Do we need matter and abstract?

By Pankaj / Frank van den Bovenkamp, May 16, 2015

The interactions that take place at the boundary of matter and abstract, themselves constitute the complete and total presence of the Universal Being. There is neither a fundamental need for "matter" nor for "abstract". But instead of saying, matter and abstract are mere creations of human ingenuity, better is to adopt the stance that the concepts of matter and abstract are a valid educational tool to be able to effectively relate to the intrinsically self-referring nature of Consciousness, that is, Swabhava. In other words, the hypothesis of a "silver lining between matter and abstract" [P.R. Sarkar] serves as a theoretical creation axiom, which is then resolved in the form of the Four Chambers of the Universe, resp. its sub-wave interactions.

Likewise, in philosophy, Brahma and His creation are one and the same. As a minute fraction of the entire creation is readily perceived, one might argue, what is the need of "Brahma"? It is a philosophical approach. Without a personal component, the concept of Brahma is useless. Similarly, Parama Purusa is a devotional approach. Without a devotional feeling, using the adjective "Parama" is preposterous, for what is the need of a "Parama Nothing", a supreme nothingness? Parama Purusa is not a theoretical or educational concept - it is a creation of devotional sentiment.

Matter is "known I, in the planes of inferences". Abstract is known I outside the planes of inferences, outside the vast Macrocosmic Arena. The only entity that remains is the I, that is, the Unknown, for it is Knowing Itself. This is the final stage of sadhana. The entire macrocosm, within and without the periphery of our perceptions, is the creation, from moment to moment, of microvita and energy. Spiritually, all that exists is the pure "Enjoyment and Knowing of the heart, through the instant of conditions of appearance and disappearance" [Adi Da Samraj].

In philosophy, that single instant of creation is called Istha Bijja, the cosmic seed of mind. In a theoretical approach, it is the solidarity of countless sub-waves forming a pulsative flow, rather than an undulating wave, and out of this pulsation, time itself is borne. And once there is time, there can be a feeling of objective space, and this objective space, or "Done-I" portion of the Savishesa, that is, this dynamic space between atoms, molecules, etc.., is the mother of all propensities. It is at a point on the silver lining between matter and abstract, where "an omega of mathemathics coincides with an omega of biochemistry".

In the Chinese system of cosmology, the element "Wood" is associated with expansion, and "Metal" with contraction. It is a somewhat different approach. At that time, different types of relations between the elements were evolved, but the concept of bifurcation was not yet considered, and therefore there are no subjectivities and objectivities. If the system of changes, emerging within the Tao, is merged with the final world of the five elements, new meaningful relations between the elements may be established.

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