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The Soul Theory With regard to the soul theory, there are three kinds of teachers in the world: - The first teacher teaches the existence of an eternal ego-entity that outlasts death: He is the eternalist. - The second teacher teaches a temporary ego-entity which becomes annihilated at death: He is the materialist. - The third teacher teaches neither an eternal nor a temporary ego-entity: He is the Buddha. The Buddha teaches that what we call ego, self, soul, personality, etc., are merely conventional terms that do not refer to any real, independent entity. REALITY OF ORDER. Order And Its Essence Order is not just an attribute of existence, like redness or hardness or coldness.
Order is the stuff of existence. By "order" I do not mean anything esoteric or difficult to understand. I am using order as it is defined in the dictionary (quoting Webster's Unabridged:) "1. an authoritative direction or instruction; command; mandate....4. the disposition of things following one after another, as in space, time, etc....5. a condition in which each thing is properly disposed with reference to other things and to its purpose; methodical or harmonious arrangement....25. conformity or obedience to law or established authority.... " The Three Basic Facts of Existence: I. Impermanence (Anicca) If we contemplate even a minute sector of the vast range of life, we are faced with such a tremendous variety of life's manifestations that it defeats description.
And yet three basic statements can be made that are valid for all animate existence, from the microbe up to the creative mind of a human genius. These features common to all life were first found and formulated over 2500 years ago by the Buddha, who was rightly called "Knower of the Worlds" (loka-vidu). They are the Three Characteristics (ti-lakkha.na) of all that is conditioned, i.e., dependently arisen. In English renderings, they are also sometimes called Signs, Signata, or Marks. Aleister Crowley's Eight Lectures on Yoga (Lecture 1/8) Why Rituals Work. Think about the last time you were about to interview for a job, speak in front of an audience, or go on a first date.
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Early life Varo’s father, Rodrigo Varo y Zajalvo, was an intellectual man who had a strong influence on his daughter’s artistic development. Varo would copy the blueprints he brought home from his job in construction, and he helped her further develop her technical drawing abilities. He encouraged independent thought and supplemented her education with science and adventure books, notably the novels of Alexandre Dumas, Jules Verne, and Edgar Allan Poe.
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Feel free to make copies of this article and to distribute them to those interested to keep this information alive, otherwise it will disappear into antiquity. It was also published in the San Francisco Oracle # 8, pg 11, June 1967. The fact that psychedelic drugs induce a greater sensitivity to subtle spiritual and psychic energies, and speed up the influx of impressions from deeper levels of consciousness, raises the immediate question of how these energies can be properly understood and handled. Obviously, if these energies are not guided, they can do more harm than good. The application of traditional Yoga meditation techniques while under psychedelic experiences, provides a constructive solution to this problem. Sound Current Meditation. Vipassana Meditation: Introduction. What is Vipassana Meditation?
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living. For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation, an Introduction to Vipassana by Mr. Goenka is available. Dhyāna in Buddhism. Dhyana is the awareness of the observer (witness) yet inclusive of mind, body, senses and surroundings, however not identified with it, deepening of which leads to samadhi.
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