well ok maybe we should take a different approach. I see you've left comments on duality in the taoism group. The ying yang expresses the idea of duality/diversity/manifestation within perfection/eternity/unity (beyond energy, movement, matter, anything definable--that's what I mean by monad--a fraction of this non-object that was never separate from it's source). Does it not? Ultimate Truth alongside Relativism? A paradox when viewed from subjective consciousness... And what would I need a dictionary for if there is no ultimate truth? I've understood esoteric to mean subtle, hidden, within, concealed, inner... what does it mean to you?
Thanks for the challenging questions. When I'm dead ashes to ashes and dust to dust. Elements disperse and creation will form something anew. The only thing that will persist is that which has always persisted--something so simple it is beyond boundary, definition, words. This something is the bed underlying all diversity, all duality. The most subtle of all vibration. The monad which owns my gross/mundane personality/incarnation will return to it's source, and I will have fully ceased to be as I and others know me in my "life".
Don't take my paraphrasing of an old Eastern sage to be concrete/literal. It's what happens when we use language and it's limitations to describe that which is beyond description.
Although I do allow for the possibility that I am outclassed here. What does esoteric mean? You must have the true definition! Can I buy it from you? I know you must have paid a lot for it in your 25 years of service to Scientology!!
Walk around in a human body? Do you "think" around in a human mind as well? I'm not trying to be combative, but it troubles me that the tendency to dissassociate our "selves" from our bodies is so prevalent. A body without a spirit is a corpse, and a spirit without a body is a ghost. Incarnation is absolutely necessary and to be celebrated. What do you think? Am I reading to much into your statement?
Ha, I'm not a cop, but I am a curious bastard
Ha! No, the photo of the "Shire-if" has always made me laugh-- I find this pic suits me better. It's the self-portrait I did about 10 years ago, before I graduated from high school... so what, are you Guy Fawkes?