The Greatest Sock Puppet

 

English: A photograph of a sock puppet made by me.

English: A photograph of a sock puppet made by me. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

“I am not a sock puppet, I am a human being trying to find my way back to God.”

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The other sock puppet said “I can see that. You clearly are not a sock puppet. You are that other human being over there which is so different from me and has such a very different reality than mine. The rules of biochemistry and electromagnetism over here for me must be very different from the ones over there for you and we should probably go together on a mission through a bunch of shadows to make the totally different biochemistry over here be the same as the totally different biochemistry over there.”

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That is a teaching about the sanskrit term Maya or the Judeo-Christian term Sin as in “original sin” and the human’s fall from grace. The same distinction is presented in different human languages as “Zen” and “Advaita.”

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This particular conversation (below) borrows terminology from Jungian psychology (the “shadow”) and originates from a dialogue between two brothers of The Mankind Project. I am free. I do not have anything required as a method to become free, like as a method of liberation. Liberation is fine- but I am already free to explore any particular liberation or not.

ManKind Project

ManKind Project (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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I am the truth. I do not have any method required to find truth, nor any method excluded in regard to distinguishing or labeling any particular pattern.

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I am the way. I am not looking for a way to become what I assert that I am not already (unless I do look in such a way).

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I am the life. When I move, that is the entirety of the universe moving as me, like an entire cloud dripping one raindrop and then another, or an enzyme making one protein and then another.

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As a human, I may or may not state a particular “mission” (future emphasis). As a being, I am already the branch on the vine and the vine within the branch. The being is the source of the human persona or the process of identifying in language or the ego. When the word “I” is used, that can be used to reference an isolated persona of ego or to reference the source which creates and alters persona.

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As an enzyme, I just make proteins. As an atom, I spin electrons around a nucleus. As a solar system, I light up the sun and send the planets orbiting around it. Before Abraham was, I am. (Before Jesus was, I am.)

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When two people argue over which is the best cartoon character superhero (Spiderman or Superman), I am there. When two people argue over which is the best political candidate (Nixon or Kennedy), I am there. When two nations go to war, I am there. When two asteroids collide, I am there- colliding them as them.

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Being does not end. It is eternal as in timeless. It is not waiting for heaven to start eventually, nor trying to earn its way in to it. Being is already here.

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The Divine Presence is already here. God is already here. This is not a belief formed in words and then repeated such as in order to actualize some pursuit of a human ego. This is not the mechanical repetition of a passage of scripture. This is the voice at the source of the oral traditions of various languages which have been transcribed in to scripture and translated and edited and so on. I did all of that. (I am the one who created language and oral traditions and writing and then a thousand years later read what another part of me wrote down that yet another part of me said long before that.)

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I am Being. I am not telling you this gain admission in to a club or to solicit your approval or personal opinion. In fact, I am not addressing you as someone other than me.

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All that Being is typing here is what Being already knows and there is nowhere that Being is not and no one that Being is not. Being is the one who says “without a mission, you are lost.” Being is also the one who says “if I am lost, that is when I create a mission and a goal.” Being may even say “the being is never lost. Only the being’s human persona can have the experience of being lost or found, being seen or being ignored, being heard or being misunderstood.”

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Each human persona has a specific destiny and path. The Being simply is. The Being is the one doing all of the human personas (which are distinct from one another as various patterns in language) and moving them toward their destinies.

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Once upon a time a sock puppet said to another sock puppet, “can you please tell me what is the nature of the kingdom of heaven?” The other sock puppet answered and said “yes, of course I can. The kingdom of heaven is like a sock puppet. Recall the following words of the prophet Isaiah which did not make it in to the book you are carrying, but are just as valid a symbolic metaphor as any one the ones that did make it in to that book.”

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Once upon a time there was a human being that put a sock puppet on each hand. One sock puppet said to the other “I am not a sock puppet, I am a human being trying to find my way back to God.”

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The other sock puppet said “I can see that. You clearly are not a sock puppet. You are that other human being over there which is so different from me and has such a very different reality than mine. The rules of biochemistry and electromagnetism over here for me must be very different from the ones over there for you and we should probably go together on a mission through a bunch of shadows to make the totally different biochemistry over here be the same as the totally different biochemistry over there.”

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By the way, these are not all of the teachings of the great Sock Puppet. In fact, if all of the teachings of the great Sock Puppet were to be compiled, there is no library big enough to contain of all those teachings, mostly because the great Sock Puppet is going to be giving some brand new teachings this Sunday, you know, like every other day so far.

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2 Responses to “The Greatest Sock Puppet”

  1. Hana Horack Says:

    :D a paraphrase for you: “Our aim is to be no one and nothing, then we are complete, for as long as we are ‘something,'” we are in a sock!

    • jrfibonacci Says:

      To have an aim is to be in a sock. To even think that being in a sock is worse (or better) than not being in a sock is also a sock. To compare complete to incomplete is another sock of distressing or agonizing (unless there is awareness of the silliness or arbitrariness of it all).

      We are complete sock puppets. We are not complete biospheres or complete gall bladders, though every biosphere is a complete biosphere and every gall bladder is completely a gall bladder.

      The idea of being incomplete has to do with a mislabeling or a certain way of labeling. If I have a taco and I eat half of it, I have completely eaten half of it and there is one complete half of a taco left over.

      I am completely human. I am not completely gall bladder. I am completely biosphere, but not a complete biosphere. I am completely male. I am completely primate. I am completely English-speaking.

      Any something that we label as “what I am” or “how I am” is just a labeling in language. When language labels “someone” as “something,” that is just the activity of language labeling a “someone” as a “something.” That is completely linguistic.

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