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I would like to share a little writing which demonstrates correspondences for Eastern terms and concepts with more elaborately explained concepts/design. This was inspired by a description of how the Universe came/comes into existence by John Lily, and I thought of the correspondences. There is more you could do, with various spiritual systems, but here is what I have for now.

Before Beginning(of Time/Space): Sunyata(emptiness/void)
From void Came Brahma(Growing/Choosing-God)
Then Self(Atman) was realized; Consciousness-Without-Object
Then the first notion of an Object arose; Unity(of time/space), 1
Then polarity arose, which would always equal out to 0, all the way up to infinity.

That which becomes all experiences: Brahma
That which is the experience itself: Vishnu
Spontaneous creation & destruction of every reality/moment from Void: Shiva
Sensual-Body: Soma

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Think of all polarities in reality in the energetic sense, positive and negative charges. Keep in mind like charges repel, and opposite charges attract. The polarity is defined by a neutral center. This all proves the yin/yang concept of Tao. Choosing one polarity creates the opposite. Moving to positive is like infusing neutrality with a positive charge, which means moving towards the positive force with a positive charge, which means repulsion away from the positive. Simultaneously, this positive charge that is created becomes attracted to the negative. Remember, now, this whole positive-negative energy thing is just the scientific way of expressing how energy works, but this concept of polarity applies to all mental and physical phenomena. The most relatable and understandable way of looking at this is our process of conceptualization, where every concept we conceive of inherently implies its opposite. The inherent duality of language.

All motion, whether mental or physical, is towards a polar end. This motion creates the previously described process of attraction and repulsion, and this creates a complex reaction that ultimately permeates the entire universe. All motion ultimately spreads through all space and time. As you move towards one polar end, say positive, and it pushes you towards the opposite end(negative), the positive end is stimulated in a way that is based on the motion, for it must be to repel in this way. It also stimulates the negative end based on itself, for it must in order to attract. At every single point, the entirety of the polarity of energy is being stimulated based on the specific motion, through this process. Seen in this way, which is the true reality of things, you can see how every single action is an energy that rings through and alters all space and time.

Our minds, and the ‘physical matter’ it perceives, is what creates the perception of ‘motion’ over ‘time,’ and things ‘actually’ existing in certain states. Quantum mechanics uses the term ‘superposition’ to describe the reality of things prior to observation. In the non-observed reality, things exist in all possible states simultaneously. Prior to observation, the forces are allowed to exist naturally, which means as a simultaneous network of attractive and repulsive forces throughout all space and time. Upon the mind’s observation, reality’s energies must condense to one ‘actual’ way of existing in physical reality, but this is just one of many possible ways of existing.  Every possibility is equally ‘real,’ and each one makes up its own ‘universe,’ and combined they make up the multiverse, which is every possibility simultaneously existing in the energy network.

Typically, there is a split seen between theory and practice. This is one of the huge splits that has caused the duality in the world. Theory roughly equates to rationalism, which roughly equates to Eastern Philosophy. Practice roughly equates to empericism, which roughly equates to Western Philosophy. Oddly enough, Eastern philosophy teaches, as its goal, to NOT THINK and JUST BE. It seems the conclusion of rationalism is something like empericism! Western philosophy teaches that subjectivity should be weeded out through objectively provable systems. These systems are grounded in solid theory. It seems the conclusion of empericism is something like rationalism!

The split remains because it is a rare thing to see, and admit, that the apparent dualism is no dualism at all. Only dualistic in words. Thus, you get followers of the East criticizing Western thought, and followers of the West criticizing Eastern thought. All too often you will see a follower of Eastern thought on his sort of passive-aggressive high horse, saying something like “You’re thinking too much! Just be!” The other side of the coin is the directly arrogant student of the West, who will call your thought “nonsense,” or something of that nature. It is a rare thing, indeed, to not classify other as wrong, or some sort of negative label.

Allow me to show a very basic process for how you can combine Theory and Practice, into a workable system that is both rationally sensible and practically provable. Assuming you have not already attained non-dual awareness, it must start with theory. In your theorizing, realize that your theory does not differ from the practical life experience. Try to see your life from an un-biased perspective, and come up with a theory that makes sense, and sounds pleasing. When you feel you have come up with a complete theory, stop the incessent need to perfect it. If a thought occurs to you, there is no reason to deny it. If you feel it is a GOOD thought, absorb it. If you feel it is not, do your best to ignore it. At this point, try to live life, and allow your feelings to guide you. Follow positive feeligns. This is where you ride the practical wave of the theory, and see its fulfillment. When you hit a sort of wall, this is when you must improve upon your theory. Do that, while not forgetting to live your life, and eventually you will feel complete again, and then ride that wave. The process repeats infinitely, for eternity.