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Re: In the Anteroom / Gene

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  • dan330033
    Hi Gene -- Thanks for your wonderful lightening-en commentary on Lao Tzu s statement, with which I took a slight liberty: One who knows, doesn t speak. Those
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      Hi Gene --

      Thanks for your wonderful lightening-en
      commentary on Lao Tzu's statement, with which
      I took a slight liberty:

      "One who knows, doesn't speak.
      Those who speak, don't know."

      Here in the anteroom, we speak, but
      know not *this* --
      as knowing *this*: instantly no one
      to speak to.

      Through the door: clarity -- unspoken, unspeakable,
      beyond experience.

      Enjoying these discussions in the anteroom,
      Dan

      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "Gene Poole"
      <gene_poole@q...> wrote:
      > The Anteroom
      >
      >
      > Welcome to the anteroom...
      > where you already are
      >
      > Beyond that door is the
      > realm we all speak of
      >
      > Some of us speak as tho
      > we are beyond that door
      >
      > But if we speak, this is
      > where speaking is done
      >
      > Beyond the door there
      > is no speaking
      >
      > Beyond the door there
      > is no-one to speak
      >
      > Beyond the door there
      > is no-one to speak to
      >
      > Here in the anteroom we may
      > speak to each other
      >
      > If any of us speaks with
      > pretense of being beyond
      > the door, everyone but
      > the speaker understands
      > that fantasy is being
      > woven with words.
      >
      > Everyone knows that those
      > who speak, in the anteroom,
      > are in the anteroom.
      >
      > Yes, some of us in the
      > anteroom have been beyond
      > the door. Some of us spend
      > considerable time beyond the
      > door.
      >
      > Some of us come into the
      > anteroom to speak of what
      > we see and know, what we
      > have, what we have lost,
      > when we have gone thru
      > the door.
      >
      > But anyone who speaks here,
      > is in the anteroom. Anyone
      > who speaks here, is not
      > beyond the door. Anyone who
      > speaks here, stating that
      > they speak from behind the
      > door, is mistaken, and the
      > mistake will be pointed out.
      >
      > This is the anteroom, and
      > we may speak here, of anything.
      >
      > We speak of and point to the
      > door. We discuss what lies
      > beyond the door. Now perhaps
      > we can understand, that if
      > speaking is being done, that
      > the speaker is in the anteroom.
      >
      > To be in the anteroom does not
      > imply in any way, an inability to
      > go thru the door. To speak in the
      > anteroom does not in any way,
      > qualify or accurately describe or
      > explain what is beyond the door.
      >
      > Those of us who speak here,
      > who know we are in the anteroom,
      > know that our words do not
      > emanate from beyond the door.
      >
      > Some speakers have the habit
      > of speaking here in the anteroom,
      > as though they are beyond the door.
      >
      > Those of us in the anteroom who
      > have been thru the door, know
      > that there is no speaking beyond
      > the door. We may speak here in
      > the anteroom, of anything, but
      > to speak as tho we are beyond
      > while we are here, reveals a
      > serious schism in the speaker.
      >
      > Those of us who talk back to those
      > who speak as tho they are beyond
      > the door, are typically answered in
      > words that the speaker imagines are
      > from beyond the door.
      >
      > Wake up, you are in the anteroom;
      > here you may speak. You may
      > describe immense infinite vistas,
      > you may bawl endless tears of
      > gratitude, you may rant on and
      > on about what concerns you.
      >
      > Wake up, speaker. If you speak,
      > this is where you are; here you may
      > speak.
      >
      > Realize that you need not formulate
      > your speech into cosmic diatribe, to
      > prove you are not here. If you speak,
      > this is where you are.
      >
      >
      >
      > ==Gene Poole==
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > --
      >
      > If less is more,
      > nothing is everything.
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