May I live at the empty radiant heart of Paradox

Salma:
What does Rumi mean by a heart of paradox? Accepting, wholeheartedly the paradoxes of life?

Me:
Unless we understand the seemingly illogical – which is a hell for the Western mind conditioned by “either-or”-, we have no chance of directly getting at this…

“If I was to choose between a truth and a paradox, I would most decidedly choose the paradox”. (M.Eliade)

We know by now that everything follows the trajectory of no trajectory, meaning that nothing follows a predetermined pattern…Everything is thus a divine play between paradoxes – Lila, in Sanscrit. So, it´s about embracing the paradoxes, but at the same time living beyond them into the core of things…- that is, in radiant emptiness, which is the void – Sunyata – as the Buddhists call it. The big dilemma is that we can´t know the Void directly, unless the Mind has been consumed and “torn apart” in the contradiction of the paradoxes…

The holy in-between…

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About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

2 Responses to May I live at the empty radiant heart of Paradox

  1. Lightrays says:

    Enter the Silence where paradox ends.

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