We are One / Wir sind Eins / Nós somos Um / Somos Uno

He was the sixth person to walk on the moon. On the trip home Dr. Mitchell sat in the window seat of the space capsule. As he saw Earth floating freely in the vastness of space, a profound sense of universal connectedness engulfed him:

The presence of divinity became almost palpable, and I knew that life in the universe was not just an accident based on random processes …

… The experience in space was so powerful that when I got back to Earth I started digging into various literatures to try to understand what had happened. I found nothing in science literature but eventually discovered it in the Sanskrit of ancient India. The descriptions of Samadhi, Savikalpa Samadhi, were exactly what I felt …

… I had completed my major task for going to the Moon, and was on my way home, and was observing the heavens and the Earth from this distance …

… As we were rotating I saw the Earth, the Sun, the Moon, and a 360 degree panorama of the heavens. The magnificence of all of this – what this triggered, in the ancient Sanskrit, is called Samadhi. It means that you see things with your senses the way they are, but you experience them viscerally and internally as a unity and a Oneness, accompanied by ecstasy …

.. All matter in our universe is created in star systems. And so the matter in my body, and the matter in the spacecraft, and the matter in my partner’s bodies, was the product of stars …

… We are star-dust, and We are all one in that sense.

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