Happy Halloween. It's time to thumb through the Petavatthu to scare ourselves with Ghost Stories or Tales of the Departed, a collection of sacred Buddhist texts like the UFOs of the Sky Dwellers.
|Vimanas are space vehicles/homes, starships|
Anyone who cultivates the third eye or dibba cakkhu (at the agni chakra and other paranormal powers) can see for him or herself that there are many unseen beings around suppressing our full human potential.
|Demon dancers, Tibet (ericsjourney.com)|
But Americans -- claiming to be reasonable, scientific, experiential and experimental, taking a "I'll believe it when I see it" attitude -- refuse to open their third eye or increase their sensitivity to energy.
Instead, we do all we can to deaden our senses, inebriate our minds, and corrupt our spirits.
Just yoga poses, a humane-natural diet, and pranayama (gaining control of the subtle breath) would do much to bring us into our potential for compassion, wisdom, and enlightenment at least to get us into a fortunate rebirth if we ignore bringing a complete end to rebirth all suffering.