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>the meaninglessness of symbolgy until applied on a subjective levelIt's not that the symbols are meaningless in that case, it's that symbols are never capable of being the things they represent. I know I just stated the obvious, but there's a reason for it. If symbols are merely an interpretative expression of defined and recognized phenomena, they just don't exist when making a hypothetical (and totally impossible) attempt to view the universe and existence in a state of unified wholeness and, obviously, outside ourselves as objective "observers" for a total lack of any other way to put it.
Well, they do in the sense that the beings that create and express those symbols are pieces of the whole too, but my point here really is that it doesn't make much sense to make statements about qualities conscious beings give to things in relation to the universe at large or anything not capable of cognition. Symbols, in those cases, aren't meaningless so much as they, or any individual thing else (particles, people, dogs, moons, balloons, gatorade, giant alien pussy, etc.). The universe/existence itself, if we are to properly visualize what it's like, just simply is. That's the only safe conclusion we can come to about it.
Fuck, the only reason I even feel comfortable saying that about it is because I'm here and entertaining scenarios where somehow despite experiencing myself observing my conscious experience, I'm not actually real don't actually seem to have any implications that differ from the one's where I assume I am real. But I mean, christ, trying to even get a stumbling grasp of the nature of the unified whole of existence/the universe is about fucking impossible. Closest you can really get to any kind of understanding is some hardcore ego death, but even then, when we're coming back, we immediately begin struggling with digesting the experience in terms of how it relates to our human experience.
>Are we not sacred? Is everything, ever, good or bad, not sacred?If you will it, so it shall be mang. Depends on your defintion of sacred and your opinion of the yourself, the people around you, and the universe. I could see why somebody would choose to view existence that way, don't really myself though.