Camping with Ixnay

Ixnay and a disciple once went camping in the Lumenurium Desert, and after a day of exploring, found a suitable camp spot, set up their tent, enjoyed a modest meal and some star gazing, and finally turned in for the night.

Some hours later, Ixnay woke the disciple.

“My Friend, look up at the sky now and tell me what you see.”

The disciple replied: “I see a wondrous celestial display filled with millions of stars.”

“What does that tell you?” asked Ixnay.

The disciple pondered for a minute.

“Astronomically speaking, it tells me that there are countless galaxies and trillions of stars, circled by planets more numerous than we can hope to measure.

Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Libra, which could be a time for taking relationships more seriously.

Time wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three, but then again, time is a relative mental construct with no inherent reality, save for that which we grant it, based on our own particular subjective filters and conditioning.

Theologically, it might be inferred that Yah the Lord Creator is all powerful and we are small and insignificant in contrast, and consequently could not even begin to fathom the Divine Plan that has brought forth this magnificent manifestation.

Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow, with clear skies and pleasant temperatures.

Beyond all of that, I am finally beginning to recognize that these perceptions, and even our very appearance here, are nothing but random, transitory, and non-binding modifications of consciousness Itself, and only reflect a provisional reality.

Moreover, they are inherently without meaning, except for the meaning we may arbitrarily attribute to them — again, based on dreamy fantasies of interpretation.”

Ixnay listened, but remained silent.

Finally, the disciple asked, “What does it tell you, Master?”

Ixnay first looked up, then to the left, then to the right, then back to the disciple, and then, laughing, replied:

“It tells me that someone has stolen our tent!”



About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, in the foothills of the Northern California Sierra Nevada Mountains. I have a number of blog sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: Essays on the Conscious Process: Compiled Poetry and Prosetry: Verses and ramblings on life as it is: Verses and Variations on the Investigation of Mind Nature: Verses on the Play of Consciousness: Poetic Fiction, Fable, Fantabulation: Poems of the Mountain Hermit: Love Poems from The Book of Yes: Autobiographical Fragments, Memories, Stories, and Tall Tales: Ancient and modern spiritual texts, creatively refreshed: Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: Thank You!
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