Saturday, 10 September 2011

I Crossed the Line

Be always mistrustful towards transcendence. Always. It's easy to see it when is crawling in religious clothes. But it could be near also in logic perspective. Transcendence is always ready for the ambush. Why? Just reflect about it. Transcendence is another dimension. Separated by ours. Completely. Per definition, a transcendent thing doesn't belong to this dimension or to this series of dimension. If you are referring to a parallel universe or another plane of reality, you are not talking of transcendence. You see, transcendence is another dimension that springs from the grammar you are using. Indeed transcendence is a categorial difference in your physical dimension. It is born in the language but it goes on outside.

Like the the paper characters coming out from children book. Bear in mind that something happen when you are urged to use the transcendent highway. But you are misled. The language generates something, a monster, a hope, a landscape and the new bi-dimensional shape triggers your mind to see a transcendent element. Why not? Well my dear, from a transcendent hole, everything can come out. Because it is separated by our dimension. Completely. If you could tracking it down, it wouldn't be transcendent. Therefore you can't touch it. So when you see a transcendent phenomenon, it could be God. Or everything else.

But why we are supposed to see transcendent things? Well, because there is a transcendental situation. Sorry for the word play, but I didn't invent it philosophy. At least not under this form...

I give you an example: your sight. In front of you there is a tree. The tree is there; it's objective; it's not created by your mind. It is contained by your sight. What about your eyes? Well, in front of a mirror, they behave like the tree. You can even put eyeliner on them. Nothing strange. Only when the eye coincides with the first person perspective as the sight of that person, we have a transcendental situation. In fact the eye is not contained by the sight. Or in other words the sight cannot see itself. But you can in front of a mirror. Exactly. But you see a reflection.

Take your mind. Can you observe it? Of course you can write down your thoughts. You can ask a person if he thinks you are a mind. You can see your mind in many reflections. But can you encounter your mind? Well well well. The mind is the horizon of your ability to understand. The mind is embodied understanding. So can the mind understand herself? Of course, being a mind is self-understanding. Transcendentally. The difference with transcendence is that in this case, you are on the line from which is coming out what is supposed to come out. Because you are that line.

So normally you don't see yourself and you claim that there is another dimension from which is coming what occurs in front of you. But it's happening because you generate it. You are the line that opens the transcendental experience. Indeed everything that is transcendent is categorial, it means that springs from the language. Your language. The horizon of grammar that shines from the being there of your awareness. So next time you encounter a transcendent, wink: it's daddy brain in the disguise of some grammatical adventure. Pray and enjoy the beauty: the world beyond the line is unimaginable. And it's the same of in front.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Impatience of Dharma

My amino acid chain is longer than yours

When we discuss of wisdom, there is a very tempting attitude: the underlying force. You see, I'm calm and peaceful but it's just from the virtue of the underlying truth of my wisdom. Do you believe in Western medicine? Oh poor fool. You agree on a practice that disentangled consciousness and body? If it wasn't for a superior respect for myself, I'd definitely have spitted in your face. Do you believe in quantum physics: please. Do you believe in a wisdom that is saying:we cast our dices, we read the dices, we made the prediction. But you don't understand how, why and where. And when. Well, in quantum physics, we don't really understand a lot...But it works! Anyway. You shouldn't believe in it. And here is coming the Dharma impatience.

Your wisdom is defecting? I know, we have incredible more powerful gigastronic wheel of prayers that will embarrass your limited resources. Of course the more you understand of western medicine and quantum physics, the more you would like to approve the Dharma impatience. But this is a mistake so colorful as the ass of a mandrill.

Dharma wisdom should appeal to the dissolvence of your epistemic itch. The thin line is with ignorance. Dissolvence of wisdom is not ignorance, but is the grammar fading. Like repeating a word until it loses its meaning, which doesn't equal to no having a meaning at all. A flower has no why, but it's precious our way to reach the silent smile of a lotus. Before sleeping in to uncosciousness, like Jim Morrison sang, this is the gate. Not being unaware. A stone is unaware. Respect it, but don't take it as a master. While, the dissolvence of wisdom, is the gate. And you should take the fading of grammar that entails quite seriously.

When it is stated that god doesn't exist, it's not atheism. It's saying that god is nowhere you can touch him (please, keep your suspicions). When it is stated than the universe doesn't exist, it's not saying that a punch in your face won't hurt. It is saying that the self is building pain from the punch.

When it is stated that the self doesn't exist, it's not nihilism. It's saying that the self is not precious as you deem it to be ( please, keep your suspicions).

Dharma is not beneath the structures. It is not hidden behind a photon. For god sake, do you think that there is a dharmic world behind ours? Do you think that with super dharma particle accelerator we'll see a dharmic world? So maybe a dharma microscope powerful enough will scout the buddhahood? Let me order another pint for you first. Second dharma wisdom is in you grammar, in your language. Deeper is not microscopic, it's simply clearer, in its meaning. So when dharma says that there is no good, be surprised and joyful, because no god will punish you anymore. When dharma says there is no world, be surprised and joyful because there is no ground for sufference. And when dharma says there is no self, take it seriously. And of course, be joyful.