Ayahuasca and psychedelics in relation to tantrik sādhanā and self-realization
- So yesterday evening I was undecided, should i go to my meditation group or visit my mother. Should i come home and have dinner with claudy and the kids and helping out with krijn’s homework or visit a group discussing entheogens and grounded spirituality in a ‘share, connect, affect’ setting? “Wat wil jij zelf?” asked claudy. Difficult question. It was the latter, I didn’t feel like drumming up the discipline for sitting meditation or helping krijn again after work. I wanted time for myself, time out. So, to off to the cozy place at the Oude Gracht. “Dan moet je helaas de heerlijke camamberburger met salade missen, en het gezelschap van je gezin” she wrote. I know, sometimes you have to be somewhere else.
It was a good conversation, already over when it started going. I offered my own personal experiences. Somebody related his observation that over time he saw people attending. the same circle again and again in search of the next experience, a retreat in Poland, this and that. Somebody else quoted Alan Watts: “If you get the message, hang up the phone”. A physics student related his views that quantum mechanics theories were just a mere instrumental reflection of deep insight.
spiritual experiences and spiritual realizations
“I’m flying away running like the wind as I chase the sun Up spinning around circles in my mind sailing over ground” – Planet Funk, Chase the Sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiOpY6YtolI https://www.nporadio2.nl/muziek/artiesten/efdfb323-dad8-4092-8706-555dd20feb9c/planet-funk
“Spiritual experiences are usually more vivid and intense than realizations because they are generally accompanied by physiological and psychological changes. Realizations, on the other hand, may be felt, but the experience is less pronounced. Realization is about acquiring insight. Therefore, while realizations arise out of our spiritual experiences, they are not identical to them. Spiritual realizations are considered vastly more important because they cannot fluctuate.” => https://tricycle.org/magazine/letting-go-spiritual-experience/ let go of spiritual xp
So this morning I got reminded of the late Traleg Kyabgon. Titia was unsure about him so I always avoided his books ore talks, even though I was intrigued.
desire, why it matters
traleg and the dreaded ken wilber
early death in the kagyu lineage
The Essence of Buddhism, Traleg Kyabgon The Buddha walks into the Office, Lodro Rinzler, The Myth of Freedom, Chogyam Trungpa https://www.amazon.com/Myth-Freedom-Meditation-Shambhala-Classics/dp/1570629331/ https://tricycle.org/magazine/letting-go-spiritual-experience/