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Josef Zezulka – BYTÍ – EXISTENCE
A Philosophy for Life

THE LIFE OF THE UNIVERSE

I have used the term the “Creative Work”. What is it and how does it differ from the regularly described universe? Perhaps it is best explained by an experience I once had as a supplement to my broadening understanding.

In my vision I was standing on sandy seashore on our planet. It was a clear night with a sky full of stars. As I was gazing at the familiar constellations, I started growing upwards and outwards fast. I was spreading out into the universe. Our planet was shrinking away below me. The entire universe was drawing near and condensing and I suddenly realised that I was looking at atoms of a certain material. Everything continued condensing and diminishing. I realised that I was looking at some gigantic object, which gradually shrank into a big boulder, then into a smaller one, until I was holding a stone in my outstretched hand. The stone became smaller and it ended up as just a grain of sand. I looked around me and saw that I was standing on seashore of some planet. There was splendid sky full of stars above my head and I realised that in my hand I was holding a little grain of sand in which there was an atom around whose core an electron was revolving, and that this electron was the planet I had come from. I realised I was in another material sphere. I let the sand grain fall to the ground, looked at the starlit sky and began to grow again. Everything condensed and grew smaller once again until finally there was again a grain of sand in the palm of my hand. In one of its atoms there was the planet on whose seashore there was the grain of sand in which there was the atom with our planet, from which I had come. This repeated itself several more times, I don’t know how many times, but through this constant moving into other dimensionally larger spheres I finally got to the planet from which I had originally started. When I was standing again at my original place on the seashore, I bent down and took a grain of sand in my palm. I was looking at it and at that moment I began to get smaller. It was as if I was flying into that grain. The grain was growing bigger in front of me, it was as big as a boulder, then as a mountain and I saw its matter becoming thinner. I realised that I was looking at its molecules and then at its atoms. I chose one atom and flew towards it. I saw its nucleus around which smaller particles were revolving. I realised they were planets. I chose one of them. I was getting smaller and flew towards it. It grew bigger and bigger until I began to recognise its seas and continents. Everything was getting closer and I landed on it. I was standing on its sandy seashore. My stature was of approximately the same height as on our planet. Sizes were normal too, despite being aware of the fact that I had become small enough to get into an atom. I also realised that I had carried out a reversal of what had occurred before and that I was now standing on the planet which was now a part of the atom of the sand that was now lying on the shore of our planet. I looked about the planet, about its starlit sky, bent down and took a grain of sand in the palm of my hand I began to shrink again, everything around me was becoming thinner and the experience repeated itself. Once again I was sinking into lower and lower material spheres, I was going through them until I returned to our planet, from which I had come. Whether I went up into the universe or down into an atom, I always returned to the starting point. Through this experience I fully understood the infinity and eternity of the Creative Work as something very simple. So simple that I wondered why I had not understood it so fully before. However, as I began returning to our reality and connecting to my brain again, the understanding began losing its complexity. When I awoke to my full ordinary consciousness, I understood what I had experienced, but not as fully as in the state of being dissociated. After all, I was returning to a human brain that was only capable of understanding what was limited by the human evolutionary species. Only part of the experience remained but beyond the frontier of the superficial human consciousness, a strong and full understanding remained which, by the inkling of infinity, attracted and strengthened possible understanding.

When the human spirit travels in its thoughts to life’s endless problems, a question arises: What actually is “the finite and infinite, comprehensible and incomprehensible”?

We have become used to thinking as humans. We support ourselves too much by the closest events that occur around us, which are our fated life scenarios and which we comprehend as our indisputable reality. I mean the course of our life with all the events from birth to death. This is the common human comprehension, which comes from the maturity of a being and by the fact that our existence is now at the human level of evolution. We can observe the ordinary course of life with its events from this point of view. As soon as we cross this boundary of ordinariness with our spirit, a deeper perception of life opens out in front of us and the current limited human perception becomes constrictive.

I return to the described vision in which I was going through different spheres of life’s reality – the reality which I have called the “Creative Work”. In the deep realisation of the broader possibilities of understanding I comprehend all timeless and infinite events as the great idea – a component of the eternal Podstata – separated from the Podstata, split into amazing variety and crystallised into elements and compounds of events. These elements and compounds form events, an insignificant part of which is perceived by every being, according to its level of evolution, its era and the place in which its fate is lived out. 

Everything is just an idea and there is nothing that would not be one. I don’t mean the product of thinking that we call an idea. I mean the mental substance of the entire being. It is the central consciousness of the entire being – and it is naturally of mental substance. It is a large and complete action in which the past, present and future is complete, constant and now. Nothing is the past and nothing is the future. Everything is finished and stable. There is no time, only constant duration.

Let’s imagine releasing ourselves from present events and standing in the timelessness above the “Creative Work”.

All the events of the universe have stopped and they rest in stillness. A formation called the “Creative Work” is in front of us. We are observing all times simultaneously. In front of us, we can see what people call the past, present and future. The course of time has stopped. Everything persists. In front of us there are all events of the Creative Work (all fates of everything). The entire universe is here – in the state of fiery dispersion as well as in the centripetal agglomeration and cooling. There is the time in which our planet was formed, in which it was cooling down until eternal life manifested itself on it in the form of which we – humans – are aware and in which we live. We can see the first organic life, the first microscopic life forms, then more complicated and bigger entities, and then the movement of life out of the water to dry land. Later, we see the first plants, the conversion from plants into animals, and the evolution of animals towards higher and more complex forms of being. We can see the evolution of the first humans; we observe the past and even what we today call the future. We can see further events, further development of beings that leads through human into higher and higher beings. We can see the change of the living conditions on our planet, which is cooling down. We can see the change of life forms that adapt to given conditions. We can see the entire universe with its pulsating life. We can see the breath ing of the universe – it gets hot, its matter disperses to concentrate and cool again. We can see the move ment of planets, which at times are only elements of force, then in gaseous, liquid and solid form, then their matter disperses and concentrates again, disperses and concentrates again. We can see breathing of the entire universe. We can see fated events of every thing in this moment – simultaneously – at the same time.

We can simultaneously see not only this sphere of universe but also the higher and lower ones (see the vision of the grain of sand and the spheres of the universe). Everything is standing still in front of us, stable in its existence. All fated events of life last in their mental substance, ready to be taken anytime by corresponding beings and to be considered by them as their reality.

 
 
 
 

Josef Zezulka - Bytí - životní filosofieJosef Zezulka – BYTÍ – EXISTENCE – A Philosophy for Life
Translated from the Czech original Bytí – životní filosofie
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