"In the post-meditative experience become a child of illusion" is a slogan from the Tibetan mind training tradition. We engage the world as we experience it all the while realizing that reality is not as it seems to be.
If I recall correctly, the last foreigner to successfully conquer the area now know as Afghanistan was Alexander The Great. Perhaps we should ask the Macedonians how to go about it?
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