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15283Re: [Meditation Society of America] The Ending of The Trance

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  • Jeff Belyea
    Mar 1, 2007
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      And I've seen them in you.

      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, sean tremblay
      <bethjams9@...> wrote:
      >
      > I've seem mystic hearts in Indonesian street kids and sacred eyes
      in my hound dog.
      >
      > 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
      > life.
      >
      > For those bent over pilgrims:
      >
      > There may be those who sell
      > snake oil and seek only self-
      > aggrandizement,
      >
      > but..
      >
      > 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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