15282Re: [Meditation Society of America] The Ending of The Trance
- Mar 1, 2007They may be your teachers.
You may be an old soul,
blessed with uncommon
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, sean tremblay
>in my hound dog.
> I've seem mystic hearts in Indonesian street kids and sacred eyes
> Jeff Belyea <jeff@...> wrote: A friend of mine of from
> the 70s, who was the most
> gifted poet I ever met in
> person, spoke of those who look
> down from their ivory towers
> with no compassion for the
> "bent over pilgrims" (those
> lost and in dark despair).
> There is a "trance" that
> socialization imposes on
> virtually all people. There is
> also a means of trance-ending,
> for those who are desperate
> for release from its grip.
> Many may be "successfully"
> socialized and look no
> further, but I agree with
> Thoreau that "most live
> lives of quiet desperation."
> And some will not settle...
> and become seekers.
> Yes, there is a danger in
> seeking. But once the intuitive
> stirring begins, few can turn
> back from the seeking of
> the elusive "something more".
> No one can "teach" transcendence,
> but there are massive bodies of work
> that report on its enlightening
> power. The authentic reports are from
> experiential knowledge.
> Neither not knowing about
> transendence, nor disdaining
> any talk of it, negates it.
> Either there is an interest
> and a passion to seek, or
> there is a relative (or even
> passionate) comfort with
> For those bent over pilgrims:
> There may be those who sell
> snake oil and seek only self-
> there are also those among us
> who offer guidance from mystic
> hearts and sacred eyes, from
> pure compassion.
> In the Buddhist tradition,
> these are Boddhisattvas.
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