pettifoggery Mar 10, 2019 14:28:54 GMT -5
Post by figglesagain on Mar 10, 2019 14:28:54 GMT -5
Yes. The personal is included in the impersonal, and we emphasize one or the other only to stop the mind from getting attached to one or the other. If someone is attached to dualistic ideas, we emphasize oneness, and if someone is attached to the idea of oneness, we emphasize duality. The goal is non-abidance, non-conceptual awareness, and freedom from any limiting ideas or beliefs.
I feel compelled to give it another go here. Am hoping enough time has passed for things to be different. My hope is that my challenges won't be taken as personal attack nor as a means to disrupt the forum....anyhoo...here goes nothin...
Yes, the personal is included in the impersonal because the impersonal "transcends" the personal.
Put another way; The abiding presence that gives rise to that which is transient and comes and goes, of course 'includes' that which comes and goes (the two are not separate), but the very fact of 'transcending' surely indicates an importance or 'empahsis' upon that which abides and gives rise to, over that which is an ephemeral, transient arising within/to that...?
And yes, the goal is non-abidance, non-conceptual awareness and freedom from limiting ideas or beliefs, but I don't get how emphasizing duality/non-duality when one is attached to the idea of either is going to help with that goal.
In seeing/saying that the impersonal 'transcends' the personal, we are essentially saying that there is greater 'emphasis' upon the impersonal.
And, If one is attached to a conceptual idea of Oneness, I don't understand how 'emphasizing' duality is going to help loosen his mind from that attachment. Can you perhaps provide an example of where that has worked for you...?