Questioning The Constraining Aspect Of Experience

Deep silence of the candle as an abyss of desire
Like rivers stream forward and then back again
To feel the favor of death – it is godlike feeling

Psychology 735 Paper

Our beliefs about realty are not `wrong,’ they’re simply
approximations of the way things are. Everybody, at one time or
another has had an altered space-time experience. That experience can
expand into experience of a higher order—experience that is not
dissociated or fragmented. In that “place” is found the liberation
that accompanies freedom from a persisting, independent, isolated
self. In that “place” there is nothing to get, nothing to discard, and
no place else we need to go. Tarthang Tulku says it this way:

“Through our bodies we can embody the full and infinite perfection of
Being: we can participate intimately in the interpenetration of all
reality, Being alive is like being invited to enjoy ourselves in a
beautiful garden where every sight and sound blends in perfect,
inexpressible harmony. Through our embodiment we can embrace this
precious opportunity, and merge with the perfect equilibrium of time,
space and knowledge.”

After taking the Time-Space-Knowledge class, the “act of dissolving
into an opening” stopped sounding so strange. Opening to the
possibility of experience without carrying along “excess baggage” was
what the class taught us. Getting back to “raw experience” may sound
easy, but that was only to the uninitiated. In fact, the discovery of
“raw experience” had to be measured in incremental levels. In class we
talked about the phenomenological investigations that had revealed the
clinging baggage that, for the most part, remained invisible.


About bwinwnbwi

About me: Marvin Gaye’s song, "What’s Going On" was playing on the jukebox when I went up to the counter and bought another cup of coffee. When I got back, the painting on the wall next to where I was sitting jumped out at me, the same way it had done many times before. On it was written a diatribe on creativity. It was the quote at the bottom, though, that brought me back to this seat time after time. The quote had to do with infinity; it went something like this: Think of yourself as being in that place where infinity comes together in a point; where the infinite past and the infinite future meet, where you are at right now. The quote was attributed to Hermann Hesse, but I didn’t remember reading it in any of the books that I had read by him, so I went out and bought Hesse’s last novel, Magister Ludi. I haven’t found the quote yet, but I haven't tired of looking for it either.
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3 Responses to Questioning The Constraining Aspect Of Experience

  1. lara hentz says:

    quantum physics and string theory and pure energy and space time continuum – it makes me question everything and not trust my eyes

  2. eldy says:

    I am enjoying your posts…not understanding all but coming back from time to time to reread after a while because they are interesting and thougth provoking. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

  3. bwinwnbwi says:

    Keeping an open mind means, in addition to intelligently weighing the evidence of any theory, trusting your heart–the arbitrator of a life well lived. I know that some of my posts are confusing, but in a post-a-day format that can’t be helped. I just hope that when I change subjects at the end of a series of posts that I am somewhat successful at what I am trying to communicate. Thanks for all the comments.

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