Therefore, the final expression of each band, with regard to experience, is equivalent to the others.
So there is no hierarchy.
Matter and mind are equally important.
All bands are in balance and identically significant.
Pronouncedly vibrating levels, which constitute farther existential planes, are beyond our levels of desire.
Links between whichever plane we are and the next occur through the band of desire.
Immortality and the experience of material life in other planes mean desire for us now.
The sequence of bands might be considered similar to the image of layers of electrons around the nucleus of an atom.
The most vibrating limit of a layer exceeds the basis of the next layer.
Thus, the highest levels of energy are filtered by the basis of perception: radiations are invisible to us.
Regarding the more intense mental bands, the outcome is not noteworthy. Vibrations of desire filter some intuition and thought but this is almost irrelevant.
Organisms resemble each other and differ. But no organisms are alike or completely different.
Since we all here experience the same plane, and we are formed by the levels of the plane, poetically it might be said that all of us are the same flesh and the same mind.
From an extreme perspective, there are no differences. We all share the same existential limit and nothing beyond it can occur to us consciously.
Nobody among us knows consciously why we exist and why the Universe exists. Nobody knows consciously why and how there is existence.
All experiences are in fact mental.
For our convenience, we shall call physical the experiences turned in the direction of the material band and mental the ones turned in the direction of desire.
We shall identify an experience as memory or perception if its focus is placed on those bands while the others remain less conscious to us.
Since all bands are in balance, the organism can voluntarily shift the focus of attention.
We experience reality either as unity or as multiplicity.
The substance itself is neither single nor multiple.
Unity and multiplicity are experiences. They are related to space and time.
The organism considers reality one way or the other, according to the focus of attention.
If we consider, schematically, that the substance is in the shape of a sphere, and the outer zones are less vibrational whereas the vibrations towards the center increase their frequency and converge, then all vibrations towards matter would have a tendency to multiplicity and all vibrations towards mind would have a tendency to unity.
For material and objective aspects, multiplicity is useful and rather inevitable.
If the focus of attention is placed on intense levels of intuition and desire, which are turned to what is transcendental to us in our present condition, the organism will tend to experience union with the Universe, for the mind touches more comprehensive vibrations, approaching totality.
Most commonly, we experience duality.
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