whole. Nothing is done by any being other than the whole. Except in the mind.
Judging anyone or anything is pointless. May it be seen to be so.
- nothing does not change
- nothing is other than the whole
- no being is other than the whole
- any being is an effect of and affects the whole
- nothing is done other than by the whole
Judging nothing lets you love everything. And judging no one lets you love everyone.
Being well – simply being aware of being – is nothing more than noticing and letting go of what is being sensed in body and mind. This is noticing and letting go without making sense, so to speak, of what is being sensed; without, in other words, telling ourselves a story about it.
Be well. Want nothing.
disclaimer: a credo is a point of view; the above is the view from here now