Teachers and students are constantly asking me to write a book on “Ultimate Truth.” If I did so, they would resent the very “truth” they asked for, as it would threaten the ground of their previous concepts. This is not what they really want; their desire is for a truth for human beings, a vastly different matter. And “ultimate truth” is of no value in everyday life. Take the following example:
Nature has no interest in the individual. It oversees the evolution of the species, and the somewhat illusionary individual just happens to be part of that species. Churches promise all sorts of beautiful futures – or hateful rewards – to the individual to gratify the ego sense of importance, and probably, in doing so, they contribute a bit to morality and ethical behavior. But there are trillions of forms of life in billions of universes, and the hu- man intellect is not capable of intuiting them. As heightened awareness leads to an unobstructed consciousness, they can be experienced, and it will then be realized that they are all here now; they are not geographical. When the vibratory rate is stepped up through meditation, T’ai Chi Chih, or heightened awareness seminars, as well as other disciplines, there may well be glimpses of other forms of life undreamed of in the everyday world. It is easy for a higher rate of vibration to be aware of what is below it, but one cannot look up the scale. Greater awareness will bring us to the conclusion that “we” – and all life – consist of a constant flux of energies. The illusion of individuality (maybe this is painful to realize) is replaced by an identity much greater.
Does this mean we now become insignificant dots in one of the innumerable cosmic systems? No, quite the opposite. When we find out Who and What we are, it is as the Lotus Sutra says: “Man’s voice is a voice filling the Universe; Man’s life is a life without limit.”
This article is published in Spiritual Odyssey.