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Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2003 10:03
Subject: [Meditation Society of America]
Dealing with 'others'.......
The deeper I have gotten into
Sandeep wrote in a dialogue with Charles:
"we will deal
with 'others' after we deal with the self :-)"
my own limiting beliefs
(thoughts "about" the way things are,
rather than simply
what IS, the way they really are)
the less I worry about what 'others'
The equation is clear.
investment in the self, is directly the investment in the
an ego which cognizes an ego in the other.
It seems like when I drop a story line
what concerns me about 'them', or
what I think they are doing wrong,
cannot see any faults with 'them'!
Fault, is just impossible in the architecture of
does not in any way hinder, carrying a dying body, rushing across 5 streets,
to the nearest source of medical
I wouldn't even call it 'accepting' them
they are, because there is nothing
to accept. It is more
the fact that it becomes so
obvious that every reaction of mine
exactly the response that it solicits.
input--->reaction -----> response to the
reaction,................this is happening all the time,.....so long the
two/multiple instruments in question, are "alive".
Along with this
let's say,... primary functioning, ........there is a secondary functioning,
that of the individual investments, in the reaction and in the
the ado of the secondary functioning.
Whether that ado
has got silenced or is thriving at it's best,..............the primary
functioning, continues in the moment, moment to moment to
whether they are coloured as a seeking for a system of ethical behaviour, or
whatever camouflaging device used,....
.....is the ado
of the secondary functioning.
And is nothing
but the ado, of a rooster, agonizing the whole night, as to whether it
will be able to get up in time, in the morning, to crow the sun to
And so, it really does becomes like there is no 'them'--
just parts of one big "I".......
Not even parts, Freyja, for that would lend them
some semblence of independent existence.
Pieces of a jigsaw
puzzle,......which independently have an existence and then come
together to form the total picture.
The part is the very Whole,
The "wave" in the cup of your hand,.......is the
The dreamed-up Freyja, struggling with issues in a
dream-sequence,........is nothing but the dreaming Freya, lying blissfully in
a Noor Jahan bed.
The immanence and
the simultaneous transcendence.