Return The Sun: Stars


"So then. If you awaken from this illusion, and you understand that black implies white, 
self implies other, life implies death--or shall I say, death implies life--you can conceive yourself. 
Not conceive, but FEEL yourself, not as a stranger in the world, not as someone here on sufferance, 
on probation, not as something that has arrived here by fluke, but you can begin to feel your own 
existence as absolutely fundamental. What you are basically, deep, deep down, far, far in, is simply 
the fabric and structure of existence itself. So, say in Hindu mythology, they say that the world is the 
drama of God. God is not something in Hindu mythology with a white beard that sits on a throne, 
that has royal prerogatives. God in Indian mythology is the self, 'Satchitananda.' Which means 'sat,' 
that which is, 'chit,' that which is consciousness; that which is 'ananda' is bliss. 

In other words, what exists, reality itself is gorgeous, it is the fullness of total joy. Wowee! 
And all those stars, if you look out in the sky, is a firework display like you see on the fourth of July, 
which is a great occasion for celebration; the universe is a celebration, 
it is a fireworks show to celebrate that existence is."

~Alan Watts, The Nature of Consciousness  


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