27 On the Intellectual and Emotional Realms
The imaginative reality exists on its own level.
It must be accepted as being just as true or just as false as the physical
reality before you, but operating on a different plane of existence.
As soon as you mingle those planes, as soon as you are expecting things
in the physical world to match your desires on the world of your imagination,
you are allowing yourself to be in that state of "mind too close".
To be liberated from this, you must first accept the reality of your
imaginations, in their own proper place.
Do not ignore your imagination, but know that it has no connection to
the physical realm.
Then you can begin to approach physical events for what they really are,
and imagination for what it really is.
Emotional states also exist in their own plane.
They do not "stem" from either the imaginative or the physical
realm, when they are being approached with pure mind.
However, when you confuse the planes, you will begin to put emotional
expectations on your physical or imaginative realities.
Then you will begin to lust for emotional experiences, becoming an emotional
Emotions in their pure form come and go, just like thoughts come and
go, or physical conditions come and go.
When you achieve the ability to accept them coming, and accept them going,
without clinging, you are approaching the Mahamudra.
That which is called "ego" is a product of false conditionings,
that create the state of blindness, the blocking of the Kundalini as the
Tantrists called it, where you cannot see clearly the nature of the various
realms and where you cling to physical, emotional, and intellectual attachments
(as well as spiritual attachments), desiring some to remain, and others
If you cannot be meditative, you cannot enjoy life, in the sense that
you cannot enjoy the pure states that come and go in every moment.
You will be trapped in desire and comparison.
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