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Re: [Meditation Society of America] Re: Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda

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  • Sean
    Agreed,cant say i xontrol or measure much of anything anymore, and i hve been pretty content with that, although i just finished putting in new flooring, and
    Message 1 of 199 , Jul 6, 2011
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      Agreed,cant say i xontrol or measure much of anything anymore, and i hve been pretty content with that, although i just finished putting in new flooring, and that was goal i am very proud of.
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      sandeep chatterjee <sandeep1960@...> wrote:

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      >> Hi. I was struck by something in your last couple of posts. This:
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      >> "We must always keep the goal
      >> clear and see that our every action is recorded,
      >> measured, limited and controlled. Every one of us
      >> must become navigators."
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      >> may actually be inconsistent with this:
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      >> "The degree of the absence of thoughts is the
      >> measure of your progress towards Self-realization.
      >> But Self-realization itself does not admit of progress,
      >> it is ever the same."
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      >> One takes the position that mindfulness/eye on the goal/etc. is key to
      >> self-realization. The other that no-mind/absence of goal or direction is the
      >> key.
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      >> Meditation literature is funny that way.
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      >> Best,
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      >> W
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      >Which is why stick to what makes you uncomfortable. (Yes.."un").
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      >During one full day .....of Sangha........Ananda observed a seeker in the morning, asking Buddha "Is there God?".
      >Buddha, to Ananda's astonishment answered "Yes".
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      >Later on the day another bhikshuk asked the same question and Buddha to Ananda's astonishment, answered
      >" No"
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      >And in the evening of the same day......one approached and stood in silence in Buddha's presence..
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      >...after a little time, tears were rolling down the seeker's face.....
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      >and after some time....the seeker bowed and left......with not a single sound .....being exchanged.
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      >After both had finished dinner and after some satisfied belching by both ...(the yams were a bit over ripe)....
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      >... Ananda confronted Buddha and asked "What gives? You are no better than a used car salesman"
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      >Buddha replied, "The first was an atheist and was merely seeking a validation of his belief.
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      >The second was an theist and was also seeking a validation of his belief.
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      >The third presented beingness..... which met beingness ........in tears and in silence.
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      >Hey little bro, I have a '67 Chevy on which I can get you a great deal"
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      >In a school, where there are no grades to pass and move to the next...
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      >...there is the kindergartner of controlled action, and focused navigation towards a self-created goal....
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      >..and there is the double PhD of .......No degrees in Reality.
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      >I.e. the construct of time and space being notional inferences ....
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      >...thereby any becoming, which has to be within the such notions...... is itself a notion.....
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      >Aka, a display of what would be something like progress....
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      >... if someone, something .......could ever be isolated and its evolution ever be monitored.
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      >And whoever said that consistency is a necessary condition.
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      >Consistent and inconsistent......are both conclusions..... against a parameter, against a paradigm.
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      >Which is notions arrived at .....through contrasting.....against another notion.
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    • T Koenke Diaz
      This is just so right on. Thank you once again :)
      Message 199 of 199 , May 23
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        This is just so right on.  Thank you once again  :)
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