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    Brian_the_bard Lost Pilgrim Member

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    Huxley's amazing experiment

    http://psychedelicfrontier.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/The-Doors-Of-Perception-Aldous-Huxley.pdf

    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."
     
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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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  3. I didn't see Groucho. I saw Moe Howard. And the novice was Curly.

    I used to look for Heaven, Now I see sanity. And when the vision fades, I understand ordinary consciousness is crazy.

    (tl;dr: Been there, done that. I strongly recommend this)
     
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