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Things are not what they seem

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Someone who does their homework 🙂

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One of my favorite authors and teachers in Rupert Spira.  I first became acquainted with him through his book “The Transparency of Things”.

Mr. Spira is a teacher of the non-duality philosophy which essentially says that there is no separation, no objects, no people, etc., just awareness or “knowing”.

He points out that all we experience actually takes place at the level of the mind or sensory perception.  For instance, if we see or hear a car over there, it is the mind that interprets both the object and the distance.  At first glance this seems obvious but the non-dualist point out that there is no actual experience of the car or distance.  They further point out that although we tend to think we are located somewhere in a body looking out at the world, in reality we experience the body the same way we do the world, simply by…

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Cloaked & Variable Character(s) who only make sense if read from the beginning - start at the Ride Along Reader's Guide (Nov 2012) then pick up Contraption Attachment Disorder from July 2012. RidicuRyder is a fictional adventure layered over an actual trip. Our Adventurers have strange takes on things like Lisps, Motorcycles, Montreal Steak Spice, Mental Health and The End of the World (Evolving our species just sorta happens by accident). New for 2013 - opinion pieces in between trip stories.

5 thoughts on “Things are not what they seem

  1. This looks good, Mark. I’ve bookmarked it for when I come home.

    I remember the opening words of the Australian film Picnic at Hanging Rock that I heard when I was a teen & it impacted on me: “What we are and what we seem are but a dream within a dream.” Wow, some things really do echo around that ol’ memory.

    • Noeleen,
      Yeah, what we are……getting your head around this stuff is tricky. I can read Particle Physics For Dummies and Mystical Philosophers for a while until I sorta get that we only get glimpses from where we are standing. We have to move significantly to see or understand more……these glimpses mean “Move” to me, I think people dug in to certain stances will be interested in travel soon. 🙂
      Mark

      • I love it when someone’s online at the same time!

        Good morning! 🙂

        Thanks for your response. Move, yes we need to move.

        You’re into a lot of the mental stuff. I never even knew there is a book by Einstein about his thoughts… and sure didn’t know a thought was attributed to him but wasn’t his. THAT is just so wrong.

      • Good Morning Noeleen,
        I think too much…..and IT WAS MY BRAIN that picked up the F.Scott Fitzgerald idea and rolled it into the Einstein stuff (I’m a little sloppy).
        Overall I would say it seems to have turned out alright though…..happy accident.

        Someone got me a book called Einstein’s Dreams a few weeks ago…..I haven’t cracked it yet – I’m in enough shit already!
        Mark

      • In enough shit already – ha ha, hee! 🙂

        The book sounds interesting. I would never have read such years ago, but open to now.

        Hope you get out of ze shit.

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