Our bodies are to be appreciated and cared for. We are not just these spirits that have popped into a body for a while; our body is a wonder to comprehend, to delight in.
While there are so many accounts of pandits, spiritual masters involved in things magical
What they really were was fully present to the world.
minus all the distractions we carry in our minds, the world reveals itself in greater and greater a depths.
It is all not flowers and flutes
but death and suffering
beginnings and endings
We quiet down
We learn to pay attention
We participate more realistically