By Lou DiVirgilio
As I age, and my body morphs into an older characterization of my younger self, my feeling of myself within my mind has not changed. That is to say, in my mind my identity, my character, the way I use my energy, has remained constant. And further, this felt quality of myself would remain the same even as I awakened from sleep, even if I were hit on the head and lost consciousness, even if I awakened from a coma, even if I had amnesia. This individualized quality of being is experienced, at sometime or another, by every spiritual awakened human being. Even though there is unrelenting change bombarding our being, there is also a place of constancy within our consciousness, and this constancy gives us our feel of our unique quality.
All manifest things have a certain predominant quality. For instance, if an oak tree seed were planted, an oak tree would manifest, not a pine or maple tree. The oak tree’s DNA has instructions and memory to form an oak tree; of course within the instructions are continuous adjustments of internal relations to external relations. Therefore, not all oak trees would look 100% identical, but their oak treeness, their quality, their essential characteristics, and their function would predominately remain the same.
You the reader, have probably noticed the difficulty of confidently understanding some of the meaning of certain ideas put forth in this blog. This difficulty arises first, from your unfamiliarity with the ideas put forth, and the limits of the English language for explanation. The English language has no equivalent words for some of these ideas. They are beyond its syntax. That is the reason Sanskrit and other languages are used. These other languages have incorporated these ideas into their word syntax.
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