Manufactured In America | Hapiness Is A Side Effect Of Meaning

Manufactured In America | Hapiness Is A Side Effect Of Meaning

Manufactured In America | Hapiness Is A Side Effect Of Meaning

NEWSFLASH: It's a beautiful day to be alive here at the peak of recorded human history

"Life is as kind as you let it be" - Charles Bukowski

GO FORTH AND BE MIGHTY!

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I wonder, I wonder what you would if you had the power to dream any dream you wanted to
I wonder, I wonder what you would if you had the power to dream any dream you wanted to

And you would of course be able to alter your time sense
And slip say 75 years of subjective time into eight hours of sleep
You would I suppose start out by, fulfilling all your wishes
You could design for yourself what would be the most ecstatic life
Love affairs, banquets, dancing girls, wonderful journeys, love affairs
Banquets, dancing girls, wonderful journeys, garden, music beyond belief
Music beyond belief
Music beyond belief
The Hindu divide life into certain stages what are called the Ashamas
The first is called Brahmacarya
The second Grehasta
And the third Vanaprastha

Brahmacarya means the stage of the stupid the apprenticeship
Grehasta the stage of the householder
And Vanaprastha the stage of the forest dweller
This is related to the cultural history of early India
When somebody in India suddenly announces that he's God
Nobody accuses him of blasphemy or being insane
They say simply congratulations at last you found out
They don't immediately request a miracle
As you see if we get across someone who says I'm God or I'm Jesus Christ
They say what they said to Jesus Christ in the first place
Come on look these stones be made bread
And you know he used to wangle out of it by saying a wicked and deceitful generation
Seeketh after a sign and there shall no sign be given
Of course, as I intimated earlier the Hindu is therefore saying everybody is God
And our theologians get rather worried about that
Because you see the two conceptions of God are different
Our conception is of the boss man
The king
Theirs is of the cosmic centipede with the many arms
Who does not have to think how to make the world
How to make the world
How to make the world
Or rather to act the world
How to make the world
How to make the world
This you see is not a pessimistic attitude
Therefore, at all to be able to realize that this world is simply a dream
A dancing play of smoke
Fascinating yes but don't lean on it

“Life is a bridge.” Says one of the Hindu sayings
“Pass over it but build no house upon it.”
And so immediately you see that
This is responsible for the enormous gaiety of certain Hindu sages
This a thing that often puzzles Westerners
They expected that anybody who's an ascetic or a sage or something to be rather miserable
With a glum face
But on the contrary you take this character who's going around these days that Maharshi Mahesh
He's always laughing because he looks on every side
And there is the face of the beloved
Of the divinity in everybody in every direction in everything
Playing at being you
Playing at being you

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