“There are three truths which are absolute, and which cannot be lost, but yet may remain silent for lack of speech.
- The soul of man is immortal, and its future is the future of a thing whose growth and splendour have no limit.
- The principle which gives life dwells in us and without us, is undying and eternally beneficent, is not heard or seen or smelt, but is perceived by the man who desires perception.
- Each man is his own absolute lawgiver, the dispenser of glory or gloom to himself; the decreer of his life, his reward, his punishment.
The misery of humankind emanates from his fragmented mind. This fragmented mind employs attributes such as hate, longing and anxiety when confronted with a subject, object relationship. As created beings we come into this world a conditioned consciousness which is rooted in the ego. All that we perceive are treated as objects external to ourselves and a judgmental process sets in when we need to relate to this external world.
Today being the twenty fifth death anniversary of Richard Feynman, the great 20th century physicist, I would like to quote him as to how he understood his relation to a simple object such as a flower of beauty:
“I have a friend who's an artist and has sometimes taken a view which I don't agree with very well. He'll hold up a flower and say "look how beautiful it is," and I'll agree. Then he says "I as an artist can see how beautiful this is but you as a scientist take this all apart and it becomes a dull thing," and I think that he's kind of nutty. First of all, the beauty that he sees is available to other people and to me too, I believe. Although I may not be quite as refined aesthetically as he is ... I can appreciate the beauty of a flower. At the same time, I see much more about the flower than he sees. I could imagine the cells in there, the complicated actions inside, which also have a beauty. I mean it's not just beauty at this dimension, at one centimetre; there's also beauty at smaller dimensions, the inner structure, also the processes. The fact that the colours in the flower evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; it means that insects can see the color. It adds a question: does this aesthetic sense also exist in the lower forms? Why is it aesthetic? All kinds of interesting questions which the science knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery and the awe of a flower. It only adds. I don't understand how it subtracts.”
When one is able to descend to the very depth of the microcosm, with the mind’s eye and through one’s own knowledge and wisdom then the vista of interconnectedness and encompassing qualities, that are not readily apparent at the macro scale, unfolds to reveal to the fading boundaries of duality.
The soul of creation is immortal and limitless, it is the life force of all creation and is the supreme Self. These are the three truths which Mabel Collins writes about in her mystical novel. This is the realm in which most natural philosophers such as Feynman dwelt when trying to unravel the reality around them. This intuitive and integral approach, through a deeper understanding of one’s own soul, that path breaking discoveries were made by scientists.
Let us also, in our own capacity, discern the commonality of the spirit of all manifestation from the very same source and hence appreciate the independent and mutually supportive purpose of all creation.
Love to you all.