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17104Re: Practice Makes Perfect by Kir Li Molari

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  • cosmic_yogi1
    Apr 6, 2010
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      Yo Bruce,

      i stand corrected---All perceptions are illusion.

      Thank you for sharing

      much metta,

      ONE

      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "tarah513" <faithearden@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      >
      > Dear Cosmic.
      >
      > Are you saying that you are "ONE" and that by your beingness along that
      > shows you represent unversality and are connected to the ALL?
      >
      > My problem with what you have offered is that saying their is a
      > "connectedness to the ALL" is quite different from being "ALL".
      >
      > Where this is leading is that in meditation, once the connectedness idea
      > is removed, what then can be realized?
      >
      > Faithe
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "cosmic_yogi1"
      > <hanifshekhem@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Yo Faithe,
      > > 'ONE' is a symbol representing the universality and connectedness to
      > the ALL.
      > >
      > > ONE
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "tarah513"
      > faithearden@ wrote:
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Hi Cosmic.
      > > >
      > > > What does your name "ONE" mean...or is there no meaning intended and
      > it
      > > > is just a label?
      > > >
      > > > Thanks in advance.
      > > >
      > > > Faithe
      > > >
      > > > --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "cosmic_yogi1"
      > > > <hanifshekhem@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > Beloved,
      > > > >
      > > > > Beautifully stated!
      > > > >
      > > > > ONE
      > > > > --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com,
      > medit8ionsociety
      > > > no_reply@ wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > "tarah513" <faithearden@> wrote:
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com,
      > > > medit8ionsociety
      > > > > > > <no_reply@> wrote:
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > By Grace alone effort is effortless. The farmer
      > > > > > > > makes an effort while planting his crop. By Grace,
      > > > > > > > the crop grows effortlessly. The farmer then reaps
      > > > > > > > the harvest and distributes it, and many are nurtured.
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > HA-HA-HA!!!
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > I sure can tell that you are not a farmer! I am a farmer. Let
      > me
      > > > tell
      > > > > > > you, the EASY part is planting the crop. The tough part is the
      > > > growing!
      > > > > > > Once the seed changes to plant, watering, fertilizing,
      > herbicides,
      > > > > > > insecticides are constantly administered. A seed does NOT grow
      > > > > > > "effortlessly".
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Tell me more of this "grace" that has eluded me...where can I
      > buy
      > > > some
      > > > > > > if that is all that is needed for reaping a harvest.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Faithe
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > Yo Faithe,
      > > > > > You missed the point by being so literal, but
      > > > > > your perspective on this somewhat reminds me
      > > > > > of this Nasrudin story:
      > > > > > Our Mullah Nasruddin took all his savings and went
      > > > > > to buy a shirt. All eyes and ears he entered a
      > > > > > tailor's shop, was measured and told: "Will you
      > > > > > be back in a week? God willing - your shirt will
      > > > > > be finished." The week was an exercise in patience,
      > > > > > which duly passed and our hero returned to the tailor:
      > > > "Unfortunately, there's been a delay. But - God
      > > > > > willing - your shirt will be ready tomorrow."
      > > > > > Nasrudin returned the next day. "I am sorry" he
      > > > > > was greeted "just a few more stiches, a few more...
      > > > > > Pray be back tomorrow and - God willing - it
      > > > > > will be ready."
      > > > > > "And " was the vexed Mullah heard to say
      > > > > > "how long will it take, if we leave God out of it?"
      > > > > >
      > > > > > So, perhaps believing in God or Grace, or anything
      > > > > > similar will not get your shirt made, or your crops to
      > > > > > come to harvest, but, as Sri Mahararaj Nisargadatta said
      > > > > > "Unless you make tremendous efforts, you will not
      > > > > > be convinced that effort will take you nowhere.
      > > > > > The self is so self-confident that unless it is
      > > > > > totally discouraged it will not give up. Mere verbal
      > > > > > conviction is not enough."
      > > > > >
      > > > > > As for me, I feel at One with another Kir Li Molari
      > > > > > statement:
      > > > > > "There's only one rule in this game – Thy will be done!"
      > > > > > And that refers to all and everything, especially
      > > > > > Enlightenment (or whatever you want to label IT) being
      > > > > > a product of Grace.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Peace and blessings,
      > > > > > Bob
      > > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
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