Danny Castro Talks Initial Wake Up
Danny Castro: "When we all parted I thought we parted in a free form. Even though there is a house ("Is this my house? Is this my wife?… Who is that, the Talking Heads?)
That question is a fatal question.
Soon you start to question fundamental reality. And you see that fundamental reality is not fundamental, but is a kind of molecular reality that can shift perceptively.
But that's very scary: to the form, to the continuity.
So I would say that there are fail-safe situations within the system that will limit your capacity to see beyond a certain point. It's not seen by the body or the brain as a limitation. I feel that there is no way to sneak up on the ego sense. The ego sense is in fact carrying out a mandate, of continuity.
Form is in the service to continuity. But perceptively you could see that all form is dissolving at the same time it's continuing. So perceptively you could see that all bodies are dying while they are living.
So if in fact from perception you see that it is not opposites, like the death is a future event, but death inherent —that comes to you as a future event. Then you see that there are concurrent existences that you—the ego-sense of you—is the continuity, not you personally. So perceptively you see that the difference between you and the cancer —that's a very mashugana idea I was told. But that you and your cancer coexist. May in fact have been born with similarities. That it is a false impression that you are somehow separate from your processes. And that these processes that carry on in a daily way is you. There are a thousand you's, also carrying on, with you. And that when any of them emerge they have an equal claim on reality as you do.
Perceiving the dimensions that exist within the form changes the sense of survival to one that's more of a creativity, not a mean spirited survival.
It's like having the understanding that Lincoln did, we'll say. "These people we're enslaved. They were not slaves." So people who grew up with slavery as normal, including the slaves; went about that you had to overturn slavery, through times and space. But perceptively you see that if they were enslaved, the perception that they were enslaved meant that you didn't have to overturn slavery for the larger population. But it meant that you were a stranger in a strange land now.
If you saw the people were enslaved, you didn't have to overcome having a slave. But if you were born with slaves, and the slave was born with being a slave, you thought that slave and owning a slave was being normal. But a person who saw that they were enslaved did not have to go through a traumatic overcoming. Society did. Because they thought that slavery was normal. Even though they knew in their being that it wasn't.
So the person who sees that a whole race of people are enslaved doesn't have to overcome a sense of slavery within themselves. Their perception is there.
It's as if you walked in on someone. And he's got two kids hidden in the basement that he's keeping; that he's kidnapped. He's considering them slaves. But you see them as kids that have been kidnapped and enslaved. But he's relating to them as if it's normal to keep them, to deny their humanity. That to deny their possibilities is normal. But from your perspective as a human being you see that this guy is suffering a delusion, of continuity. And we start then from a perspective of sanity —which would be Spinoza, would be a philosopher that would represent simple sanity. Where he could see inside the Pope outfit, and inside the rabbi outfit, was a human being. Okay? So seeing the human being inside the pope outfit, he couldn't buy the pope outfit any longer. In fact he saw the person was suffering the consequences of being a human being and pretending to be this other person. So he started to see a pathological society, based upon repression.
That I think was the origins of a Freudian understanding, before they utilized his findings to create a 'norm' in the society, as treatment. I think that he had discovered aspects of the mystery."
"I am talking about the need of larger society is to continue historically, to continue to evolve. But the individual wakes up. When the individual wakes up, to some degree, they are no longer part of the continuum. The only thing is that the initial phase of waking up in reactive. That's why the initial phase, if you use drugs throughout most of your life, and then you kind of have a wake-up call, that was drug oriented reaction to the drug or the addiction. Not the drugs but the addiction.
When you wake up in relationship that you see your life has been addicted and defined by the addiction. The wake up in relation to addiction still carries, there's still carry over.
So you see that there are many wake ups in the society. When you wake up to the manipulation of the society, the initial wake up is a reaction to the society.
Okay. But you also see that the Buddha's waking up left him helpless. Where he saw that suffering was inherent in the world. It wasn't something that you… 'the doing' actually contributed to it. So he saw that the helper in fact contributed to the hurt. It was in the helplessness that he discovered another dimension.
He discovered that helping was running away from the broken heart, by giving you the impression that you can do something about it.
So each phase of a kind of enlightenment still has the doer in it."
"It's not a ball breaker. It's written into the journey's story. When you discover fear-of-death is the driving characteristics of a normal life, of continuity.
So I think it's genetically, socially, structurally, psychologically driven to continue. Once the person is declared a Jew, when he's there, the Jew wants to continue. The Catholic wants to continue. The male wants to continue. The Democrat. Anything. Any acquisition of identity that you can take, wants to continue. The identity becomes you. You are a Trotskyite when you were 13; Trotsky still seeks to continue.
Continuity is the order of civilization
But when the person discovers that their life is a journey, you see that death is not your enemy. Death is inherently in the life.
Look out the window and you see a life and death experience taking place —in the clouds, in the sky, in the grass, in the cars. You see that everything is living and dying simultaneously. It is natural. It is inherent.
The person who perceives that, no longer has fear of death. There's a kind of embrace. Of the creative act. It's not morbid at all. What's morbid was the *fear* of death. Because you see that fear drives the society."
Music: Acid Mother's Temple & The Melt "In C"
Danny Castro speaking
(Help by Theresa, Marty, Erik & Spiros)
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