Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment

I'm reading McKenna's second book. I really resonate with his being super-bored with trivial humans and trivial concerns. I am too, have been for a long time. And I'm getting emotional gains by accepting the idea that this is OK, not something I should be ashamed of.

This is related to something from his first book: a young woman is talking to him, and she is broken up about the fact that wherever she goes, she does not fit in. He tells her that she should push aside the curse aspect of this, and look for the blessing aspect of it. She has a big breakthrough on this.

I love this guy for being 100% unconcerned with what people think of him. This is really rare, shockingly rare. (Most people who think they are this way simply enjoy offending or shocking, which is just another way of caring what people think.)

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A quote:
"Crazy is a numbers game.... when enough people are doing it... it's no longer crazy."
Truer words were never said. For instance, the beliefs of Scientology are crazy because it's a small religion, but the beliefs of Christianity are not crazy because it's a big religion. Watching football is not crazy, but watching trains is. Being turned on by boobs is not crazy, but being turned on by feet is.

2 comments:

neeraj said...

"Crazy is a numbers game.... when enough people are doing it... it's no longer crazy."

A quote from Bertolt Brecht, in German:

Der Wahnsinn wird unsichtbar, wenn er genügend große Ausmaße angenommen hat.

translated:

Madness becomes invisible,
if it has grown big enough.


Truth can best be said in paradoxical ways.

neeraj said...

Another little insight:

Not everybody, who is 100% unconcerned with what people think of him, is an awakened master,
but every awakened master is 100% unconcerned with what people think of him.

The first one might be simply mad, e.g. thinking he is Napoleon, totally unconcerned with what people think of him.