A translation of a non-canonical saying from Jesus about the location of the kingdom and how to find it there.
Many people want to reduce our life and consciousness to the physical brain today, but I think we can go much deeper to the Source of our Life and all things.
We seem to often think that Jesus always knew perfectly that he was One in God, and that this realization never wavered his entire life. But did it?
This parable may have a better interpretation viewed through the lens of mysticism than the traditional "us versus them" approach.
The answer may be found in the question, in the identification of the "I." Who we think we are and who we really are affects how we consider life after death, and what we will thus "feel" there.
A state of consciousness which is purified of all thought forms seems to be identical to the Ultimate Reality/Truth.
What masks do we wear? What roles do we play? What self do we think we are? It is probably not the true Self. Coming out goes deep within.
I suggest that unique waves never return, but rather the ocean continues waving. The ocean is waving in you now.
We live at the crossroads of a dual-nature. How well we bear that cross, integrating these dualities into one, may define our life.
Nihilism is a philosophy that says that life is meaningless. It says there is no objective meaning, intrinsic value, or purpose in life. What does mysticism and the mystical experience say about that?