Greed is the purpose of your appearance as someone definitive in a world defined by time and space. You want to have more than what is yours and to become larger than what you are. Yet, as that which is you is no different from that which is one and as oneness is non-dimensional, it is not possible to be or have more, because what is non-dimensional takes up no space.
The only purpose of the world is the purpose of the ego. As it is not real, and as that which is takes up no time and space, the ego wants to take up as much time and space as possible in order to appear as if it is real. Therefore the ego is always about time and space – and getting more of it.
So in order to appear as if you are and have more than the formlessness of oneness, a world defined by time and space is conceived by imagining it is possible to observe the empty space of oneness in different angles from outside of it. The movement of angles makes it look like oneness is dimensional and that it changes over time. In other words, it appears to be a solid world defined by time and space.
Nonetheless science has discovered, that the world is not solid. What is perceived as solid is far from that. Matter is nothing but an illusion. Atoms, that are the building stone of everything that seems to be solid, are made out of invisible energy – not tangible matter but empty space.
If you observe the composition of an atom with a microscope, you see a small, invisible tornado-like vortex, with a number of infinitely small energy vortices called quarks and photons. These are what make up the structure of the atom. And as you focus in closer and closer on the structure of the atom, you see nothing – you observe a physical void.
To make long short: If you experience a tangible world and you as someone definitive there, you are hallucinating. There is nothing but empty space. Consequently the world cannot give you more than what you have or make you larger than what you is.
This the ego does not want you to see, because if there is nothing in the world, there is no reason for you to believe that you are there – and without your belief in being there the ego has no life.
Whether you believe to be a socialist or a capitalist you are reacting on the same egoistic need, which is to grab as much as possible for as little as possible at anybody ́s expense.
The capitalist is very straightforward about it, but the socialist may call it more power to the people. If you are religious or believe in new age ideas, you may not be looking for more material things but more purity, stillness and awareness.
So to hide that no matter how much more money, love, awareness and whatnot you seem to get, you actually get nothing, the ego tricks you into believing, that a world defined by time and space can be made better and your appearance there have a higher purpose.
In this way the greed for more has also been hidden from your awareness, which is very important to the ego, as it is afraid you may not be willing to go on believing, you are someone definitive separated from the formlessness of oneness, if you see the ugliness of your greed – and instead stick with the reality of oneness, where there is no room for the ego.
To think that you are spiritual or on a spiritual journey, while you appear to be in a world defined by time and space is a contradiction. Spirit is formless, and you can only appear to be in a tangible world by believing, you are solid and not formless.
The ego is an illusion, you have chosen to believe is real, so that it is the ego and not you that is to blame for your appearance as someone definitive in a world defined by time and space.
When you acknowledge, it is not the choice of the ego but you to appear as if you are someone definitive, you see that choosing is an illusion, because you have not chosen anything. It is not possible, as it requires more than one to choose something and there is no more than the formlessness of that which is one. In other words, though you appear to be someone in a world defined by time and space, it is an illusion. The same applies to greed, purpose or anything else that requires more than one.
- If you want to read especially about choosing check out the themes You cannot change the world, but you can change your perception of it and In duality contrary to non-duality you have a choice in part 1 of my non teachings or the theme To choose or not in part 2 of my non teachings. See the table of contents.
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