The true sound of truth

An old story speaks about a similar problem. A devoted meditator, after years concentrating on a particular mantra, had attained enough insight to begin teaching. The student’s humility was far from perfect, but the teachers at the monastery were not worried. 

A few years of successful teaching left the meditator with no thoughts about learning from anyone; but upon hearing about a famous hermit living nearby, the opportunity was too exciting to be passed up. 

The hermit lived alone on an island at the middle of a lake, so the meditator hired a man with a boat to row across to the island. The meditator was very respectful of the old hermit. As they shared some tea made with herbs the meditator asked him about his spiritual practice. The old man said he had no spiritual practice, except for a mantra which he repeated all the time to himself. The meditator was pleased: the hermit was using the same mantra he used himself – but when the hermit spoke the mantra aloud, the meditator was horrified! 

“What’s wrong?” asked the hermit. 

“I don’t know what to say. I’m afraid you’ve wasted your whole life! You are pronouncing the mantra incorrectly!” 

“Oh, Dear! That is terrible. How should I say it?” 

The meditator gave the correct pronunciation, and the old hermit was very grateful, asking to be left alone so he could get started right away. On the way back across the lake the meditator, now confirmed as an accomplished teacher, was pondering the sad fate of the hermit. 

“It’s so fortunate that I came along. At least he will have a little time to practice correctly before he dies.” Just then, the meditator noticed that the boatman was looking quite shocked, and turned to see the hermit standing respectfully on the water, next to the boat. 

“Excuse me, please. I hate to bother you, but I’ve forgotten the correct pronunciation again. Would you please repeat it for me?” 

“You obviously don’t need it,” stammered the meditator; but the old man persisted in his polite request until the meditator relented and told him again the way he thought the mantra should be pronounced. 

The old hermit was saying the mantra very carefully, slowly, over and over, as he walked across the surface of the water back to the island.

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Sugar, spice and everything nice 

Ingredients:

coffee

100% cocoa

Cinnamon

Rosemary

Salt

Whole cream

Sugar

Preparation: brew a few cups of coffee. Eye ball about a tbs of cimmanon and a tbs of rosemary. Two tbs of cocoa and a pinch of salt. Measure half cup of cream and three tbs of sugar.

Brewing: combine in a big pot enough water that you can leave the high burner on for at least ten minutes combined with your cinnamon and rosemary. You’re going to want to have a tea ball or even what you can do is sacrifice a bag of tea and place the needle-like rosemary in there. Heat.

Combine cocoa and sugar along with cream and a pinch of salt in a small simmering pot to heat and stir. Brew coffee for enough people who will partake.
Rosemary has anti microbrial properties and should heal a sore throat. In addition it had aantioxidants. The cocoa is combined with coffee because theobromine in cocoa prevents crash in the use of caffeine on the one taking it. Cinnamon has a beautiful aroma so while the water is boiling down you should be hit with a pleasant winerty scent and in addition while taking sugar it lowers the glycemic index of it on the body.
When everything is done your going to want to combine into a tea kettle for reheating so you don’t need to take it all at once and can drink throughout the day. Make sure you pour your cinnamon brew slowly because the cinnamon solids will leave a sludge residue at the bottom (optional: use sticks to prevent having to worry about sludge). Discard rosemary.
Enjoy in colder winter months in between shoveling snow!

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yeah.

http://www.overcaffeinated.org/effects-of-caffeine-on-the-body.php

been abusing caffeine via. pep pills lately. we can conclude that the effect of caffeine ohOhohon both mind and body are positive. May you all achieve your most caffeinated state T-minues 3 minutes. (Note: ~10grams will kill the average person, and uncomfortable states are reported at 3-15 gram consumption or 15-80 large cups of coffee)

On and surrounding the first week of taking aprox. 3-7 200mg. caffeine pills in the morning and throughout the day, *Moods are generally positive and a high level of productivity is achieved.

*Upon initial dose of 600mgs. at night after a day at school, A Speedy effect is felt and some nausea proved unsettling, but effect soon passed.

Yoga

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I’ve come across at least two people but maybe three who have gone as far as to say that his ideas are good but they can’t argue in favor of his character. Whatever you think of Crowley doesn’t matter. The guy created a religion. I’ve read through this twice http://deoxy.org/annex/8yoga0.htm and think that you could benefit as I have. Use patience and you will succeed! And I’m listening to it for the second time here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUFiq6xm0gY

I don’t need to explain any further. It is your destiny to practice these things.

Don’t Stray Too Far from the Middle Path

Can any of you describe your experience with straying from the middle path? Generally it can be conceptualized as the manner of living in Buddhism, however there are many variations of it so you never have to get bored. Nor is there any real reason to feel anxiety is you become too engrossed in any other paths (Right or Left hand paths). Aleister Crowley recommended to not stray too far from the middle path.

Once it is recognized that you are not localized in the brain perhaps it is more likely that you will begin on the Right hand path. Can anyone chime in on this? Triviality aside, anyone want to shout-out on this subject matter?

It’s my understanding that the left hand path is more monastic. I’ve googled it before. Lately though my attention/concentration has been piss-poor. I’ve definitely had some dealings with the left hand path but mostly it has resulted in ecstasies that leave me yearning for a master- someone with spiritual weight behind them.

“I” am not localized in my brain anymore than “I” control the stock market. There are beings beyond human beings and more beings beyond non-human beings. I just wish that in some way I could take on all of this while remaining up instead of constantly taking it while laying down.

Perhaps you can comment here and begin to perform some abstraction about your current station in life. Please no meta-concepts or new programming because there is enough of your holy holes and LSD revelations in me already that I don’t need to keep harking back all the time to things already grasped. The way it seems is that if you can’t reach the same conclusions without LSD then it is useless to everyone else who isn’t taking the substance. Yeah, there are plenty of ways to take LSD and some are more effective ways than others in terms of delivering the molecule. Repeated use only makes the holy holes wider.

I’m just interested in my families take on the different paths. Are they merely abstractions already? I don’t think that there is a hell for people who have poor thoughts, only actions. This could be my own attempt at either: a. showing you the light, b. exposing the shadow.