If I understand china correctly the teachings of much asian mysticism asserts that our apparent feeling of distinctness from the rest of nature, our pervasive perception that we are a separate consciousness -being aware of everything else is is somewhat of an illusion.
I am pleased to tell you that Cortez has also solved this metaphysical problem. The problem of the illusion of ego is one of what I call quantification error which leads to a qualitative error--also related is the grammatical error.
Let me explain. We know our everyday ego directly. That is the normal and stable form of perception we have--99.9% of the time. The fact is however that science has shown us to be merely PARTS of a vast universe. We are so much a part of it that our very constituent atoms are made of it.
Another way of putting it
We are not IN the universe
We are OF the universe
And this simple grammatical bias has led much of western philosophy astray for quite some time.
Th most extreme example is existentialism with its bizarre hyphenated terms for oncological states such as
naturally a philosophy that is obsessed with this grammatically incorrect concept leads to the well known ISOLATION and despair that existentialism is infamous for.
but the REALITY is we are----
first and foremost that operate AS IF we were beings-IN-the world
ie the ego
The qunatitative argument--cortez's third oncologcal principle states that momentary insights into our connected egoless reality are evident to some of us for extremely SHORT periods of time often during so called PEAK experiences BUT their brevity is naturally inversely proportional to their DEPTH.
So we are limited beings that cannot intuitively perceive the totality of which are apart except for brief moments--
the so called mystical experience
The next phase in the evolution of human consciousness wil be the existence of beings who have tha capability of being aware of themselves as being of the world --and thereby naturally and without effort resulting in a more unified
Unfortunately my research has shown that WE cannot do this as we are clearly on the path of self consumption.
We cant do it because we dont have the PHYSICAL capability.
It is clear to me that the most unstable aand precious physical state in the universe is the state of CONCSIOUSNESS--awareness--
The Universe is trying to become aware of itself
It is trying to WAKE UP
It is trying to WAKE UP --through us
And now that I am up
its breakfast time .
And i dont know about you but Im going to have an EGO
its better than eating your own brain
any other metaphysical problems--please dont hesitate to ask