Friday, November 7, 2014

This One Philosophy Could Help Change The Course Of Humanity! If We Let It…


A person experiences life as something separated from the rest -a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. Our task must be to free ourselves from this self-imposed prison, and through compassion, to find the reality of Oneness.” – Albert Einstein

Our Obsession With Meaning

I want to start by asking YOU a question. What if, you and I were connected, one? How would we treat each other then?

What is it with the human fascination about what others are doing? Is it because we yearn to be a part of everything in this human world? Have you ever met someone and felt like you have known them forever? Have you ever been alone and yet felt so much apart of everything and everyone? Have you ever walked in a pristine forest and felt the calming, tranquil nature of everything around you and an overpowering sense of love? If you have, then you have experienced what many may call oneness.

The great German mathematician Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Cantor pushed mathematics to new frontiers in the late eighteenth century as he tried to solve the mathematical equation of infinity. His peers ridiculed him in his quest to explain infinity, using mathematical equations. The more Cantor looked at the model, the more he realised that there were different levels of infinity within infinity itself. In fact, during the many years Cantor devoted to finding the answer to this elusive question the more it drove him to insanity. The complexity and immensity of infinity and the nature of the universe eluded him. He did see glimpses of what lay on the other side during his studies which he described as ‘magnificent.’ The moral to this story is that Cantor, a religious man, wanted to prove something that is in itself vast and endless.

This obsession with his search for meaning led him to distraction and in the end his mental health. Humanity has a compulsion to prove that something exists or doesn’t exist, right or wrong, black and white. The dualistic thinking of wanting to have all the right answers can drive us to distraction. Some things are unexplainable, they just are. Oneness is present everywhere, it cannot be expressed as a mathematical equation, for maths cannot describe a feeling, a touch, taste or vision. The more we let go of the needing to be right and understand that everything is in a constant state of change, the sooner we will realise our full potential.

Oneness Is Not A New Idea of Philosophy
    “All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.” – Swami Vivekananda
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