What's Naught Got to Do with It?

Still the mind searches, even in wonder:  What's Naught got to do with it?  Knowing that the mind will never go away and that all desires to make it so are destined to disappoint, the approach here is to train the mind on becoming implicitly lucid before it automatically indices what it already knows to define the unconditinal. So it wants to know what the prize is.  Emptiness doesn't sound like a lot.

In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul, the former persecutor of the early Christians, wrote about Naught. Some might say the verse is about love, but look again and you will see that love is Naught by another name.  In a world where nothing lasts, Paul asserts that Love never fails, describing it as basically all things "not" -- unconditional, unattached to expectations, unselfish, and less; he paints a pretty good picture of it.

Before he gets into the futility of trying to describe the indescribable, Paul points out the mitote of the mind, referring to it as a clanging symbol in the absence of the awareness of love, one that can make every note flat, and love a matter of condition.

Paul uses a child not as a symbol for ignorance as it may seem, but to illustrate how we implicitly unlearn the simplicity of the innocents and take on the conditions of ignorance by living the half-truth, or falsehood, of duality as adults, seeing only a reflection in a mirror, knowing only part.

The verse in Corinthians, so often read at weddings, ends with the assertion that love is greater than faith and hope, two things that represent most of the notions we have learned about love.

When we Nevermind the conditions applied through the three strings of five we let go of the breakable heart and the kind of love that is a second-hand emotion, to realize the freedom to be the kind of love we can never know....all inclusive, unconditional, pure, uncut, all powerful Love. You are that, be lucid as it.

photo by sideways sarah at flickr.com via creative commons.