Lies are the plague of speech. ~ Arabic Proverbs
“According to research cited by Stan Grof, about 30-50% of substance addicts (alcohol, hard drugs) are really just seeking a nondual experience.
That’s why you’re doing the alcohol or drug. It gives you a simulated pseudo-spiritual experience of unity. It blots out egoic consciousness. But you don’t know this because you haven’t actually experienced real unity, and you don’t yet understand what consciousness is. So you keep hitting that bottle or pipe but it never scratches that mystical itch.
You got the right idea, but you’re going about it the wrong way.
To get drunk on God, your mind has to be ultra-sober. That’s what meditation, pranayama, clean eating, etc. is for. Your mind has to be attuned to the subtle. But you keep feeding it the gross.
Which is also why 5-MeO-DMT, LSD, and Ibogaine prove so effective for hard addiction recovery. They show you the real deal. They show you the subtle.
Which is why Bill Wilson, the founder of AA, included LSD as one of the most important components of recovery. Until of course the government banned it. Ever since, AA has been de-fanged.
If you’re saying to yourself, “Yeah, Leo, but I’m not a drug addict! How does this help me?” Oh, yes you are! You’re just addicted to something a little more subtle or culturally acceptable. Nevertheless, the underlying dynamic with you is just the same. What you seek is nonduality. Because it’s the greatest thing ever. Nothing else is even remotely close. But you don’t know it yet. You have to take my word for it.”
I believe the whole of exsistence is conscious in a different sense than the conventional view point. I believe consciousness is love, God, reality, existence itself. “The state of being aware of and responsive to one’s surroundings,” is the typical definition of consciousness yet I believe that all of existence is aware and that we live in an intelligent universe.
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Anavopaya is a concept central to the practice of Kashmir Shaivism, also known as Trika (three-fold) philosophy. It is one of the three methods in the Shaivist tradition to attain transcendence of the self. Although considered the inferior method of the three, it is still believed that yogis who practice these methods can unite with the Divine Consciousness.
In anavopaya, an individual increases awareness of their God Consciousness through the practice of mantra, pranayama and meditation – specifically, meditation which focuses on the inhale and exhale of the breath.
Leading by example is better than commandments. ~ Arabic Proverb
In everyday usage reality means “everything that exists.” The term “Reality,” in its most liberal sense, includes everything that is, whether or not it is observable, accessible or understandable by science, philosophy, theology or any other system of analysis. Reality in this sense may include both being and nothingness, whereas “existence” is often restricted to being.
Everything forbidden is desirable. ~ Arabic Proverb
“Anal-Haq (pronounced: an’aaal h’aaak) is an Arabic phrase which translates as, “I am Truth”.
This phrase was famously uttered by the great Sufi mystic Mansur Al-Hallaj, who was executed in Baghdad in the year 922 A.D. for proclaiming: “Anal-Haq! Anal-Haq!”
“I am God! I am God!”
Read more about Anal-Haq and Mansur Al-Hallaj on Wikipedia.
Of course he was dead-on. So much so it got him hung. A tragic example of how organized religion backfires, killing the very truth its meant to promote.
I wanted to bring this phrase to your attention so you could add it to your nonduality lexicon. I love collecting and studying the many different phrases for enlightenment found around the world. Hopefully this expands your appreciation of mystical traditions around the world and makes your pursuit of nonduality more cosmopolitan.
Be diligent with your self-inquiry work, and one day you will exclaim “Anal-Haq!!!” with a shit-eating grin.
I saw my Lord with the eye of the heart
I asked, “Who are You?”
He replied, “You”.”