Tuesday, 6 September 2016
Written by Mathew Naismith
Firstly, zero point refers to the point of origin of creation, it's a point where everything is created from. This point is timeless and motionless, there is absolutely no motion within this zero point which is likened to the eye of a cyclone. I also won't make reference to religion or God in this post, I will however explain how important practices like meditation, preying and chanting are. Even though practices like these are not of the zero point itself, while a consciousness is in motion around zero point, to get back to zero point, even now and again, practices like meditation, praying and chanting seem to be necessary
Zero Point = Timelessness + peace and tranquillity + perfect balance + oneness, Zen + motionlessness + no conditioning
Everything else = time + chaos + imbalance + separatism/duality + motion + conditioning
Motion: This everything else other than zero point is where our present consciousness is conscious of, this is where our consciousness exists at present. Basically, if you look at a cyclone, our consciousness is presently rotating in motion around the eye of the cyclone. Now we might presume that the eye of an actual cyclone (zero point) doesn't create the cyclone itself, this zero point didn't actually create the cyclone part of the storm itself. You could even say that it's the stormy part of the cyclone that created the eye of the cyclone, in a sense this is quite correct.
The point is, a cyclone isn't a cyclone until an eye of the cyclone is apparent, the cyclone can't exist without an eye being present. Notice I stated that the cyclone made the eye of the cyclone apparent, rather than the eye of the cyclone was created from storms. We often presume that motion has to be the creator, this is the fundamental principles of science, a consciousness conditioned by motion. A consciousness conditioned to motion, will primarily perceive through motions, meaning, everything was created by motion.
Look at this way in relation to a cyclone, motion allows a consciousness of motion to observe the eye of the cyclone, the eye of the cyclone has always been present, it's just motion presents this motionless state to us so we can observe it's existence while in a state of motion. What have various spiritual practices and philosophies tried to show us? The eye of the cyclone, zero point of the creation of everything.
To a lot of us, this zero point has become obscured, like the cloudy storm rotating in motion around the eye of a cyclone. This obscurity was created because we have become the storm part of the cyclone itself thus forgetting that we are also of the eye of the cyclone. Zero point is no longer apparent to us because we have become the storm itself which has obscured zero point from our vision. This obscurity was created by the very things that was supposed to make zero point apparent to us, various spiritual practices and philosophies. Instead of using these practices and philosophies to bring clarity of zero point, we us them as a crutch thus creating further conditioning. It's this conditioning that obscures, like the clouds of a cyclone, our view of zero point. It's this obscurity that stops us from becoming truly aware of zero point.
Let's take another look at what is in motion around the eye of a cyclone, it's stormy, cloudy, rainy and destructive, basically, the stormy part of the cyclone is imbalanced to the rest of it's environment through it's extreme expressions/motions. Just around the rim of the eye is the most destructive part of the cyclone, as we go out from the eye of the cyclone, the winds of the cyclone become less damaging/chaotic.
Distance and Time: It's interesting to note that motion closest to the eye is more destructive, does this mean that any consciousness that is closest to the zero point, oneness Zen, has more of a connection to this zero point? If we were to perceive through motion which equals time and distance, we would perceive the most destructive consciousness's have more of a connection with zero point. This of course isn't the case because the further outwardly we go from the eye of the cyclone, the calmer it is. Consciously speaking, we presume the further away we get from zero point, the less we are connected, within the assumption, we are mistakenly measuring distance when zero point isn't of distance.
The point of zero has no motion therefore no time or distance, this means the perception of time and distance has no relevance at zero point. Just because a more destructive force is nearer to zero point, doesn't make this destructive consciousness more connected or assimilated to zero point, actually quite the opposite.
The winds of the cyclone are not just more destructive nearer to the rim of the eye, they are more condensed, this represents a boxed in consciousness. The further we go out from the eye of the cyclone, the calmer the winds get and the less dense it is, this represents a less boxed in consciousness, basically, a freer consciousness simular to zero point or the eye of the cyclone.
It's quite amazing how motion has us conditioned to perceive, we just don't perceive in time, we also perceive in distance. This perception based on motion, makes us believe the closer we are to zero point, the more of the zero point we become when it's quite the opposite.
Limitlessness: Consciousness is meant to go out from zero point, it's not meant to be restricted or limited in any sense. The further out a consciousness goes out from this zero point, the less limited a consciousness becomes. We might then think that zero point is limited within a certain space like an eye of a cyclone. Again, space represents distance and time therefore limitations, zero point is not limited to any kind of motion/space. Also, does not the eye of the cyclone move around while having a clear view within it's observations? Zero point is the same but on a massive scale, also, because zero point is not of motion, it's able to observe everything that is obscured by motion. The eye of the cyclone just shows a consciousness in motion that zero point exists. Nature is very clever, it has all the answers but we are not listening.
It's also wise to be aware that everything is always of zero point no matter how much of motion it becomes. While in certain states of consciousness, I have met entities that freaked out being linked to zero point in any sense. As conscious forms are in physical form to staying unaware to this connection with zero point, the same is with non-physical forms as well it would seem, if not more so in certain incidences. It would be like the motional part of a cyclone trying to dislodge itself from the eye of the cyclone and still call itself a cyclone. Without the eye of the cyclone, it's not a cyclone, the same is with everything. Without zero point their would be no existence, no motion, time, space and so on, period.
Chain Reaction: It's quite understandable that any consciousness that becomes fixated to motion, that this consciousness will deny the existence of zero point when zero point represents the motionless part of everything. When a consciousness becomes fixated to any kind of motion, it looks upon motionlessness as an opposing opposite and reacts accordingly. People like myself are a prime example of this, I'm seen as a threat to motion and dealt with accordingly but of course this isn't true, in actuality it's quite the opposite. Any misuse of motion will cause motion to destroy itself, you can destroy motion with excessive expressions of motion. Throughout human history we have had this balance between motion and motionlessness, zero point and motion. Many teachings were about this zero point to one degree or another, take away this connection completely and replace it with motion in it's entirety, all this will cause is a chain reaction.
The strange thing is, after the chain reaction and the destruction of motion as it is, everything would revert back to zero point. To get a good idea of this, imagine this ever expanding universe being sucked back in on itself, there is an actual theory on this being very possible. Everything of motion reverts back to zero point, this however doesn't have to be the case. Any motion that balances itself out with zero point, is able to exist for eternity, it's these imbalances that destroys motion, not people like me. All what people like me try to do, is bring back balance within motion. In all however, if a consciousness of motion wants to destroy itself through excessive motion, so be it, what will be will be but it doesn't have to be that way!!
In motion, we are meant to use various processes to keep us connected and as balanced as we can to zero point, excessive use of motion, either it be spiritual or material, can and will, in my mind, cause a reaction that will destroy motion as it is. We indeed have a choice and as usual, no choice is wrong or right over the other, they are just journeys we can choose to go on or not as a collective......
Note: Please don't take anything I have stated here as gospel or of absolute truth.
Sunday, 4 September 2016
Written by Mathew Naismith
Could you imagine everything being created from a nothingness, how could we possibly, within a reality that everything is created from something, imagine a nothingness creating all that is. This is incomprehensible until we realise what this nothingness, this zero point, actually is.
Because I don't have a problem or a hang-up with religion, I found the following very interesting, as I will explain. The following relates to many other philosophies and ancient texts in that zero relates to a God or to one consciousness. This zero is the point of origin of all things, a depiction of a true sense of oneness and utter tranquility. You could easily relate this zero point to a Zen state of consciousness, you can also relate this zero pint to the eye of a cyclone. Please keep an open mind to the following, you just might be surprised.
Shunya is a Sanskrit word which denotes “Zero” or “Nullity”. The 743rd nama of Maha Vishnu in Sri Vishnu Sahasranama is “SHUNYA”. I wondered is not extremely odd to call Maha Vishnu a “ZERO”. I have heard and read that He is called “Ekam” the one and only and also He is addressed as “Anantha” the Infinite. But how can one explain hailing Him as “Shunya”, the Nothing?
According to our ancients if Infinity is immeasurable then Zero too is immeasurable. In reality zero is anti-i...
Absolutely Sreeram, Western minded people in particular have a huge problem in comprehending this, there has to be some kind of motion to be so great.
This zero point seems to represent perfect balance between yin and yang, everything else being a creation from this one point. Motion seems to represent some kind of imbalance between yin and yang and it's this imbalance that has created everything from this zero point, this is why everything else is of this zero point without being this zero point.
A good example is a cyclone, without it's zero/centre point, can a cyclone exist? This is with everything, nothing can exist without this zero point. The destructive part of the cyclone is destructive because it's of motion, the centre point isn't destructive because of it's lack of motion. We call the centre of the cyclone the eye of the cyclone, in effect, the all seeing eye!!
Zero: Can modern day mathematics exist without this zero (0) point? This nothingness turns out to be everything, of course being everything how can this nothingness be of nothing, zero point? I think Sreeram explains this quite well, "If we reflect upon it deeply, we can make out “Zero” and “Infinity” to be two extremes of the same unimaginable circle. By the same logic “Anantha” and “Shunya” though seeming to be antonymous, in reality they mean the same thing. So Maha Vishnu is both “Lord Infinity” as well as “Lord Zero”." To get a better idea of this, it's advisable to read the rest of Sreeram's post.
Zero = motionlessness, anything other than this zero = motion. It's likened to mathematics, zero on it's own has no motion, no numerical quantum, it's representative of nothingness. Now give this zero motion by adding a numerical quantum, such as the number one, thus creating something out of seemingly nothing.
It is quite understandable that within a reality or dimension that has been created by this motion, such a consciousness will think everything came from something so we call this nothingness, this zero point, God or oneness for example. This is so we can relate this zero point to something tangible and comprehensible while still existing in a reality created by motion. Motion needs motion for comprehension and that is exactly what we have done by calling this zero point God or oneness or a Zen conscious state.
It is interesting to know that the decimal system was created by a mathematician from
the importance of the zero was evident, of course in other cultures this zero
point is expressed in other ways. India
Cyclone Relative: It seems ludicrous to relate this zero point to a cyclone. As of most kinds of Eastern philosophies, the environment is used often in Eastern philosophy. It's well known in the East that the environment can tell us so much about ourselves and of our origin.
The eye of the cyclone represents zero point, a point represented by motionlessness, tranquillity, its' also all seeing because this eye is not obscured by clouds unlike the surrounding areas of the eye of the cyclone. God, oneness, Zen consciousness, is represented by this zero point because it's all seeing as it's not obscured by motion. Now without the eye of the cyclone, cyclones just can't exist, is this not so with everything?
How was the universe created? The universe was created from a centre point of origin, a point of origin that was perfectly motionless until motion was created from this centre point. We might think from this that the eye of the cyclone was created from motion to begin with which formed the eye of the cyclone, like the universe was formed by motion.
What firstly created motion, before motion ever existed as a form of motion? Nothingness, was not the motion that created the cyclone to begin with nothing? Motion, in certain circumstances as a cyclone, creates an image of what motion was initially created from.
Motion: So what is this motion in a conscious sense? As of all motions, motions are conditioning, this is likened to being physically conditioned to a certain weather be it hot or cold. Try putting an Eskimo in a hot dessert and expect them to feel just like at home in the cold, it's just not going to happen until they become conditioned to the hot climate of the dessert, consciousness in motion is the same.
Motion basically represents a kind of conditioning depending on the motion being expressed, liken this to hot and cold weather for instance. Consciously, this hot and cold would be represented as religions and non-religions for example, try putting an atheist in an environment of Catholicism or visa-versa, it's obvious what would occur. Take a consciousness out of it's conditioned environment and it will either conform to the new environment or disregard or deny such an environment.
Let's go further to a state of oneness, Zen or zero point, a point of no motion, how would any consciousness conditioned to a certain condition, as an ideology for example, cope with zero conditioned motions? Such a consciousness would find it extremely hard to cope, like an Eskimo in a hot desert but far worse. It is quite understandable that any consciousness fixated to any kind of motion, will find it most difficult in readjusting to such a motionless environment of zero conditioning/ideologies.
This might upset some people who are into meditation, praying or chanting, try to keep an open mind. All these practices are of a conditioning, they were actually created by motion, this means they are part of the conditioning process, however, if used correctly, these practices can dissolve conditionings or anything created by motion.
Let's look at mediation. Meditation is a part of this conditioning meditation is set up to dissolve. If we were one with everything (zero point), would we need to meditate? Even meditation is a part of the conditioning as it's created by the conditioning to dissolve the conditioning that created the need to meditate.
This seems like a vicious cycle but it's not, not when we are aware that practices like this are created by conditionings (motions) in the first place. Within this, these practices can indeed dissolve any conditioning as long as we are able to become detached from these practices in the end. The reality is, this detachment very rarely occurs as these practices become but another be an end all, but another attachment to a conditioning (motion). Any attachment to any kind of motion, is not a true representation of zero point, a point of absolute peace, tranquillity and motionlessness.