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Spontaneous development of freedom

Conditionality is the basis of all logic.  First, a person understands that there is a predictable result of conditions.  Then, a person understands that they are predictably subjected to particular conditions.  Then, a person understands that they condition particular conditions which have predictable effects.  Then, a person understands that they may condition the effects to which they are subjected.  Then, a person understands the importance of their capacity for logic.  For ultimately, control over an environment for a person is as important to a person as motor control of their body.

Considering the capacity for logic so, a person comes to observe that there is a difference between self and environment.  This permits perception of "others" in the environment, each exerting control over the shared environment.  This leads to the development of dualism: through the antagonism of competition for the same environment, an understanding that there are outcomes which are beneficial to one or another antagonist develops a preference for one over the other.  Understanding the importance of the capacity for preference, a person develops sufficient awareness to permit insight into the limitations of perception.  This in turn allows an understanding of bias, and cultivates effort against bias, and limitations of perception.

Distrusting the bias and limitations of their senses, a person will understand them as merely effects of a single environment and develop monism: causation is understood to result in effects that act as new causes, producing secondary effects, tertiary effects, and so many other distant side-effects.

A desire to refine the control of side-effects results in the profound understanding that effects are actually co-conditioned: there is no singular cause for any effect.  This in turn permits insight into the spontaneous result of environment: all effects are understood to result as a cause of the environment generally, and the laws, the dharma, which guides the manifestation of phenomenon are seen.

Study of this spontaneous manifestation of environment through phenomenon, understood as beginning, that which has come before, Brahma, results in an understanding that the effects of any environment are also self-limiting.  This self-limiting nature is then observed in the side-effects, with a definable frontier: the extent of the environment predicts the limitation of its spontaneous manifestations.  With one loka perceived, the yogi is able to perceive another, and another, every loka co-existing, without co-conditioning.  Exploring these many lokas, the yogi develops understanding that which connects them is themselves.  This in turn permits understanding that the spontaneous nature of self is an emergent property of the lokas.

Understanding the spontaneous nature of self as an emergent property of the lokas, the yogi begins to exert their self, testing their self, gaining control over their self.  Having gained self-control, the yogi exerts themselves to explore their limitations, and discovers that self is also self-limiting.  This in turn illuminates the purpose of the exploration is cultivating a desire for giving, sharing and using the self.  Having been drawn toward such sacrifice, having observed that which is without self, the yogi understands the means of their freedom is their self, for their self was spontaneously conditioned upon that non-self.

There is no practical difference between the circle without circumference and the circle with infinite circumference: each contains the other while excluding the other, for they are the condition for each other's existence.