II-WII-WII

IT IS WHAT IT IS WHATEVER IT IS

An acronym (II-WII-WII): I Y Y

A mantra: I why why! I why why?

A koan: I why why (why am I, why does the universe exist)?

The universe is revealed by one (uni) verse: IT IS WHAT IT IS WHATEVER IT IS.

“W” is “double U.” II-WII-WII = II-UU-II-UU-II.

II-UU. The initial “I” is I as a finite being, finite in time (birth to death) and space (body). The finite I is our self identity, as we show up in the everyday world of finite consciousness. As from the etymology of finite, our finished form. It is a world of descriptions and stories our mind creates of our experiences. The second “I” is the infinite (the not finished), ever-changing, eternal I; the I that has no birth or death, just transitions; the I that is one with the universe.  I am the finite and the infinite. The first “U” is you in your finite form. The second “U” is the infinite you, a portal through which I experience the universe.

The finite is the face or tangible manifestations of the universe in an instant of time and the infinite the ever-changing, evolving universe. While seemingly dualities (the finite I and infinite I, I and the universe, I and U), I and you and the universe are one.

The universe is like a coin with obverse and reverse sides. The obverse side is what we can observe. It represents the finite world, our everyday lives. The obverse side is called “heads” as it is a world of our mind’s creation. It is a seemingly familiar and orderly world of memories, role-playing, identities, meanings, symbols and stories; a world of duality as we identify as apart and separate from that which is not us. This is the world of animal consciousness. This world is the world that engages much of our attention.

The reverse side represents the infinite, the not finished, evolving universe. The infinite unfolds at speeds beyond our abilities to directly experience it, remember or describe it; doing so is like trying to drink from a fire hose.

The obverse and reverse sides are mutually dependent, interdependent, as one cannot exist without the other.

On the coin’s edge, sometimes called the third side, is a double helix with the letters II-UU-II-UU-II.

When the coin is flipping in the air, it rotates too rapidly for us to see its obverse, reverse or third side. But we can simply delight in its movement. There are no words to describe it,  just one verse: IT IS WHAT IT IS WHATEVER IT IS.

We observe the obverse side of the universe through our mind. Our mind is like a pond reflecting different images depending on where along the perimeter of the pond we are stationed and our state of mind (calm or agitated); thus, infinite images of the obverse side can be observed. For example, when clouds are moving above the pond their reflections differ to each of us depending on where we are stationed and our state of our mind.  Moreover, the clouds appear differently from the perspective of the sun, sky, plants, animals and all else.  To view the clouds from infinite perspectives is the consciousness of the universe. When we merge our mind with the consciousness of the universe we truly know what at which we are looking  Having infinite perspectives is the essence of wisdom. Being one with the universe is the essence of compassion, treating all and everything as we treat ourselves.

The moment we awaken to the nature of the universe (the realization that we are both finite and infinite and one with the universe) we are present. In the present, everything is unique as at this moment nothing else exists, now passed or in the future. As the presence is unique, it cannot be compared to anything else. It cannot be described; of it can only be said: “It IS WHAT IT IS WHATEVER IT IS.” This is as one would describe God and God’s personification in finite forms such as I and U.

Thus, as said Lao Tzu: “He who speaks does not know, he who knows does not speak.”