This is Bluesma. Since I am not at home, I am having to use an older account.
The state of no mind is, as far as I experience. My years of spiritual searching, from childhood on up came to that experience at the core- a cosmic
bely laugh realization- you become aware of this different levels of self until one day you get to the point when you realize that there is No Thing.
There is only the endless potential of everything in nothing.
This was not taught to me by anyone, though I think it was in meditation that I came upon it .
I also think that it is good no one told me this, because it would have been almost incomprehensible to me (it is not communicable in linear language-
for language requires useage of thought form and separation),
and because the journey
getting to that point was necessary for me. It would have encouraged me to stop my searching.
In that process lay important discoveries, that I would have missed if I had skipped it.
At that point it is like your energy changes direction....as if it was going uphill, or within for years, then you get to the top, and there is just
back down to go- having FUN with it. Having fun creating self, creating experience.
Because there just is nothing else to do. You can't stop being aware of those other levels of 'self which isn't', so it is not a danger to delve down
into the world of matter and separation.
It is in that process getting there though that I learned a lot about the different levels of existence and process of creating, to use then!
Like in the question of a particular teaching, and how to choose one- the criteria for me is- what kind of experience does it generate? -for that, I
look at the ones already using that structure/tool.
It is not about finding 'truth'- the biggest truth is that there is nothing. It is about choosing tools which are appropriate and efficient for your
intended next experience.
I look at people who have that belief and what kinds of reactions, subconscious associations, behaviors and emotions they experience regularly.
But the creating is not done to flee matter, separation, emotions- nor violence hostility war......... anyone here have experience in theater? Some
of the best parts to have are the character parts- the villains, the nut cases, the antagonists! And while you are on the stage, you ARE in that
universe, you are that character- your automatic reflexes will even spring from that personality (even off stage). That character becomes a part of
you later, it is integrated into the whole of self..... as another facet become self aware.
But it is for fun in creating experience.
How popular are video games with NO bad guys, NO danger, no challenges???? I think that is a clue that the soul, as it forms itself, searches all
types of experience with no preference.
As far as role playing as tool in creating experience (using the aid of another) it can be very useful for some types of experience. I do not say
anyone HAS to do so, I only said you can if you want, and you don't have to if you don't want to! You have choice. It is not a serious dramatic
question with thrilling music in the background (Attack of The Mind Eaters) , it is just a friendly reminder- you can choose your next role.
If you want to learn a particular art or skill, for example, the role playing of master/student can be useful.
But even that is a relation that requires a high level of trust and respect on eqch persons part, because things like obedience and interdependence
enter into it, one starts from a position of CHOOSING that relationship.
The experience of being a passive, submissive, receptical, inferior, student is temporary, and the persons power is returned to them after- they
re-integrate the power they projected onto the other like a loan. They become the dominant the master, of themselves again, but in the style that the
other person was.
Like in the example of someone who had an abusive authority figure when young- later that same figure exists within them, they reintegrated it. It can
either continue to abuse them inside, or it can be projected upon another ( getting into abusive relationships) or the passive side projected on
another (you being the abuser powerful).
In a role play of master/student with a different person, who has a different style of power, less abusive, one can integrate a different form of
Without the role play or relations it is possible up to a point- but the body will usually not be as receptive to the imaginary example. Physical
movement and conditioning play an important part in character development.
(this probably has tons of typos, I apologize. The american key board, I am no longer used to!)
edit on 6-5-2013 by coquine because: (no reason given)