' Duality '...

Everything comes in pairs as death with life and darkness with light.

Whatever seems to be necessary to existence is so only because its opposite is equally necessary.

Duality is a governing factor of the world and everything within it including ourselves.

That alone is outside the world, is nondual, which is the untouchable Reality.

This is the Chinese idea of yin and yang, and the Bhagavad Gita's expression "the pairs of opposites" conveys the same idea.

Duality is a fact.

It is here.

But it is also an illusion and the opposite truth which completes it is the nondual.

We may deplore the illusory nature of our existence, but we need not get lost in it for it is fulfilled, completed, and finalized in its complement the Real.

-- Notebooks Category 26: World-Idea > Chapter 3: Polarities, Complementaries, Dualities of The Universe > # 10
-- Perspectives > Chapter 26: World-Idea > # 42 Paul Brunton

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