Table of Contents for Root Meanings

General notes:

  • Root Meanings is a work in progress that will continue to emerge and evolve until the Mind of minds is absolutely clear. The definitions below are subject to evolution.
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Revision: 11 Mar 2024

Being (as abiding)

  • Abiding.
  • Resting in stillness.
  • Being is often contrasted with becoming or doing.
  • Nondual being includes both becoming and doing.

Being (as an entity)

  • A being is a microcosm of Divinity/God/Source.
  • A being is a microcosm of THE SUPREME.
  • A being is an evolutionary journey of Divinity/God/Source.
  • A being is an evolutionary journey of THE SUPREME.
  • A being is a thought within the Mind of Divinity/God/Source.
  • A being is imagined by Divinity/God/Source.
  • A being is an individuation of THE SUPREME.
  • A being is content within the dream of creation.
  • A being is endowed with an illusory measure of agency sometimes referred to as “free will.” However, the true agency of being is that of THE SUPREME.
  • To be a being requires identification.
  • The I that is identified with being a being awakens from all identification and remembers that it is THAT which is beyond entityhood.
  • A being is a “package” of qualities and capacities of Divinity/God/Source.
  • A confused being is identified with the dreamscape to such an extent that it does not know that it is Divinity/God/Source.
  • A confused being is bound by space and time.
  • A realized being knows the true nature of being.
  • A supremely realized being may experience space, time, and substance, but is not bound by these constructs.
  • A supremely enlightened being is not a being. “Supremely enlightened One” is more accurate.
  • Layers of being correspond to degrees of collectivity. The most-profound layers of being correspond to realized oneness and God-realization.
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