Question: I do not understand the concept of not near or far, not big or small. Is the Universe NOT large and is Mars NOT far away? And, if it not near or far, then why is it taking the Mars Perseverance mission six months to get there?
Response: Terms like “near,” “far,” “big,” “small,” refer to what appears relative, not Absolute. They do not designate actual Nearness, Farness, Bigness, Smallness—whatever such made-up terms could possibly mean. Only in our conceptualized world of “this” and “that” does there appear a large universe where Mars appears far away from Earth. In Totality, which hasn’t any size, there is only here and now. Please check out the terms here, now, and Totality in the glossary. See also two truths in the glossary and then reread chapter 36.