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The Beauty of Asceticism

To: soc.religion.eastern
From: tyagi nagasiva (
Subj: The Beauty of Asceticism (
Date: 49940213

Quoting: |Pat Monardo 
	 |>Chandra Moturu:

|>I am interested in learning the models of conciousness such as -
|>a supreme level of conciousness with no attributes of any kind, verses
|>a low level of conciousness with physical/emotional attributes.
|Why is a consciousness with no attributes of any kind Supreme
|and a consciousness with physical/emotional attributes Low?

My answer is that everyone knows that the intellectual and transcendental 
modes of consciousness are less painful and therefore better.  Our
goal, after all, is to learn from this yucky earth-flesh stuff
and get out FAST.

|Although, i understand the apparent faults that our "low" consciousness
|entagle us in, but is that the fault of the consciousness?

We did some wicked thing to have wound up in this very nasty place
we call 'materiality'.  But if we are diligent and eat the right
foods and feed the beggars and watch our breaths until our legs
fall off, then we'll get to escape this wretched world too.

|I can also appreciate the fact of suffering, which could
|lead you to think lowly of animal consciousness, but i dont
|think that it needs to be branded Low because of some
|fleeting glimpse of Supreme consciousness. 

The low is the evil.  We live in a gravity sink and our objective
is to fly from it like freed birds.  Then we get to go off in our
astral space-ships and have lots of fun playing with the great
non-physical-sex god.

|I think it is
|possible to just accept consciousness as it. Supremity is not
|a property of consciousness at all, but of Wisdom, which seems
|to be present in abundance in Lowly consciousness.

Nah, consciousness is that Great Thought, which is part of the Supreme,
head-centered perfection.  When you start talking about the senses (Maya)
and emotions (addiction/attachment), then you're talking low low low
again and everyone knows that higher is better.

| (Pat Monardo)

Tyagi the slug

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