Jeff, thank you for the clarification. I am enjoying reading
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Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 7:18
Subject: Re: [Meditation Society of
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I hope to add clarity here
and not confusion...
it is ultimately true
that there is no seeking and
nothing to be
a matter of timing.
When we are stirred by
sense of unhappiness or "something
missing" in our lives, we
initially seek an ineffable
"something" to satisfy the
for contentment and happiness.
Often, that occurs to us
a new job, new car, bigger house,
bigger muscles, success on our
terms, new relationships, and so on.
But when we achieve any or
of these "things", we find that
the longing remains and we
the old refrain, "Is this all there
is?"...and we're back on the
However, as tough as it may be
to swallow, the
paradox is that
we must give up the search (the
seduction as Sean
and come to a place of absolute
surrender of the search,
desires, the longing. We must
give it all up and just
It is here, at the stop sign,
that the magic may happen.
have "seeded" our magic garden
earlier with the search. To
with this metaphor, we must now
wait silently while the
begins without our conscious
knowledge. Any attempt to
too soon destroys the potential
fruit (or veggie) of
This timing aspect causes a lot
of confusion and
especially when those who are
not authentic in their
speak and write about not seeking.
The curriculum runs:
Seeking, SURPRISE! The surprise
is beyond anything we could
or imagine, beyond description,
a joy unspeakable, a peace
understanding. Of course, we cannot
seek it in advance, because
does not yield to concept or idea.
This is not the same as
that IT does not exist or IT is
some mental fabrication and
of the masses (or spiritually
drugged monkies on minimum
for an organ grinder).
Too long already. Hope
something here of clarity.
sean tremblay wrote:
> > Sandeep,
> > Anouther great
> > I think what I am getting at is there is a seduction in
> > THING and having possesion of it.
> *The very sense of
"something-to-be-sought" call it THING or Self,
> constructs the sense of
> The perpetuating of
the sense of "something-to-be-sought"
> the sense
> The term
being used is sense of..........as no such construction
actually takes place.
> I like to use the terms of dependent and independent realities,
> > kinda jives with me
> > The
dependent reality as you know is the cause and efect response
> > causes suffering, and alienation, raises questions and fills in
> > blanks.... I'ts the filling in the blanks part that may
> > to manufacture an answer that may or may not
lead to fullfilment
there anything as independent reality?
> Is there anything
really independent .......aka.......that which
dependent on........... which it is supposed to be independent of?
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