“In the sky, there is no distinction between East and West; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.” –Buddha quote
Today we explore the visual environment of our mind (also called cosmos) by closely observing the veil of illusion that divides our self-awareness into East and West on planet Earth. While doing so creates global harmony, our motivation is as self-centered as U-S-A (universal-self-awareness).
“When you come together with your other half, you immediately experience a sense of wholeness and completeness.” –Andrew Cohen
As we see it, the veil that divides the globe into hemispheres, is made of the same fabric (pictured thought and words) that acts like a hoodwink between me/you, us/them, ours/theirs and tricks us into believing we exist apart from being itself. So with pictured thought and words we spin the veil of illusion into a metaphorical parachute, and drop into being.
“To drop into being means to recognize your interconnectedness with all life, and with being itself. Your very nature is being part of larger and larger spheres of wholeness.” –Jon Kabat-Zinn
(Readers not into parachuting, even metaphorically, may prefer the nautical metaphor in our book.)
In today’s movie, Rice Curtain (now playing here at godslaugh.me), Pierre Leduc explores the illusory veil with his China series. (The writer of the movie’s title, Yrs. truly, speaks no Chinese, but knows enough to shut up.)
“He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.” – Lao Tzu quote