Q: Does this mean that just the Understanding or recognition of the truth of nonduality IS the dissolution of conflict? My gut says yes (however when I'm in traffic I still see 'others' and experience the vestiges of conflict!) The disassembly of the I-thought into its source IS the recognition of the truth of non-duality is it not? Is this disassembly a process (i.e., time-oriented)? I realize that some people experience a radical disassembly of the I-thought, i.e., Ramana, but I've heard that for others it's a more gradual process (a dissolving if you will vs. an explosive eradication).
A: Yours are big questions. I'll try to be succinct. "The truth of nonduality" is, in two words, no division. As Krishnamurti often said, "Where there is division, there is conflict." Therefore, for conflict to come to an end, (the sense of) division must come to an end.
One could coin a phrase: no conflict with conflict. In other words, in our day-to-day relative existence, various forms of agitation or disagreement may continue to arise--but without that being a "problem," without making a conflict out of that.
"The disassembly of the I-thought into its source" results in awareness of the true identity of the Doer: That thou art. Therefore, whatever is being done (in terms of human activity, individually or collectively) is That doing what it does. So, yes, that is a "recognition of the truth of nonduality," when perceived.
Generally speaking, the recognition of one's true nature is an immediate comprehension. But this radical shift in perspective may take awhile to get acclimated, or adjusted, to. This could equate to the "process" of "dissolving" which you mention.
by Robert Wolfe on May 16th, 2011
Posted in Living Nonduality, Questions Tagged with conflict, Krishnamurti, Ramana, source, Awareness, Doer
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