some non-dual speakers say that there is no one here doing anything (Lisa Cairnes, Tony Parsons). these speakers say that there is no individual free will and that everything is just happening with no individual actually doing anything.
other speakers say that we are “both/and.” they say that “we” are both the oneness of the universe and at the same time we are separate individuals with some personal choice and expression (Tim Freke).
but why can’t non-duality and non non-duality both exist simultaneously? they both exist just as the ‘oneness of everything’ and the apparent ‘separate individual’ can coexist simultaneously.
all the different perspectives of what this “thing” is that we all seek, there is room for all the different viewpoints. the speakers who have found the truth, can all speak about it from their unique perspective.
and each individual’s unique perspective is the mind’s translation of the oneness. the mind is object, the mind is form.
when one awakens to their true nature, the mind does not stop working. the mind actually starts to take on its intended role as a tool to experience and explore. a tool for expression and sharing.
when one awakens there is a recognition that their true nature is not the mind. the mind becomes something that is used and experienced, and the idea that we ARE the mind no longer exists.
the mind is what tries to translate the truth. just as language of other cultures can be translated, the truth of the original message is translated by the mind. and in all translation, much of the original meaning is lost. and when it comes to describing oneness, virtually all of the original meaning is lost.
so there is room for all the different perspectives of truth, even coming from the so called “enlightened” ones who live this truth.
the truth of who we are is truth. the ways we try to describe this truth are as varied as there are apparent individuals.