The games these groups play require a 'stable' mind that will justify, rationalise and normalise what is unjustifiable, irrational and unacceptable. And there is no way to see it when you're in it, and the ability to see it gets weaker and weaker with time unless the cognitive dissonances and abuses increase to twenty-stupid (e.g. a growing number of Gold Rolls Royces).
This is fascinating.
Most of us have grown up on Hollywood stereotypes of gun toting heroes who stay steady and are never at a loss for words -- and enlightened masters who show no emotion.
A big part of the guru/disciple game is learning to appear serene.
So much Dharma and New Age teaching appears to emphasize and value development
of stable mind states to the point where we become unflappable no matter
what amount of shit we are exposed to and expected to regard as:
* Crazy wisdom
* An education
* A learning opportunity
* Unwinding of samskaric or karmic impressions
By contrast, in the Hans Christian Anderson story, a little kid who
refused to act like a balanced minded adult revealed that the Emperor
was naked...and had hair on his balls*.
So...let us dare consider what Happytown has suggested.
There is such a thing as a state of mind that is so balanced
that it is too balanced.
It stays inert when the human response would be to lose one's shit and
create a scene, rather than stay serene and keep on eating whatever
shit is doled out to us in the name of enlightenment or just being
polite, adult and lady like.
(According to the Urban Dictionary, someone with untrimmed
hairy nuts has what are known as "Wizard Balls".
See, we get to learn everything
here at CEI.)
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/10/2017 10:50PM by corboy.