Relative existence is born of and constructed in perspective. For each soul, each Atman, there is a unique perspective: a unique relationship with all that is.
Life can be viewed as the pursuit of Truth. The Cosmic Joke can be then stated as: There is no Truth in the relative. The relative is the field of imperfection.
Yet, reaching for the perspective that is Truth is the way of the world. Clinging to one’s current perspective as truth is the theme that attempts to navigate the waters of life.
To understand is to see beyond the field of perspectives. To understand is to transcend relativity. Live in the world with perspectives, but not be of it… not be lost to it—not be lost to perspective, not even your own. That is the path of Wisdom. Your true Self is the Transcendental depth of your being, freed from perspective.
Thank you. This is very helpful with some truth ideology I am wrestling with!
It feels like you are climbing a hill and you go one way and it is a dead end. So you go back and try again and there is a thorn patch. As you get through that, rocks start falling, some you can dodge and then one will knock you down. You get back up, get distracted and forget why you were climbing the hill to start with. If you have a teacher to guide you up the mountain, through the obstacles, stick with them even when your perspective points out all the reasons why you shouldn’t.
Life really is remarkable. Clinging to this thing and that.
To know no-thing… is to see beyond thing-ness… is to Transcend…
it is called by many names… salvation, enlightenment, freedom, emancipation…
So simple, yet so elusive…
Sublime blog. I also love Crystal’s comment.