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  1. @winterknight Very nice. Without the attachment, identification and interpretation within the three egoic states what remains is:
  2. It seems like the mind can look around, see lots of things and imagine One enormous inter-connected Everything. It seems you would consider this a half-step, because there is still the image of lots of inter-connected thing. And the Everything itself could be imagined as a thing. Yet, it is possible for perception to go further? I can look around my room and see One inter-connected Everything. I've touched upon a level in which the inter-connected dissolves and there is simply One. Yet as you said this still suggests a One that is a thing. So, what would be "seen" at the next level? All those things, or the One Everything just doesn't disappear and the brain goes blind. If a dog chased me, my brain could recognize the entity. Is it closer to Truth to say the brain still perceives "things", yet there is an underlying "seeing" of Nothingness?
  3. Psilocybin has long-acting tolerance. It takes a week for it to substantially reduce and about 12 days to reset to zero. 5-meo-dmt tolerance is much shorter-acting. I think in the order of hours, definitely resets after a day. The 5-meo trip duration is really short - the peak is only about 10min. when plugged. IME, the time window is too short to say "Hmmm, this peak is a bit weak, let's boost it up". However, I have redosed after an hour to extend the "after glow". Yet, I did not get a second peak. If you are underwhelmed the first time with a low dose, I would just try it again the next day, or a few days later. And if you can release/relax as @outlandish described above, the experience can be quite pleasurable in mid-dose ranges. I've gone places that were magnificently sublime as I melted into existence. Like what I would imagine heroine to be like. My first few trips at moderate doses were so relaxingly wonderful, I was concerned I may abuse the substance. Yet, I never felt any drug seeking energy or desire to escape with 5-meo. It's weird. I only do it when the occasional "calling" arises.
  4. Super. #1 is actually peaceful to the mind, because it's "Game Over" - there is nothing to think about or figure out. It becomes a non-issue. For #2 and #3, why is the One pointer dangerous? Is it because the term "One" directly implies separation and "Not Two" just indirectly suggests separation? Also, what do you think of the term "Everything" as a nondual pointer? The mind is conditioned to think dualistically, yet it seems that continually guiding the mind back to "Everything", can loosen the mind's attachments. For example, the mind may become attached to thoughts like "Consciousness is this. . . ". Oops, that thought is within "Everything", let it go. "There is no spiritual path. . . ". Oops that thought is within "Everything". Let it go. . . If the mind is ready and willing, I've found any the attachment to any thought can be loosened by simply returning to "Everything". And I don't think this just applies to beginner seekers. I've met many evolved minds that seem attached to very deep and profound spiritual teachings, such as in Buddhism (and including Buddhist monks). Yet at the end of the day, they really believe it is the Truth. Their mind seems unable to acknowledge that all these spiritual teachings, statues, mantras, robes etc. is simply within Everything. I get the sense there is resistance, for admitting that may dissolve the Sangha for which they are so invested in. For me, being able to let the most profound mystical insights dissolve into Everything just as I could with a birdsong is a deep sense of peace and liberation.
  5. @Preetom It seems like as we evolve, we need to unlearn things from a low conscious level and re-learn them at higher level understandings to communicate. For example, I had to unlearn and relearn "God", "Emptiness", "Nothing", "Consciousness" etc. at different consciousness levels (if we use the conscious "levels" framework). I think a lot of people get trapped thinking they understand term usage, yet they haven't reached a stage capable of understanding the usage at a higher level.
  6. I think it would be closer to the Truth to say the mind exists within the Absolute, rather than the absolute exists within the mind. This is often a point of confusion with the term "consciousness" and "Consciousness". Relative consciousness is within the mind. The mind is within Absolute Consciousness.
  7. 1) It's better to plug the salt form than snort. Watch Leo's blog post on how to plug. Don't try smoking the salt form. 2) Don't plug the freebase form - it would cause burning. It's best to smoke it or convert it to salt form. 3) Trip on an empty stomach to reduce nausea and body load. 4) Start with a low/moderate dose and work your way up. 5) You can intensify the experience by laying down with eyes closed. You can reduce intensity by sitting up and opening eyes.
  8. When a phrase is beyond description, sometimes you give a couple statements: One that is closer to the Truth and one that is next closest to the Truth. A phrase like "the brain does not exist" seems like it can have different meanings / level of understandings. 1) The brain does not exist, because by strict nondual standards, nothing can be said at all. Merely saying "brain" is a step too far. Thus, the brain (or anything) neither has existence or non-existence. 2) The brain does not exist, because by non-strict nondual standards, there is One Everything. If there is One Everything, then there is No Thing - then Everything = No Thing = Nothing. The brain (or any thing) cannot exist separate from One Everything. 3) Since nothing can exist separate from One Everything/Nothing, both nonduality and duality collapse into One. The Absolute and the Relative are One. From the perspective of the Absolute, there is no brain that exists separate from the Absolute. From the perspective of the Relative, the brain does exist if one accepts relative terms. Thus, the brain is neither existence or non-existence and is simultaneously existence and non-existence. 4) All of reality is a like a dream. Literally, none of it exists. It's all an illusion. 5) The "brain" is just a concept that does not physically exist. If we examine a brain very closely with highly technical equipment - beyond atoms and quarks - we find empty space. I've come across all of these explanations and I can "get" each one if I assume different contexts and word usages. Would you say that one or more of the statements are "closer" to the Truth? Are one or more further from the Truth? Do they overlap with each other and kinda say the same thing in different ways? I think this can be an area of confusion for seekers and something I'd like to clarify within my "brain".
  9. By strict nonduality standards, would you say that nothing exists?
  10. Yes indeed. In some ways, kids are better at learning foreign languages than adults. A child's mind is more flexible. In terms of neuroscience, a child's brain has a higher state of neuronal plasticity - the ability of neurons to form new connections, strengthen connections or disassemble connections. Yet, as the adult brain ages - neural networks lose plasticity and become more rigid. Similar to how their joints and muscles become more rigid. One are of neuroscience I find exciting are with a new class of compounds called "psychoplastogens" - which include psychedelics. Compounds such as LSD, psilocybin and DMT have been shown to stimulate neural plasticity and neurite growth in cell culture and Drosophila. Current studies are examining mice. I'm considering shifting my research lab into this area. It has some risks, yet I think it would ignite my curiosity and passion.
  11. I micro- or mini-dose about once a month as a boost to my baseline conscious level. These days, I don't need a high dose to enter nondual states. Yet, I'm open to a high dose if I sense that calling. Lately, an inner desire to San Pedro is arising. I'll probably do an all-day type retreat with it in the next week or so.
  12. Another way to look at it: When elderly people reflect back on their lives, what is it they found most fulfilling? What is it they most regret? Generally, the most fulfilling aspects of their life was who and what they loved. They may yearn to be reunited with those they love and wish they spent more time with loved ones doing things they loved to do. Rarely do they wish they had worked more overtime hours to attain a fancier car, a glitzy award and that last promotion. With that said, your "work" can be incredibly fulfilling if you follow what you truly desire.
  13. I find the aura in your videos to be relaxed, grounded and genuine 🙏
  14. This got me thinking of different modes of learning and understanding. We are most familiar with the traditional mode of learning by reading information, thinking, analyzing, discussing thoughts, thinking some more, figuring it out, building concepts etc. Yet, there are other modes of learning and understanding. Other modes that take in information, yet not through words and thinking. This mode utilizes intuition, empathy and emotion. These modes are inexplicable in words because they are nonverbal modes. When the intellect mode and intuition/empathy/emotion mode are misaligned, internal conflict and tension may arise.
  15. Yes, those are good points I hadn't accounted for. So to integrate your thoughts with mine, perhaps we could say. . . There are times and places that was hard living. Yet, people worked hard and honestly and had appreciation for each other and their community. Sometimes, an easier life becomes too easy and reduces one's chance of happiness and awakening. Take the internet - it can be a tool to increase one's level of happiness - or a distraction that increases one's misery. In terms of SD, perhaps one could say the likelihood of happiness is related to the average health of the community stage. For example, I'd say my grandparents grew up in a relatively healthy Blue society and had a better shot at happiness than if they had lived in an unhealthy Blue society. In terms of scientific social studies, I remember reading there is a correlation of people's perceived state of happiness and the relative wealth/stability of their society. It's not perfect and the correlation collapses once an average salary/stability is met. Yet, for countries that are really poor and unstable, there was a negative correlation with perceived happiness.