In the Dream vs. Beyond the Dream Dec 4, 2018 22:01:40 GMT
Post by Figgles on Dec 4, 2018 22:01:40 GMT
There was a time in my late twenties where I considered enrolling in University studies of Paranormal Science. I got all excited at the prospect, but it wasn't too long before it became all too clear; regardless of what scientific study of the paranormal reveals, like all science, it's still of the realm of the dream/story and even though it may be transcendent of traditional science, it's still not transcendent of the story/dream. AT that point in my life, I now see, I was very interested in Truth, but still at times looking to the dream itself to reveal it. Still, I was able to see that my quest for Truth would not be satisfied through such study, as such study due to being 'in the dream' could never reveal anything beyond.
Point being, once you've really seen it's all a dream, the jig is up. Nothing that ever happens is going to completely knock your socks off ever again, as you truly have seen that anything at all, anything that can be imagined and even then some, in terms of experience, is possible, but that none of it, is indicative of transcendent Truth.
Thus, studies that hook plants up to electrodes to 'prove' they feel things, or studies that attempt to measure 'energy' through special instruments, studies that attempt to prove the existence of telepathy, precognition, etc, all kinda cool in terms of experience, but none of those resulting in the apprehension of actual Truth.
So, what is Truth? That I am a thingless thing that the dream arises within/to. (which is the same as saying, I exist). That there is no separation...all is One...nothing within the dream causes anything else to happen within the dream...it's all one singular movement...thus, the person is just an appearance, as is volition, personal responsibility.....
There really isn't much to say beyond that and anything that can be said will be a seeing that is directly related to 'no separation'...'I am Self.'
Talk about matter being comprised of energy, molecules, atoms, etc, is still talk about the dream from within the dream. It's not transcendent. Same with talk about experiential connections between people's minds that seemingly extend beyond the five senses. Intuition, psychic power, premonition, after death communications, past life recall, spirit guides, all of it, 'in the dream.'
Yes, within the story, it appears to be transcendent because it pushes the boundaries of that which is most widely accepted/believed, however, that does not make it any less an appearance within the story than the widely accepted view.
Plain and simply, if it is experienced, it is in the dream and it tells you nothing about beyond the dream.