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Browsing: Life Level: TRANSCEND
TRANSCEND is the hardest Life level to reach. But, it can happen by happenstance, herbal induction or methodical training. The goal is for a self numb of the five senses (or trained to turn off the senses) to see that which is beyond the physical world we can perceive and feel.
Yep, you heard right. The dreams that Neo talks about in the therapy session scene of the Matrix 4 are dreams that you can aspire to have. That is, if you haven’t already. Dreams of the sort that Neo describes as “dreams that are not dreams at all”, which reveal the true nature of reality are the ultimate goal of the practice of Clear Light of Dream Yoga — a meditation style described in one of the most ancient arms of Buddhism, the Dzogchen tradition. Dream yoga proposes that a lot of Life happens while we’re sleeping. So, instead of…
Using photos of babies to catch our attention is one of the most time-tested tricks of the marketing trade. Science gives us many reasons for this: The field of transcendence might explain from the point of view that babies amaze us because they are still in that blank state of mind that we long to our core to return to again: the primordial state of non-attachment to material things and social conventions. Babies enjoy life without thinking, going with the flow by instinct.
A key feature of some of the most ancient meditative practices was their focus on waking the self up to phenomena that happens within the brain at times when our senses, and with it our mind’s perception capabilities, are inactive rather than on numbing the mind from thinking, as most modern meditation practices have us do today. This is because the objective of ancient practices like the practice of clear light and samatha is to achieve self liberation. The freedom sought by these fields is that of freedom of perception. The practices train our minds to release itself from all…