Thursday, March 16, 2006

enlightenment, my favorite.

there are many different ways of thinking of enlightenment. in the occult traditions enlightenment refers to a nameless infinite state of expansion into everything at once. being at one with all. some refer to the one thing as the universe or the void. in the west we view enlightenment as knowledge, insight and named and controled things and processes.
i prefer the former description because it feels good.
the western view considers this to be a cop out. doing things just because they feel good doesn`t make sense.
who says it has to make sense?
science is the age of reason.......but are we happy in our reason?
there are those obsessed with naming things and processes and measuring and probing and experimenting. all in the search for enlightenment.
i prefer to sit back and expand out into the far reaches of the universe and laugh.
don`t get me wrong. science and technology are great. the device i`m typing on is a miracle. but it is nothing compared to the smile of another or the playing of a kitten in a sunbeam or sudden want to jump and run..........and laugh.
at one with the universe.
once you go all the way out as far as it is possible to go........and you turn and look back, the fussing and measuring and arguing seem so sensless and silly.

9 comments:

anu said...

Dr, how do you manage to be in such a lovely state of well-being every day...day after day? Every view you take is optimum and every single post you write comes from the highest level of feel-good factor.

In a single day, sometimes in a single minute, i go through multiple emotions. Sometimes when i go back and read the what i have written, i wonder if that was me.

How wonderful, if the same state of mind can become 'default' in our head..the state of highest feeling of wellbeing. And it can only get better and better with time.

Dr? Don't you ever get upset, or angry or frustrated or feel sad.
Do you meditate to keep yourself in this state of mind.

dr.alistair said...

we have the choice to focus on and amplify whichever feelings we choose. as we practice meditative focus, we gain more ability to do this. it is the witnessing of the processing of our feelings that give us a detached perspective. the more that the ego floats to the periphery of our consciousness the less we react to uncomfortable feelings and put energy into the loving and nuturing.

anu said...

Today i received two news which shocked and sadenned me Dr.

1. I thought i will go back to learning martial arts. So i contacted my teacher Guro Arif Shaikh who teaches Eskrima - the art of stick-fighting and kick-boxing. I used to learn with him 5-7 years ago. He is a wonderful teacher and a person. A handsome young man, now in his late 30s or maybe early 40s. I wanted to request him to work with me specifically from the point of healing my kidneys. Guess what? I called him up and his student picks up the phone and tells me 'he is no more'. Dr, he died on Jan 16th 2006. I was so busy thinking of the probable meeting with him and all the wondrous discussions we will have and how he would train me and stuff. I have for so long wanted to call him up. I postponed and postponed, got so stuck in my own relationship problems i just ignored everyone else. Now he is gone Dr. He is no more. I can never speak to him at least physically. I am feeling like crying. I have my old martial arts dress with me and my booklets with his pictures..

2. I write to a leading nephrologist from States about the health progress. I sent him my latest reports and he said that he does not see any renal recovery. He indirectly indicated that i should think of a transplant. I dont believe in the cut-n-paste methodology Dr. I am not comfortable with it. A transplant is a cut-n-paste approach. I dont want a life extension like that..artificially. Infact i dont even want a dialysis. I just want to life to the extent i have life and then move on...move out.

We discuss so much here about our mind and its power and our beliefs. Why am i doing this dialysis at all. I rather should just resign to the fact that yes! i have only so many days or hours left and peacefully work my way out of here.

Maybe i am meant to die and not to live anymore. Why am i forcing life onto myself through all these painful methods.

Just musing dr.

anu said...

Dr, i am just shocked with the both the above news.
But not devastated.

anu said...

I purchased two new books to read -
Heidi
The Ordinary Princess.
I am going to love these two new books. I love fairy tales. Maybe i will gift myself a book every month.
Tonight i am going to read 'the ordinary princess'.

Why book are you reading right now Dr?

anu said...

I purchased two new books to read -
Heidi
The Ordinary Princess.
I am going to love these two new books. I love fairy tales. Maybe i will gift myself a book every month.
Tonight i am going to read 'the ordinary princess'.

Why book are you reading right now Dr?

dr.alistair said...

i am reading einstien`s unfinished symphony by marcia barusiak, a hystory of hypnotism by derek forest and aliester crowley and the ouija board by j. edward cornelius. these are only a short list of books that i`m reading and re-reading. there are aound a hundred or so titles that i re-visit occasionally as reference to wherever i am heading in thought and developement. i`m also forcing myself back to painting again. i did apreliminary scetch for a painting of birch trees based on a photo that i posted recently. i will post the sketch when i get a moment. i am meditating on the colour aspect in preparation for painting.

anu said...

Wow, i can barely read the complex titles of these books. They must require great focus and intelligence to read it right?

Guess what Dr? I just about almost finished reading this children's book 'The Ordinary Princess' by M.M.Kaye.

In this book, Amy along with her friend Peregrine, builds a tiny summer house for picnics in the forest full of silvery birch trees and names it as 'the birches'.

Now, isnt this a fantastic coincidence!

dr.alistair said...

yes. coincedence has always fascinated me. my view is that concedences are signposts on the right road.