Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds

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This is a reblog of a published post originally titled “Inner and Outer Worlds” at our affiliate site The Mystical Path. The post features a documentary series on spiritual awakening and consciousness. Please read the blog at its original site via the following link to “The Mystical Path,” or by clicking the image below.

Illusion of Duality

[Acknowledgment to Martin LeFevre for the above image from his blog in The Costa Rican Times.]




Xuanzang


This blog is about a movie based on the life of a Chinese Buddhist monk named Xuanzang, who lived c. 602–664.

Painting of Xuanzang or Xuan Zang
Painting of Xuanzang or Xuan Zang

Xuanzang was a scholar, traveler, and translator of Buddhist scripture. He traveled to India in the seventh century purposely to study and procure the original textual version of the Buddha’s teachings. Part of his cultural legacy was his description of the interaction between Chinese Buddhism and Indian Buddhism during the early Tang dynasty.

The movie (released in 2016) was the Chinese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Oscar Academy Awards. Its story features and revolves around Xuanzang’s seventeen-year overland journey from China to India and his return to China. It is very beautifully made using superb scenic panoramas of on-location shootings. It is a very cinematic portrayal of his journey — a feast for your senses and your soul.


(Acknowledgment to 捷成华视—华语电影 for publishing the video on YouTube.]





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Cracking the Cosmic Egg

FeaturedCracking the Cosmic Egg graphics, courtesy of Gary Z McGee

Down through the ages of human civilization, various psychedelic drugs have been used to crack the cosmic egg, a euphemism for altering the ordinary human state of awareness to induce or enter an altered state of mind. The experiences they induce oftentimes result in a transformation of human perception that has been based solely on the physical senses. Hence, we arrive at the expression of cracking the cosmic egg in which we have been enclosed in spiritual ignorance as human beings. Perhaps, psychedelic drugs can be and are a legitimate vehicle for the enlightenment of the human mind

Cosmic Egg Cracked
“Cracking the Cosmic Egg” courtesy of Gary Z McGee

Let’s explore and examine the subject through the following video documentaries.

(Acknowledgment to World Science Festival for publishing the video on YouTube; premiered on 16 August 2019)


(Acknowledgment to Entheonaut for publishing the video on YouTube.]


(Acknowledgment to Bioneers for publishing the video on YouTube.]


(Acknowledgment to Psychedelic Seminars for publishing the video on YouTube.]


(Acknowledgment to Town Hall Seattle for publishing the video on YouTube.]


(Acknowledgment to Talks at Google for publishing the video on YouTube.]


(Acknowledgment to Vsauce for publishing the video on YouTube.]


(Acknowledgment to kEITH aRONOWITZ for publishing the video on YouTube.]


(Acknowledgment to gavhof for publishing the video on YouTube.]


(Acknowledgment to Simon G. Powell for publishing the video on YouTube.]


(Acknowledgment to Long Now Foundation for publishing the video on YouTube.]



Psychedelics may be useful tools in breaking through the shell of the cosmic egg. What I cannot deny, however, is the absolutely transformational effect of an authentic mystical experience, that is unmediated or unaided by the introduction of an external drug.





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Solitaire: The Only Game in Town

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So, you want to become a mystic?


Then, be prepared to play SOLITAIRE — the only game in town. 😏 Shall we play?


In this business of “mystical oneness,” I have learned to play SOLITAIRE over and over and over again, time and time again. There is nobody else playing… but the Self, your Self. There is no other player, no “other self” to play with — only the one Self playing solitaire.

Solitaire Card Game


Referring to Neil Sedaka’s song “Solitaire,” I find that I have become that lonely man: A heart that cared but went unshared, until it died within the silence. Neil’s song “Solitaire” resonates strongly with me for that very reason. But, thank God, there will always be Neil to comfort you and me with his song, as we play solitaire.
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Why must one’s journey along the mystical path always have to be a game of “solitaire”?  Why must fulfillment be found in only the one Self, and in nothing else or in no one else?  Why is “solitaire” the only game in town?

Indeed, although it seems that life goes all around us everywhere in a flurry of things, people, activities and events, the truth is: We’re just playing SOLITAIRE.   How ironic that is!

But Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place even to lay his head.” (Luke 9:58, NLT2)

THAT is a lonely man.




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Discover the true nature of God and the meaning of life.  Learn the purpose of your existence and the reason behind all human suffering. The mystical teachings are timeless yet urgently relevant today in our lives. They are profoundly true yet remarkably truly simple in their message.

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Winner of the 2019 S.F. Award

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We are pleased to announce that our affiliate learning site, The Mystical Path, has received the 2019 San Francisco Award for Best of Business in the category of “meditation center.”

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2019 San Francisco Award

The award was given by the San Francisco Award Program covering local businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can read about the award presentation at their website, or you can download a copy of it.

We thank the followers of The Mystical Path for their continuing support of its mission.

(Read a related post at The Mystical Path.)


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We offer a spirituality that is rooted in the teachings of nondualistic oneness. It captures and embodies authentic mysticism in a very concise and direct manner. It is practiced and exercised using a proven methodology that is scientific and mystical at the same time. You will find it to be highly transformational in consciousness and totally empowering to the Soul.

Discover the true nature of God and the meaning of life.  Learn the purpose of your existence and the reason behind all human suffering. The mystical teachings are timeless yet urgently relevant today in our lives. They are profoundly true yet remarkably truly simple in their message.

We are the only true contemporary mysticism that is born of 21st century illumination and spirituality.

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