>> My question is, Omniscience doesn't literally mean that you would know every sort of thing, unless you came across it before. A master would not be able write computer programs unless he learns it like everybody else. A master would not be able to speak a new language unless he learns it like everybody else. Am I right? <<
Yes and no. It depends upon the "master". Some for whom it is important, do have this ability to connect with whatever knowledge they desire in the moment. Others do not, because it is unimportant to them.
>> So what do you exactly mean by "The magician who merges with the Unity knows everything while in the merged state"? <<
Just that. EVERY thing. Simultaneously.
But since there is so much (i.e., an infinite amount of information), all at once, it takes a certain skill to be able to bring that awareness downward and into the lower levels of personal awareness. And in the temporal moment, the brain (i.e., the mundane awareness) can only hold a very, very small amount of that infinite whole.
At first, the magician's personal and Individual levels of awareness will be completely overwhelmed by the shear force of SO much information. Neither levels of Self are accustomed to processing this much information all at once and therefore can do little other than merely bask in its radiance. In other words, at this stage, very little information is integrated into the lower levels of personal awareness.
Nonetheless, the initial experience of Unity initiates a process of transformation within the Individual and personal levels of Self. This transformation eventually allows for more and more of the Unitary experience to penetrate directly into the personal levels of the magician's awareness.
Ultimately, not even the highest of Adepts or Masters can bring the entirety of the Infinite into the temporal moment.
My best to you,
:) Rawn Clark
12 Jun 2003