One thought away from mind blowing insight

Aristotle was said to be the last person who knew everything, who knew the world completely. Clearly he was deluded. However, we might like to ask ourselves if we could summarise the whole of humanity (our world) in one thought. Can we hold everything human in one idea?

Well, the answer is yes. It is possible and, if you are fortunate enough to have the thought, then it will take your breath away and set your heart racing. You probably want me to tell you what that thought is, but I'm going to keep it under wraps for now. Needless to say, it is something you realise for yourself in a kind of mind blowing fashion. This thought in particular is an especially amazing one.

Here are some pointer thoughts to investigate. The old favourite: what am I? (or what are we?). You might like to contemplate existence - there's a nun in "tales of the heike" who reflects (I will paraphrase slightly): "My existence is no more than a brief thingy. May it bring wisdom to others. This is my true happiness".

What is this life then? What are all these human beings doing? Why are we here? Oh no, we're all going to die. Then what?

Now, don't get all morbid. If you do, then this a sure sign that you're getting in the way.

Anyway, boil all these ideas up and think about the entirety of humanity. Life is key. We are all under one roof. You'll get there.


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