The fundamental nondualist believes in one Truth:
- Everything is One.
The Mystic believes in two Truths:
- Everything is One.
- Everything is separate.
The Mystic lives in paradox.
More below the break (huh?).
para means between. dox means teaching or truth.
The Mystic lives between two truths.
Many nondualist will say that Truth #1 is greater than, or more true, than #2. They say that “Everything is One” is absolute truth, while “Everything is separate” is merely relative truth.
I used to agree with this—that is, I used to agree with it before I woke up.
I used to agree with it when Enlightenment/Oneness was a theory—something I had only glimpsed—not something I was forced to live.
The Mystic flows in Life. There are no fixed concepts, no fixed points, no absolutes.
The Mystic flows between the two contradictory Truths of Oneness and Separation.
Neither Truth is greater than the other. Each Truth is equally valid. Each Truth is equally true.
The Mystic recognizes that the space between these two Truths is actually the source of these Truths and that to live authentically, he must transcend these “truths” and live in the space between.
The space between truths is never of the mind—never of theory. The space between truths is the Source of all there is. It is at once both the Source of life… and Life Itself.
The space between two Truths is beyond words, beyond concepts—and yet it is very real. It is in this place—this mysterious place beyond thought itself—where the Mystic resides.
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