THE COMMON CORE
All the very real and vast differences among things have to be understood as basically superficial. They are characteristic strictly of form, and not of all-unifying essence. They may be valued for the richness they provide, but they will not prove helpful in establishing general truths.
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In addition to highly visible differences, the world also possesses a central core. Because it is integrally linked to all things and implicit in any bit of existence, it is universally taken for granted and remains unacknowledged. As such, it is absent from our collective consciousness. To bring it out from the undifferentiated, preconscious state, we should focus on what is all-unifying . To do so is to find a universal criterion of judgment.
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Any given entity reflects the entire remaining universe. Entities are different, because they form different relationships with what remains. Each entity defines the entirety, and is simultaneously defined by it. Whether two things are vastly different or exactly the same becomes apparent only because of their relationship with the rest of existence. Without this ultimate reference frame no value could be established.
Qualities that characterize all existence must be present in any instance of existence. It is the difference in their relative proportion that makes things different. The entirety is perfectly balanced, since it contains the most stable mix of all qualities. The lesser entities depart from this optimal mix and thus become subject to disintegration.
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Each entity within the universe contains but a different proportion of two ever present opposites. Its mutually-exclusive component is balanced off by its simultaneous co-defining and cross validating component. Both exist in their respective, complementary domains.
Any two polar opposites can coexist in their respective domains, certain distance away. They will also tend to resist separation beyond a certain span. Two opposites repel one another on one scale, but also attract one another on a different, larger scale. For the purposes of that larger scale they are not opposites, but constitute a unity.
Any two entities will tend to establish an optimal distance between themselves and resist changing it in any direction. While mutually negating on an inner scale, the same two opposites co-define and validate each other on an outer scale.
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