Getting to the other side. Breaking through.
Some see it as attaining masterhood. It's said the master enters combat equally at peace with both victory & defeat. The ability to see all things as both themselves & unified in an eternal, indestructible all.
Becoming a better person.
Can it be done?
Does the triumphant underdog always sell out? Does the revolutionary have any lasting echo?
To have things figured out-- approximately.
Altering the character of one's awareness.
To be unconcerned with the self, only with what the self is able to do. Faith in good movement, drive to good possibility.
Breaking something off for the gods... making it count.
What I'm talking about is hitching a ride across the Mexican desert on some donkeys with your good friends, smoking homegrown tobacco, singing joyous airs. Reading a pamphlet about women's underwear, sitting by a campfire-- eating apple pies. stuff like that.
Do you think these things are possible?