Modern Gnosis – introduction to how i translate dualism into non dual God knowledge
Friends, i want to explain how i translate dualistic Gnosis. Brahman Jhana teaches that there is only one God, and this is covered (hidden) by the mind. Brahman Jhana teaches the Gods dwelling place is our dreamless sleep. The mind is our dreaming and waking awareness. Also, we are taught that ego, body, and entire world is actually contained in God. Interestly, Hermes, the thrice blessed, had the same idea, which influenced Judiac Mysticism. So what does that mean? It means that God is actually a universal consciousness. We are all connected to that consciousness. What about us, right ? We are part of the universal mind called the collective unconscious.
In Gnosis, the universal consciousness is called the Monad, and the universal mind is called the demiurge. In Gnosis, the demiurge is the fallen son of the Holy Sophia. Fallen in the sense of not being eternal like its mother. This is like a story to explain how our world is not everlasting or pure. This describes the mind. These two essential concepts, Monad and demiurge, directly relate to Brahman and Maya (the illusion).
3 layers of what is
What you see in front of you right now has 3 layers , consciousness, dreaming, and waking. Wait, are we dreaming. Yes, the dreaning is there also. We see the waking experience , behind that the dreaming and behing that the consciousness. The consciousness hidden is called the ousia, meaning being. This ousia is called the Buddha nature in Mahayana Buddhism.
World soul is brahman
In greek metaphysics, the world soul is the same concept as Brahman. This is the universal consciousness. This is the common source of all living things. This is a great secret among the Sufis called the one soul. This is the same concept here.
Mind is the universe
Your mind is the universe itself with a notion of an individual. The universe being the demiurge created out of arrogance and ignorance.
The Monad is like a zero point dimension. The demiruge is like a fourth dimensional layer over this zero point. This is all right in front of you right now.
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