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  • Jerry Katz
    JERRY KATZ I wrote the following a few months ago and I want to look at it again. Lately I ve been swimming a bit. I ve noticed I could stay in the deep end
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 22, 2001

      I wrote the following a few months ago and I want to look at
      it again.

      "Lately I've been swimming a bit. I've noticed I could stay
      in the deep end of the pool and tread water. Or I could go to
      the shallow end and stand up. I've noticed that the shallow
      end is a totally different experience.

      When I go to the shallow end, I get to give up my practice of
      treading water. I enter a more fundamental practice."

      This sounds stupidly obvious: the shallow end is a different
      experience than the end of the pool that's over your head.
      And the advice or recommendation sounds stupidly obvious too:
      if you get tired of treading water in the deep end of the
      pool, go to the shallow end and stand up.

      The only advice that's more stupidly simple is spiritual
      advice on the order of, "Stop seeing the ego as real."

      Perhaps the shallow end is like knowing I AM. In that
      position the whole story, the source of suffering, can be
      seen. There are only a few adults and mostly kids in the
      shallow end. The masses are out in the deep end treading
      water or floating on all kinds of crazy objects designed to
      feel substantial and like real ground.

      From the shallow end the whole story can be seen. The ladder
      is nearby. It's easy to climb out and enter the nondual
      reality, though it may take a while to dry off.



      from Social Train Wreck list

      Nice name for a list. And it does ring a bell... I've met
      quite a few proverbial parrots who would have been able to
      fly, but only without the heavy flight manuals tied on their

      When knowing the 'esoteric' meaning of Christian holidays,
      it's impossible to celebrate any of them, other than once, at
      the proper occasion... Which could be one requirement to be
      classified as 'social train wreck'.

      Prosit, Jan



      As moderator, it is my duty to inform One and All that
      'Lobster' or someone using his authentic email address has
      broadcast email which implies that he has died, and has been
      'born again'.

      His XML/graphics-rich email has a strong 'Sufi' slant. There
      is a link to a website which contains among other things, a
      looped soundtrack, and several links to his online

      It appears to me, that Ed may have finally 'passed' the
      identity- concretion which has been known as 'Lobster', an
      event which may have been rather profound, minding size of
      that 'stone'.

      If this is the case, my impulse to celebrate certainly
      overcomes any urge to mourn for the lost shell, and instead
      to wish the inner meat a fond fondue in the cheese-pot of a
      new life.




      This is not the age of information.

                                                     This is not
                                                 the age of information.

                                                   Forget the news,
                                                    and the radio,
                                                 and the blurred screen.

                                                   This is the time
                                                     of loaves
                                                     and fishes.

                                                  People are hungry,
                                               and one good word is bread
                                                   for a thousand.

                                                    - David Whyte
                                                 "Loaves and Fishes"
                                               from The House of Belonging

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