Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Indra's Net


There is a beautiful image – an idea that appears in old Indian mythology, image of the Net of Indra, which is a net of gems, where at every crossing of one thread over another there is a gem reflecting all the other reflective gems. Everything arises in mutual relation to everything else. It is even as though there were a single intention behind it all, which always makes some kind of sense, though none of us knows what the sense might be, or can live the life that he/she quite intended.



This image matches with modern holographic image of universe and life and with ancient western teachings of macrocosm and microcosm. This absolute interconnectedness of everything makes also impossible existence of some distinguishable, separate free will in this huge cause and effect network from which nothing is excluded.

Further, each node, each microcosm, representing an individual, simply reflects the qualities of all other nodes, inferring the principal of no-self or a lack of some solid and real inherent self; Just light reflecting itself through the various forms.
Yet at some point of evolution of form life–reflecting embodiments begin to radiate self-thoughts as an identification of life to the form; which diminish their ability for light reflection.
But inevitably comes the next point, when illusion has been seen through – universality of life-light and its-not-belongness to any form.
Each unit is unique because of the unique combination and angle of the reflection of the whole; yet it is not separate, and it is just an expression in continuous ever changing flow and reflection of light-life.

Aim of spirituality is only clearing the delusion; self-thoughts and all related images that obscure clear reflection of light in the each unit, each gem in this life-net.

The clearer one gem is the clearer all others are.
That’s the nature of the reality.
I can’t help you on my own will, because there aren’t me or you with our own existence and will. But if the mutual position of the gems in the net is such, their light reflection will meet and strengthen each other and spread further according to the laws of light and network.


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