we see the clouds

We see the clouds and we know what they are,
and we do so with the sunshine and the rain.
We know they come and go and are external to us.

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the whole universe

the whole universe consists of a cosmic Self playing hide-and-seek (Lila); hiding from itself (Maya) by becoming all the living and non-living things in the universe and forgetting what it really is — the upshot being that we are all IT in disguise.

psychedelic drugs and spirituality

If you get the message, hang up the phone. For psychedelic drugs are simply instruments, like microscopes, telescopes, and telephones. The biologist does not sit with eye permanently glued to the microscope, he goes away and works on what he has seen.

Alan Watts