The Cosmos is a place of order, structure and patterns which in Chinese philosophy goes by the 'name'/human pointer the Tao.
All things exist because there is this order/structure/pattern which is the fundamental thing – which we may as well call the Tao. Although the words Infinite Divine, Ayn Sof, Brahman, and many others can work also. It is just that the word Tao conveys to me order, pattern and structure most directly. It conveys both a natural and supernatural connotation of this concept.
Now this fundamental unity is manifest in the form of a yin/yang complementary duality, where one is co-existent with the other.
I posted a picture of what I called the Tree of Life and Knowledge it shows the three basic and fundamental pairs of co-existent dualities:
Dynamic (Energy) (Active) (Yang) / Static (Matter) (Receptive) (Yin)
Exterior (Out)/Interior (In)
The idea of the universal Tao as the One which has the form of manifestation as a co-existent duality describes the foundation of physics and metaphysics.
I am hypothesizing that Energy alone as a singular purity doesn't exist by and of itself alone. That energy has no inherent ability to hold or create order, structure or patterns. That energy has a form which has structure, order and pattern because of and as a result of its static manifesting aspect/nature which we call matter.
Matter doesn't exist by and of itself alone. Energy only takes on patterns through the existence of matter which holds and creates the patterns that affect and manifest in waves of energy – I am describing the interactional necessity of the two.
I am also positing that mind or soul does not exist by and of itself. That mind and soul come into existence through the co-existent dual nature of matter. Mind and soul are embodied in and through matter. Mind and soul are the 'energy' aspects of matter.
Pattern, order and structure which is the essence of the Tao is fundamental and is the one that manifests itself in the duality of matter and energy = mind and body.
by Gary Jaron
May 27, 2006
The Tao is embodied.
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