– quoting Jed McKenna –
The Yin-Yang symbol is generally viewed as illustrating the dual nature of reality, the equal and opposite nature of balancing forces, always in harmony. But there’s more. There’s the third element namely. Containment which means the circle -the whole and the finiteness.
Without the element of containment, the opposite elements could not exist, much less maintain their balance. The container is what defines the whole, out of which black and white are the two aspects. That matters because duality is always finite. Duality is always contained and cannot exist outside of a finite sphere. It’s the sphere that defines the context within which opposites exist. Planet earth is such a bubble.
So the yin-yang symbol represent the universal harmony and balance of duality in a finite universe. So the question is, what’s outside the bubble? That’s what all this spirituality stuff is about -what’s ultimately true? Once you arrived to the conclusion that reality as we think of it, isn’t reality at all, then the question becomes, what is? What’s beyond the dualistic illusion? What’s beyond context?
The truth is out there -the void, the abyss, the no-self. The illusion of opposites -good and bad, love and hate, should and shouldn’t -these aren’t available out in infinite reality, only in bubbles. Consciousness is beyond opposites. Duality is a dream.
What can we say about Brahmanic Consciousness? Brahmanic Consciousness is truth, is infinite, is the ground of Atmanic Consciousness, which is all correct, but which doesn’t really say anything. Consciousness is. We can’t say more than that. Because Brahmanic Consciousness is infinite and without attribute, we can only say what it’s not, not what it is.