MYSTICISM Ľ postscript Ľ 2003.10.11
Infinity x Infinity x Patanjali
Consciousness arises where one infinite axis intersects another, shedding awareness through the form of it's essence. Apparently individual manifestations are invariably immersed in and conditioned by the entire cosmos. And the balanced karma of existing bodies form the foundational buffer of consciousness projecting a higher mind, lucidly fullfilling it's infinite participant's volitions in a cosmic dream.
The interweaving volitions of it's composing participants cast shadows into future, rendering [higher mind] before this eternal threshold- intuition. Vibrations flowing through the subtle body illuminate these phantoms of the future, allowing one to gaze upon the interweaving volition's energy itself interacting on a more fundamental level than it's sensual manifestations.
All perceptions of gross material form are a product of thoughtforms running in conditioned patterns. Patterns projecting their inertia through space-time upon an all pervading mind, in which we each play a key role.
In this way, awareness is conditioned by the systems of consciousness through which it arises, manifesting the essence of material form. An infinitely detailed thought embracing the root of the entire cosmos projects this infinitude from the unconditioned light of awareness.
As physical eyeballs function to perceive light vibrations flowing through them, the mind's third eye may be focused to perceive the subtle vibrations flowing through the luminescent dimensions of astral phenomenon, shedding awareness onto the form which matter arises as a gross projection of.
Beyond which the future is undecided; where it's eventual collapse does not affect.
Manifestations of the eternal moment are refracted through infinitely interweaving centers consciousness, the kaleidoscopic house of mind, parsing these shadows of the future before the awareness of higher mind, whos will may seek Way through them. As though individual god's thoughts were being played out through the carnal unconscious of their collective.
Dreams function as a premeditation of the future, revealing ineffable truths to individuals who climb the waves holding forth new paradigms. They who participate in all the future may hold, ride the edge of the spiral, developing new patterns of thought.
Finite forms perceive but tinted notions of the ineffable truth, so long as as mind remains fogged by mortal volitions.
Imagine you are looking at a balloon floating upwards, through a foggy warped mirror. The balloon is actually behind you, but you perceive it through the mirror. It appears to be moving in ways different than if you turned around and viewed the balloon directly.
Shimmering in the warped mirror's patterns, reflecting light dances inconstantly, obscuring the true form of the balloon.
The light reflecting off the mirror is diffused and refracted by the fog of ignorance and warps of volition, upon the mirror of perception. As a warped mirror reflects an illusory view of the world, unclear and false perceptions of the actual form arise in awareness.
The warps delude the clarity & integrity of the original balloon, while the condensation upon it obscures and refracts light waves. Though, one may turn around (inwards) and stare straight at the balloon itself, unconditioned by the mirror.
Volitions are like warps in the mirror reflecting truth of the balloon's form. Every volition bends the truth with it's own form, for it's own sake- drawing energy (light) in to play it's deceptive games, developing fractal patterns of consciousness, each level projecting from the fundamental balance through which it arises.
The supposed 'phenomenal world' of dualistic illusion (maya), only arises as an outward projection of not seeing this balloon as it actually is. By choosing in every moment to continue staring at a distorted reflection of the ineffable truth.
Dancing and oscillating relative to one another, we give rise to the space and time to which we are bound. Tinting and refracting the light of truth with our mirror's variable thickness.
As opposed to sticking your head out the window, or making off with awareness of the car itself, simply transcending it's form, unbound to the collective laws which condition it's manifestation in space-time, to follow the road within, passing through infinity, unbound to the dimentions of material form.
This highway becomes the ever thinning thread of Way. Needless suffering arises when it is abandoned.
It flows infinitely high.
Casually infinite- flowing up the spiral of conditioned consciousness, the tiniest ignorant spec soars up to the most holy perspectives of supreme clarity. Riding every oscillation between a leaf and the trunk of a tree.
The material condensation which conditioned the original experience's arising in awareness is cast off, as such the finite individual's whole field of awareness becomes tuned as subtle as it's higher mind may perceive. Like a threaded mirror floating beyond dimentions as we collectively encounter them, we may witness all which may be concentrated upon to reflect.
The thin mirror, free of warps and volitions, may focus upon subtle details, becoming ever more perceptible to trancendual thoughtforms. Where a thread infinitely thin may pass through anything, reflecting the infinite root of itself, from which it arises.
The untinted white light of awareness flows from the infinite inside like light, filling every crevasse of being, viewing their refracted perceptions; through a host of scratched lenses, shimmering mirrors, and illusive kaleidoscopes, tinted by emmotional hues.
Whatever light the optic nerve perceives is rendered perfectly in the brain gazing upon the eyeball, the refractive mind balanced upon the brain, the consciousness projecting the mind, and awareness bound by the lattice of consciousness flowing inwards through the eternal moment.
Unstained by archtypal conditions & individual volitions consciousness reveals the face of unconditioned awareness. When there remains no thickness, it reflects perfectly the world as it arises, and utter freedom dissolves any sense of individuality, as uncarved conscious perception becomes the object of undual union.
The ego thinning into completion reunites with the eternal, assuming it's throne upon higher mind.
One could spend eternity suffering deception from material illusions, indulging upon pre-determined patterns of carnal thoughtforms in bondage to them, or simply turn away from the narrow kaleidoscope, by clearing the mind to gaze upon infinite rapture, just staring into Way.
As such, one may turn around and enjoy the view from the mountain that has been climbed, refreshing inspiration to climb higher peaks. Such a view requires the mind's eye to be focused upon the details of subtle systems. As the subtle senses are focused through the mind, upon the trancendual object, it's form may arise in awareness. *
As such, perceptual dimentions transcending matter are reflected upon consciousness. Thoroughly detached, witnessing from deep within, incredible beauty continues to manifest upon it, the infinite details of being.
* "With realization, the appearance of indivisibility vanishes, revealing that awareness is free and untouched by phenomena." -Yoga Sutra of Pata├▒jali, 2:25- Chip Hartranft, Shambhala Classics