The challenge of enlightenment is not simply to glimpse the awakened condition, nor even to continually experience it. It is to be, and express it, as yourself in the way you move in the world. In order to do this you must come out of hiding behind any superstitious beliefs and find the courage to question everything. Otherwise you will continue to hold on to superstitions that distort your perception and expression..
No matter how beautiful the spiritual experience is, it is only an experience, and experiences come and go.. Ask yourself what was it that was there in the experience? and what is it that is still here, now that the experience is over? THAT is what you are!!
"... there simply exists power, to be tapped, to do good or to do evil.. there exists certain entities who will aid you .. you may call these entities Gods, Spirits or Watchers; or depersonalize them, as Powers or Forces."
While we are approaching the end of our time, we are NOT at the end of our being! It is the activity of our nerves, the acid of our fears, which daily consume our organism. He who suceeds in raising himself above his emotions, in suppressing his anger and the Fear of illness, is capable of overcoming the attrition of the years.. however.. if I die, I will only become more powerful!
To see things as they are is to see them without filters, without veils. To see "what is" means to perceive objectively. Objective perception requires that we apprehend or perceive without the usual filters, without the projections of the past onto the present. "What is", obviously must be in the moment -- now, because only now exists. Only this very moment exists. You can see that logically for yourself. I'm not saying anything esoteric here, what exists is now. The past reality is not here. The future hasn't come yet.
To see "what is" means to see the now, as it is. But to see the now as it is means to see without the influence of the past! Many of our problems and illusions come from our past experience. We've seen how we can project our patterns on our interpersonal relationships, how we project our relationships with our parents and others in our early childhood onto our present life, how we react in ways that have nothing to do with the present. This is one way of seeing some of the more obvious psychological and emotional filters. We don't see people the way they are, we see them according to our past experience. We are always projecting images and patterns of relationship that do not actually exist now.
To experience things without concepts means to experience things without the past, with absolutely no mind, because mind is the filter we put on reality.
First time out at Reverbnation. I think Myspace is dying and want a current outlet for my ... stuff.