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, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@...> wrote:
> "Papajeff" <jeff@> wrote:
> > Some who meditate to manage stress
> > (I prefer the term: manage joy) and
> > find peace of mind, have been known
> > to experience a startling revelation:
> > God showing up (Self-Realization,
> > Enlightenment, Samadhi...) - which
> > is an incredibly effective and
> > wonderful life-long stress reliever.
> > Reminds me of the "But Wait!"
> > commercials. But wait, if you
> > order our meditation package
> > right now, we'll throw in
> > God-Realization at no extra
> > charge. Just pay shipping and
> > handling.
> > Jeff
> Yo Papajeff,
> Seems like a good deal! It also works in reverse.
> Sometimes people get thrown into God-Realization
> and then have to readjust their stress management
> to accommodate their new (and ancient) indisputable
> understanding of Reality. Drug use often does this
> (IE: Mescaline, Peyote, LSD, etc). Gurdjieff called
> them "Stupid saints", and Meyer Baba used to go to
> so called "insane asylums" to bring people out of
> their transcendental states. Both would then teach
> them various techniques to deal with integrating
> their minds, bodies and emotions with the bliss,
> visions, ecstasies, etc they were experiencing.
> And then they lived truly happily (well balanced)
> ever after.
> Peace and blessings,
Thanks, Bob. Very cool
information about Gurdjieff.
That has been a suspicion
of mine for some time, that
a fine line separates the
"insane" from the "enlightened"
and wonder about crossovers -
including my own wanderings.