would restore to our world a desperately needed sense of living

interconnection and meaning.

What I am proposing here is that man's general way of thinking

of the totality, i.e., his general world view, is crucial for overall

order of the human mind itself. If he thinks of the totality as consi­

­­ted of independent fragments, then that is how his mind will

tend to operate, but if he can include everything coherently and

harmoniously in an overall whole that is undivided, unbroken, and

without a border (for every border is a division or break), then his

mind will tend to move in a similar way, and from this will flow

an orderly action within the whole. 10

All the great masters would be in perfect agreement with

David Bohm when he writes:

A change of meaning is necessary to change this world politically,

economically and socially. But that change must begin with the

individual; it must change for him... If meaning is a key part of

reality, then, once society, the individual and relationships are seen

to mean something different a fundamental change has taken

place. 11

Ultimately the vision of the bardo teachings and the deepest

understanding of both art and science all converge on one

fact, our responsibility to and for ourselves; and the necessity

of using that responsibility in the most urgent and far-reaching

way: to transform ourselves, the meaning of our lives, and so

the world around us.

As the Buddha said: "I have shown you the way to liberation,

now you must take it for yourself."

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