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The Circle & the Square

by Ariel Bar Tzadok
Copyright © 2006 by Ariel Bar Tzadok. All rights reserved.


I have a question for you. Which do you think best describes the wholeness of life, the circle or the square?

The circle, being round, encompasses its end in its beginning.  The square, having sides, spreads out to the edges of the universe.  Then again, the same can be said about the circle.

The circle and the square, or the sphere and the cube, both are fundamentally different in structure, yet both encompass the same space.  How is it that two different realities can exist simultaneously in the same space?

Is this a question of abstract philosophy, or is there a practical and relevant side to this, one that is worthy of our attention?

Shapes are found in everything, everywhere.  They have meanings unto themselves and then they have a symbolic meaning that human thought applies to them. 

Which set of meanings is more true and real, the natural meanings of what and why things are as they are, or the interpretive meanings that give these things significance and relevance to us personally?

Herein lies a fundamental question; which reality of the universe is the most correct, the natural objective, or the psychological subjective?  When we look at a thing, what do we see?  Do we see what is actually there, or do we see only our personal interpretation of what is there?

Before you jump to proclaim the truth of objective natural realty, remember this, quantum physics has shown that when an object is observed, somehow it is aware that it is being watched, and changes its behavior accordingly.  In other words, natural items might not act according to their own nature; they might be acting according to ours.  If this is the case then our question of perception becomes extremely relevant.

Is reality as it appears, or is reality as it seems.  The two are very different, as different as the square is from the circle, the cube from the sphere.

Is reality what it is objective and separate from us, or is reality subjective and connected to us?

Does reality happen regardless of us, or does reality unfold with us being an ingredient in the unfolding?  Can we, or can we not, have an influence?

The universe is like a circle, or a sphere, it began from a point and spreads out towards infinity, encompassing everything.  Nature is rather curvaceous.  One thing we do not find in nature is a straight line, or for that matter a number of interconnecting straight lines which form a square or cube.

The universe on its own forms the sphere; the mind of man comes, organizes natural forces, and forms the cube.  Both take up the same space at the same time.  Both exist simultaneously, and overlap one another.  Both are as real as real gets.

Underlying the fabric of the entire universe there exists the “primordial waters.” This is the ancient metaphor used to describe the most essential form of matter, also called the prima-materia.  So ethereal is it that maybe it is best to call it force, instead of form.  The scientists call this the Membrane.  They refer to its properties as the “M” Theory.

Through the M, the primordial waters, everything in the universe is interconnected and, therefore, can have an influence on anything.  When we view the sphere of natural law, we mold it to the shape of the human mind, which is the cube.

The unity of the circle and the square is an ancient symbol that represents harmony between humanity and nature.  It is the union of Heaven and Earth; the completion of the individual, where one becomes part of the greater whole, and the greater whole becomes expressed through the one.

The circle and the square.  Be the one and embrace the other.  In this will one know completion, fulfillment and thus find true happiness.
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