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Brian_the_bard

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Huxley's amazing experiment

http://psychedelicfrontier.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/The-Doors-Of-Perception-Aldous-Huxley.pdf
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The Beatific Vision, Sat Chit Ananda, Being-Awareness-Bliss-for the first time I understood, not on the verbal level, not by inchoate hints or at a distance, but precisely and completely what those prodigious syllables referred to. And then I remembered a passage I had read in one of Suzuki's essays. "What is the Dharma-Body of the Buddha?" ('"the Dharma-Body of the Buddha" is another way of saying Mind, Suchness, the Void, the Godhead.) The question is asked in a Zen monastery by an earnest and bewildered novice. And with the prompt irrelevance of one of the Marx Brothers, the Master answers, "The hedge at the bottom of the garden." "And the man who realizes this truth," the novice dubiously inquires, '"what, may I ask, is he?" Groucho gives him a whack over the shoulders with his staff and answers, "A golden-haired lion."
 

Brian_the_bard

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And here is the follow up - Heaven And Hell

http://www.ignaciodarnaude.com/espiritualismo/Huxley,Aldous,Heaven%20and%20Hell.pdf

Our linguistic habits lead us into error. For example, we are apt to say, 'I imagine', when what we should have said is, 'The curtain was lifted that I might see'. Spontaneous or induced, visions are never our personal property. Memories belonging to the ordinary self have no place in them. The things seen are wholly unfamiliar. 'There is no reference or resemblance', in Sir William Herschel's phrase, 'to any objects recently seen or even thought of.' When faces appear, they are never the faces of friends or acquaintances. We are out of the Old World, and exploring the antipodes.
 
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