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    Ancient Mystics? [ Do you think that there was more of a chance for people of ancient times to become mystics than there is today? ] Mystical experience does
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      Ancient Mystics?

      [ Do you think that there was more of a chance for people of ancient
      times to become mystics than there is today? ]

      Mystical experience does not come about because of the rush and hassle
      of modern day life – it comes about despite it. But there is so much
      about life today that is plainly not conducive to attaining mystical and
      transcendent experience. But none the less it still happens despite
      that.

      It would seem to me however that in places and times which were not so
      much of a giddy rush and dog eat dog social attitude that folks of
      ancient times, in some times and in some places, would be more prone to
      it in terms of per capita of the population and easier to attain to
      therefore. One needs a rather laid back easy going and enquiring life
      and one far more connected to nature and natural things. Other than
      simply trying to get through the day one day at a time. The mad rush of
      daily life in a capitalistic world is not conducive to attaining to
      mystical experience.

      Also, what would one be calling an ancient mystic, and by what criteria
      of personal judgment? You can only judge from hindsight of knowing, not
      guessing. What is mysticism and what is a mystic? It has nothing to do
      with belief systems and thinking and deduction or inference. But
      today's society will tell you that it is that :- ))) But it
      isn't. They are WRONG.

      However, what does it really matter now, for it is still there to find
      and you are not forced to live the life of a giddy hectic rush all the
      time. You can still find time to relax and go with the flow. If you
      want to. And as I said, you cannot go back anyway, and what good would
      it do if you could? Going back to some historical point in times past
      would not make you a mystic. That would make you a time traveller :- )
      But we are already time travellers and your body is that machine. But
      you cannot take your body with you back to the Ground of Being –
      neither in times past, times now, or times to come. You have to leave
      it behind. Stuff made in Time for Time cannot go to Eternity. Ipso.
      HOW to leave it behind – THAT is the question. Transcendence is as
      easy as breathing. WHEN it happens. HOW does it happen??? Ancient and
      dead mystics will not tell you :- )))) There IS a lot of clap-trap and
      hogwash in society isn't there. But sure ancient mystics existed.
      They exist today too. You might be one tomorrow. Then again you might
      not :- )

      rwr







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