"He that has a secret should not only hide it, but hide that he has something to hide" [Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), writer and historian]
The picture illustrates in its odd way, clever whisky gasping - being relaxed, being drunk on mystic wine in front of the "windy" tunnel of the spiritual eye, also called the pranic doorway by gurus. We could try do kriya yoga with a straight spine, sources tell. But we are free to breathe along in many sorts of positions, and even while running . . .
Abraham Lincoln: "Common people are more easily informed through . . . a broad illustration than in any other way.
As to what the hypercritical few may think, I do not care." [In Fuller 1970]
Meditate and improve your learning capacity: Through drinking a lot we may end up alone for a while, and then die. Better not drink a lot.
Kriya and climbing well: Treasure measure
When the wine goes in, strange things come out. [Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller]
While climbing, perhaps you gasp a lot, and drinking heavily you may gasp too. The higher you climb and the more you drink, the tougher the goings get. Maybe you need to bolster up yourself and seek shelters as you make for the culmination, the top of the mountain.
1. Do not strive superficially to get glad, rather gain gladness of heart by adhering to clever methods of meditation with skill and aplomb. Much depends on skills, actually. That is part of the training - proper methods properly done.
2. Where conditions are not really good, meditators may not show off, but maintain a reserve, and keep something in reserve.
Remember to ask, as you encounter things, "Where is the evidence?" - it is a very good question. Are we victims of bungling and categorical phrases that hardly stand inspection? Try to ascertain decently and well as to "Is an ominous glide from very social at first, through lonely drunk later, the trend for me?"
Deviant persons - including drunks - may be met with negative sanctions, such as:
In a book by Huston Smith we find several of these features of the blocking process manifested against Mohammed while he served Allah as his messenger back in Mecca. He had to flee to make it. [Smith 1958].
Pablo Picasso was called insane by critics for over a decade. He was a brilliant artist, and made lots of money.
We need not look down on bland, religious doctrine well adapted to individual and spiritual development.
Speak plainly also - master it more than a bit.
For the lack of sound sleep and good dreaming, people manage less and less. [Horne 2007; Ullman and Zimmerman 1979; Hall 1966]
Many may not like guidance, yet some old men love to give it. (Freud 1913)
Freud, Sigmund. The Interpretation of Dreams. 3rd ed., tr. by A. A. Brill. New York: Macmillan, 1913. Online.
Fuller, Edmund. 2500 Anecdotes for All Occasions. New York: Wings, 1970.
Hall, Calvin. The Meaning of Dreams. New ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1966.
Horne, Jim. Sleepfaring: A Journey Through the Science of Sleep.. Paperback ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Smith, Huston. The Religions of Man. New York: Harper and Row, 1958.
Ullman, Montague, og Nan Zimmerman. Working with Dreams: Self-understanding, Problem-solving and Enriched Creativity Through Dream Appreciation. Reprint ed. New York: Tarcher/Perigree, 1979.
Harvesting the hay
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