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Interzone / Re: The Great Secret.
« on: April 12, 2013, 05:41:40 AM »
You're right. I don't understand. Understanding isn't something I do much of.
That's why I have no difficulty being whatever I am, or am engaged in, or with.
This was not always the case, but for a long time, I sought to understand.
Now I prefer mystery.

One thing though: what makes you think you'll always be a vessel?
Consciousness, once realized, needs no vessel.

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Interzone / Re: The Great Secret.
« on: April 12, 2013, 05:27:21 AM »
You may be emptiness right now, and this is good.
Often you are anything but.
Seeing emptiness for what it is, is good.
Being able to maintain it, even better.


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Interzone / Re: Is life sacred?
« on: April 12, 2013, 05:25:12 AM »
Is life sacred?
I've been contemplating this question for a day or so.
My life is sacred. That is all I can say, really.
Probably it is not for for anybody or anything to claim the life of anything or anyone else is sacred.

Today was a special day for me.
Today I am 60.
The way I've lived, I was lucky to see 20.
30 was mind-boggling.
40 was the outer limit of what was possible.
At 50 I was sure I had died somewhere, sometime, and somehow failed to notice.
Now, at 60, I conclude my life is sacred.

It's all borrowed time.
And I don't own it.



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Interzone / Re: The Great Secret.
« on: April 12, 2013, 05:15:26 AM »
The Divine is what it is. Unknowable. The most you can know about it is to know yourself.

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Interzone / Re: The Great Secret.
« on: April 12, 2013, 05:04:59 AM »
That's it. Emptiness. The discovery that there is nothing to discover. No secrets.
Only mystery.

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Interzone / Re: The Great Secret.
« on: April 12, 2013, 04:50:40 AM »
Reality doesn't change with any discovery you might make.
But your perception of it does.
To discover anything, you must first discover yourself.

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Interzone / Re: The Great Secret.
« on: April 12, 2013, 04:43:04 AM »
Maybe you're looking in the wrong places.
You may be what you seek.

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Interzone / Re: The Great Secret.
« on: April 12, 2013, 04:37:09 AM »
Maybe you are the mystery.

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Interzone / Re: The Great Secret.
« on: April 12, 2013, 04:25:37 AM »
If there were secrets, there would be no discovery or excitement, would there?
Secrets are keys to unlock mysteries.
But the mysteries are not locked.
They are what they are:
Mysteries.

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Interzone / Re: The Treatment Room.
« on: April 12, 2013, 03:10:19 AM »
It is good that you announce your inability to decide if I actually am what I seem to be.
I've long been puzzled by this phenomenon. You are not alone in this.
It is good, because you are the first to so clearly verbalize it.
Usually the not-knowing just enrages people.


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Interzone / Re: The Great Secret.
« on: April 12, 2013, 03:07:45 AM »
Perhaps the word 'secret' means to people who don't know, that they don't know.
And also that, for whatever reason, they feel entitled to know.

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Interzone / Re: The Treatment Room.
« on: April 12, 2013, 02:34:27 AM »
People like yourself seem (and I mean seem) able to walk the walk, whereas others only seem to, and this is visible in the recent happenings here: scratch the apparently calm surface and a ravening monster lunges out.

The appearance of 'having it together' is not the same as having it together.

Anyway: these are my findings.
I have never met anyone, including myself, who can maintain reliable balance in a city environment. All is pretence, and the face one manages to wear for others, is not the actual face one wears.
That is why I will never live in a city again, if I have any choice in the matter.

 

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Interzone / Re: The Treatment Room.
« on: April 11, 2013, 10:39:05 PM »
One never actually learns anything passively.
Books, exhibits, teachers, provide a framework for the doing of, the application of, the learning.
Until you've done it, there is no way to know about all the random variables involved, and no way to effectively teach this. Living is knowing. But this knowing has very little to do with book-knowing.
Maybe you can quote taoteching to people, word for word, as many do, but until those words have actually changed your life, what do you know about it? Does knowing the words mean you are wise? No.

Furthermore, when you spend large amounts of energy keeping-the-city-out, you are less receptive to the fullness of life, than if you were not. Enlightenment means the total receptivity to all there is, and if you do that in a city, you end up insane. Even if you entered the city in a state of enlightenment, it would soon be lost, due to the nature of life in the city. Full awareness is dependent upon peace and quiet. Which is what a soul discovers when its body dies.





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Interzone / Re: The Treatment Room.
« on: April 11, 2013, 07:40:17 PM »
Just leave them to live in their crumbling cities, using up the last of their accumulated wealth.
No need to kill anyone: reality will end them, by and by.

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Interzone / Re: The "Dark Ages"
« on: April 11, 2013, 07:07:37 PM »
'Bigotry' = anything the individual doesn't like.


In a way....yes. I mean't bigotry as just a vague disdain as opposed to recognition of the fact that we are not all created equal.

I don't know where you live, but where I live, 'bigot' is a term freely used to label people as worse than Hitler.
In fact, anyone who does not repeat the left-wing script gets labeled a 'bigot'.

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