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

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  • Jeff Belyea
    Beautiful, Sean. Being present in all moments and the gifts unfold for you. is exquisite. To call the realization of this high teaching found in most, if not
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      Beautiful, Sean.

      "Being present in all moments
      and the gifts unfold for you." is
      exquisite.

      To call the realization of this
      high teaching found in most, if
      not all, sacred writings, "nothing
      special" speaks to the wisdom
      that you know naturally.

      This is not common knowledge,
      certainly not commonly comprehended
      knowledge. It may be parroted
      intellectually, but to Know it
      is a different matter.

      Those who have not been graced
      with this wisdom are the
      "bent over pilgrims" needing
      compassion, that Bill Tremblay
      (the poet I mentioned earlier)
      wrote about.

      They are crippled by fear
      and doubt, and spend their
      time in regret for the past
      and in fear of the future.

      The bodhisattva Knows and yet
      vows not to enter fully into
      enlightenment (nirvana) until
      all sentient beings come to
      this knowledge experientially.

      Such is their compassion.

      About paying: a fine line
      between selfless help and
      greedy unfeeling exploitation.

      But for some, too frightened
      to run alone, there is an exchange
      of energy (money paid to the guide
      for guidance - running along side
      until they overcome the fear)
      that creates value for them and
      enhances their (a word from your
      earlier writings) faith - that they
      can come out of the dark fear into a
      marvelous light (end the trance),
      and enjoy life...being present in
      every moment, realizing that they
      need not fear or strive, and that
      the gifts will unfold...by grace.

      Thanks.


      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, sean tremblay
      <bethjams9@...> wrote:
      >
      > There is nothing special here Jeff, it's just a matter of being
      present at all moments and the gifts unfold for you. It's available
      to everybody. example : I was asked once to take a class of people
      out on runs I thought why would they want to pay me to go running
      when all they have to do is open the door and go run.
      >
      > Jeff Belyea <jeff@...> wrote: They may be your teachers.
      > You may be an old soul,
      > blessed with uncommon
      > vision.
      >
      > --- 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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