The Individual and the Collective

DEVOTEE: Beloved, in a somewhat similar sense, can it be said that the causal knot is not merely an individual manifestation in the case of each apparently separate being, but a collective manifestation?

AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: Yes, the causal knot is a collective manifestation, and it is also a universal manifestation. A body in the gross plane of Earth is not only that particular body, but it is also the fields of each and all of its constituents. Thus, it is a part of the universal plane of grossness. So it is, on every plane gross, subtle, or causal. There is a dimension that is individual, there is a dimension that is (ultimately) collective, and there is a universal dimension. It is all a Unity. What is true of one is true of all, in this sense.

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