Our brothers
And sisters
Took turns
Attacking us

To teach us
There is
To defend


About Ben Naga

Pilgrim on the lam. Please feel free to explore the links to learn more. I trust you will find some things there will have been worth the effort. See you there.

Posted on September 7, 2016, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Methinks too many have nothink to say.

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    • What I had in mind here was the imagined “ego/identity”.

      “In philosophy, idealism is the group of philosophies which assert that reality, or reality as we can know it, is fundamentally mental, mentally constructed, or otherwise immaterial.” – Wikipedia. This of course includes Buddhism and Tao.

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  2. Thanks for the clarification, Ben. Where would you say the higher mind (superconsciousness) fits in to the idealist philosophies? Or does it? Of course that probably depends on the definition of such higher states…

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    • For sure. And then again who defines something as “high ” or “low”. Another thinking.

      “If you desire emptiness this desire will fill up the emptiness.” – Lao Tzu.

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      • Maybe rather than the word “high” (semantics – ack!) maybe the word “expansion” is better. We both agree there’s an awareness beyond what the physical brain can perceive. I like to think of consciousness as a spectrum, which expands octave after octave, into “realms” that we can’t even comprehend except maybe through what the mystics call “cosmic consciousness”. In that state it all becomes oneness – a unity, where we can be conscious of everything from the physical to the most divine and ineffable – and exist as a “One” instead of a “one”. Of course only a few have ever attained this…. but it might be the future destiny of all humanity – if we don’t destroy the earth first. (…heavy sigh…)

        Thanks for the discussion, Ben. 🙂


  3. P.S. Sorry I just now found your reply to my comment – it didn’t show up in my notifications. :/

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