posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 10:15 PM
Novise, you filled in the missing gaps that I didn't explain. Yes, the illusion of eternity would only last until you actually physically die and
the '___' is expended and you just fizzle out of existence without even realizing it.
However, I don't believe, without training, that anyone would even realize what was happening. From what I've learned about meditation and reading
the Tibetan Book of the Dead, is that the whole point behind the Yogi's meditations is to visit a glimpse of that afterlife state and learn how to
REMEMBER who you are and that you are entering a new state. Intense psychedelic experiences, as well as dreams, are the same; that is, you instantly
lose memory of your wakeful life. It's almost as if we have to completely separate memory stores that only function in their own respective states.
Then, after returning to the wakeful life, you usually forget, in the case of dreams, that you even had an eight-hour series of dreams. And, in the
case of '___' and Salvia, the memory starts to fade as well. Only through training can you learn how to recognize that you are dreaming (lucid
The Yogi's whole goal (from what I recall) was to REMEMBER what they experience during those brief glimpses, so that when they enter the afterlife
state upon death, they know what to do and can follow their plan, which is to not resist and to forget about themselves and join with the Buddha mind,
lest the descend into hell on the way to being reborn again.