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Non-Duality

Imagine a state, in which you feel oneness with the Universe, enjoying bliss and peace of mind, and at the same time acting and functioning normally in your day-to-day life. A state of being active in the world, yet maintaining a state of inner detachment. In this state you are aware of your oneness with the One Spirit, and also aware that the One Spirit is acting and manifesting through everything, things, plants, trees, animals and people. This is the experience of nonduality in its highest condition


Nonduality is the philosophical, spiritual, and scientific understanding of non-separation and fundamental intrinsic oneness. For thousand of years, through deep inner inquiry, philosophers and sages have come to the realization that there is only one substance and we are therefore all part of it.- Nature / Earth

below is button for "Nonduality.com"...a vast perspective of the topic

In my thoughts,,we must remember,,,nonduality..is just a word someone thought of..yet it is a state of being.most likely the highest a human being can achieve,,,I can't say I really unstand it's true meaning,yet have had glimpses of what it might be..I do know we are part of a "Great Whole",..and only through the the Arts and deep contemplation,attention,..can I get glimpses into this "state of being"

A state where words like "nonduality",religion,etc no longer matter...as they are just words used for communication

The the following talks about a contrast to non-duality

The Following is from "

The Deconstruction of Buddhism
by David R. Loy

Coward & Foshay ed., Derrida and Negative Theology
(Suny Press, 1992)
pp. 227-253

"If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper. Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow, and without trees we cannot make paper. The cloud is essential for the paper to exist. If the cloud is not here, the sheet of paper cannot be here either...
If we look into this sheet of paper even more deeply, we can see the sunshine in it. If the sunshine is not there, nothing can grow. In fact, nothing can grow. Even we cannot grow without sunshine. And so, we know that the sunshine is also in this sheet of paper. The paper and the sunshine inter-are. And if we continue to look, we can see the logger who cut the tree and brought it to the mill to be transformed into paper. And we see the wheat. We know that the logger cannot exist without his daily bread, and therefore the wheat that became his bread is also in this sheet of paper. And the logger's father and mother are in it too...
You cannot point out one thing that is not here -- time, space, the earth, the rain, the minerals in the soil, the sunshine, the cloud, the river, the heat. Everything co-exists with this sheet of paper... As thin as this sheet of paper is, it contains everything in the universe in it" David R. Loy

A hand-done frame by frame animation illustrating Aristophanes' theory of love as mentioned in Plato's Symposium from Greek mythology. The narrative is partly inspired from a chapter in David Mazzucchelli's 'Asterios Polyp', which talks about the same theory, using it as a hypothetical foundation to explain modern days' mating and soulmate searching processes. The animation has been done the conventional way, drawing each frame on a separate sheet of paper using pen and ink, and photographing them in sequence afterwards. Sound track : Frane - Synesthesia.

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I guess myself being highly "berdache" , in Nature this video I can related to well

With the present-at-hand one has (in contrast to "ready-to-hand") an attitude like that of a scientist or theorist, of merely looking at or observing something. In seeing an entity as present-at-hand, the beholder is concerned only with the bare facts of a thing or a concept, as they are present and in order to theorize about it. This way of seeing is disinterested in the concern it may hold for Dasein, its history or usefulness. This attitude is often described as existing in neutral space without any particular mood or subjectivity. However, for Heidegger, it is not completely disinterested or neutral. It has a mood, and is part of the metaphysics of presence that tends to level all things down. Through his writings, Heidegger sets out to accomplish the Destruktion (see above) of this metaphysics of presence.

Presence-at-hand is not the way things in the world are usually encountered, and it is only revealed as a deficient or secondary mode, e.g., when a hammer breaks it loses its usefulness and appears as merely there, present-at-hand. When a thing is revealed as present-at-hand, it stands apart from any useful set of equipment but soon loses this mode of being present-at-hand and becomes something, for example, that which must be repaired or replaced

We are inter-connected to All !

If the River is in trouble,we are all in trouble,if a people's are in trouble,we are all-useless you somehow can escape "Earth".

Then about five billion years ago a cloud of gas and dust began to form a new star. Thanks to the lives and deaths of earlier generations of stars this cloud was rich not just in hydrogen and helium, but also in carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and iron. As the star formed, some of the dust formed a disk around the star, out of which formed planets. The third planet from this star had the good fortune of being not too close to the star and not too far away. It had plenty of hydrogen and oxygen in the form of water, as well as carbon and nitrogen, all thanks to long dead stars. Eventually life appeared on this small world, and took advantage of these useful and plentiful elements.

The atoms in your body contain the history of the universe. The hydrogen in your body was born among the first elements, about 13.7 billion years ago. The carbon, nitrogen and oxygen in your muscles and mind were created within a star that died more than 5 billion years ago.

You are the universe made manifest.- The Four Elements by In Chemistry by Brian Koberlein

You see, these elements don't go away,for example : The water you drink today,as far as it's atoms(elements),may have be drank by a human being 10,000 years ago.The Earth is what it is,unless some thing comes from outer space,All the elements of Earth are right here,have been here from the beginning!,everybody that's dead,it still here in some form,every plant,every animal,everything!