This is outstanding. So, so beautiful.
As is this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcTRU9SMpVU.
“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.”
“The agony of breaking through personal limitations is the agony of spiritual growth. Art, literature, myth and cult, philosophy, and ascetic disciplines are instruments to help the individual past his limiting horizons into spheres of ever-expanding realization. As he crosses threshold after threshold, conquering dragon after dragon, the stature of the divinity that he summons to his highest wish increases, until it subsumes the cosmos. Finally, the mind breaks the bounding sphere of the cosmos to a realization transcending all experiences of form – all symbolizations, all divinities: a realization of the ineluctable void.”
This will always be one of my favourite songs.
An alternative live version you might be interested in: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i7ma455d84
One day I’m going to visit a field of lavender. Can you imagine the contrast between earth and sky!?
Credit for this photo goes to http://www.theyogasoul.wordpress.com – check it out!