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{Monday, October 14, 2002}


"A fixed image is the basic mortality error, a ME that cannot be allowed to change ..."
William S. Burroughs - The Western Lands (Picador, 1988 Page 158)

Journey to Immortality

If the sea were ink to write the words of my Lord, verily the sea would fail before the words of my Lord would fail. Koran 18.110

'Jesus, son of Mary (on whom be peace) said: The world is a bridge; pass over it but build no house upon it.' This was inscribed by Akbar on the Bulwand Darwaza, the lofty gateway into the palace of Fatehpur Sikri.

"Gnosis is characterized by its recourse to pure metaphysics: the distinction between Atma and Maya and the consciousness of the potential identity between the human subject, jivatma, and the Divine Subject, Paramatma." Frithjof Schuon

Both the Buddha and Jesus tell us: 'Be of good courage. I have overcome the world.' Renewal, rebirth is the universal aim of all religions. Out of different origins and backgrounds we are reaching out to the one goal." S. Radhakrishnan - The Brahma Sutra : The Philosophy of Spiritual Life.

"Sufi mystic, Ayn al-qudat at Hamadhani says: 'He who is born from the womb sees only this world; only he who is born out of himself sees the other world.'

"The road to the Western Lands is by definition the most dangerous road in the world, for it is a journey beyond Death, beyond the basic God standard of Fear and Danger. It is the most heavily guarded road in the world, for it gives access to the gift that supersedes all other gifts: Immortality."
The Western Lands by William S. Burroughs

Selige Sehnsucht (Blissful yearning)

Sagt es niemand, nur den Weisen,
weil die Menge gleich verh�hnet,
das Lebend'ge will ich preisen,
das nach Flammentod sich sehnet.
In der Liebesn�chte K�hlung,
die dich zeugte, wo du zeugtest,
�berf�llt dich fremde F�hlung,
wenn die stille Kerze leuchtet.

Nicht mehr bleibest du umfangen
in der Finsternis Beschattung,
und dich reisset neu Verlangen
auf zu h�herer Begattung.

Keine Ferne macht dich schwierig,
kommst geflogen und gebannt,
und zuletzt, des Lichts begierig,
bist du, Schmetterling, verbrannt.

Und so lang du das nicht hast,
dieses: Stirb und werde!
bist du nur ein tr�ber Gast
auf der dunklen Erde.

(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1814)

Blake's Songs of Experience

"We must acknowledge the material needs of our existence, otherwise we are not alive; we must admit our relation to the Supreme, otherwise we are not true." Radhakrishnan

As long as we're oblivious of the rule
Die and Rise Again!
We remain dim shadows
on a cloaked globe

posted by Andrew 10/14/2002 01:36:00 PM