Hello High Existence!
I’ve been lurking on this site for a little while now, and I wanted to share with you all something I wrote a few months ago. It came to me after a particularly wonderful spiritual experience. I’m all about sharing positive energy, and I hope it hits home with you. I would be happy to hear your thoughts and share ideas. Be well everyone!
I have never been so sure of something in my entire life, and yet that level of certainty leads me to believe it is not the final answer. Therefore I encourage discussion and thought based around the following ideas, so that the ideas may grow and evolve not only within me, but within everyone.
What is it of which I am so sure? It is not something that is describable, and yet here I am trying to put words to it. It is a Truth that is hidden within and can only be known in the moment, and in trying to explain that moment, I am removing myself from it. I am instead in a moment of trying to understand how to explain it, causing me to lose the understanding of it, and therefore not have the words to describe it. And yet I try in the hopes that my journey to find the the most suitable words will leave behind a map that may lead someone else to the truth. For the purposes of this discussion, I will call this truth Beba.
Even if this discussion were to lay out a perfect map to Beba (which it cannot), that map would not be enough to find one’s way. It would show you where you are, and where Beba is- you would still need to find your own path. Beba cannot be taught, it must be discovered/known. And yet, the harder one tries to comprehend the exact path to and/or location of Beba, the faster it runs away. This may sound strange, but it is not a matter of getting there, it is a matter of being there. Beba exists solely in the purely present, and by trying to comprehend something that is purely present, you are separating yourself from that present.
Beba is me and you trying to be us. When we are thinking of ourselves, we destroy each other, and when we are thinking of each other, we lose ourselves. It is only through balance that we find unity and peace.
Beba is the constantly changing connection between all things, living and non-living. Beba is the ideal balance between those things. It is a guideline. If we strive for this ideal balance in all aspects of our lives, it becomes easier to understand the moment, which in turn makes it easier to find Beba.
But wait, if Beba is the connection between us, why is it so difficult for us to experience Beba? It is because we have, over the period of millennia, separated ourselves from nature. We created Egos for ourselves- a barrier between the individual and Beba. This numbed the fear and pain of reality, but it also dulled the purest pleasures, leaving us with a spiritual vacuum.
Throughout history humans have been scared of nature, and for most of that history this made sense; everything was trying to kill us! We used our brains and tools to run from those fears and survive. This was evolutionarily advantages and we rose to the top of the food chain. Now, very few things in nature are actively trying to kill us, but we are still scared. We continue trying to separate ourselves from nature- run from our fears or problems. But the only way to truly avoid those problems is to die, hence if we use our highly advanced tools to run from our fears, we will destroy ourselves. However, if we use those same advanced tools to love and respect both nature and ourselves, shed our Egos, and address our fears in a manageable way, we will form a stronger connection with Beba than has ever been made, enabling us to advance to a point beyond our wildest imagination.
Dude beba is oba it’s Sanskrit meaning wise earthly ruler, grandfather. Oh oba! The two words sound similar and the reason you probably liked beba, is because Sanskrit is a language that triggers emotion with the formation of the word. Oba sounds wise and beba has a similar ring. I read your whole thing I’m glad that this is a topic of interest for you. Do some research this topic has been looked in to by tons of critically acclaimed brilliant minds. If everyone knew their work was public and researched it I doubt people would post discussions about finding the oneness with the universe, because the answers to all of this already exists.
Hey thanks for the suggestions, but I wish you didn’t just assume I was uneducated or uninitiated. This is a topic I have been seeking out for many years. I simply had a very visceral experience and wanted to express the feelings I had in my own words. Even if most people would have “done research” as you suggest, I still hope they would post the discussions as I believe it is one of the most important topics to discuss. If we didn’t share our ideas, then the people who don’t have the inspiration to seek them out themselves would never be exposed to them.
I’ve read and listened to a lot of Alan Watts, Terrence McKenna and Eckhart Tolle. I’m reading “The Secret Life of Plants” right now, and “The Tibetan Book of the Dead” is next on my list. I would be happy to get any other recommendations you have.
I didn’t say you were uneducated you just didn’t know. A few years of studies is nice but if we’re talking about the universe and the total collected subconscious of mankind. That’s something people have devoted their lives to understanding. It’s like it’s own branch of science similar to psychology. Questions posed by this branch are right next to the question of what is the purpose of life. Equally important. So no your not uneducated, but your “original ideas” if you claimed them to be, are ideas that have already been written out and published. I do well to source anything when I preach topics like this. You said your reading? Be sure to source the page number and author if your pulling ideas just an example. I understand you’d like to just hop on here and say a few things with out restriction but that’s like jumping on a piano and not knowing how to read music.
This is beautifully written brother. I know the present you are speaking of. When your heart bursts with joy and you are prostrate on the ground merging with the earth alternating between laughing and crying because of the perfection of the universe. All gratitude and love. Blessings on your journey. Namaste!
Well, humans are strange, although language transformed us from sufferers of the unknown into ponderers and explorers, conquerors even, it created a false sense of understanding, of omnipotence.
Language can be used to explain logical things, it can describe mathematics, physics, analogies and can make us learn things at an infinitely faster rate than without it. It can bridge differences and cause wars, it can do miraculous things. However, although language is perfect for logic, it only holds a faint candle to the enormity that is emotion, feeling, and ‘seeing’.
There are many cultures around the world that have two definitions of ‘seeing’ – one in which you physically observe something: ‘I see your shirt’ – and one in which you see beyond the physical – ‘I see how you feel’.
Language can brush on feeling, emotion, and that omnipotence, but it will never encompass it.
That’s all I felt like saying on the subject.