Mar 12, 2007

Interesting Term

"Just because data/information comes so fast,
sometimes we need a(n) data/information fast."
- Lin, Yu-Hua

data fast n. The act of turning off your computer and other electronic equipment for an extended period of time. Also: information fast.
http://www.wordspy.com/words/datafast.asp

Mar 5, 2007

The Environment of the Psyche

I finished reading the first chapter, “The Environment of the Psyche” of The Nature of the Psyche: Its Human Expression (Seth Book) [Chinese edition]. What I agreed the most is:

Generally, you don’t remember your birth. Undoubtedly, you also seem not to remember the birth of the world. But before you were born, you had already had a history – It’s like, in your view, the world had already had a history before you were born. [I translated it from Chinese to English myself. It’s possible that the wording is different from the original by Jane Roberts/Seth.]

When I was reading the above passage, I was glad that my thought corresponded to that of Seth’s.

Instead of thinking about where I will be and what I will do after death, I’m always more interested in knowing where I was and what I was doing before I was born. I assume that if I know the life before my birth, I’ll know the life after my death. I suppose that the two are related to each other to some extent.

I’m going to read the second chapter, “Your Dreaming Psyche Is Awake” and will come back here soon.

Seth

The book I'm reading now is "The Nature of the Psyche 心靈的本質: Its Human Expression (Seth Book)" by Jane Roberts, Chinese edition translated by Wang Ji-Ching (王季慶). (A Chinese copy is a lot more cheaper than an English one, and it's easier to find here in Taiwan.)

What lead me to the book? A dream I dreamed on March 1, 2007. It's a long dream. For a dream, it's long; it's way too long. And I myself was the "director" to ask it to cut.

In the dream, I knew I was in a different world or in different worlds. The scenes kept changing, and I knew none of the people in the dream. The dream started with somebody's approaching and saying something to me. Suddenly, it seemed that I flew out of my body into another scene, and then another scene, and then another scene... . I started to feel anxious, and then I tried to chant a Buddhist scripture: Nan-wu ... . I only said the two first words, and it seemed that there was a strong force pulling me down (back to myself). It's very strong. No kidding. It's like riding a roller coaster, but the difference is my face is up; the strong force is from my back. I was thinking that the force would stop somewhere and I could get back to myself. It topped but I was yet in another scene.

A lady in a shining costume popped up out of nowhere. She smiled at me, approached to me and said something to me. I couldn't understand what she was saying. She's not trying to hurt me. She's friendly. (That's how I felt in the dream.) But I was too frightened. I didn't expect to dream a dream like this. I yelled twice, "I wanna get back to the original world." Yes, twice. All of a sudden, I saw her walking downstairs expressionlessly. I saw her left face. And there seemed to be a couple of people walking fast past me. I stood there trying to figure out all of it, but then I just woke up.

I googled a little about dreams, dreaming when you know you are dreaming, being out of your body while you are dreaming, etc in Chinese. And then I "was lead to" the book. I also ordered "Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul 靈魂永生" by Jane Robers (Chinese edition)" online. I'm looking forward to reading it.

It's really strange that whenever I'm confused with something, pondering something, I can always find a book or two which surprise me by saying something I was wondering. It's like, "Yeah, I was thinking about that, too."

After Krishnamurti, I'm reading Seth. I shall come back and write some more after I finish the two I bought.