The Gate to Victor’s Way
Happy day-trippers tripping about in search of a bit of ‘craic’ may
enjoy this weird and wonderful gate with its 2 Tantric goddesses
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By going through Victoria’s Gate one leaves behind (i.e. temporarily dies to) one’s everyday world with all its stresses, cares, joys and sorrows. Victoria’s Gate, a sheela-na-gig, represents a birth canal.
On the other side of Victoria’s Gate one as it were enters a timeless, form-less world, a womb-like reality (like the nave (originally: navel ≈ sanctum) of a church, mosque or temple, to wit, the holy of holies*) wherein one’s original, therefore virtually true potential has not yet been relativized and actualised. Beyond the gate one is as it were bathed in and cleansed by one’s original, indeed, by any possible purpose/being (Sanskrit: dharma) to be made actually real, hence true.
This his side of the gate one lives one’s actual, relatively (because conditional) true/perfect being, true because one is ‘here and now’ the outcome** of all the ‘best’ choices one (i.e. one’s Bio-Nav) has made. Beyond the gate one can access one’s virtually true potential since no everyday (i.e. this side) choices (i.e. applications) have yet been made. Beyond the gate one is as it were bathed in and cleansed by one’s original and essential purpose (in ancient India called the SAT-guru) before being born again with a new purpose and new vigour.
It therefore helps, meaning that it’s less distracting, if one leaves one’s mobile and personal chatter, that is to say, the dross of the everyday world, on this side of the gate. Then, passing through the gate and wandering alone and at half speed, becalmed and fully mindful, one enters an enchanted forest wherein one encounters 7 icons that represent 7 essential personal development and therefore survival programs which, when processed, help refocus the wanderer’s attention upon the supreme purpose/goal of his or her brief existence.
Cleansed and refreshed by the vision of one’s ultimate purpose in life (and, if fully mindful, of life as such) and the means to its fulfilment (in IT terms, defragmented and returned briefly to ‘factory settings’, thereby fully restored as logic unit capable of processing the world at maximum speed), one exits via the gate (i.e. as birth canal) and is, as it were, born again.
*… the holy of holies, or sanctum, serves as default ‘setting’ for the recovery and consummation of one’s wholeness (or completeness). Entering the sanctum via the gate the pilgrim is cleansed (i.e. defragmented), regenerated (i.e. by the vision of the goal) and refreshed (i.e. reconfigured) so that upon leaving the sanctum (i.e. the womb of creation) the pilgrim may recover his or her true path to personal salvation.
*… In ancient Buddhism one’s current status, a condition (i.e. influence) for positive or negative change within oneself or others, was called karmic residue.