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Re: [Meditation Society of America] Re: Words of Wisdom by Don Juan Matus

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  • Bruce Morgen
    ... Excellent commentary -- much appreciated, sir!
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 25 3:01 PM
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      On 4/25/2012 5:48 PM, dan330033 wrote:
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      > --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, medit8ionsociety<no_reply@...> wrote:
      >> "Self-importance is our greatest enemy.
      >> Think about it: what weakens us is feeling
      >> offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our
      >> fellow men. Our self-importance requires
      >> that we spend most of our lives offended by
      >> someone. Without self-importance we are invulnerable."
      > I can only be considered important if there is something or someone else less important. My self-importance requires someone else to be less important (and inevitably, someone else who is more important as well). So, it's a constant battle to survive in a way that is noticed, and in which I can comment about myself (to myself and others).
      >
      > If there can be high importance, there can be low importance and non-importance.
      >
      > The human machine is designed to constantly make such differentiations - what is important, what is not important, etc. Self-importance arises out of such cognitive processes.
      >
      > Distinctions made about what is important and not important are essential for survival.
      >
      > However, at the moment of awareness, all is equal.
      >
      > There is no "more important, less important, no importance."
      >
      > Thus, clarity as to who one is, has no survival value.
      >
      > It is not about survival of the organism in a more efficient way.
      >
      > Nor is it against the survival of the organism.
      >
      > It simply has no application to survival.
      >
      > Pure equality as being all - involves nothing to survive.
      >
      > Thus, if "self" is associated with an organism surviving - pure equality of being involves no self (or Self) - nor other or Other, for that matter.
      >
      > Pure equality of being, seeing, knowing, living.
      >
      > In the moment of seeing, self-importance is a non-issue.
      >
      > Neither is vulnerability or invulnerability an issue - there is nothing outside to be vulnerable to, or invulnerable to.
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      >

      Excellent commentary -- much
      appreciated, sir!
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