The Checkerboard (conditionality – The entire “world” of apparently “objective” reality)
In the ancient Greek myth, Narcissus is absorbed in an
—but he/she does not even notice that it is an
image in a mirror.
The key to understanding “Narcissus” (or the ego-“I”) is not that the “self”-image is an image of oneself. (that will be there anyway)
the key to understanding “Narcissus” (or the ego-“I”) is
that the “self”-image is an image
reflected in and by a mirror.
The entire “world” of apparently “objective” reality
is a mirrored (or reflected) thing.
What is its Source?
What is its Source-Condition, or “Root”-Condition?
It is founded in a realization
that is without the slightest presumption of “difference”,
without the slightest presumption of separateness,
Is the Source –
Perfectly Prior – of all (image) –
All (non-difference) –
Self-State – of
What Is the State of the Mirror?
What Is the Mirror?
The Mirror Is:
The Mirror Is
The Mirror Is the Truth.
The reflected imagery of “self” and “world” is not the Truth.
The State of the Mirror Itself
Is the Truth.
The “objects” seen in the Mirror are not the Truth.
merely to hear this Statement of Mine is not sufficient.
The ego may be satisfied
with merely hearing My Words—
but, in order for the Truth of What I am Saying to actually be Realized,
you must change your act (self-contraction)
change your (separative) entire life.
See original essay – The Mirror and the Checkerboard