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6. Chinatown

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We’ll see this again and again in the following pages. There might be five apparent contradictions in a single sentence. My advice; don’t get caught up in the wording. Worry about the meaning, not the challenges of expression. Don’t be one of Descartes’ quibblers – don’t settle for so little..........

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15. Theater of the Absurd

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If you think about it, you’ll agree that nothing could make less sense in the lucid dreamstate than doing what I do. If you became fully lucid in your dreams, would you want to spend your time telling dream characters that their reality isn’t real? There are only two reasons for doing something so pointedly pointless; either you’re programmed/destined/ ordained to perform this function, or you’re only dreaming that you’re lucid; a strangely not uncommon phenomenon..........


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Interview with Jed McKenna

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I can’t tell you what it is; no one can. It’s not a thing, it’s not a concept, it’s not a place. There’s no explaining fire to someone who’s never seen fire; no description can do justice to the direct experience of fire. I use terms like abiding non-dual awareness and no-self and truth-realization not because they capture it, but because they seem the least misleading............

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That Which Cannot Be Simpler

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Men fear thought more than they fear anything else on earth – more than ruin, more even than death. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible; thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habits; thought is anarchic and lawless, indifferent to authority, careless of the well-tried wisdom of the ages. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. It sees man, a feeble speck, surrounded by unfathomable depths of silence; yet bears itself proudly, as unmoved as if it were lord of the universe. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man..........

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7. Consciousness Defined

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Now it gets tricky. There are actually two types of consciousness; Atmanic and Brahmanic. AC/BC. Atmanic Consciousness is the I Am of the perceiver-perception-perceived dreamstate. Atmanic Consciousness is grounded in Brahmanic Consciousness, which is undifferentiated and absolute; no perceiver, no perception, no perceived. How does untrue Atmanic arise from true Brahmanic? I don’t know. Go ask Maya. Actually, I do know. Untrue Atmanic doesn’t arise from true Brahmanic, because untruth does not exist. There is only truth. Brahmanic Consciousness is our absolute nature, Atmanic Consciousness is our living reality. Consciousness is true, the contents of consciousness are not............

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