DUALITY: TWO IN ONE

TWO- SHENI שְׁנִיּ

In navigating the dualities of our existence, it’s crucial to maintain balance and integrity, much like the principle highlighted in Proverbs: ‘A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight’ (Proverbs 11:1), urging us to find harmony in our spiritual and material pursuits. Duality is a fundamental concept that permeates every aspect of our existence, reflected vividly in ANU thought and teachings. This principle acknowledges that everything exists in pairs and that understanding these opposites is key to understanding the whole. From the relative dichotomy of “god and devil” (across many systems) to the narrative contrasts of hero and villain, and even in the colors often used to depict them—purple and green—duality is always present. This extends to the mind and brain, the seen and unseen, each pair exploring ever evolving truth.

SCRIPTURE OF THE STRONG

“I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.”

Isaiah 45:7(KJV)

Duality is not about conflict but about balance and harmony between opposing forces. It’s a dance of energies that informs our decisions and growth, helping us to navigate the complexities of life with greater wisdom. The concept of duality is deeply rooted in our spiritual teachings, as the Book of Yeshayahu (Isaiah 45:7) reveals, ‘I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things’, reminding us that understanding the truth of a single entity with two sides. By embracing duality, we acknowledge the full spectrum of possibilities and learn to draw strength from both sides. Whether it’s understanding the necessity of both good and evil in our narratives or recognizing the role of both the conscious and subconscious mind; acknowledging duality helps us to forge a more nuanced path forward, rich with potential for personal and collective evolution.