My vision of death sprung from my memory of a before breakfast horse riding
accident I had when I was 8 years old. My horse’s name was Stormy, she was
purchased at an auction on the Yakima Indian Reservation in the mid 40s. She
was a large, round pinto with an “iron” mouth, who tolerated me, mostly. I liked
riding bareback, but for those who don’t know, you can control a horse better if
you use a saddle. In my case, a saddle allowed, a 50 pound kid to just about
control this 16 hand, 1600 pound animal; that is, unless she had other ideas.
Our land, which includes an apple orchard and a large pasture, sat between the
sagebrush foothills of the Cascade Mountains and our small town. I loved riding
through the sagebrush, especially in the early spring when there’d be small
patches of snow on the north side of the sage and even behind the tall, yellow
bunch grass. Green shoots of new grass would be peeking up through the snow.
On a sunny day, the new spring warmth left me with a good feeling.
In retrospect I see that all this was really too incredible for me to fully appreciate
at that age. But even then I enjoyed my solitude, and the only thing I knew was
that it made me happy just to be there. Sometimes I would pack a can of baked
beans and some bread into my saddle bags; I would nudge the can into the side
of a small fire, put the bread on a stick and try not to burn it.
The shortest path into the foothills was through the orchard. My father, being
aware of what my odds were with a determined horse, told me to never take her
into the orchard when I rode bareback because she could scrape me off by
simply walking under a low-hanging limb. Now, even if you’re not a horse person,
you’ve most likely heard the term, “heading back to the barn.” Horse people know
that once their animals get turned around and are heading back to a manger of
oats and hay, they become very single-minded.
With benefit of hindsight I realize that at 8 years of age, I never gave my father
the credibility he deserved. When Stormy showed up in the coral without me, and
looking for her oats it didn’t take my dad and mom long to follow her hoof prints in
the soft ground and find me…. out cold! Twelve hours later I woke up in the
doctor’s office and the first thing I said was, “where’s breakfast?”
In my young mind those 12 hours did not exist. At that age the significance of that
non-existent interval was registered only, but significantly, in my subconscious
where it sat unexamined for many years. By then it was the mid ‘60s and I was
living in New York City… ontology was now a hot topic.
I’d now unpacked and examined those missing 12 hours. I had come to the
conclusion that the total absence of sensation, awareness, and the passage of
time was what we call death. Examine the concept of the infinite and boil it down
to those 12 hours, and you will conclude that death is not something to fear. It is
merely the cessation of all conscious awareness.
Life is a movie you’re not going to see the end of.
Birth of an Intelligent Mind:- Consciousness
Numerous concepts, mind stuff readings of all kinds
Esoteric explanations to confuse or to awaken minds
Developing one’s knowledge gaining more edification
Greater awareness of life and succeeding in cultivation
Illumination of all, looking inwards for self-awakening
Seeker of truth, hoping for wisdom and understanding
It was like day-light breaking, on an everyday morning
Realisation came, dawned upon me without any warning
Matter originates and it solely exists by virtue of energy
A dynamic force which brings particles of an atom to be
Vibrations then hold this minute solar system together
Left to assume behind this almighty force as to whether
Without self-knowing existing, there can be no achievement
There cannot be meaning without the feeling of fulfilment
Increasing fulfilment via an increase of self-knowing verse
This inherent dynamism drives evolution in the universe
Enlightenment is fulfilment………Fulfilment is enlightenment
There came a day when life was no longer a mystery
I didn’t know it all, but it was all there for me to see
Enlightenment, a state of being without visible light
Spiritual knowledge, attainment of mindful insight.
No contradictions of any kind to confuse my mind
My quest resided in my heart, an opening to find
Realise One already is, always was, always will be,
Oneness, changeless, unlimited now until eternity
Letting go of your emotions, your thoughts, thinking
Concepts, physicality masked in this world, shrinking
A realisation of self, an existence of pure awareness
Shape, dimension and time, beyond all form, endless
WE are One and naturally, One is a part of everything.
Desires, “needs” thoughts, ideas, concepts and thinking
Seekers who seek absolute and permanent completion
Infinite knowingness, truths with absolute concretion.
End all concepts, thoughts and thinking of the mind
The very death of thinking, leaving the ego behind
But the mind fears that its living existence will end
This isn’t true, you’ll see as you’re thoughts blend
Whatever may happen, happens to be, come what may
To serve the world/universe in the highest possible way,
Those who want to let go of the self; the – me, myself n I,
To the source of all problems and suffering, say goodbye!
The beginning of the universe created a perfect symmetry
Consisting of an inner and an outer aspect within reality
Adding awareness to the properties of primordial energy
And consciousness came, born out of this Big Bang synergy
Consciousness of our universe, Its purpose of self-knowing
Material parts play secondary Its awareness is ever growing
To know itself is the purpose of consciousness nothing less
Increasing self-knowing aids fulfilment of consciousness
Forget about Fate & Destiny – Evolution is all about Vibrations & Energy
You don’t really think there is a blueprint of a master plan
A predetermined path to follow created for our fellow man
Makes no sense believing there is only one road ahead
We’ve no choice but to follow life’s path until we’re dead
Do you believe our life’s paths are laid out along the way
Our fate is predetermined no matter what we have to say
Doesn’t matter what you’re doing, or you’re going to do
Fate will always be around the corner waiting just for you
We will all experience our lives as our blueprint predicts
What will be will be our master plan, there is no quick fix
Your life’s destiny depends upon issues, once probabilities
It’s death, not fate that is your life’s inevitable eventuality
Our life’s directions can be found within three main places
Family, social climate, self-discipline, other people’s faces
Free to experience each actuality of life’s own potentiality
Any destiny witnessed will depend upon life’s actualities
To get a realisation of how we fit into the laws of nature.
Its system of laws governs the physical realms behaviour.
Gravity, motion, fluids, gases, heat energy, and chemistry.
Nature serves life and death on a plate, not fate or destiny
I would argue against my fate, in that I have free will to go
To make my choices or not in a kind of pass or fail scenario
A popular theme in many religions, what happens if we fail?
Why set ourselves up when we have a card to get out of jail
If we, at our core, are pure positive energy – essentially love
Would we endure wearing a strait jacket like a glove, sort of?
Our inheritance is the joy of living within the Garden of Eden
Freedom to express our free will, living among earth’s kingdom
I don’t believe in fate or destiny I believe future is evolution
Not the former sense but in vibration and energy distribution
Every thought, every idea, every word you speak is energy
Vibrations will be man’s next sense as evolution is eventuality
Everything we bring to existence stays in existence forever.
Every thought you ever thought is still out there whatsoever
Many thoughts of famous minds are accessible for us to read
Ideas and thoughts there eternally for all who may live ahead
Our lives on earth get better and better transformed by time
Our ideas our understanding expands accomplishments climb
Collectively moving forward, becoming more and more adept
Deeper thinking, understanding, expanding wanting to accept
Children are born into a vibrational environment they can feel
Subject to the global energy that surrounds them which is real
Before understanding words, they know how to read vibration
In the city with their family as well as those of the whole region
This is how children pick up things that they were never taught
How we gain our ideas and beliefs positive or negative thought
Every generation gains more vibrations than those living before
Each new generation takes this energy onward, evolving it more
Vibrations within the world have been slowly but steadily rising,
Thought by thought, idea by idea. advising surprisingly devising
No pre-determined path living our lives under a kind of illusion,
Our future arrives from energy and vibrations, gifts of evolution
I saw you at the soho playhouse last week and you are certainly an arrogant individual who comes to America as a guest aND THEN CRITICIZES A POLITICAL PARTY AS WELL AS OUR PRESIDENT.
yOU WHO LIVE IN A COUNTRY, CANADA, THAT IF ATTACKED WOULD NEED aMERICA TO SAVE YOU SHOULD BE MORE CIRCUMSPECT AS TO YOUR STANDING IN THE WORLD AND THROW LESS STONES AT OTHERS.
Sorry just noticed the caps
isn’t it so that if any of us were attacked, we would need others to help us, whatever country we’re from? (just wanted to offer baba some defense here. but also don’t want to attack anyone. also i’m american. love you!)
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