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Book: Poetry: duality: yin and yang: advaita, unity universe: prose poem

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The nature of the manifest is the same as that of thought, it is simply that one completely consumes the other. But which one?

The gross contains the subtle, the subtle contains the gross. Everything literal is also figurative, and everything figurative is also real.

Man exists neither in the world, nor in heaven. His shadow is merely cast in both directions, and he petulantly claims to be torn in two.

There is only subjectivity, thus there is only subject, thus there is no object, thus there is no subject.

An arrow, pointing towards another arrow pointing back at the first, points at itself without pointing at itself.

Just as a person whose hand is warm, feels tepid water as cold, and a person whose hand is cold, feels the same water as warm, so is duality the outcome of multiple perspectives of a singular event.

Just because something is not wrong, does not mean that it is right. That is where the dichotomy crumbles.

Perhaps it is the case that there are only two options: either 'a', or 'not a'. The question still remains‑ why 'a'?

There is no such thing as an egg, nor is there a chicken; if the antecedent requires a descendent in order to be, it exists not but in a cyclic phase. A skipping record never and always ends.

The beginning ends before the end begins? Everything is about everything else, in a tangled sort of way. There is no truth in limitlessness, there is only limitlessness. Nothing is specific. Nothing is differentness. No two perfect snowflakes are ever the same, and snow is always snow.


(excerpted from THE DREAM OF BEING: aphorisms, ideograms, and aislings, by Jack Haas)

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