A follower mentioned how Buddha exhorted his disciples to enlighten mankind.
Buddha probably recognised the perennial path of evolution running deeply and largely unrecognised in humans, (or what my mystical experiencees tell me is in fact the source of everything – Reality).
However, evidently the Buddha did not know or did not realise a lesson of my (updated?) mystical experiences over 2,000 years later.
This was that only Reality can bestow Itself – that the reality of all existence is only caught by those prepared by Reality itself, not taught, not even by wisdom schools, religions, etc.
It seems to me as soon as the mystical experience enters through the individual on whom it bestowed then human organisation eventually degrades it into mere human morality and ethics.
The followers’ observation was that, “Abandonment and quiet resignation are probably the only meaningful responses!”.
I replied this overlooks the realisations to be found in the Silence. You can’t abandon your humanity but you can relegate it to its true place, replace it by going into the recesses of the experience of the Silence. This will get you through the error of giving unnecessary priority to painful worldly human mind stuff …
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“the error of giving unnecessary priority to painful worldly human mind stuff”
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
Another mindless and brutal tyrant unleashes death and destruction on the innocent. Another corruption scandal in revealed. The daily round of murders, swindles and needless deaths from hunger and violence continues.
I sat in the winter sun yesterday and let my mind drift far away to different realms. Your words are timely.
Very relevant quotes, Anthony. Thank you.