The Body as a Vehicle.

The messenger.

This was written on Feb. 25 2006 at a time when I had cancer of the tongue with possible metastasis elsewhere and had decided, in line with my philosophical understanding, to either cure it myself or succumb to it.
“Not surprisingly, I am detached from what is happening to my body. Yes, I do feel the pain and discomfort but there is no emotional reaction to them or the situation as such. Taking the analogy in “The Milk Is White” of the body being as a vehicle, it is now as if I were driving my car which has developed rust that is weakening its structure. As the driver, I am aware of the effect of this but I accept it for what it is and what it means, without emotional reaction – that is, with detachment. When the car falls apart I will scrap it and get a new one – one more suitable to me, should that be necessary.”

About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood, he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of regular periods of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book.
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