Until we know the Truth, we’re alien to very own self.
Therefore, before we discuss the possibility of alien life, would it not be beneficial to get to know our true self, from which most of us are almost but alienated?
So, what is the Self?
And the Universe?
Elsewhere, in many an answer herein on this podium, the Nature of Self and the Universe has been discussed, and elaborated upon. Therefore, now, it would suffice to say, without going into the nitty-gritty of it all over again, that at the End, in Gnosis, it is found that the quintessential substratum of the Self and the Universe is but One.
Whether science and scientists too find so or not, well, it is their problem.
As far as the freemystics of the world, especially of India, are concerned; they had found the nature of the metaphysical truth and reality thousands of years ago. Perhaps eons ago.
Simply stated, all is one.
Hence, whatsoever is seen ‘here’ as life, and ‘there’ as the universe, is but a mirage and a chimera of dual-consciousness in the oneness of an infinite, indivisible infinity of totality.
It means that all is but one life, and a singular existence.
Therefore, none is alien.
Each is the other. In quintessence. There is no plurality in unity.
And though owing to dual-consciousness this unbroken essence of all-ness seems to project ‘otherness’, there is in fact only an eternity of oneness. As the soul of the Self, and the Universe, so to say.
The primordial substratum of the ocean and the river and the drop is but quintessentially water or H2O. Identically, existence too is so! A Oneness.
But that does not mean there is, in dual-consciousness of existence, no possibility of life elsewhere in the universe except on earth. That would be absurd. For, all is one life. And therefore, why cannot there be life at some other galaxy and in another universe - in the wild oneness of it all? Indeed there can be.
During higher meditative ‘happenings’, visions of luminous golden things and beings etc. are seen. As are witnessed suns beyond suns, universes beyond universes. So too is seen anti-gravity and anti-matter existence. And sans-matter is-ness etc. is also witnessed.
In fact, every rule of the game that the scientists assume is true, there in the Beyond, all becomes untrue.
For, eventually, the eternal fact of oneness of all that is ‘out there’ breaks and annihilates all the rules of clinical and empirical observance that we, in simplistic naivety, have set up ‘in here’.
All exists as the All. In Essence.
Everything that exists or not, has existed in the past or is presumably liable to come into being in the future, is but an is-ness and am-ness of All-ness.
In other words, alien is foreign to existence.
For, the essential nature of all things is but an indivisible oneness.
So, do mystics see aliens ‘out there’?
Well, innumerable visions manifest in the dual-consciousness before self-realization, and in the pre-enlightenment phase.
These visions or sightings may include the ingrained, pre-conceived duality-led ideas in one’s head. Say, of a heaven or a hell. Even aliens!
The isms and cults that have been birthed owing to this silly notion of duality, of alien life and entity, are formed in nescience. Owing to non-knowledge, because of disunity within. Without the self-realization of divine unity that runs through everything.
Eventually, all alien-ness dies a natural death in oneness.
No aliens are found ‘There’. At the End. In the Alpha and the Omega. In fact, not even God is!
For, in unity-consciousness, even the idea of god is alien.
All that is self-discovered is but One Self as the All.
This Godliness - of All as One- is the Only God ‘here’ or ‘There’.
Nothing else exists but ‘One’. An infinite eternity, ever in unity. As the Beginning, and as the End.
You are ‘That’.
Sans this understanding of the nature of totality - of an unbreakable unity without, as too within our soul-entity, and as our self identity- as our guide and guru; we are all aliens! To each other, and to our own self.
Know thy Self.
And you will find neither your little-some self, nor any as alien!