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18235Re: [Meditation Society of America] Re: A Nasrudin Tale Shared by Paulo Coelho

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  • WestWindWood
    Apr 5, 2012
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      If we do not eat we will starve to death. If there was no sex, the human race would die out in a generation. Everything in moderation.

      From: cosmic_yogi1 <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
      To: meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 9:20 AM
      Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Re: A Nasrudin Tale Shared by Paulo Coelho

       
      Yo,

      Explained like a True Yogi.

      Thanks

      ONE

      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@...> wrote:
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      > "walto" <calhorn@> wrote:
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      > > --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@> wrote:
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      > > > --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "walto" <calhorn@> wrote:
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      > > > > --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@> wrote:
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      > > > > > "You are mistaken," replied Nasrudin. "The best way
      > > > > > of dominating a desire, is to satisfy it.
      > > > >
      > > > > NB: Please don't pass this on to your friends who have a taste for Oxycontin or have lost over $100K in Vegas in the past couple of years.
      > > > >
      > > > > W
      > > > >
      > > > Well, if you are referring to "desire" from a Buddhist
      > > > perspective (Thanha - "craving") then addiction would
      > > > make Nasrudin's teaching nonsensical (as are most of
      > > > his when not looked at/into in at least 7 ways as Sufi's do).
      > > > Here, it's very likely that what is being pointed to
      > > > is "Light", the universal desire. And with some reflection,
      > > > the Mullah's pointing makes all the sense in the universe.
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Hunh. The story you posted doesn't actually mention or suggest "Light" or any such universal desire. Rather, it focuses on "A fine plate of sweets left on the table" which Nasrudin "made all his disciples eat" because, he tells us, the way to conquer desire is to satisfy it.
      > >
      > > Admittedly, however, I'm leaving out the other (at least) 6 ways of reading that story.
      > >
      > > Best,
      > >
      > > W
      > >
      > OK - here's some sweets I hope can be well digested:
      >
      > All Nasrudin's disciples were gathered at a feast.
      > They ate and drank for several hours, and talked
      > about the origins of the stars. The night drew on
      > and everyone made ready to go home.
      >
      > B- When you feast with a Sufi master, what you eat and
      > drink are spiritual food, with it's only intention being
      > Being, Attention and Intention. The origins of the stars
      > is Light. Everyone made ready to go home to the light
      > as the night of darkness - ignorance - drew on.
      >
      > A fine plate of sweets was left on the table: Nasrudin
      > made all his disciples eat it.
      >
      > B - The Mullah gave his disciples a fine spiritual sweet -
      > his enLightening teaching
      >
      > One, however, refused.
      >
      > "The master is testing us," he said. "He wants to see
      > whether we can control our desires."
      >
      > B - A non-evolved disciple thought the "meal" was all
      > about human body, mind, emotion stuff.
      >
      > "You are mistaken," replied Nasrudin. "The best way
      > of dominating a desire, is to satisfy it. I would rather
      > you had the sweets in your bellies – their rightful
      > place – than in your minds, which should be filled with
      > nobler things."
      >
      > B - Your turn now to appreciate this sweet treat and
      > find many more ways to digest this feast into
      > inner Light and not just chew on it in your chattering mind.
      >
      > Peace and blessings,
      > Bob
      >



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