The Divine Paradox
"Everything is Dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposite are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled."- The Kybalion
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THE PARADOX OF MENTAL PERCEPTION
The Absolute point of view shows merely one side of the picture --the other side is the Relative one. Absolute Truth has been defined as "Things as the Mind of GOD knows them," while Relative Truth is "Things as the highest reason of Man understands them." And so while THE ALL the Universe must be unreal and illusionary, a mere dream or result of meditation --nevertheless, to the finite minds forming a part of that Universe, and viewing it through mortal faculties, the Universe is very real indeed, and must be so considered.
Keep your mind ever on the Star, but let your eyes watch over your footsteps, lest you fall into the mire by reason of your own upward gaze.
Mastery consists not in abnormal dreams, visions and fantastic imaginings or living, but in using the higher forces against the lower --escaping the pains of the lower planes by vibrating on the higher. Transmutation, not presumptuous denial is the weapon of the Master. --The KYBALION
A typical scenario of a hypothetical paradox is that of two people who were living on a planet somewhere in the Universe. One day while each of them was exploring their hemisphere they met each other face to face at the equator. One of them asked the other, "Who are you? The other answered, "Im the man from the North Pole." "Who are you?" Asked the person of the North Pole. "Im from the South Pole." Answered the other man. "The South Pole?" "There is no such thing as a South Pole," answered the person from the North. "There is no such thing as a North Pole," answered the person from the South Pole?
As each of them is trying to proof their point of view, it turned into an argument. Before too long, it came down to blows and it turned into a full scale war as each of them was trying to defend their turf.
There is another aspect to this scenario that must be considered, and that is you, the observer. You, the reader of this article, is watching these two people argue and war with each other as each of them is attempting to proof their point of view. On whose side would you be on?
Chances are, that you are unable to choose sides of either one of those two people because of your knowledge about the polarity of the planets. You realize, that each of them holds a half of a truth, because you have a complete understanding of the "Whole truth." You realize that each of them is living in a hemisphere that is either the Northern hemisphere, or the Southern hemisphere. You realize that each of the two people is ignorant of the others hemisphere, of reality. If you did choose one or the other, you would be sharing their ignorance.
If you have not chosen sides with either of the two people, you have taken the position of the "silent observer." If you did choose one side or the other, then you have become part of the problem that exists between the two persons. You are caught up in the paradox of life. You are unable to solve the problems between the two people of the planet because you are part of that problem. All you can do, is negotiate with the other side in hopes of finding a solution to the problem and making the other side sign a contract to honor peace. Of course, contracts can be broken and violated and the danger of war and violence is always present.
This paradoxical scenario is typical of what is happening in our world today. People are polarized according to their social, religious, business, and ethnical belief systems because of a lack of knowledge about reality. Each of them is gathered according to their belief system. "Birds of the same feather will flock together."
Are there things that exist that do not fall under a paradox? The ancient philosopher Hermes Trismegistus explained that we must learn to "Observe the things that are and that which is." People are too quickly given to premature cognitive commitments through the "inherited tendencies," without investigating the facts for themselves. They simply accept what another person said, and made it part of themselves without knowing the facts. This creates a contradiction of minds.
If each person living on this planet was to become a "silent observer," the entire energy of this planet would change. Government, armed forces, policemen,religious institutions, would become obsolete because every person on this planet is a "silent observer" and takes his proper position in the order of things in the Universe. He does this, because he "knows," the "Truth," and lives accordingly because he is aware that life no longer has its opposites for him, the "Divine Paradox."
A "Divine Paradox" is not a contradiction, but a realization that the order of things in the Universe is a "double vined" reality. When the word "Divine" is separated into two parts, such as "Di," and "Vine," we will find that the word "Di" in Webster's Dictionary are defined as "twice, double, or two fold." "Vine," such as the vine of a Grape plant constantly splits into a secondary vine.
The whole word "Divine" indicates that we are living in a reality that is dual, that is, everything has its opposites. There is a north and a south pole. There is hot and cold. There is light and darkness. There is good and evil. There is love, and it's opposite which is fear. None of these things have fast and abrupt distinctions or border lines. For example, where does heat stop, and cold begin? Where does darkness end, and light begin? Everything is relative on the scale of Polarity.
All these things slowly shade into each other without fast and abrupt distinctions. There are no fast distinctions between love and fear. In between these two realities exist a myriad of problems and solutions that are only relative on the scale of "Polarity."
The great principle of "Polarity" states, "Everything is Dual, everything has Poles, Positive and Negative....All paradoxes may be reconciled." The reconciliation of any paradox, is in the knowledge of "Truth," of "The things that are, and that which is," not by what we think it is, or what we would like for it to be. To do so would be a folly.
The "Divine Paradox," is ruled by "Principle of Polarity" and is one of the aspects of Universal Law that is readily observable by the "silent observing mind." A knowledge of the virtues of the "Principle of Polarity" gives a person great knowledge, wisdom, and understanding to navigate him or herself through life and solve many a dark paradox. It is an aspect of "Infinite Living Divine Mind" or God as many of us would refer. "We all live, move, and have our being within God." There is nothing that can escape this Law.
Those who can read these writings with understanding, you have set your foot upon the Path. You are well on your way to greater knowledge and freedom that is not known to the common person who gropes through life with unanswered questions.
Anything that is translated into tangible language from the realm of Spirit, or the Quantum reality, is very time consuming. As time goes by, and these things become clearer to my own mind, I will make changes and additions with the hope that it will help the reader to obtain a greater personal freedom, and personal empowerment that is free from fear, bondage, argument and violence.
Bearing Witness of "THE ALL."
J. R. Seydel
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