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Re: [Meditation Society of America] Digest Number 868

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  • devi@pacific.net
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 17, 2003
      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, Jeff Belyea
      <jeff@s...> wrote:
      > The nearly indomitable
      > power of illusion is a
      > slight of hand or word
      > so smooth as to appear
      > as truth. To surrender
      > to the allure of death
      > as an escape from pain
      > is at the same time an
      > awful abandonment both
      > of faith and hope, and
      > a willingness to die a
      > literal death. This is
      > known in retrospect as
      > losing life as a means
      > of dispelling illusion
      >
      > Transcendence is never
      > revealed via a preview
      > that lets you know the
      > net is there. The leap
      > is only taken in total
      > abandonment, no safety
      > rope to cling to, only
      > utter despair and pain
      > devoid of all feelings
      > and all faith and hope
      >
      > Transcendence is faith
      > in reverse, a paradox.
      > --
      >
      > Jeff Belyea
      >
      > http://www.mindgoal.com
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