Sunday, April 6, 2014

Meditation from the Perspective of Tom Robbins' Switters

An excerpt about meditation from the character Switters in Tom Robbins' Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates:

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Tom Robbins / Meditation
They sat for nearly two hours, in the course of which Switters lost himself so that his essence passed into what some are wont to call, perhaps unrealistically, the Real Reality: that realm of consciousness beyond ego and ambition where mind becomes a silver minnow in a great electric lake of soul, and where the quarks and the gods pick up their mail on their way from nowhere to everywhere (or is it the other way around?).

What is the Real Reality to you? Is it nothingness or somethingness or something in between? Many times we assume that the ultimate reality, the godhead, the Intelligence, lies in some vast and distant place, but could it be nestled in the tiny building blocks of reality like the grains of flour and sugar nestled in loaves of bread?

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