The Shocking Truth

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Summerlander
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Re: The Shocking Truth

Postby Summerlander » 07 Aug 2017 00:08

I think ego can be beneficial and egoless behaviour in a world such as ours can sometimes be impractical. But if you are planning to live in seclusion, perhaps in a Buddhist monastery, cultivating an egoless personality will definitely be subjectively rewarding.

Shrooms certainly warped my perception of reality, and I certain had moments of being 'at one with the universe' as some might say, but I don't think the ego was completely eradicated.

I have only ever experienced a noticeable sense of transcending the self on a couple of occasions during meditation. I wasn't even looking for such states at the time. The first time, I experienced the loss of identity and a profoundly pristine cognition for only a fraction of a second before thoughts come flooding in again to 'weigh' me down.

It's hard to describe such subjective states but the clarity and peace were undeniable. Once I returned to normal, I thought I had discovered what the Buddha meant by being 'enlightened'. In some ways I felt light as a feather because I was truly free of worry. If it was temporary psychosis then I want more of it. I was truly happy even if for a brevity. :mrgreen:
"Empty cognizance of one taste, suffused with knowing, is your unmistaken nature, the uncontrived original state. when not altering what is, allow it to be as it is, and the awakened state is right now spontaneously present."

- Padmasambhava

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Re: The Shocking Truth

Postby HunterClash » 07 Aug 2017 19:15

deep stuff...
LD: 6
1: 4/9/15 - The Plane
2: 7/11/16 - The Voice
3: 8/7/17 - The Self Suggesting Dream
4: 8/17/17 - The Snake
5: 8/19/17 - The Super Speed(Fail)
6: 8/26/17 - The Ball Pool

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Re: The Shocking Truth

Postby Summerlander » 07 Aug 2017 23:57

Indeed. The mind, whatever its nature and however much we debate about it, is undoubtedly a rollercoaster ride. 8-)
"Empty cognizance of one taste, suffused with knowing, is your unmistaken nature, the uncontrived original state. when not altering what is, allow it to be as it is, and the awakened state is right now spontaneously present."

- Padmasambhava

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Re: The Shocking Truth

Postby 24/7/365 » 08 Aug 2017 18:39

I wonder if I communicate with my cells? um!

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Re: The Shocking Truth

Postby Summerlander » 13 Aug 2017 03:46

You are your cells.
"Empty cognizance of one taste, suffused with knowing, is your unmistaken nature, the uncontrived original state. when not altering what is, allow it to be as it is, and the awakened state is right now spontaneously present."

- Padmasambhava

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Re: The Shocking Truth

Postby 24/7/365 » 13 Aug 2017 18:48

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man, this pot is good!

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Re: The Shocking Truth

Postby Summerlander » 04 Sep 2017 00:20

Where do you think I get my ideas from? :mrgreen:
"Empty cognizance of one taste, suffused with knowing, is your unmistaken nature, the uncontrived original state. when not altering what is, allow it to be as it is, and the awakened state is right now spontaneously present."

- Padmasambhava


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