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the part does not differ from the whole
alright I was just contemplating and meditating and had a realization.
Without the part, the whole isn't what it is. Without the whole, the part isn't what it is. Therefore, the part IS the whole and the whole IS the part.
Think about it like this. Pretend you have a black square. This is the whole. You put a white square in the middle of it. This is the part. Say it takes up a quarter of the whole. Now let's isolate the part from the whole. What are you left with? a white square taking up 1/4 of the square it's inside of. Now let's isolate the whole, not including the part. What are you left with? A square with a square inside of it that takes up 1/4 of the total area.
So you see, the whole does not differ from the part. Think of this in terms of karma. Any given karmic act influences the world. You could term it a part of the whole. If I do a karmic action, what exists is it plus everything else. If we do the action and isolate it we're left with the action minus everything else. If we don't do the action and isolate everything that exists, of course not including what you didn't do, you're left with everything else minus the action. When you think about it, as in the example of the squares, they're the same thing.