The Whirlpool and the River
by robert cinque
The whirlpool is made entirely of the river. It has a unique identity for a while, then it dissolves and another whirlpool forms.
The whirlpool is a feature of the river. It does not and could not exist independently from it. The whirlpool did not create the river and is a natural consequence of it.
The body and mind and our sense of ourself as an independent organism are made entirely of the River of Awareness. We have a unique identity for a while, then we dissolve and another lifetime forms.
The bodymindself is a feature of the Torrential, Passionate Current of Life, the Conscious Living Intelligence Which Is Alive As All Things. We do not and could not exist independently of Consciousness, the only God there is.
Consciousness does not come from the brain. The brain and the universe are a natural consequence of Infinite Consciousness. Confusion about this prevents intimacy between God and ego.
Is there a distance between the river and the whirlpool? Between the image and the screen?
And, when the Whirlpool and the Image disappear, do the River and the Screen also disappear?
The Joke is that God is hiding in your Ego. It is literally a Game of Hide and Seek. A Magic Trick of Now you see me, Now you don’t.
The ego forms in the Ecstatic Current of Love just like a whirlpool forms in a River. The problem is not the whirlpool or the ego.
The problem is bonehead ideas about the ego and all its many limitations and problems. The problem is assuming that when the whirlpool dissolves, Life is over.
This is like saying the river disappears when whirlpools dissolve.
The whirlpool’s fear of dissolving prevents intimacy with the river.
What should we do about this?
Nothing. Just let the River be the River.
This is why authentic Spiritual Life is easier than falling off a log. How much effort does it take to be attracted to what is beautiful?
How much discipline and meditation and practices are required to Notice the Obvious?
Any dumbshit, all bonehead, stupid idiots and fools, can become enlightened spiritual masters simply by noticing What Is Always Already the Case.