Spiritual Realities 2
Spiritual Realities – Christopher Bache 2/4
Chris Bache, professor of Religious Studies at Youngstown State University for
almost 30 years and faculty member at the California Institute of Integral Studies.
The truth of self-realization [and Reality itself] are neither one nor two.
Because of the power of this self-realization, [Reality] is able universally to benefit
others as well as oneself; it is absolutely impartial, with no idea of this and that,
like the earth from which all things grow. Reality itself has neither form nor no-form;
like space it is beyond knowledge and understanding; it is too subtle to be expressed
in words and letters.
‘Why? Because it is beyond the realm of letters, words, speeches, mere talk,
discriminative intellection, inquiring and speculative reflection; and again it is
beyond the realm of the understanding which belongs to the ignorant…Because it
is neither this nor that, it is beyond all mentation; it is formless, without form,
transcending the realm of all falsehoods; because it abides in the quietness of
no-abode… (Avatamsaka Sutra)