Oneness and Multiplicity

the Basica

  Let go of investment in the argument between unity and diversity. It is contradictory to exclude acknowledgement of multiplicity in favor of oneness, the comparison between the two being dualistic itself. Further, unless oneness consists only of absolute uniformity and lacks any dimensions, parts and locations are inherently present, marking it with multiplicity. And yet, neither can wholeness be denied. The all of many and the all of one are not, ultimately, mutually exclusive.

  In making our philosophical battles for their own sake, we are as children playing with toys. This is healthy and good exercise, but it should not be allowed to stymie the development of true insight.

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