:･ﾟMaxi Wittek *:･ﾟ✧
Indras Prism – A plea For Layered Light
Imagine a vast net which stretches out in all directions. At each crossing point there is a jewel infinite in number. Each jewel reflects all the other jewels in this cosmic matrix. The process of reflection is infinite. The jewel in this metaphor stands for an individual being, or an individual consciousness, or a cell or an atom or unit of consciousness. Every jewel is intimately connected with all other jewels in the universe, and a change in one jewel means a change, however slight, in every other jewel.
The „Net of Indra“ metaphor from Hindu Mythology can be seen as a profound and subtle metaphor for reality‘s pattern. The net‘s statement is that the compassionate and the constructive in- terventions a person does can produce a ripple effect of beneficial action that will reverberate throughout the universe. Buddhism and Hindus seek to cultivate wisdom grounded in this kind of empathetic resonance with all forms of life. Multidimensional and holographic.
Istanbul means multilayeredness for me. It‘s unparallel, interwoven and complex. This highly diverse spectrum of city is trying to explain itself in many different ways. Always depending from which perspective you‘re observing.
The variety of layers, levels, people, their motivations, visons and living makes me feel flooded with light. Since the very first days where I was also wondering many times who‘s the bigger chaos – Istanbul or myself?
This city exposes one level after another. Different light reveals different slices, highlighting multifacetedness. Istanbul is a peerless location. It‘s inviting individuals of detecting so- mething crucial. Maybe even without being aware before, what you were seeking for. It paces this place very gentle to reflect from unknown angles.
Playing with light is especially stimulating on a setting of incessantly glittery Bosphorus. It‘s simply a different light-wave from a europe‘s point of view. Frequently I‘m realizing how often we‘re actually projecting unconsciously. In humans, situations, places and matter,
Are we seeing the things like they are, or more like we are?
We‘re carrying mirroring traits in ourselfes. Like a prism. Many times I was wearing a smile, someone gave me. In times of appalling news, this comparison can also be the answer of worried questions about how much impact we actually have in this world.
Don‘t forget the influence of an individual being. Too often we underestimate the power of a smile, a kind word, a listening ear or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. It‘s interdependence and interpenetration of all phenomena.