posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 08:57 AM
reply to post by Gaussq
I agree with what you said through my own personal experiences. I meditate frequently and it really is amazing how useful meditation becomes during
normal parts of the day. It seems like I can slip in and out of different desired perceptions of reality at my own now. It's great because then you
understand it really is all in the mind because our individual mind perceives all... And with our current amount of senses we can only perceive a
limited spectrum of wavelengths, so who knows what is really out there. Growing up I would always find things like photographs trivial, but looking
back with that knowledge makes me wonder how amazing it really is that our eyesight can be pretty near perfect. Or maybe the photograph perceives more
than our actual eyesight does... Haha I love making sense of reality by drawing parallels.
Anyway I'm most excited to join this site because I'm really interested in discovering literature, favorites of like-minded people out there that
they could recommend and pass along. Right now I've been reading the Bardo Thodol, otherwise known as the Tibetan Book Of The Dead... Super
fascinating stuff that coincides with what I found to be closest to the truth of reality based on what I have learned over the years. This particular
copy I found was written with forward by Timothy Leary and has a few chapters he dedicated to the breakdown of philosophy before the actual writings,
going over aspects of the differences between 20th century western philosophy and eastern philosophy and how western philosophy has only started to
grasp the realm outside of the political correctness stigma that haunts modern science... Super fascinating stuff.
Do any of you have recommendations for readings as well? Can't wait to hear what you recommend.