“Time is not real and if time is not real then the dividing line that seems to live between this world and eternity, between suffering and loss, between good and evil is also an illusion.”
Things that are perceived to be good often hold the most evil. There are many dimensions that are the past, present, and future all at the same time. Suffering and loss mirror each other. Goodness can come from evil deeds as evil can be committed by good people in the most desperate times.
The thing about comparing two opposite things to each other is that you soon find out that because they are completely different they contribute to each other and thus become exactly like the other. In a way, doing good can lead to evil and doing evil can lead to good. For example, good people lie which is deemed as a sin to protect others.
Take the Disney film, Maleficent, for example. Maleficent has always been perceived to be the villain. She places a curse on a princess. She seems violent towards the humans in the kingdom next to her forest. As Aurora grows up, Maleficent is with her and takes care of her even though she is the one who has created Aurora’s ultimate doom. Maleficent also goes to war with the kingdom neighboring the forest to protect the forest. The villain that is supposed to be Maleficent is actually good. The king of the neighboring kingdom, King Stephen, who was perceived to be one of the “good guys” is actually more of a villainous nature than Maleficent is. So there really is no line between two contradicting things like good and bad or this world and eternity.
Some people say that there are an infinite number of dimensions in which we live, die, suffer, love and learn all at the same time. That we are experiencing many outcomes in one. That said, there is no such thing as time. It’s an illusion. Just like the line between good and bad is an illusion.
This quote’s got a bit of an Alice in Wonderland theme where it makes sense and doesn’t at the same time. But that’s the thing. Two completely different things with different concepts contradict each other to make sense. The two ideas that seem to contradict each other have no line in between them because they are constantly switching back and forwards between one idea and the next. Good becomes bad. Now is also the past and the future.Those lines are just illusions. Just one big magic trick.