There is a strange unexplainable phenomena occurring in everything across the board, including the universe. It has been proven by quantum physics that everything is in constant flux – there is not one thing that can exist even for a fraction of a moment as the instant moment it arises, it perishes, and to arise again to an entirely new process. No one could reason out how, why or where it arises and its reason for perishing. In other words, the phenomenal nature of impermanence is in permanent status.
This phenomenon can be directly experience through a deep meditative state. But the question is this – if everything arises and passes off instantaneously, where then can we call “a thing” since there is not even a given time lapse for it to be sustainable. The arising is a fraction of a millionth second, unimaginably brief, followed up by its demise. You get what I mean? In fact, to say there is an arising and passing is accurately incorrect since the word arise already mean a state of sustaining, albeit a brief one. Here lies the paradox of existence – there is no thing, no body except impermanent phenomena since nothing could ever exist at all. Now how then could we even define “existence” since there is no-thing at all?
Now here comes the bizarre news – even the mind is in such a flux; meaning, the observer itself, and everything in it – perception, feeling, mind state, is arising and perishing. If this is the case, where am “I” since every moment is new, ever perishing. Can you imagine what is it like – seeing yourself dying each every breath of a second to be “born” again – beyond your ability to do anything! In other words, you are a “victim” to this process.
Now wait a minute. This is screwing up the brain. If this is really true, yet how could it be that we are able to see, smell, taste, touch and hear everything around us – everything is tangibly in existence! Yes, we have an iota of knowledge that everything is changing, but at least we are still able to touch and feel them. The chair has been here for the last few years. My friends are around since I knew them. The country existed for the last unknown centuries. The world has existed through carbon proof, millionth of years. So what the heck is this?
Could it be that there are two parallel realities occurring within each and every one of us? And both realities can be as real as the other when we are in it. But the question is why? Why such a vast contradiction? Which is more “real”? Or is it possible that both are equally unreal? Could it be that due to the phenomenal impermanent nature, it has to come in a package of duality – one opposing the other to strike an equilibrium, a balance for it to merely “exist” (see Ending of the Equation of Balance), just like arising is balanced by passing? Balance can only occur in polarity, not in singularity. Does that explain the reason for separation? To exist is to mean separate? Does that mean that it is simply a futile game of illusion to exist for the sake of balance which in reality is not really there?
You may not like to enter into this freaky convulated concepts but if your priority is towards “something” beyond the world, you are getting close to it…. but not through conceptual thinking, though.