Interconnection Needs Multiplicity!
"Clearing away the relative plane—cultural conditionings for example—is very important at a certain point in the spiritual path. But unless the relative world is seen on an equal plane with the absolute, unless the many are seen as holy as the one, then we never arrive at the great secret: that the many and the one are a single thing!" - Jason Shulman......
A conversation on youtube between non-dual consciousness randomly starting playing on my laptop today.
On Vedanta New York's website I skimmed an article written by Swami Behind the world of multiplicity there is essential unity and interconnectedness." What flabbergasts me now that I've come to understand that the one and the many are a single thing - that reality is a oneness of multiplicity - is how this notion that diversity/multiplicity, is in the way of/conceals oneness is rigidly dualistic and divisive, representing a non-dualism (non-dual paradigm) in which non-dual means no twoness, only undifferentiated oneness and no real duality (i.e. that when duality is granted, it is as an illusory appearance) rather than non-dual referring to the one and the many as non-dual, indivisible in the same way that the transcendent and immanent, form and formlessness co-dependently arise, equally real, as one can't exist without the other, i.e. they can only exist in/as a mutually inclusive relationship. Just like there's no universality or gestalt without particularity, there's no unification without real differentiated things to unite! This is where the notion that interconnectedness and unity are behind multiplicity, one that used to ring with the clarity of "Absolute Truth," and which teachers like Rupert Spira helped me solidify, now boggles my mind as to how this can be considered possible when if you take "