The mystery behind all of life cannot be discovered by the mundane known, by the ordinary and measurable. The accumulation of knowledge, no matter how seemingly vast, is always limited, always partial. Most of our minds were conditioned to discover by way of measuring (e.g., recognizing) with (and from) knowledge. The timeless, the immeasurable, however, cannot merely be discovered via measurement in mere time. Most of us were trained to look and to exist using only certain modes…. and we remain in (and “as”) what those modes are. The limited, no matter how hard it tries, cannot ever penetrate the unlimited. (Even the best scientists and physicists are in the dark about so very much.)
To understand real mystery, the mind must, itself, become the majestic mysterious. That means leaving the known, the accumulated, and putting them aside. Very few are willing to do that. Consciously, or unconsciously, they still (in one form or another) cling to the known. They continue to measure, to endlessly use symbols, to separate, and follow methodologies.
Even in quantum mechanics, the moment something is measured, the wave-function collapses and mere limitation and locality ensues. We can blend with the whole when we stop being what reacts and measures as we were programmed to. Too many of us function as mere points in locality… which is limited, barbaric, selfish, fragmentary, and which negates real compassion and deep understanding.