You’re either awake or you’re not depending on whether you see the Truth of Oneness or not.
“Either you’re outside or you’re inside,” said Susskind.
“You shouldn’t try to think of physics in terms of a super-observer
who can see inside and outside the black hole at the same time.”
from The Bit and The Pendulum by Tom Siegfried
One of a spiritual seeker’s favorite things to do is to talk about the state of enlightenment. It is a natural aspect of the human mind to try and conceptualize everything: to categorize, describe, imagine, delineate, etc. The world famous physicist, Sussking, is attesting in the above quote that this is exactly what happens with scientists. They encounter something that baffles them and they want to theorize about it, they want to describe it in some terms. But then the black holes resist that very thing.
I theorized in an earlier blog that black holes could be a physical representation of the state of enlightenment, the state of absolute Oneness . . . a return to our true Divine vision. Isn’t the experience a quantum physicist has when studying a black hole similar to the one a spiritual seeker has studying his or her enlightened Master? Aren’t the frustrations experienced in attempting to understand, categorize, describe either of them for their respective students similar?
Susskind says you can’t know about black holes until you enter one. Black holes are simply not observable by those not inside them, he says. Isn’t that true for enlightened Masters? You can’t know what they are thinking, experiencing, knowing without becoming one yourself. They are literally on the other side of a line that they are calling you across. A line that is as scary as anything can be. A line that you can’t even see because there is no light there, at least not the type of light that you are able to see.
A journey into a black hole is a journey of faith. You have to trust that there is something of value inside because you can’t know what’s there in advance and there is no return once you’ve entered. This is kinda like the spiritual journey. You go on faith, you go on a feeling that something of tremendous value is there. But you can’t know anything about it in advance. You can theorize all you want, imitating the attempts of your teachers to describe what can’t be described. But you know, deep down, that all the words on all the pages of the world could combine in the most beautiful combinations and you would still not know what your Master is thinking, experiencing, feeling in even a single moment.