Re " if it's all Self why not be totally wild and out of control and provocative?": Why not? No reason whatsoever! The trick, of course, is to be able to do it with style - like the inimitable Aleister Crowley - and not get so carried away that you completely blow it - like Charles Manson. (To be fair to Charlie he had the shittiest start in life imaginable; while Crowley was able to cultivate his image thanks to a huge inheritance. I should be so lucky.) Of course, " if it's all Self" - and it is - why not be bookish, disciplined and discrete - if that appeals to you more? The only rule is that there are no rules. In Eternity the Archangel Gabriel isn't holding an emerald tablet with a list of dos and don'ts we have to abide by. That's what makes the ride so scary. On a footnote: if anything goes, then does it make sense to say in the Declaration of Independence: "we hold these truths to be self-evident"? If they're self-evident then why didn't bright spark Aristotle include them in his Politics?
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Ravi Chivukula wrote: > > > Yep I'm opposite of the Seraphita, Xeno pseudo-Eastern, neo-advaita, > Buddhist types - if it's all Self why not be totally wild and out of > control and provocative? > >