The taken-for-granted-world we live in seems to be a conglomeration of delineated “things.” Everything we perceive, even the “boundless reach of sky,” is thought to begin somewhere and end somewhere. That’s easy to relate to for golf ball sorts of things, yet, even supposed boundlessness is thought to be limited by what we call “the universe.”
A major contributor to gaining power over our environment has been to quantize it with numbers. Artificial 3D quantization often involves common logarithms. A log is simply the exponent of some numerical base. For instance, the base of the common logs is 10. So the log of 10 is 1.0. The log of 100 is 2.0; of 1000 is 3.0. In base sixteen, 1.0 is the log of 16. 2.0 is the log of 256. 3.0 is the log of 4096.
Any number, including common logs and all others based upon a wholly knowable number (10, etc.), quantize perception. Using finite numbers to describe objects indicates that the descriptions are just as illusory as the made-up fallen estate that they characterize. They are useful as aids for navigating the fallen estate’s finite, illusory terrain, yet they remain but “fingers pointing at the moon” regarding the infinite natural dispensation, which portends Life’s mysterious arena.
Our Infinite Native Realm
In other words, as agents of the infinite One, our native realm is also infinite. That is, the natural dispensation, which is the realm where consciousness expresses its infinitely mysterious BEING, enables us to enjoy infinite Beauty even in the 3D fallen estate. Our humanity, our four lower bodies and their perceptions, partake of the timely 3D cascade even as our Real Self never loses our Living relations in and as the One about Whom Naught Can Be Said.
Numerical Pointers to Being Beyond Perception
Finite mentality refers to numerical pointers to the natural dispensation as irrational numbers. Using the human mind to try to fully “understand” an irrational number will drive it crazy. Thus, irrational numbers are expressed with enough terms of an infinite series of numerical expressions to indicate a pattern. We have no choice but to settle for some measure of inexact quantization when approaching Real Life.
That is, the perceptions we glean from the finite world of “things” are a masquerade that costumes Reality’s irrational Presence. Nevertheless, we can leverage the energy patterns that we perceptually grasp by using surrendered consciousness to imbibe their ultimately irrational nature.
Wean Yourself from Finitude
Understanding that the natural dispensation is irrational can help to wean you from the mentally rational, finite fallen estate. A key to this understanding lies in the irrational numbers commonly used to characterize the 3D realm.
Euler’s Number Births Many Fingers
Pointing at the Moon
Among their many applications, natural logs are used to quantize living processes. The base of the natural logs, aka Euler’s number, is written as lowercased, italicized e. The significant singularity of e is that it is an irrational number that is deeply associated with Life’s ongoing nature. That implies that Real Life processes are a visitation of infinity in the finite 3D realm. That is, e can never be wholly known as a finite, fallen-estate value. Thus, characterizing the ultimate nature of Living processes—the Life of the One about Whom naught can be said—must also be plumbed in mystery. All True value is out of this world. And even “there,” it cannot be wholly pinned down; for, e derives its infinite nature from Life’s own mystery. The value of e’s unending decimal places are determined by evaluating the terms of the infinite series:
I was proud of myself in college because I could recite the base of the natural logs to fifteen decimal places: 2.718281828459045. Here it is to 50 places: 2.71828182845904523536028747135266249775724709369995….
I interpret the natural log base as an indicator of how super-consciously refined is a moment of awareness. Increasing the number of fractal levels of Self realization at which Self-identity multiplies to produce a Real image I AM THAT I AM enables consciousness to perceive more of infinite mystery’s detail. Using spiritual practice to expand the narrow room of Your consciousness is like hopping up onto your horse named e and exponentially galloping along in the infinite beyond right where I AM.
Another commonly encountered irrational, numerical constant is pi, π: 3.14159…. In its most familiar usage it quantizes the size of round shapes or spherical objects. For instance the length of a circle’s circumference is π times its diameter. Its area is π times the square of its radius. Since π is an irrational number, sporting an infinite number of decimal places, the character of the simple circle is something that cannot be pinned down any more than the coastline of an island can be measured (See Subtlety-Part Twenty-Seven A).
Thus, owing to the irrational nature of the natural dispensation, consciousness entirely makes up the world we live in down here. It’s impossible to “fully know” anything “out there.” The only Way to accomplish THAT is for consciousness to surrender as infinite mystery’s Life partner partaking of divinity’s evolving Selfhood. Each of us exists only to perform and enjoy THAT Great Service.
Meandering about, Close Enough for Jazz
Inexact measure is not much of a problem for human consciousness sloshing statistically around in the fallen estate. “Close enough for jazz” will do just fine in most all human encounters. Its only when a human wishes to BE fully Real that intellectually based notions, such as math, which uses constructs of the illusory 3D realm to codify phantom relationships, must be discarded in favor of Being spontaneously immanent, ultimately unknowable Life.
Scientists who think that they can use finite computational tools to characterize the All in ALL bark up the wrong tree. Life’s infinitely ongoing Tree divinely evolves instantaneously. It’s not some “thing” that can be dualistically grasped. Its answer to science’s ultimate questing can only be experienced. Wishing to capture Life in any manner whatsoever but sends consciousness upon a fool’s errand. I suppose that scientists might be able to market their “fingers pointing at the moon” in a Fingerhut® catalog, but their customers will find that those wares leave them far shorter than one step beyond.
Trigonometric functions—sine-cosine-tangent—are also irrational numbers approximately computed with infinite series. Here is a concise sine representation:
Here is its corresponding pattern:
The pattern for cosine is:
The tan x is just the ratio of sin x/cos x. Hence, all of the trig functions are similarly irrational.
Notice the factorial in the denominator, which makes trig functions kissing cousins of Euler’s number. It seems that Life’s fractal nature cannot be gainsaid anywhere.
Just as a side note, notice that some values of sine seem to be exactly stated as an exact number without any trailing decimals, e.g., sin 0 = 0; sin 90 = 1; sin 30 = .5. Sin 0 = 0 because all terms of the series = 0. Nevertheless, sin 30 and sin 90 are only calculated as .5 and 1.0 in the limit as the series quickly converges to those numbers. I relate to this false appearance of exactitude in the same manner that I relate to the present in the past-present-future parade. In the temporal parade, the present only seems to be “this instant.” Yet, it is only an approximation. “Present” is entirely different from timeless NOW. The bottom line is that all supposed exactitude in the illusory appearance realm is merely close enough to satisfy the sloshy nature of human consciousness.
Using Math to Describe Cyclic Processes
The Fourier Transform is a mathematical process that changes a shape stated as a math function into a shape stated in terms of its component waves. These are expressed as a mathematical realm composed of frequencies, amplitudes and phases. This math involves using calculus to integrate said function multiplied by e raised to an exponential power that’s an imaginary number, i.e., some amount of the square root of minus one. That’s mighty irrational. Even so, that math has been used to make tremendous progress in many scientific and engineering fields.
I’m only inflicting this gobbledygook upon you to emphasize how easily human intellect can hatch a bunch of categories and then use them to create a realm to roam. Such realms are exactly what human consciousness exists in. Everything that appears to be so real to human consciousness is a product of its own shenanigans. It’s all happening inside your own pea pickin’ set of viewpoints.
The Bottom Line
We feel comfortable meandering about in our taken-for-granted, apparently hard-and-fast life to the extent that we settle—settle for the dreamy, inexact relativity of our human perceptions. Science, too, has settled. Scientists often bump up against infinity’s intractable Presence. They mathematically settle by swapping THAT irrationality for its approximate patterning. When they encounter a singularity, they just call it undefinable and look for some other way around Robin Hood’s barn. Thereby, they’ve come up with quite a cartload of gizmos that render life less onerous in its settling intellectual morass.
Nevertheless, the shifting-sands, dry bone desert all seems so real out there only up to the point where consciousness feels the need to juice up space-time illusion with infinite mystery’s timeless/spaceless joy. That’s the stuff of life falling away, and I-AM-THAT-I-AM Being recognizing itSelf evolving divinity as a Great Silent Watcher in Great Service. So, go ahead. Trade in your hopped up Duesenberg irrationality cruiser for an infinitely mysterious Reality effuser.