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Path to Enlightenment

Nexus

Accumulation of knowledge is often mistaken for intelligence. This is like mistaking a cup of milk for a cow. Like memorizing information for a test, only so that you may pass that single test and then the burden of the knowledge is dropped after the information is not needed any more.
Where is the intelligence in such reasoning and action? Wisdom is much more valuable than any accumulation of knowledge. Wisdom is principles.

Principles discuss the very nature of perception as the understanding of reality. People are foolish when trying to become somebody in the world, when they haven’t even come to terms first with their own true nature. Until we become realized beings, every commodity we produce is at the detrimental expense of somebody. In order to have heaven on earth in such a corrupt system, you have to have somebody else do the work.

Many are fine with this and happy because they don’t have to do the work, or they do have to work, but are indifferent enough and caught in the illusion to where they don’t make the effort to push for a change. Working class and middle class people are trapped in lifeless dead end jobs, working to their own demise for the profit of somebody else. Too many people are in debt, bankrupt, homeless and/or barely able to survive. We all need food, warmth, shelter, and the other basic needs. It’s sad that this issue is still not resolved. It is not a question of resources. It’s a matter of getting those who hoard the resources to share, which unfortunately is most improbable.

The wealthy usually want to live in mansions and palaces, they want servants. They often want to waste what isn’t desired any longer and feel unburdened by their own waste and excess. Excess is important to most who are wealthy. It is selfish to desire to have so much of anything that is needed or wanted, to where there is no concern about going without. In fact, when you never have to put intention and energy towards what’s needed, the mind tends to enforce flippant cravings, desires, and indulgences, and forget about important things like health and the overall well being of the self and others.

When we are forced to be frugal or to ration, there is a sense of mindfulness, that is easily lost when there is no intensity or pressure
in that sense.
It is intensity that drives us, intensity that gives us power. Any negativity can be transformed, but to do so it has to all come to the surface to be worked out. This is why any legitimate internal alchemy practice or path to enlightenment can be arduous, and even painful and intense to the seeker. Once it is understood how to transform negative intensities that are felt, health, tranquility, and well being come naturally as if they were waiting for you to remember that they are the greatest treasures one can ever attain.

A sense of compassion towards all living things is suddenly realized when this happens, because the mind/body stops acting and thinking selfishly when it realizes that it doesn’t have to anymore; that it never had to be selfish in the first place. All sense of self or selfish behavior is damaging to the self and to others; it is the reason we get sick and the reason there is unjust violence and many other atrocities in the world. There is no self, we are all in this together. Each of us effects the world and everything in it, just as much as we effect ourselves by how we focus our intention and awareness. Either we can fight and reject the predicament, or we can find a way to unite and breakthrough.

Very few wealthy people are benevolent, generous, and compassionate. Most like to collect expensive and rare things like cars or trophies, just to have them sitting in around somewhere. Where is the intelligence in this behavior?!

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No one knows exactly how we think, therefore we never really know anything.

Void State

No one knows exactly how we think, therefore we never really know anything. I will live ’till I die. Your mind is your own monster. My favorite thing to do, is to close my eyes and forget I even exist.

A famous Taoist immortalist named Qian Lou, once said:
“Not disturbed by poverty or lowliness;
not hurried by wealth and status’.
The epitome of that saying is here,
In the likes of this man!
He entertains his mind
with intoxication and poetry;
is he not of the clan of Mr. Mindless?”

Being centered in the midst of circumstances

Centered

Unfortunately most do not teach the essence of Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Yoga or any method/practice for reaching the most unified state possible. People want to learn forms and to put a label on everything.
The Tao cannot be attained without a body.
Truth cannot be attained as long as there is a physical body.
We need the body to become realized beings. To completely understand the Way of things and ultimate truth, there cannot be a physical form.

Discipline, concentration, and insight are the three essentials.
Being centered in the midst of circumstances, is finding the mysterious pass. Clarifying the mind, is miraculous experience. Seeing the essence of mind, is crystallization of spirit. Merging mind, body, and spirit into one completely unified state existing in harmony, is refining the immortalized consciousness.
Having a body outside the body, is release from the matrix.
Breaking through space/time is perfect attainment/enlightenment.

When accomplishment is fulfilled in spiritual practice, character is well developed and one directly transcends to completion all at once; physically and spiritually sublimated, one merges with the Tao in reality.

A constant process without accumulation

Zen-Circle-ZEN-BUDDHIST

First of all, what is meant by learning? I am not offering an opinion, I am looking at the fact. Is learning a process of accumulation of knowledge? From that knowledge I act; that is, I have stored up experiences, memories, and from that I act. Or, is learning a constant process without accumulation and therefore learning is acting? Go slowly, I’ll go into it. It is not that I first learn and then act according to what I have learnt, but learning is acting; the learning is not separate from acting.

One is going to learn about fear, or about what to do, how to live. But if you have a system that tells you how to live, or a method that says, “Live this way”, then you are conforming to the method which is established by somebody else. Therefore you are not learning, you are conforming and acting according to a pattern, which is not action at all, it is just imitation. So if you learn what are the implications of methods, or of systems, then you will put away methods and systems; then you are learning about what you are doing and the very learning about life is the activity of life – right? Have I made it clear? Living, learning and acting are not three separate things, they are indivisible.

Astral Projection

One afternoon I laid down in meditation.
When I did, I went to a place that looked
just like the forest near where I live.
Only it was more beautiful, if such a thing could be imagined.
I knew I was not awake and figured it must be a dream or something.
It was sunny but it was becoming darker.
There were other people and they were humming this sound,
like they were vibrating the air around all of us.
I could feel it in the air and it gave me a shiver.
I felt like joining in on making this sound for some reason.

When I did, it felt so natural to make this sound, and then moments later,
without me even doing anything, I rose off my feet into the air.
I remember I crossed my legs to get my balance.
As I was sitting in the air I was sinking slowly, a little bit.
I felt to place my hands with the palms facing down and just imagine
that I was repelling myself away from the ground. This worked!
Next thing I know we are all floating and
getting higher and higher in the air.
Maybe ten of us.
Everybody starts flying off into the
mountain tops nearby, in the same direction,
way up into the sky, and it was like I just wanted to go with them.
It felt like we were going somewhere important.

I remember flying around the tops of mountains and
seeing the sun just as it was setting in the distance.
I was so happy at this point that I shouted out in joy and
I had the biggest smile. I was so happy that for these moments,
I had forgotten completely
about being alive or even having my waking body.
This body where I was flying, felt to be the real one when
all of a sudden it came back to me, that I do have a physical body. This woke me up, because

I was so surprised at the feeling that I am not the body.
I was determined to go back there. Somehow I managed to go back,
after quieting my mind again.
Only this time, I was in some sort of bunker and there was no ladder
to climb out, just a hole at the top maybe 20 feet above me.
It was sheer walls and I couldn’t climb.
I remembered How I was levitating before.
This time, I didn’t hum or anything because for some reason I had forgotten all about that.
Instead, I just imagined myself sitting on the air and that my hands
facing palm down could push me upward away from the ground.
This was difficult but I slowly, inch by inch rose out of the hole
and I saw the exact same forest I had seen before.
When I made it out of the hole,
the sun was almost completely set and it was getting dark.

I remember I had some trouble levitating,
it was like I was bouncing in the air cause
I was having trouble keeping myself afloat.
I noticed it was a matter of concentration.
The more I payed attention to levitation,
the better I could stay in the air.

The whole time I was levitating, I had my feet
together and I was in a sitting position.
The soles of my feet were
touching like in a butterfly position.
It just felt natural to do it this way.
I managed to get up into the air
and fly like this by leaning in a direction.
I was going through the forest, but this time instead of ascending
to the lofty heights and mountaintops as I did before,
I was descending and I couldn’t do anything about it.
I saw wrecked ships that looked really old.
They were all worn, faded, and
overgrown with plants.

Then as I got lower,
there was a sign that I couldn’t read out in some water.
I went down to the water, still levitating.
As I approached it, I saw dolphins in the water!
They were amazing and they were swimming up to me,
as if to check me out. They were swimming fast and I realized
I was moving quite quickly too at this point.
I couldn’t stop from descending either.
Just about an inch above the water I reached in to it and touched a dolphin.
I felt the smoothness of its skin, the water pulling against my hand
as I broke the surface, and I saw the dolphin up close as it swam past me in the opposite direction I was flying.
It was all so breathtaking, that I forgot I was still descending.
I crashed into the water, moving at a high speed.
When I was in the water,
I noticed that it had a very strong current to it.
I could not fight it or even swim.
It was moving opposite of the direction I had been flying.
I was moving in the same direction that the dolphins were swimming.

The thought occurred to me to try and levitate out,
but I felt like I could not do this when I tried.
It took all my strength to stay above the surface.
I was being pulled into a narrow water way that looked very much like a
river or something. I managed to stick my leg out
and grab a hold of the ground on one side just before it narrowed.
I saw white coral and plants growing at the bank,
in the water, and up to the bank.
As I climbed onto the ground,
I was thinking about everything that was happening,
and how this was so real.

I forgot completely again, how I was not awake for a moment.
I thought that I should get my camera and record some things.
Next thing I know, I am in my room and I get my camera,
having forgot that I was not awake. My dog has a pillow
that he sleeps on, right next to my bed.
When I got my camera from my room,
I saw my dog running around and he was sort of getting in the way.
He was making it hard for me to walk around. He was super excited.

Then, I saw another of him that looked perfectly identical,
but laying on his pillow and fast asleep.
I looked at both of them a few times to be sure
there were two. I saw an exact copy of my dog. One sleeping on his pillow, and one running around trying to get my attention and excited.

I looked over to my left as if in an impulse and I saw myself laying
in meditation on my bed. I somehow put it together before I even consciously thought it through.
I looked close and I saw my self breathing.
I saw my body rise up and down as I breathed, lying on the bed.
I leaned in close and could hear myself breathing even.
I Knew right then, that it would be no use trying to record anything
with the camera.
The sight of my self, shocked me so much that I woke up right then.
When I woke up this time, a second later I heard my dog wake up next to me, and sneeze.

I was undecided on whether or not to try and go back again.
I decided to try one more time.
I made it back after some time,
to the same forest.
But this time, I was outside again like the fist time,
and not in that bunker.
I managed to get up in the air once again, in the same sitting position.
This time however, after I made it a certain distance
into the forest, it was like I was not able to focus my eyes anymore.
I woke up right when I lost the ability to focus and everything became blurry.
I woke up against my own will and I knew I had to write this down.

Out of body Experience-Today I have seen the dragon

I went into meditation one afternoon recently and when
I closed my eyes, within moments I began to see wood as if on a deck somewhere.
I squinted as if my eyes were open and it all became crystal clear.
I saw that I was on a boardwalk near some water.
This was not at all like a dream, and I have
lucid dreams every single night/morning.
One major thing that made it entirely different, is how one second I am awake,
then the next I closed my eyes to meditate and
just fell right in to this different environment.

It was sunny and the air felt crisp.
I saw a soda can and picked it up.
It still had some liquid in it and the label was a brand I didn’t recognize.
It was green and that is all I remember.
I do remember that I couldn’t read the label either.
I set it back down after a moment.
The boardwalk was made of some mahogany colored wood.

I was walking down it and saw a young girl in a sun dress.
She was maybe only 5 or 6 years old.
She smiled at me.
I turned to the edge of the boardwalk and looked out onto the water;
It was breathtaking.
I just wanted to stare out on this gorgeous turquoise sea.
I noticed others were doing the same nearby.
Just then, a sudden burst of heavy rain came down on the area right above me.
The rain felt so real, I could feel it sending tingles and shivers through me
as it was soaking me. It was cold rain.
It stopped a minute later but I stood in it and
even began to enjoy it while I was being rained on.
I felt the happiest I could ever be during all of this.
It was like I was in some heavenly realm.
I continued down the boardwalk until I came to a horizontal
metal barrier that I walked under.

Right as I passed under it, someone shouted at me to stop from behind.
I was flying on the back of some great beast a split second later
and very disoriented for at first.
It was as if I just skipped to doing that suddenly.
I had been on the boardwalk, then next thing I know I am flying above the clouds.

The creature
had long white hair like some big shaggy dog.
Its neck was long and it had wings.
I couldn’t clearly see it’s head and face
from where I was sitting on it’s back.
I realized I was riding a dragon of sorts when I saw the
tail and the entire figure
of this amazing creature.
It was a great big dragon covered in white hair almost completely.
It looked like it’s tail and wings were more reptilian tho.
As I grabbed the hair on its back to hold on,
I felt to swoop down and gain speed.
As I wanted to do this, the dragon responded and it happened..
I remember hearing a train horn as we burst straight down,
from above the clouds into the
landscape below.

It was hard to hold on at first but the dragon noticed this too,
and adjusted the descent for me.
I thanked it.
I looked to my right and there was a train
that was going by. There were wild
horses that I saw
nearby, on the other side of the train.
As we passed the train,
we flew through mountains and they were indescribably beautiful.
Some had what looked like an entire side would be covered in an
array of different flowers. Others had waterfalls and cliffs.
Some would reach into the clouds, which we were now flying just below.
One Mountain I remember,
it looked like there were gigantic, ancient looking,
carvings on the sheer cliff face.

I was awakened by my sister calling just then and
I realized that this whole experience,
took place within about an hour and thirty minutes.
I was laying there in meditation for over an hour,
but it felt like just 5-10 min of stuff that happened.

I had this vision
just moments after laying down and closing my eyes.
I went right in and saw that.
I was remarking afterward how I have never been rained on in a dream either.
To me, this was no dream.
“Today I have seen the dragon”

Aside

Meditation Out of body experience

A few days ago after breakfast, I laid down to meditate. Almost right away I found myself in the forest behind my house. Only, there was no snow like there should have been and everything was very green. It was warm outside and very nice, so I walked around for awhile until I was approached by some woman. She had a sort of golden brown skin and when I looked closer, it looked like there were actually little specks of gold embedded in her skin. She seemed to be glowing too but not very bright, like her skin was radiant.

She came up to me and began communicating with me in some non-verbal manner. Like she was thinking and I could just get a direct transmission from her. Sometimes I would get actual words. I asked her who she was and she said she was a goddess. I asked her where she came from, and she asked me if I had ever seen her temple before. I was confused by this, because she asked it like she was surprised I had not seen it before, and how I didn’t recognize her.

She took my hand right then as she understood that I didn’t know what she was talking about. She explained how her temple was “white but not bright white”, I remember those words exactly. At that very moment, a flash of an image popped in my mind’s eye. I saw a very large and beautiful temple that was crystal clear, like it was made entirely from quartz crystal.

It was then that she took me to a large river. We were just there instantly, and not in the forest behind my house anymore. She turned to the water, and out of her chest where her heart would be, a bunch of little things started flying out of her. I thought they looked like bees at first, but when I looked closer I couldn’t tell what they were. They looked more like energy and not like they had a distinguishable form. These small things flew into the water and a whirlpool began to happen. Out of the center of the whirlpool, a sphere of spinning water ascended into the air.

Then the ghostly images of what looked like people sort of, appeared in the air, as if they were being projected out of this sphere. The images included men and women and they looked to all be celebrating or having a really good time otherwise. They were not quite people I noticed. Some had different color skin and were shape-shifting into other things. One man looked down on us as if just noticing that he was being watched. He had human features and same color skin as a Caucasian. He began to argue with the goddess I was with. He was clearly in some sort of leader position. He was saying that we were not allowed to come where he was. We were not allowed because she was trying to bring me there with her. So, pretty much, I was not allowed and that was why he was denying us. He kept saying that you cant bring one of my kind there, it’s strictly forbidden.

Without too much more of an argument, she conceded and she grabbed my hand again. Next thing I know, I am somewhere else once more. This time I am standing near a house with what looked like clay walls. We were outside of it, in the middle of a forest I have never seen before.
I realized that she was trying to hand me something. It looked like a sort of plain doughnut without a hole punched in it. It even felt like a pastry but was more firm. she told me how I can repel negative spirits away from me and showed me once again in a direct transmission how to do this. It is hard to explain. One more time, she sent out those small things from her chest where her heart would be and they flew into the clay wall of this house. Then all sorts of disturbing and threatening forms that looked to be coming right for me, started coming out of the wall.

I realized she was giving me a chance to try what she had shown me and that these things could not hurt me if I did it. I held out the object she gave me and its like I just knew how to make this loud, humming sounding vibration come out of the very center of my being. I was not actually humming with my mouth. It was like I was sending out a massive vibration. I had to close my eyes when I did it, to focus enough and it sounded like it was so loud that it almost made my ears ring. When it would get the loudest, I could see behind my closed eyes a sort of blue sphere of light that would turn yellow like the sun. When it was yellow, was when the action was finished. Like I said, this is very hard to explain.

I began to do this with the object over and over, making this humming sounding vibration. I was fascinated with how it felt to do this. After awhile of doing it, some people came out of the house complaining saying I was being too loud and that I had to stop. They didn’t look menacing but they were really annoyed. I noticed the goddess was nowhere to be found right then. I tried to show one of the people what I was doing, but no matter how hard I tried I could not do it again now that she was gone. Instead the object she gave me crumbled in my hand.

I closed my eyes in a sigh. When I opened them I was shocked to find myself back in the forest behind my house again. I saw people getting up like they were passed out in the grass and just waking up. I went over to them and when I did, this creature that was very beautiful came up to us. She looked like she had human-like features and body, but she had a sort of purple complexion. I asked her what she was and who she was. Again, like with the goddess she spoke only to me in what was a non-verbal sort of communication, a direct transmission. She was a fairy. I know that might sound crazy. I have never had a dream before or meditated and seen goddesses or fairies. I was shocked in this meditation while she was explaining to me what she was. But I could feel in me that she was in fact a fairy, just as much as I felt that the goddess I had seen before was exactly that. She led a few of us to a tree and I was wondering what she was going to do.

She just grabbed some bark with two hands pulling to the right. For some reason I couldn’t imagine why she would be doing that, at that moment. Until the bark opened up just like a door would. My jaw dropped and I saw very steep stairs and two white ropes hanging on each side of the staircase. I knew right then that this was her home. I climbed the stairs by grabbing the rope on the right to help me up. I noticed how I was shrinking as I was going up the stairs. Reminded me of Alice in wonderland. I was very lucid during this whole experience. When we got up the stairs it was a small home with a kitchen, a table and two other rooms. Another, male fairy popped up out of thin air and started heckling the first, female fairy that led us there. He was messing around with her in a joking sort of manner. She told him not to go invisible and startle her like that.

She didn’t seem to appreciate his behavior and as they were bickering, she started to shape-shift many times, into all sorts of different forms. Some of these forms looked animated almost, or like a cartoon character would. Except it was clearly still her and she was just making herself look different. I noticed she was changing form almost as if it was part of her expression and how she was feeling while she was talking to him. She was very funny and kept making quips at him. She was more clever than he was and had a brilliant way of making him realize how he was acting. I wish I could describe some of the forms she was changing into. Some of them were so bizarre and yet pleasant to see.. Most would be nearly impossible to explain.

One, which I like allot, was like a cloud inside a transparent body. She went to this one a few times. The cloud had eyes and a face but it was inside of the transparent body. If you could give a cloud a face and have it look real, it was like that. She even showed me how she looked if she were human. She was gorgeous as a human, with light brown hair and bright green eyes. After that, she returned to a humanoid with purplish color skin again.

I remember she had books on her table. One was hand drawings that she said she had done. Most of them were faces, portraits maybe of actual beings? One of these drawings stood out to me. It was the goddess I had been with before. I told her about this and about the goddess. She just smiled as if she knew who I was talking about. She wouldn’t tell me anything about the goddess tho, like it was secret. I told her about the whirlpool and the sphere of water that projected those beings in a ghostly image. And how she was trying to take me to where they, were but I was not allowed. She said that they were water fairies. She said they can be stubborn and do not like outsiders.

Another book had all these symbols and I could hardly read any of it. I remember some symbols I could understand. One was protection, another was invisibility, and another was gateway. There were a couple others I could read, but cannot recall now for some reason. I have no idea how I knew what these symbols meant. I asked her what they were. She looked at me and was surprised saying that I should not be able to read them at all(know what they mean). She said that was her book for studying glyphs. She was not very good at glyphs and she was trying to learn more. I asked her about the invisibility one. I asked if she could make me invisible or if there was one that could let me stay there with her longer. I knew I could wake up any minute and I didn’t want to leave.

She explained that the invisibility one would only last an hour to an hour and a half, unless I meditated more. She said if I meditated more it would have a more lasting effect, up to 6 months even. She said that right now as I was in her tree, that I was invisible to the physical world and laughed at me. I knew she was being sarcastic, and exactly what she meant. I quickly discarded the idea of invisibility. She said that when I was ready to wake up, I had to wake up. That she couldn’t keep me there. She can take me places and show me things, but my time there was decided by something greater than her. She wouldn’t explain what she meant by that no matter how I asked.

I asked her about the other glyph I saw, that was “gateway”. She said that one is to come into and out of the physical realm. It is to make a gateway for that. She said that you need an anchor and that is why she is living in that tree. The tree is her anchor. She was asking one of us to help her with laundry and she was looking in her fridge and complaining to the male fairy how there was pork in there and all sorts of unhealthy stuff. He remarked that the brief times he is able to eat food, he wants to enjoy himself. She said that he is harming himself by eating like that. He didn’t seem to care. She was very upset that there was so much pork. I remember her saying, “pork, pork, pork, so much pork!!!” I didn’t understand until after I woke up later on, why she would need food or clothes. She needs them for if she is coming to the physical world. She had even explained to me that her tree was the anchor for her to come into the physical world.

She said that normally she would never discuss glyphs with someone like me, but since I was able to read some of them she felt it was alright to explain at least the ones I could read. The male fairy kept interrupting her and me even when we would speak. He didn’t like how she was telling me so much. It was hard to talk to her at that point because of him. Right then the phone rang and I was pulled awake.

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