The Argument of the Whole Body- Vision Mound Magazine

Mound Magazine



1 no 5

November 1977



The Argument of the Whole

an essay by Bubba Free

The argument of the right side, the
Occidental religious impulse, is directed toward the man,
the living human being, and urges him (or her) toward a
moral enlivening of his relations to others, to the world,
and to his own mysterious Source.

The argument of the left side, the
Oriental religious impulse, is directed toward the
consciousness in man that precedes all his faculties and
relations, and the argument urges toward inwardness and
ascent toward transcendence and reductive Realization prior
undifferentiated Oneness.

The right-sided view tends toward
multiplicity, dualism, exploitation of things in themselves,
and irreducible engagement in the mechanics of apparent
experience. It also promotes a mystical (mysterious)
consciousness in relation to events.

The left-sided view tends toward
singleness, monism, and separation from things and relations
and the mechanics of apparent experience, at least at the
gross level of the body-mind. It promotes a spiritual
(transcendental) consciousness in relation to

The argument of the whole
body-being, the impulse in Reality or Truth, is not a
synthesis of the left and right, East and West, but a
radical impulse that is free of the independent limitations
of each side. It is free of the illusions of things and
relations in themselves as well as the inward faculties and
the illusion of independence of any form, condition, or
Condition. It stands Present, in the form of the unqualified
intuition of the Condition of the whole body-being, and thus
rests in transcendental Awareness. However, it is natively
committed to non-independence, or freedom from recoil and
inwardness relative to the Process wherein all conditions
are arising. This does not mean, however, that it is
committed to conditions in themselves. Rather, it
participates or is a Sacrifice in the Process of all
arising. Thus, it abides in Radiance or Bliss even as the
world and all relations come and go. It is moral and
mystical, transcendental and spiritual in the most perfect

September 20, 1977



Lesson and the Argument