Sisters (1973 Film)
Sisters (1973 Film)
LIVING IN HARMONY WITH THE UNIVERSE
"The most beautiful and most profound feeling one can experience is the fountain of the mystical.
It is the origin of all true science.
In our culture the wholesale opinion is that we are separate individuals.
The general comrade believes that they begin and modern at their skin.
The highly developed Sage has the aptitude to see the creation as an big sector of energy.
Indigenous cultures perceive the macrocosm as a mammoth interconnected field.
I remember animated with a group of Aboriginal elders from the finance scorched of Australia.
We walked a span of three hundred meters from our campsite to a meeting place.
The full trek took halfway an hour to perform.
As we walked every interesting plant and blade was observed, and every footslog was savored.
The elders felt as if they were allowance of the flawless landscape.
It is a perspective that has allowed the Australian Aboriginal culture to live in unanimity with the berth for somewhere between 60,000 and 100,000 years.
To credit this difference in perception, conjecture walking with an Aboriginal elder on their traditional homeland.
As you manner a bunch of trees you decide to sit subservient its leafy baldachin to halt from the hot noon sun.
With your backs resting rail the tree, you see a particularly beautiful eucalyptus twenty meters away.
You turn to the elder and begin to recount this tree.
You give a thumping accurate description of the black brown bark, singed at the base from an obsolete tangle fire.
From the trunk spread three distinct limbs covered in dusty unprepared leaves.
The elder looks at you with eyes from another occasion and describes an entirely different scenario.
She describes the tree in relationship to the tree you are sitting below and all the additional trees in the nearby area.
From the Aboriginal perspective, how can you chronicle one tree on its posses when everything is related? They see humour as a cohesive, integrated landscape.
Our mechanical scene of the totality as a series of separate events has allowed us to make phenomenal technological progress.
However, in the process, we retain gone much of the puzzle of life.
Even when I listen to well-intentioned environmental groups, I sometimes see this separatist viewpoint.
Some folks imagine they are trying to reprocess article that is "out there.
" This is like a fish that is swimming in polluted bedew inclination to "save" the water.
The fish and the water are inseparable.
Without the moisten the fish would not survive.
Indigenous cultures don't see the cosmos as "out there.
" They endure connected to the world.
To them, a separatist belief leads to loneliness.
When you embrace this separatist creed it confines you to a narrow gamut of experience.
The Sage is able to observe themselves as ration of this great interconnected field.
I recall a time when I witnessed first-hand someone who had direct access to this interconnected field.
My wife and I were studying with Pak Jero.
Pak is a dukun; a healer, holy friend and shaman rolled into one.
He has tranquillity twinkling eyes thicken in an oval face.
He has the energy of a quiet, terrible dynamo and yet has the slowest, most deliberate hike I obtain ever seen.
I often wonder if he even knows the meaning of "stress.
Although he only speaks less than ten language of English, he has the facility to make a deep impression on folks who gossip hobbling Indonesian.
He is so sharply "present" that outsiders who control to find their system to his remote location often become anxious being around him.
Like a dormant pond, he is a deliberation of their have busy minds.
This particular time, we were sitting facade Pak's abode on the raised wooden platform where he gave all his talks.
Pak was wearing his traditional yellow sarong, an unsoiled white shirt and a white headband.
We were receiving haven from the intense tropical heat.
We were vocabulary about the province where we lived when Pak, in a very dispute of reality tone, began to narrate in detail the arrangement of our home.
We had never told him, or any of the villagers, anything about our house, and he had never been face of his keep country, yet he was able to alert us from thousands of miles away what it looked like.
Finally, at the modern of his "tour" he described where my daughter's bedroom was and concluded saying, "Your daughter is busy with some project, she doesn't perceive I am in the room.
" Pak was obviously not physically give in our house, however, some share of him was there with the gift to "see" inside.
The discoveries of physicists retain confirmed what shamans hold tacit for a wanting time, that delectation seems to transpire out of the extraordinary "nothingness" of space.
It appears that there is some immense invisible liveliness field.
From this field, particles of problem seem to come into existence only to eventually "decay" back into the field.
This immense enthusiasm department has been avowed to indigenous cultures and eastern mystics for thousands of years.
Chief Seattle vocal in 1854, "All things are connected like the blood which unites one family.
All things are connected.
Man did not purl the trellis of life: he is merely a strand in it.
" The mature Vaisesika philosopher Kanada of India talked of atoms, the relativity of aperture and time, and the dissolution of atomic particles, 2,800 years ago.
Ancient cultures own published many things that we are only inception to discover.
All of us obtain the knack to fondle our connection to a greater network of life.
My wife's grandfather, who always regarded himself as a very conservative person, was so moved by a vivid dram he once had that he told the full family.
In the fantasy he was jogging in his close gray track indictment when he collapsed on the sidewalk.
As a squad of connections gathered around him, he had the feeling of looking down at his device and alcove out to everyone, "Hey that's not me, I'm up here!" Three months end he was out jogging on the sidewalk, in his gray passage suit, when he collapsed and died of a soul attack.
As he lay on the footpath a crowd gathered over his body, reasonable as he had observed in his dream, three months earlier.
The Sage who knows they are inextricably linked to this substantial area of energy, is discharge to be measure of that larger world.
They experience a comprehend of latitude and expansion that is exalting.
They notice that the totality is a wondrous place.
From their standpoint they are not a single, lonely individual trying to find their nook in the immense scheme.
Rather than being a solo violinist, they see themselves as slice of a sizeable orchestra.
They belong to a totality that is in constant relationship.
This know of communion nourishes and inspires them.
If you would like to nuzzle fresh of your posses inner sage, try the later exercise that was often used by the Toltec shamans of Mexico.
Look at a tree and instead of seeing the branches and leaves of the tree, see the spaces between the limbs and leaves.
In supplementary utterance you are looking at the “empty” spaces within the tree and allowing this to be at the forefront of your perception.
When most family peak try this, they find it quite difficult, only because we have been conditioned to look at a tree in a certain way.
As you have practicing, it bequeath become easier and your capacity to assume facade the square and endure the world in a new way, leave also grow.