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Written by Sifu Donald Reynolds
on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 12:56:50 AM

My internal cultivation theory is a "big picture" and "ultimate goal" view. I don't think an average person can ever accomplish it. The crazy monks who meditate in a cave for 9 years and reach "enlightenment" or who are considered Taoist "immortals" have probably escaped the linear thought and time cycles. I'm still coming up with new conclusions constantly, but what I've come up with seems like it fits with all the various eastern practices and metaphors.

I have more to figure out, like what happens when you truly stop questioning existence and escape that cycle. Taoists always talk about returning to the source of all things. This can only be the nothingness or void from which came the dueling forces that form all things. The hindu say all existence is a dream of their god and their goal is to become "lucid" within the dream or become one with the universe and therefore become god. What does all this mean?

I have a feeling that once you can escape existence as we know it, you may be able to create it yourself. You will no longer be in a loop of causal existence. Instead, you will become the source that causes it. I think we all experience this on a small scale from time to time throughout our lives, which makes me believe it is possible... for example when we experience deja vu or premonitions or when you give a speck of dirt a closer look and suddenly it scurries away.

I can already see where this is going. If I am correct about escaping existence and it is possible to become the source of it, what is next? Is all of this just another looping cycle to escape... this time one of purpose?

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