The most important aspects of the ontology of reality are dualities, including light and dark, good and evil. Duality is also the rudimentary substrate behind all material phenomena like insideness or outsideness, smooth or rough, soft or loud, dimensions like up or down or right or left, forward and backward in temporality, creativity of greater complexity and entropy, feminine vs. masculine, etc. These dualities are responsible for and are the ontological substance behind everything. The semantical labels people are inventive with to define dualities are social constructions, and there will always be neutral gray zones between the dark and the light. If you have a dotting of bright glittering stars in the sky among an expansive black soft sea of nothingness, the distinctive boundary between where the star ends and the darkness begins is not knowable materially since it necessarily exists at a point of infinite smallness, infinity not possible to exist in a formulated conceptualization since all our methods of material knowing (whether they be linguistic, spatial, mathematical, or other symbolic ways, etc.) only find infinity to be an inscrutable, abstract, nebulous formlessness that is foreign to us (there is an association between formlessness and the infinite in mystical and esoteric philosophy since it is only when one enters the cessation dhana or rather the nothingness that permeates all of existence that one can “comprehend” what infinity is since the infinite cannot and will not be truly understood as a limited form unless that form is known to be identical to all other objects; this is the basis of nondualist religions).
An infinitely small sliver of reality being the line between all duality necessitates the differences between dualities are either undefinable and nonexistent, in reality but unknowable, or in reality but knowable through unconventional methodization. As examples, people report instances of infinity while in advanced states of ecstasy and enstasis. In these states, the mind is capable of infinite calculative potential, and this would only be possible if the infinite division within finitude could exist mechanistically. The term I found looking for one related to this topic is “xeno machine”, a xeno machine being an instrument in possession of infinite computive ability in a way that is hypothetically physically possible in the spatial order of infinite lengths making up a finite object (for example ½, ⅓, ¼, … all the way down to the endless number itself would result in 1/infinity, an uncountable amount of which could be used for extreme power if possible to utilize). This is the mathematical explanation for how ecstatics can have infinity in their phenomenological self-examination of reality if the mind and its physical correlate in the body are to stay in link.
With dualities, reality is as a systemization from simplicity to impossible complexity as an interconnected holistic web of life and non-life, interacting with creativity and destroying, chaotic entropic strange attractors and formed crystallized orders, peace and violence, good and evil, love and hate.
But this issue complicates, a result from postmodernism in many cases, by moving the model from duality to trinity. It is not just male and female; it’s male, female, and gender-nonconforming / nonbinary / genderqueer / both / neither. It’s not just good and evil; it’s good, evil, and gray areas from cultural differences. It’s not war and peace; it’s war, peace, and sitzkrieg or cold war. And you could say the same thing for mathematical physical systems in a case where chaos is the established order or if order unexpectedly appeared out of a pool of chaos or if there is a feedback loop where order and chaos are switches in the relationship of which one is dominant. The removal of duality with the gray areas can even apply to emotions like love and sadness or hate or fear when it comes to heartbreak.
And yet, none of this disproves the existence of dualities. Of course the words are social constructions, but the objects we refer to themselves exist. The nature of what they exist as is a mystery, as is all of the universe itself. Individuals of interconnectedness explicate that the physical and mental worlds of dualities are illusory and the highest transcendent domain of reality within and without is Spirit, which unifies and is all. This informative statement suggests the duality between duality and nonduality is itself illusory since the claim is that Spirit is all things, illusory or not.
The conception the physical world is illusory or a projector screen of consciousness playing deceptive images is important. We will look at how the duality between the material cosmos and the post-material beauty and transcendence of the formless hypercosmos glimmer a light that elucidates how the nature of all this can work for us as we attempt to use it for our own paths.