Howdy Sentients, welcome to the fourth installment of HACK. If you’ve made it this far, now is as good a time as any to scrub your feet.
This week I’m expanding on a piece written for Heroes and Hierophants, specifically Noel’s assignment which was to invent a new religion. I came up with something called Dissolutionism, a religion based upon the principle that the only true answers are more questions.
“I know what I don’t like and I like what I don’t know.”
—Tales from the Flipside by Kliger the Lesser
I phoned most of in as a series of excerpts from Dissolutionist texts. One of them was a quote from something called 23 Admonitions of Self. I always liked this title and promised myself that I’d go back and write all the admonitions, a task that proved more difficult than I expected, probably because I’m just not that clever. So only 11 or so of the admonitions are actually mine; the rest are direct quotes or distortions of quotes. The trick was to make The Admonitions sound negative to the “unenlightened,” when in fact they’re meant to help you get over yourself.
The 23 Admonitions are presented here alone, though in the past few weeks I’ve been writing commentary for each of them. In the interest of space (and your sanity) you can read those diatribes here.
These aphorisms may one day rank among the greatest list-based guidelines for enlightened living, including The Four Agreements, The Eight Basic Scripts, The Ten Commandments and The 48 Laws of Power.
So, without further ado…
The 23 Admonitions of Self, also known as The Admonitions, first manifested into human consciousness at the beginning of the Post-Ridiculous Era. The Dissolutionist “no-religion” became the latest incarnation of an integral philosophy previously pioneered by Alan Watts, Ken Wilbur, Robert Anton Wilson, Drunvalo Melchizedek and others. Dissolutionist scholars claim that the 23 Admonitions serve as a reminder not to take one’s self too seriously.
Self (n) –
1. an individual ego-entity who believes itself into a separate reality
2. it refers to itself
The 23 Admonitions first appeared in The Anger of Masdobré (Vol.1, Shitty Things Persist) and remained largely ignored until the Great Singularity of 2014, when our planet-wide exodus into the 5th dimension required safe transition of all ego-entities into unified global awareness.
You are (not) here.
You are an awareless idiot who makes the grass brown!
It all makes sense when you have three brain cells.
No wife, no horse, no mustache.
No husband, no cow, no chest hair.
No kids, no chickens, no pubes.
You did not come here for everyone to love you.
The past: agreed upon fiction.
The present: mutual addiction.
The future: necessary friction.
Succumb not to the futility of purpose.
Some people love to be loved.
Some people love to hate.
Some people hate to love.
Some people hate to be hated.
Swallow what thou spilt shall be the whole of your karma.
Compete with marvelous improvisation or suffer death by hesitation.
Calm down, tiger.
That which does not make you laugh defeats you.
You have permission to doubt that everything could not be real.
You are the center of the universe from which everything else is speeding away.
You live only to find a reason for dying.
You die only so that others may live.
Blessed are the lame of heart for they shall inherit your mirth.
Where are your eigenstates now?
“Our crew rows merrily, merrily, merrily upon a stream of contradictions, traversing the horizon of certainty. When you finally see us, we’ve already gone beyond.” —The Zensunni Triip