Science has been chasing the elusive foundation of our so-called material world for a long time. According to online sources, Democritus was the first philosopher to claim that atoms (derived from the Greek word atomos, meaning uncuttable) comprised the foundation of our so-called physical world. However, in 1911, Earnest Rutherford, who was a British physicist, proved beyond doubt that atoms were actually comprised of 99.999% empty space. Basically, it turns out that when scientists cracked the nut (so to speak), they kept discovering smaller and smaller bits of the so called nut. How, then, can anything actually be solid? (Answer: please fill in the blanks: they c _ n n _ t). Still, the search continues at great expense (think CERN and the particle collider) to discover the fundamental constituents of matter.
The issue related to the futile search for matter revolves around one central point: Confusion. Various sages and saints have more appropriately termed the issue ignorance (meaning simply, not to know). Because we assume that we are persons made of flesh and bones, we literally must assume that our world is made of real rocks and mountains, real rivers and trees, real cars and roads. Now, please understand, I’m not saying that I don’t see a world that contains all of that which I’ve just mentioned; I do. What I am saying is that matter appears in God’s Infinite Dream; therefore, it is made of consciousness alone, because consciousness is the foundation of all reality.
Before you call 911 on my behalf, please know that this stance (Truth) is not new. It’s been known by a minority of beings throughout the ages. I’ll offer a few quotes to help you consider the issue more deeply for yourself:
“Every creation that exists is a creation of thought.”Zen Teachings of Huang Po, by Huang Po
“Mind is the creator of everything.”The Law of Success, by Paramahansa Yogananda
“This world, with all its animate beings and inanimate objects, is nothing but the creation of mind. When the activities of mind cease, there is no world, no duality. There is only God.”(Guadapa) Mystery of The Mind by Swami Muktananda
“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.”Plutarch
“Phenomenon only ‘exist’ in the mind that observes them.”Tibetan Book Of The Dead
So why am I sharing this? To be of service; to help you create a life that is rich and fulfilling. I hope that this information helps you understand why Andrew Carnegie, who was once considered one of the wealthiest men in the world, stated the following:
“Any thought that is held in the mind, that is emphasized, that is either feared or revered, will begin to clothe itself in the most convenient and appropriate form available.”
Dare to dream (and care for one another).
With heartfelt regards,
Copyright © – 2021 – R. Arthur Russell
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