5/17/2018 7:05 a.m.
Hanns (H): Sitting outside. A Gray morning. Birds singing.
I have been thinking about geometry, the visual representation of math. How the first distinction might apply here.
And then I looked up "geometry." It literally means to "measure the earth" (earth: geo, or gaia). And to measure this maybe related to "maja," which also means to measure.
[The Hindu concept of maya is not like a veil, as it is often (mis)understood, but a measurement that we humans apply to reality so that we can understand it]
So, club, anything to say?
The Club beyond Time and Space (TCB): We are brimming with excitement. [Smiling.]
TCB: State your other insight, or insights.
H: Oh, most importantly, all geometry takes place in a plane or space. But to see it, it takes an outside observer.
TCB: Right: the observer measures. That is the relationship. The observer lays a grid, a mental grid, over wholeness.
To understand this new world of separation, into which he/she casts himself, to learn; he cast a grid over it to understand, to learn better about this world.
But a grid is based on two things:
1) The concept of numbers, of individual lines, the grid lines, and thus tied to the first distinction.
2) To a discretization of space, of wholeness becoming discrete. That's what a point is.
A point is “a number” (coordinate), projected into space. And depending on the level of scale, of discretization, it can be infinitely small.
[Well, up to a certain limit, like the plank scale, as the next line states:]
At least conceptually. Not in “reality,” because then you go to the limit of that idea. Just like [John Stuart] Mill said, points and lines, and so on, are the limits of this process.
[Mill: Real points, on paper, are what our perception knows about, but the abstract concept of a point is an infinitely small dot without any dimension. This could be seen like a limit of what a point can turn into; which of course can never be represented in “reality” once we get to the atomic scale]
H: Ok let's talk about space.
TCB: That would be “only” space as what a 3D person can conceive. Really, the oneness
contains so many more spaces, you might call it parallel worlds, alternate realities.
But you had an insight about it as well.
H: Yes, the other realities, “dimensions,” are contained in me.
V: Correct. They are always there, and the local consciousness, well, contains –that may not be right [the right word]—but can tap into it.
It all goes back to churning: the process of choosing, in the enfolded, that unfolds “this” reality consisting of all matter and all (underline this “all”) local consciousness. But the greater “space,” all spaces, are enfolded in the All-consciousness, and your local one is tied to it.
H: Ok. [just taking this in for a moment, looking out into space across the valley].
TCB: It is here for you to learn. “Mathematics” also once meant to learn [that is the literal meaning of the word]. Geometry is the “spatial” understanding of learning.
H: So, again, how does the first distinction apply to this?
TCB: Again, when you drew the diagram (a few days ago) [not written up yet], you drew a circle, or dot, or point, in an empty piece of paper, which represented a plane. The dot was the first distinction: “I” vs. “it.”
Now, the dot, the plane, can only exit in a space. And the plane, the paper, also exists in space. And it took your consciousness to see that. That is really the distinction, always the distinction: consciousness vs the other, observer vs. the other.
So the dot on paper, in space, is only the metaphor. It is always “you” (some consciousness) that brings it out.
The dot then is symbolic for that first distinction.
And then, when you realize that, a second dot can be placed. Now, these appear distinct. But remember, consciousness also aims to reunite with its true nature, thus wants to recombine. [see article on love] And that concept, of reconnecting, is then a line: the connection between 2 points.
And as soon as you have that connection, you also get all points in between. So the first distinction comes into play, and from there extension to infinity, in all directions, between the two points, and beyond, to infinity or infinities.
Now, a line can only be seen in “2D” or “3D,” so a higher space. As soon as you realized that, you can place a 3rd dot there, “off” the line.
In that case, you have both a triangle, defined by 3 points, but also the grid, because again the shortest connection between point 3 and the line would be __|__. That brings the whole grid into existence.
All, because 1) your consciousness is outside[of that plane, line, dot], and 2) thereby the first distinction is in play, and all numbers and thereby points, unfold, in a space, and thus by extension create lines, and grids, that can be discretized.
That's how you get to geometry. That stuff about angles, and so on, is then a logical extension.
H: Ok. I'll have to let all this sink in
TCB: A good start.
H: So there is there is more to it?
TCB: Of course. For example, “a logical extension.” Worlds hidden there. Time to stop?
H: Yes. Thank you.
Namaste — I bow to you and the Divine in you.
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