The understanding of form and no-form are deep “ideas” to keep our minds entertained with “intellectual” spirituality. The words below are actual words from enlightened people from different religions.
If we are able to perceive their truth, then the light of openness will be shining in our third eye. 🙂
“Everything that exists has a form,” mentioned an enlightened person.
Then his followers believed that, repeated that without further depth and made a dogma of that.
Then another enlightened person said: “ Form is emptiness and emptiness is form.”
Followers made a dogma of that. They compared that teaching with “everything that exists has form” and found that emptiness is everything. Although they couldn’t understand it nor believe it… but to follow someone is “good” when the path of the lonely maverick is the other choice… 🙂
Another enlightened person said: “ That which has form is equal to that which is without a form.”
Not too many could understand that. They thought it was senseless; however, because it came from an enlightened person, followers believed it, repeated and made up their own interpretation. “what this really means is …..”
Yet another enlightened person said: “ To say that there is form and formless is not to have the right understanding.”
Followers followed. Followers interpreted. Followers fought with others about having the “truth.”
Finally, another enlightened person said: “ There is form and there is no form. No form brings form. Thus, No form is equal to form but no form is different than form. No just one answer but both answers at the same time.”
Followers were perplexed. They repeated those words for intellectual amusement. There was absolutely no understanding.
Who has the truth?
Please realize that every “enlightened” person is coming from a different perspective. Their perspective will be understood by those who are in that consciousness that is for those who have experienced those things in their own lives. Without being in the same consciousness, “following” will be only a matter of blind faith.
There is no intellectual understanding here that will help. Intellectual understanding is confusing, it is dry and dualistic.
When a person has experienced “emptiness” he can experience fullness at the same time. When a person has experienced form and is attached to it; that person will not welcome no-form; and thus will be unable to see how they relate together.
Please see that this is not a matter of repeating things, believing things and defending things.
By emptying ourselves from all beliefs, we could be open to experience without a lens, without a predetermined color to see; that is; we could be free from our own preconceptions.
A mind full of dogmatic beliefs cannot have the freedom to see more than what he is taught to see.
A mind without a life of conscious awareness, cannot see, understand, beyond the experience of physicality.