There is a famous saying by the enlightened Christian master, Meister Eckhart, who lived back in 13th Century Europe… who was probably not as gloomy looking as his Medieval portraits make-out (back then, apparently, if you ever cracked a smiled, you couldn’t possibly be a saint).
“The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.”
Now, to really understand what all that means… what it really, really means… we first have to contemplate the difference between the Eastern and Western creation myths… and what they imply about our Universe and its Creator…
In the West… for Islam, Christianity, Judaism… God is like a painter, a sculptor, a craftsman… who creates and then stands back and admires their creation… and their creation is therefore separate from them.
However, in the East… for Hinduism and the religions it has influenced… God is seen as a dancer, or a musician… who is always interwoven with its creation…
As they say… the Dancer becomes the Dance… while the dance occurs, they are one.
The Creator is not separate from its creation, the manifest Universe, and never can be… and this is why Meister Eckhart says that God is seeing through his eyes… because from his deep experience, God is woven into creation…
The Dancer becomes the Dance.
The Dance is created from the body of the Dancer.
But this eye thing points to a much deeper truth.
Because the real question must be… why is God so continually interested in us and everything that He / She has created?
A potential answer coming very soon.
(c) Brian Parsons, December 2016