Friday, September 25, 2009

~ InDiviDual ~


Some words on contemplation may have different interpretations. Some may just pop up from nowhere and start to unveil and one such word is "Individual" and wish to share that which followed..

Even while addressing to someone, we do say as, "This individual ...." A hidden version, probably can reveal the meaning as In - Divi - Dual. That is, in division, in duality. Ignoring the usual surface usage, does it not reflect the content of a highly individualistic personality? The one who is always caught in division and lives in duality. Probably, that may sound apt for describing an individualistic personality where he or she struggles to be a part of the whole.

The mind of a part of the whole, is like an extension of the source and hence there is no struggle or trying to unite etc...Whereas, in division, there is a clear cut demarcation and hence calls for all techniques to try to unite. A classic example of a divided mind can be, like, when you approach such a person and ask for let us say, a pen to write, for a moment, if you observe , you may notice the difference in the body expression and sometimes even in words. The hands would go to pick up the pen to give and even before reaching it, you will find the person saying, "it is there, take it". There is a clash of thoughts which may be present for a moment or much longer too. It is the division that results in duality.

In being a part of the whole, even while having an exclusive touch for one's own self, there is no demarcation, no division and hence the movement is like a smooth transition from one to another. It is like having an unseen bridge to travel from one side to the other. It is ever connected. A twin city, yet belonging to the same state. An extension of the same. It would appear to merge and move apart too, but deep within it is just one and the same.

We may address or be addressed as individuals, but, let us be aware of the hidden division and duality and remain as one forever...As forms(division) we may have different names, but can we deny the one connectedness?

Wisdom is not to get trapped in the division and duality but to remain steady in that oneness. All our slips eventually should let us realize this oneness.


12 comments:

Natural Moments said...

I like to look at and investigate words more closely too. The creation of language is magical and it is amazing how much we can understand life by what words we use and how we define them.

I have noticed that people who are victimized lack a sense of individuality.
Therefore, the step to be taken is to find a unique point of view and become an individual. When mastered, one tends to dissolve the individual to become more a part of the whole, as you have just illustrated. And by becoming a part of the whole we learn about the mind and how it can be emptied. But now the mind is a container like the body or the individual. Is the next step to dissolve the mind into total spaciousness? The Soul too is a container. Once the soul has been fully realized, it too can perhaps dissolve back fully into Spirit.

It is all so very interesting to sense.

Mark said...

Beautiful wisdom you have expressed today, yes it is our oneness that is truth, it is the division we create that is the lie that is the root of our angst.

fruitu said...

nice post with a great insight!!!

Swahilya Shambhavi said...

Nice division of the individual to understand totality!

Merging Point said...

Well said natural moments! one has to firstly know where he or she is standing, only then he would know where to proceed. Just like in a journey, when the intelect is connected with the source, the vehicle proceeds in the right direction. Mind indeed is a wonderful tool.Soul is as it is , it is thro the mind/intellect, one may experience the realization.

Merging Point said...

Yes Mark, it is the same division that enables us to realize the oneness too. Thankyou for your wonderful input too.

Merging Point said...

Thankyou Fruitu!

Merging Point said...

Thankyou Swahilya!

Miruh said...

Hello Merging Point,

Brilliant word play on oneness and duality!
Love this analogy, "It is like having an unseen bridge to travel from one side to the other."
A bridge that supports and bring ease and comfort for the journey!

Merging Point said...

thankyou Miruh! Barriers and baricades so many to divide, just one bridge to our own self to be ...

kitchenette soul said...

Yes indeed! Exclusive, yet eternally Inclusive!! Insightful post

Merging Point said...

wonderful kitchenette soul!