Three questions

When a person starts to awaken from his long slumber there are different sorts of questions that might arise in his mind. Depending upon which side he wakes on and his endowment of intelligence, the emphasis will fall on a particular question. These questions can fundamentally be distilled into three. The first is, “Who?” This is a personal question. It is about the individual soul or psyche. This question resolves itself as the person resolves. The second is a deeper question. It is, “What?” This is an impersonal question. It is about the essential nature or life-essence beyond the psyche. And the third question is a planetary and cosmological question. It is about the unfolding of life as intelligence manifesting itself through the time-space continuum. But what this question really comes down to is, “Why?”