FASCINATING!!!!!-A few years ago Baba Rampuri was asked in an
interview whether MAGIC exists. He replied:
“You see, we are running up against the same problem again,
which we are going to continue to run up against. And that is that
we have a structure dealing with this material that is different
from dealing with this material in a traditional culture.
We are referencing science, for example, as the normative
paradigm, as the normal situation, and then we see something that
is unexplainable by science and we treat it as magic, because it is
not science and yet we experience it, so it is magic.
But you see, we are framing the question and we are framing the
experience in terms of science, we are already making an assumption
that science is the normal.
Now, if you take, say, a yogi in the Himalayas, he is not taking
science as the normal, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t believe in
science, that he doesn’t use science, of course, he uses it, but
his normal is the mythological world, his normal is the magic that
happens out of guru disciple relationship, the tradition of this
**So, when something extraordinary happens, the person whose
normal is science would ...