Now, don’t get me wrong hobbit.....,,,
I believe we agree that the world is eternal.
When I speak of the Primordial, I am not referring to the dimension of time.
I am, perhaps, contemplating a second or logical dimension of time..... it might be the dimension of the Logos..... or rather the dimension where the Logos takes shape.
This is a more fluid/permeable/transcendental realm. Shape shifting is the norm...... where logic and proportion fall sloppy dead, if you will.
This is smelly’s realm of choice.
The world of ordinary appearance is just the surface of that other realm. Yes, it is also the hive.
This is the natural home or source of your telluric currents, hobbit. This realm is the buffer/filter between us and the Monad.
It is similar to our collective unconscious.
If cosmic consciousness is alluded to, there is an implicit acknowledgement of a foundational unity of consciousness.
It is the self which is the unifier of personal consciousness...... through threads of meaning and narrative.
Is there a corresponding cosmic Self. I have suggested that the Buddha is our dimensional manifestation of that self.
Would this cosmic self not be omniscient? No more so than are you and I, potentially.
Could we sit down and have a beer with the cosmic self? Yes, that is the basic idea of personhood.
Our every little action has already been mapped out in the hive. Our deepest secrets are broadcast on Hive radio.
Our free will plays out in the deeper dimensions...... not here, on the surface.
Do keep in mind, sports fans, that we are all just time sharing on the cosmic soul....... so is the Buddha.
If I say that Buddha saves, what happens with Islam? What happens with Hinduism.
Was Buddha a personalist? Perhaps, in retrospect...... in the larger historical context. He certainly gave rise to a tradition of psychonauts. He was an antidote to the excesses of organized religion. He was a beacon to many individualists.
Perhaps a personal role can be found for Arjuna within Hinduism.
That would leave mainly Islam unaccounted for.
Islam would be the orphan child of the prophetic tradition.
I’m not saying that Buddha alone saves. Does Jesus alone?
I’m thinking that we have to understand these five historical moments to understand our salvation through history. Arjuna being the least historical.
Also the scientific tradition is left out. Must Newton be sanctified? I’m doubtful. I’m very doubtful.
Even Arjuna could well be a bridge too far. Buddha might be the only possible addition to our little pantheon.
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