Q. “What do mystics bring to the human table?”
A. “Not all mystics concern themselves with the human condition, which is not in the hands of mere humans. Reality is in charge and doing fine.
“The knowledge that being human is transitory, transforming, and that there’s not much humans can do to hasten or hinder the process, not at this stage anyway, if ever, does not lend itself to mystical evangelism. Reality is and is enough. You have to experience it like a mystic to know it. It’s caught not taught,
Q. “This is what you were taught by your MERs?”
A. “What I deduce from my MERs, yes.”
Q. “Who are you?”
A. “Wrong question!”
Q. “Alright, What are you?”
A. “Good. The word Who? can be applied to humans. But mystics are ‘Whats’ because much of a mystic’s humanity is transcending from being merely human. To a mystic, humanity is temporary, a process from “Who” to “What”.
Q. “A process to God?!”
A. “There is no such thing as God or gods in Reality, or in a developed human’s logic, reason or experience.”
Q. “But there is this Reality thing then, and mystics are that?”
A. “In process, to the fulness of realising Reality, yes. But they are not Reality. Inso far as Reality reveals itself in the MERs some experience of human lust, anger, greed, attachments and ego are removed and Reality becomes the mystic, rather than the mystic becoming Reality.”
Q. “What is this Reality thing?”
A. “Reality is everything, everything known and unknown. It is beyond general human experience, beyond all gods, religions, political ideologies, ‘isms’, God, or currrent consciousness. It is the very basis of Reality beyond our minds or brains, materiality, or spirit. Its essence prevails throughout all existence in everything. It is benign, joyous, accepting beyond all human knowing or need of faith, hope or belief or even being human. In MERs it reveals itself and is that which Seekers seek.
“One tradition is that Reality creates Seekers who then proceed to enlightenment at varying paces. I don’t know. MER however is caught, not taught. The real MERs are spontaneous, sudden, not sought. Then the Reality of existence begins to clarify. And the process goes on.
“Mystics are, as a philosopher-writer friend says, “hundreds of years ahead.” It’s what all humans are becoming. In Reality where everything is perfect, there are no names no mystics. The term is human, temporary.
“Everything is known, everything is understood. All is well.”
By “Anonymous” : Dear Keith,
You’ve asked for my advice; here it is. Don’t post this on the net; its provocative and unreflective in the extreme. What I suggest is that you research, in depth, the term ‘impersonal’ in relation to mystical experience and see what surfaces. I’d spend some time doing that, a month perhaps, then reassess what you feel about the whole issue of humans and MER and Ultimate Reality, etc, etc. The term ‘mere humans’ says it all. Question is, what does that say apart from what you think is obvious and ought to be broadcast to all in sundry. Why? Why should that message be broadcast to all in sundry? What’s so important about grinding people’s psyche’s in the notion of their own absurdity? Reality is enough? You might as well says Jesus; it has as much meaning. I’m sorry, I can’t buy into this.
Reality, in its entirety is so awesome that trying to understand it may drive a human insane. For example: quantum mechanics would suggest that there is both a God and no God at the same instance, and the difference is totally due to the presence of the observer, who affects the outcome of the quantum event. Different observer- different outcome. This should drive both my Theist and Atheist friends bonkers….. In my reality – Reality is the moment to moment interaction between the Universe and the Observer (Me or You) and therefore the momentary Truth of what is is entirely different for you, me and Bobby McGee.
Dr. Peter Steiner, B.Sc., DDS, author.
‘Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit…’
Another ‘Anonymous’, by personal email.