The Event Horizon: this boundary that can be reached...
The conscious mind cannot venture beyond this point.
It can not know anything that lies beyond.
Yet this event horizon is not a finite barrier.
Like a traditional japanese restaurant, one must leave one's shoes at the door.
It is the point at which one must decouple one's mind, and move on without it.
One may still "know", but this new knowing is very different from the state we generally describe as "knowing".
Lao Tzu - the ancient sage, and author of the Tao te Ching - calls knowing "coarse", and not-knowing, "fine".
Nobody - in his epoch - could have said it better.
What he calls "not-knowing" may be his way of describing what modern man might well call "super-knowing".
This super-knowing is exponentially removed from conscious knowing.
I say these things because I have experienced them.
I have experienced them because I took the time and made the effort to.
And luck had a lot to do with it: because what I discovered was - understandably - nothing like I had imagined it would be.
And please remember: I have experienced this.
Meaning that it is experience-able.
By anyone willing to walk the walk.
Not-knowing, is a state in which knowledge itself is superfluous.
Like the air we breathe, knowledge becomes transparent, invisible: a thing we think nothing at all about.
The paradox is: in order to not-know, one must first know a great deal. Then: having acquired enough of this most precious knowing, one must be able, and have the ability, to discard it completely.
Like a Saturn Five rocket: the enormously massive and expensive main booster is necessary to get the tiny payload to a point where it can perform its function.
Having done so, the booster is discarded: being of no further use.
Action, and non-action.
Knowing involves a thought-process.
Not-knowing does not.
The Cosmic Background Radiation does not think. It does not know.
Not a display.
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