January 14, 2017 2:15 PM
- LSD doesn’t affect me anymore (at most, I get the equivalent of a two-beer buzz).
- Ram Dass’ guru wasn’t affected by it
Why? Because one common affect of LSD is to cause two normally separate networks of the brain—the networks responsible for the personal and the impersonal—to operate in harmony. “In here” and “out there” merge and the experience of oneness is perceived directly. (Note: I suspect many people experience hallucinations on LSD because this merging causes them to perceive their subconscious (deep “in here”) with the world “out there.”)
Since the enlightened can already perform this “skill,” LSD doesn’t affect them much. For example, if LSD gave you the ability to fly like a bird (do not try this at home) and you already had the ability to fly like a bird, then LSD wouldn’t affect you either.
It is simply more evidence supporting my somewhat controversial definition of enlightenment:
Enlightenment is the ability to unite the personal and the impersonal on demand.
Mystics. They say stupid things that piss people off but somehow make a lot of sense.
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