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.
  • Many excellent and useful definitions are not yet included. If you would like to make a suggestion, you may do so here.
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Revision: 25 Apr 2024


  • A projection of indivisible oneness into past events that seem to be inaccessible and unchangeable.
  • A projection of indivisible oneness into past events that seem to be removed from the present moment and separated in time.
  • A repository of buried experience and wisdom.
  • A series of remembered events.
  • A story of beings wandering in unreality.
  • History consists of layers of memory of experience and wisdom that are deposited over time, with earlier layers being progressively more difficult to access.
  • History is mutable as past, present, and future co-arise as one in each instant and can be reimagined and re-remembered in countless ways.
  • History is remembered imperfectly.
  • As there is no past in reality, history is a story of unreality.
  • Ultimately, history is a story of beings experiencing and awakening from the delusion of separation.
  • As the Mind that is all minds is healed, the whole pattern of separation heals, and all historical circumstances are reconciled and dissolved until they disappear.
  • History is transcended as ego is transcended.
  • History is transcended as linear cause and effect is transcended.
  • History is transcended as the belief in separation is transcended.


  • “To learn from history is to awaken from history.”
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