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Interzone / Re: Unintentional metaphors for modernity
« on: September 08, 2013, 11:17:15 PM »
Actually, and ironically, the world is all one.
And it goes far beyond the world.
But leftists are unable to understand how this is so, even though they claim it as their own idea.
They can not bear anything to be what anything is, without their screwing with it to make it so.

I've often observed that there is a lot of truth in leftist slogans.
But leftists don't understand those truths, and never will.

Interzone / Re: Unintentional metaphors for modernity
« on: September 08, 2013, 08:11:24 PM »
The old-fashioned ones don't work so well any more.
Look at how many people get Bubonic Plague and live.
I myself had Typhoid Fever and made it (barely).
Still, with antibiotics being haXX0red more and more by clever bugs, who knows?

Interzone / Re: Spirituality can not be explained.
« on: September 08, 2013, 02:30:20 AM »
Lao Tzu knew his stuff.

Interzone / Re: Spirituality can not be explained.
« on: September 08, 2013, 12:39:04 AM »
I would demand nothing. Like I said: it can't be done.
Nobody that hasn't yet realized the spiritual, could 'understand' what it might be.
Spirituality is, by its nature, non-transferable. It may be described, but not directly shared.
Nothing can dilute it, however, or render it worthless.

The 'new age' movement has flooded the terrain with people acting spiritual.
But not knowing what spiritual is, the act is all you get. And all they get.
The real thing is so worth going for, that one persists, anyway, in mentioning it.
Not - as some claim - for point-scoring purposes, but because it is real, it exists, it is sublime, and almost nobody seems to know anything first-hand about it.

Interzone / Spirituality can not be explained.
« on: September 07, 2013, 07:49:00 PM »
Spirituality can not be explained. It can only be experienced.
To attempt to explain it removes its essence, so the explanation becomes about something that no longer is what it was, before the explanation.
The best one can do is describe spirituality after experiencing it.
And even that is only a pale skeleton of what it really is.

How to experience spirituality?
The only way I know of, to gain a first glimpse upon which to build, is meditation.
This is a solo thing, which is what spirituality is about. Starting with aloneness, to flower into being everything. It is never, ever, a display involving others.

Spirituality can not be explained. But if you chance to discover it, you'll immediately know what it is.

Interzone / Re: Flatline
« on: September 07, 2013, 04:47:35 PM »
We got us a swell discussion going here.
Who would have guessed it could happen?
And on a deathmetal site  ;)

Interzone / Re: Spiritualism
« on: September 06, 2013, 05:24:16 PM »
crow: what do you think of animal testing? testing stuff on animals that get harmed in the process.

I think it's none of my business. People do what they do.
I would not do this particular thing, under any circumstances, for any reason.
Scientists, however, have little reverence, which is probably what leads them to become scientists.

Interzone / Re: Spiritualism
« on: September 05, 2013, 04:30:46 PM »
What a great way to wake up, today.
This is the only really important stuff.
The missing ingredient that makes life noticeably alive.

Interzone / Re: Flatline
« on: September 05, 2013, 04:28:34 PM »
That is so familiar I might have written it myself.
I scare the crap out of most people, just be being neutrally calm and balanced.
While a very few are stimulated by this thing that few of them have ever seen.

Ambiguity is a good word to describe what passes for communication by the many.
People have, themselves, become defined by their ambiguity.
Knowing nothing of who one is, must lead to such a state.

I am usually viewed with suspicion.

Interzone / Re: The mechanics of distraction
« on: September 05, 2013, 04:22:02 PM »
Reality is the scariest thing there is, to most.
Civilization only exists, to cover it over with layer upon layer of camouflage, so that the timid may forget the complete uncertainty of existence, and become able to function in a way that gets big things done.

That was how it was, anyway.
How it now is, seems to entail getting nothing done, regardless, while people satiate themselves with any possible distraction and transient pleasure.

Reality continues to exist, though, as it always has, and always will, as the wilderness that the brave freely explore and glory in.

Interzone / Re: The mechanics of distraction
« on: September 03, 2013, 09:14:50 PM »
Yes, YES! I went back and checked.
The distracted person cannot tell the difference between the world, and perception of the world.
That, my friend, is a revelation.
There is more in that than in 10,000 words.

Interzone / Re: The mechanics of distraction
« on: September 03, 2013, 07:01:15 PM »
Were you 'parading' anything? It didn't appear so.
Besides: you don't get to embody anything subtle without sometimes missing the target, en-route to accuracy.

Interzone / Re: Spiritualism
« on: September 03, 2013, 06:58:48 PM »
This is the removal of ego. It results in what you see. Whatever that is.
Strangely, it screams ego to those who are chained to their own.
While whispering beguiling mystery to those in-between.
And a cool breath of oxygen to those few who thirst for true communication.

Interzone / Re: Flatline
« on: September 03, 2013, 06:54:45 PM »
Indeed. Bliss is something that sounds a bit vapid, and few have any real notion of what it might be.
My experience of bliss is a state beyond happiness: one that has no addictive nature, no overtones, no aftertaste.
It is, to all intents, transparent, in that it does not get in the way of experience.
One simply becomes whatever one is experiencing.
Like a crow, by a pond.

Interzone / Re: Spiritualism
« on: September 03, 2013, 07:01:11 AM »
A 'Zen teacher' does not necessarily know anything about Zen.
In fact, it is likely that if he did, he would not be teaching it.

Curiosity can mean keen observation, as in focused interest.
This can exist without the addition of destructive testing, to discover the workings of what is being observed.

I am keenly interested in many, many things, by way of being a practiced observer of detail.
Yet I have never met anyone more able to maintain a Zen state, no matter what.
Well: no human, anyway...

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