There are two ways we experience the world (as described in Self), one through wholeness the other through reason. Reason demands that everything be counted linearly, even though number can never extend to become its own ground (Godel even made this a theory). On the other hand wholeness, as that unique experience of life as everything it can be, refuses to let itself be communicated by partial means, and so totally escapes reason’s working.
In the twentieth century a similar conundrum was reached when trying to understand the basic particles of existence. Of course once one has one particle one can count through to all material structure, but how to define that first existence, if not out of something else? What happened was a tortuous path of trying to rationalise outside a language of exact description of an objective reality. Heisenberg and Schrodinger in 1925-6 developed a mathematics whose key was a circular relation that returned to its own starting point, a story of creation that went full circle through wholeness and reason into the birth of the first particle.
Their innovation was tantalizingly quirky. One prevents reason from working on its own concepts by introducing a paradoxical uncertainty in the operation of number on itself, so that the potential of all things must be considered in their wholeness. Any concept (say position) is placed in a tension with another (momentum) to stimulate an internal dynamic that leaves open the potential of existence until fitted within the circle of whole determination. Wow. What a solution to come up with! Not everyone was happy with this, including Einstein, who said it was a betrayal of reason and objectivity!
In trying to relate reason and wholeness, we can borrow the same procedure as with the first particle. Instead of reason dominating wholeness in finished order, or wholeness evading reason in unfinished potential, we relate the two in a tension of paradoxical uncertainty. As with position and momentum placed in tension by Heisenberg and Schrodinger to know the first particle, we say that wholeness and reason are in paradoxical relation. This paradoxical relation prevents reason from trying to close in defining its own ground. Instead wholeness and reason are kept in potential until a circular tale can come full circle and show the meaning of one to the other and vice versa.
This is the nature of justice. To come through the paradox of wholeness and reason, justice has to exercise a cycle of inquiry in order to return to the same question with which it started long ago (as a child). It is in experience that wholeness and reason make their journey to find the language of articulation of the element of being. Reason or wholeness on their own cannot make a short cut of this demand.
In the search for this cycle of elemental justice, the potential of all beings may be shared, as reason works to puzzle out the tension with wholeness. Those who resonate around the circle of being stand together at the first and the last through all their difference.
For those with mathematical background the paradoxical relation is of non-commutation:
(position. momentum – momentum.position = 2πhi)
where the symbols π h and i have physical significance or
(wholeness. reason – reason. wholeness = 2πhi).
This is contrary to the rules of commutation of arithmetic where 2 + 4 – 4 + 2 = 0. Non-commutation stops number from working through to a solution until the relation to wholeness in a circular round of returning to one’s own starting point reveal to the weary seeker the starting point of the inquiry.
What is remarkable about this theory is that though this seems to set a complex foundation to the determination of something simple as a particle, reason is constrained to show wholeness through a number of simple steps of appearance. Wholeness is thereby impelled to reveal itself as a single tale which reason helps usher into existence.