Another way of looking at the phases of awakening are the challenges.
First is the desire for nihilation. The black hole inhalation that never reaches completion. Whether in a drug/romance/act or otherwise. The self is lost before responsibilities/pains or other aversions. This shallow level of hell is indefinite, but the hell-realm is difficult to perceive as such, since one loses themselves to the illusion. Beyond this illusion is tattered relations/health/ability/et…Continue
In the phases of awakening there are three stages.
The first stage is sleep, that is to say, the deep stillness of meditation. It seems to be a stage of doing nothing. Here the mind may continue or the world moves by, they have become the dream, helping reveal one-self. The pre-disposition, the drive, the focus, the state. Not seeking the still for itself, but the annihilation of ignorance of self.
The second stage is action, the deep stillness of karma, the…Continue
One can consider such things as receiving a question mark image in response to taking certain actions. It arises without conscious will, shifts as many images of the mind do, and though one can shift the image, it maintains an origin independent of the viewport-will combination.
The depth of mental imagery is awash in inputs from a wide variety of sources. It cannot be viewed as a blank and dead slate upon which we write. Neither can our own inputs be viewed as specific,…Continue
The perceptions leave traces in the mind.
If your image center is highly stimulated, these imprints can become momentarily clear and shifting with the focus.
However, perception comes in a wide variety, from words spoken to thoughts, lingering pains or visual imprints.
Such imprints or vritti remain after the event has passed, but also if they were imprinted with additional intensity.
For example, if I were to spend an hour shifting…Continue