We have posted this in memory of our old friend Oscar Yerburgh
who died on 29 October 2011
There are experiences in life which we feel to be undeniably true; I expect that everybody has them. But there are also experiences which many people do not have which seem to be of a different order. If you experience one of these and try to describe it to others you often get a blank stare (even a tapping of the forehead!) or an ‘I know exactly what you mean’, but you instinctively know that they don’t and that your ‘mystical’ (I feel compelled to use that word) experience is not describable in words.
Words are dualistic and need subject and object. We cannot therefore speak about Unity, or rather can only speak roundabout Unity or Oneness. No words are necessary when subject and object become one, which perhaps explains why great spiritual masters seldom disagree ― whatever path they are following ― and spend little time just talking. They live in the present moment and allow it to come to them.
Up to now, aged eighty-four, I have had three what one might call ‘other experiences’ which might be of interest to those trying to follow a spiritual path. None of these experiences in any way boosted my ego; all of them in fact gave me a wonderful feeling of increased strength and of the ego being momentarily removed. (more…)