It is easy to still the mind, quietly becoming another mind, relinquishing self, sharing thoughts. This is telepathy, this is I and Thou. (Is this thought yours or mine?)
It is easy to still the mind, quietly becoming a pair of dice, relinquishing self, rolling particular numbers, say, 1 and 4, seven times in a row. This is telekinesis, this is Me and WTF?!! The dice roll ME...??
The mind in which this happens is so bizarre that Americans are well-advised to give up meditation altogether.
A loaf of bread, divided with a knife. Two halves.
A loaf of bread, divided with a mirror. Two apparent loaves.
A loaf of breaf, divided by Nothing. A multitude, apparently.
The mind in which this happens is easy to see, like the smile of a child who's gotten the joke.
Personally, I'd rather hear Eric Clapton sing the gutbucket blues.
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