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“Symbols are powerful because they are the visible signs of invisible realities.” ~ Saint Augustine
Being alive is weird, yet most of the world population doesn’t seem to talk about it..
I believe this answer boils down to pain.
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“I love this example of a strange loop by Belgian surrealist artist, Rene Magritte.
Here’s how Wikipedia describes Magritte’s style: “He became well known for creating a number of witty and thought-provoking images. Often depicting ordinary objects in an unusual context, his work is known for challenging observers’ preconditioned perceptions of reality. Magritte’s constant play with reality and illusion has been attributed to the early death of his mother.”
René Magritte described his paintings as “visible images which conceal nothing; they evoke mystery and, indeed, when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question, ‘What does that mean?’. It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable.”
Just like nonduality. God is a strange loop. You try to know yourself, but you cannot.”
“Here’s a small look into the mind of God:
Contemplate: How is it possible to zoom into a thing forever? What does this mean about the nature of reality?
Just the fact that this fractal exists should already clue you in that consciousness must be infinite. Otherwise how could you be conscious of it? If an infinite object was loaded into a finite mind, the mind would crash. Hence the mind itself must be infinite.
Consider this: In a finite reality it would be impossible to count up from 1 to infinity. This is only possible because consciousness is actually infinite.
But how can the human mind be infinite? Because the human mind is a virtual machine running inside the infinite mind of God. God’s mind is running an infinite number of virtual machines, all which are themselves infinite. That’s what Georg Cantor called the Absolute Infinite set. It is the super-set of all possible sets. The mindblowing nature of infinity is that you can divide it into an infinite number of parts, and each of those parts will be its own infinity. Infinity within infinity within infinity — to infinity! In other words, infinity literally allows you to create something from nothing, because infinity is endless and bottomless.
Consider this: If you have an infinite number of apples in a basket, you can pull out one apple, eat it, and you will still have an infinite number of apples left. You just created an apple from nothing! Ta-da! This is how God creates the universe. Its mind is not bound by any physical limitation or lack. It cannot lack anything because it is an unlimited fount of creativity. All it has to do to create a thing is subdivide itself. But it can subdivide itself infinitely many times, so it never loses anything in the process of creation. Even after God subdivides itself an infinite number of times to create all human minds, it still remains an infinite Unity. The Absolute Unity of all possible divisions. Absolute Unity turns out to be identical to division. Going full-circle.”
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Faith is a mental attitude, so inwardly embodied that the mind can no longer deny it. This is in accord with the teachings of Jesus: that when we pray, we must believe we already have the answer to our prayer.
I believe humans can fathom the true depths of reality to an extent; reality is infinite and boundless can we ever truly know except the ultimate as human beings with a mind limited to operating in this world?
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An answer is profitable in proportion to the intensity of the quest. ~ Egyptian Proverbs
What reveals itself to me ceases to be mysterious for me alone: if I unveil it to anyone else, he hears mere words which betray the living sense: Profanation, but never revelation. ~ Egyptian Proverb