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November 20, 2011

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I think many Zennist' readers would profit from taking a little break from the Sutras and reading a little Friedrich Nietzsche. Because it seems the "spirit of revenge" and "accusation" is so strong here. Pointing fingers at who is Mara's servant and who isn't - all the time, some people here are the Westboro Baptist Church version of Buddhism.

Nobody say you can attain Nirvana using LSD, dummy. Many people come to Buddhism for answers from an LSD experience. That doesn't mean LSD is kensho; it only means that LSD makes you ask those questions that one day can lead to Buddhism and eventually to questions such as: "what am I?" - the question the followers of Kwan Um School of Zen constantly ask themselves.

A moron who believes he can access the pure nirvanic reality beyond the skandhas, through way of acid, is like an ogre trying to become beautiful before a mirror, by consuming vast amounts of alcohol.

Awakening the next day with a headache, this creature will accuse the mirror for the ugly beast staring back at it. It is wise to avoid such creatures and believe firmly that their karma in the end, will take care of them in accordance with the accumulated level of their errors.

http://vimeo.com/30797257

The excellent Robert Thurman on reincarnation.

Very recommended.

“A comic book. Anything can be a key, a portal; any form can be access to the formless. Even the sound of a fart. So why not a chemical substance? It is only because people distinguish between "chemical" and "spiritual" that they fall prey to such distinction that don't exist, because it's all Mind-stuff.”

You keep pouring “acid” on your brain and you’ll really be imageless, my friend. Snake handlers can rationalize their mind-stuff, too, until they one day succumb to the venomous bite. So, just keep rationalizing your precious chemical Lord and Master and one day you too, will become a portal for the worms.

The Dragon Eye Mandala is a picture, a form, a phenomenon, just a JPEG - but the video says "Even though this mandala is just a product of mind and just a form, it can be used to ..."

Certain forms - like, chemicals, or meditations, or mandalas - can become "keys" to "portals" to the formless, imageless.

Since Mind is formless and imageless, it cannot be accessed through forms. At the same time ,the ten thousand forms spring from Mind; so they are all still connected to their Source, the formless.

A comic book. Anything can be a key, a portal; any form can be access to the formless. Even the sound of a fart. So why not a chemical substance? It is only because people distinguish between "chemical" and "spiritual" that they fall prey to such distinction that don't exist, because it's all Mind-stuff.

The superintelligence that is at work both emanated the structure of DNA, the structure of LSD and all other structures.

"Someone asked the Dalai Lama if anyone could get enlightened on LSD? The Dalai Lama is supposed to have said "I hope so".

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