made of many
where all fits
Swan = Hamsa (Sanskrit)
"The hamsa is often identified with the Supreme Spirit, Ultimate Reality or Brahman in Hinduism. The flight of the hamsa symbolizes moksha, the release from the cycle of samsara." - Wikipedia
"In Indian philosophical literature, hamsa represents the individual soul or spirit (typified by the pure sunlight-white like color of a goose or swan), or the "Universal Soul or Supreme Spirit" - Wikipedia
"Haṃsa is at once the sound that the breath makes when one inhales and exhales and the vibratory resonance (nāda) of the Absolute that the practitioner hears internally in the course of the spiritual exercises that lead to samādhi, total yogic integration. In the subtle body, the haṃsa is identified with the empty (śūnya) medial channel through which the vital energy, breath, and consciousness descend in the individuation of the Absolute into an individual being. In all of these traditions, breathing is tantamount to identifying the individual soul with the absolute: “haṃso ’ham” is a palindrome that can be read either as “the goose! the goose!” or “I am That,” i.e., “I, ātman, am That, brahman.” The cosmic goose, honking in the void, thus becomes a metaphor for the resorption—of individual breath, sound, and soul—into the Absolute.” - Gabe Hiemstra, Wisdom Library
"Light is composed of photons, which have no antiparticle. This means that there is no dualism in the world of light."
Terence McKenna, The Archaic Revival, 1991
"Life like a dome of many-coloured glass /Stains the white radiance of Eternity"
everything/nothing = same difference
"nondualism, also called non-duality, means "not two" or "one undivided without a second". Nondualism primarily refers to a mature state of consciousness, in which the dichotomy of I-other is "transcended", and awareness is described as "centerless" and "without dichotomies". Although this state of consciousness may seem to appear spontaneous, it usually follows prolonged preparation through ascetic or meditative/contemplative practice, which may include ethical injunctions.
Descriptions of nondual consciousness can be found within Hinduism (Advaita, Turiya, sahaja), Buddhism (emptiness, pariniṣpanna, nature of mind, rigpa), Sufism (Wahdat al Wujud, Fanaa, and Haqiqah) and western Christian and neo-Platonic traditions (henosis, mystical union)."
Sarasvati(on a swan)
Soundtrack: "Is Not All One" from Music For Zen Meditation by Tony Scott
Hear another track from that album her
Thought I was only an ugly duckling....
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