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Search Inside or Outside?, by Rabiya

FaceBook  On Sep 27, 2014 Prakash Talathi wrote:

 In 1996 I wrote one article - " CHEERS". It gives the same message -   CHEERS   Once I went to visit my friend at Victoria Island, Lagos. He is quite a rich man having a duplex house with a posh lawn surrounded by trees. When I met him, he was just outside his house, searching for something on the porch, with lights on. I asked him “ My brother, what are you searching?” and he said “I have lost my keys and hence I cannot open the house”.  I joined the search. Within 10-15 minutes, I searched the area outside the porch, but I still could not get the keys. I asked him, “Brother, do you certainly remember that the keys were lost here?” He replied, “Yes, my friend, I am sure that I lost my keys under that tree in that corner” I was astonished by his reply and asked him, “My brother, then instead of searching for the keys over there, why are you searching for them here? How can you get them here?” He said, “It is very dark there. How can I get anything in the dark? Hence, I am searching for them here in the flood lights”.   I did not what to say. I just looked at him in surprise. He said “My friend, there is nothing to be surprised about! Many of us lose their peace of mind, joy and happiness and search for it everywhere. We organize peace conferences, give Nobel Peace Prize, and so on. We think that there is light outside. We can see, we can search and we may get it. However, we do not know where these treasures are! What is the source of these resources! And how to get them.” To elaborate further he narrated a story to me.   There was a very wealthy man staying in his neighborhood. He had a Textile Mill, Plastic Factory, Investment Company, Trading Company etc. He was a very big shot. A few months earlier, he had been constantly uneasy and restless. But recently, he was found to be very cheerful, happy and joyous. When he was asked as to how such a  See full.

 In 1996 I wrote one article - " CHEERS". It gives the same message -
  CHEERS
 

Once I went to visit my friend at Victoria Island, Lagos. He is quite a rich man having a duplex house with a posh lawn surrounded by trees. When I met him, he was just outside his house, searching for something on the porch, with lights on. I asked him “ My brother, what are you searching?” and he said “I have lost my keys and hence I cannot open the house”.  
I joined the search. Within 10-15 minutes, I searched the area outside the porch, but I still could not get the keys. I asked him, “Brother, do you certainly remember that the keys were lost here?” He replied, “Yes, my friend, I am sure that I lost my keys under that tree in that corner” I was astonished by his reply and asked him, “My brother, then instead of searching for the keys over there, why are you searching for them here? How can you get them here?” He said, “It is very dark there. How can I get anything in the dark? Hence, I am searching for them here in the flood lights”.
 
I did not what to say. I just looked at him in surprise. He said “My friend, there is nothing to be surprised about! Many of us lose their peace of mind, joy and happiness and search for it everywhere. We organize peace conferences, give Nobel Peace Prize, and so on. We think that there is light outside. We can see, we can search and we may get it. However, we do not know where these treasures are! What is the source of these resources! And how to get them.” To elaborate further he narrated a story to me.
 
There was a very wealthy man staying in his neighborhood. He had a Textile Mill, Plastic Factory, Investment Company, Trading Company etc. He was a very big shot. A few months earlier, he had been constantly uneasy and restless. But recently, he was found to be very cheerful, happy and joyous. When he was asked as to how such a drastic change had been brought about, he said that one day one of his managers gave him an invitation card for a public program. The program was conducted by an elevated soul, who had led a yogi life for 60 years and had been declared of having the post stable mind in the world, after having been tested by many acclaimed scientists. He had been in search of peace of mind and therefore decided to see this person called “Dadiji”. He could not visit empty handed but such elevated souls are disinterested in money. So he called his office in Mumbai, India, and instructed them to send some export quality apples from Kashmir, by air. He went to see Dadiji and offered the basket of apples, saying “Dadiji, please accept these apples. I obtained them especially for you. Dadiji, anything that money can buy is at my disposal. However, I do not have peace of mind. Can you make me feel light, tension free, like you? Can you give me peace of mind?”
 
 Dadiji said, “Ok. I can help you. Please come tomorrow by 4.00 AM in the morning.” He wondered that if Dadiji could give him peace of mind by tomorrow, then why was she not giving the same today itself. However he decided that these kinds of people are always moody. And if he were to say something now, then she may get angry and then he will be the loser. However he did not know that real yogis are always calm, cool and peaceful. As he was about to leave, Dadiji called him suddenly and said “Brother do not forget to bring your mind with you”. The rich man got confused. All the way back and all through the night he was thinking about how to take his mind to Dadiji.
When he reached Dadiji next morning at 4.00 AM, she was deep in meditation. He sat close beside her and kept looking at her. After some time, Dadiji attended to him and asked him, “Have you brought your mind with you?” The rich man said, “Dadiji, in fact, throughout yesterday I was thinking how to bring my mind to you. But then it suddenly dawned on me that my mind is always with me. Hence, wherever I go, it will also follow automatically.”
 
Dadiji said, “Yes, you are right. However, every organ of your body has got its own place in your body. Your eyes, lungs, hands, heart, everything is in its proper place. Then find out where your mind is in the body.” And saying this, suddenly Dadiji became silent. The rich man started thinking a lot. All his external thoughts had stopped in search of mind and he started thinking inwardly – searching within himself. Then he discovered that mind was not a physical organ but a process. It is a thought generating process. He was delighted by his findings. Then Dadiji told him, “Now delve on it! Manmanabhav!”
 
He could not understand how to delve with his mind and what is Manmanabhav! Then Dadiji explained to him. Mind produces 4 types of thoughts:
 
1.      Ordinary thoughts: Like what dress to wear, how to plan today’s work etc.
2.      Waste thoughts: Mind likes to wander into the past too much. Why did somebody behaved with me like that? How can I teach him a lesson? What do they think of themselves? etc. Whatever happened in the past is something that we cannot change and hence it is a waste to think about the same.
3.      Negative thoughts: They are based on vices. Peace is nothing but a gap between two thoughts. Both waste thoughts and negative thoughts are produces at a very fast pace. Hence the gap between these thoughts is nonexistent. On the contrary, every thought consumes our energy, over burdens or overloads our mind and therefore, our mind becomes exhausted and without peace.
The speed of the production of these types of  thoughts is too much. This makes total chaos within us and that makes us peaceless.
4.      Positive thoughts: They are based on divine virtues, spiritual powers and the ultimate truth. These thoughts bring benefit to others and to us. These thoughts energize our mind and give us peace and happiness. The speed of the creation of these type of thoughts is very slow. So we experience and feel these thoughts within. This creates a very peaceful calm and compose feelings.
 
Therefore, now create positive thoughts and enjoy a state of peace and lightness.
 
After a few minutes, he exclaimed, “Dadiji, I cannot produce positive thoughts. We are used to creating all our thoughts except for positive thoughts. Please teach me.” Dadiji said, “Relax and think that you are a pure soul.” To which he replied, “But Dadiji, I am not a pure soul, how can I say so!”
 
Dadiji answered “You may not be pure, but think that you are a pure soul. See, as you think so you become is the principle. Hence, think that I am a supremely pure soul. I am a child of God. I stay with him in the soul world. I come down from there to incarnate in this body to perform elevated actions. I am a peaceful soul. I am blissful soul, etc. this is known as meditation or Manmanabhav and will give you all that you want.”
 
This is how he got all his lost treasures. Treasures of peace, bliss, happiness, health etc.

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Why Do We Shout In Anger?, by Unknown

FaceBook  On Nov 13, 2013 Prakash wrote:

 Dear Pratibhaben,
Greetings of Peace!
Kindly send a mail on pdtalathi@yahoo.com
Diffculty to write & communicate. I am trying for past 2 Hrs.
Abt me I move many countries and offer my service (seva) Different courses & meditatiomn.
egards  

 

Why Do We Shout In Anger?, by Unknown

FaceBook  On Nov 12, 2013 Prakash wrote:

Why Do We Shout In Anger? To put a special emphasis to stress our point of view (Sis. Pratibha) However in some cases the other person ‘switch off’ himself that is close his ears (Sis. Amy). Do not listen to our logically and sensibly expressed views and never realizes his mistake, as a result never says, “Sorry”. In truth that is the one and only one word we want to listen from him. On the contrary the more we stress our point the more he sticks to his way of thinking. From his point of view ‘You are wrong.’ When someone is angry, that is not the time to explain how he is going wrong. We are seeing the ghost of anger is riding over him. The poor fellow is a slave of anger himself. His anger wants the other person to suffer for either injuring his Abhimaan (Arrogance or Ego) or expressing sorry and repenting for his Apamaan (insult). As nothing is forth coming he shouts louder and chances are there that he may go for violence. Because now emotions are controlling him and not his senses (understanding)! So, when some one is in fire we should really feel mercy, empathy for him. And we should come forward to help him. But how can you help him? Naturally reacting to his anger is like adding fuel into fire. It is not help. He is peaceless, anger has caught him like a fire so what he requires is Peace, coolness of peace can extinguish the fire. If you give him the vibrations of peace and remain calm and cool with no arrogance as I am giving or helping him. Your image of embodiment of Peace will work wonder. But from where will you bring it (Peace)? If you are connected to the source of Peace, the Ocean of Peace and become a link between the angry person and the Source of Peace the vibrations will flow in every direction from you, he also will receive them. This is in fact a process of meditation. It requires regular practice for long time. Become a Raj yogi and a  See full.

Why Do We Shout In Anger? To put a special emphasis to stress our point of view (Sis. Pratibha) However in some cases the other person ‘switch off’ himself that is close his ears (Sis. Amy). Do not listen to our logically and sensibly expressed views and never realizes his mistake, as a result never says, “Sorry”. In truth that is the one and only one word we want to listen from him. On the contrary the more we stress our point the more he sticks to his way of thinking. From his point of view ‘You are wrong.’ When someone is angry, that is not the time to explain how he is going wrong. We are seeing the ghost of anger is riding over him. The poor fellow is a slave of anger himself. His anger wants the other person to suffer for either injuring his Abhimaan (Arrogance or Ego) or expressing sorry and repenting for his Apamaan (insult). As nothing is forth coming he shouts louder and chances are there that he may go for violence. Because now emotions are controlling him and not his senses (understanding)! So, when some one is in fire we should really feel mercy, empathy for him. And we should come forward to help him. But how can you help him? Naturally reacting to his anger is like adding fuel into fire. It is not help. He is peaceless, anger has caught him like a fire so what he requires is Peace, coolness of peace can extinguish the fire. If you give him the vibrations of peace and remain calm and cool with no arrogance as I am giving or helping him. Your image of embodiment of Peace will work wonder. But from where will you bring it (Peace)? If you are connected to the source of Peace, the Ocean of Peace and become a link between the angry person and the Source of Peace the vibrations will flow in every direction from you, he also will receive them. This is in fact a process of meditation. It requires regular practice for long time. Become a Raj yogi and accumulate abundance peace for such rainy day and help to uplift the distressed soul. The entire world is angry world, impatient world. So, more and more social spiritual workers are required. Come forward help yourself, help others.  BK Prakash Talathi  Email : pdtalathi@yahoo.com  +91 9819348816

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True Meditation Has No Direction, by Adyashanti

FaceBook  On Aug 28, 2013 PRAKASH wrote:

 It is wonderful to see - majority are stating what they achieve with their way of meditation & still maintainngithe article with no direction & aim is excellent!!!!!!!!! No direction & no aim and still wanting to waste time is luxery! THE BENEFITS OF RAJYOGAOnce one has acquired meditation practice, the benefits are manifold:   One attains a natural, Positive Mental Attitude  (PMA) One attains clarity of thinking, evaluating and discriminating events, situations and circumstances, thus aiding in the process of making ‘right’ decisions. One attains inner strength to face the pressure of any confrontational situation, with spiritual maturity, through the balance of coolness and dynamism . In volatile situations, a leader (a manager, etc.) with a pure and positive approach can save the company, organization, team, etc., through drawing on the inner strength or powers of stillness, silence and understanding. One can develop to an ultimate degree the various powers that aid social interaction. A re-charging of one’s ‘battery’ takes place, which creates encouragement, enthusiasm and cheerfulness, resulting in stress free living. There is character building through the process of introspection as one ‘takes time out’ for oneself, a process which allows him to change internally such things as one’s stance, attitude, behavior, reactions. The body organs cool down resulting in a increased life span. One can listen to one’s inner voice and protective cautions and touching. Good vibrations are created that uplift the atmosphere around oneself where one works and lives. Relaxation of mind helps to get sound sleep. Helps to get rid of bad habits such as worry, blaming, irritation, smoking, alcohol, drugs, etc. Increased self – confidence and self- esteem. Meditation creates mind body balance. Mind takes the charge of the body. Si  See full.

 It is wonderful to see - majority are stating what they achieve with their way of meditation & still maintainngithe article with no direction & aim is excellent!!!!!!!!! No direction & no aim and still wanting to waste time is luxery! THE BENEFITS OF RAJYOGAOnce one has acquired meditation practice, the benefits are manifold:
 

One attains a natural, Positive Mental Attitude  (PMA) One attains clarity of thinking, evaluating and discriminating events, situations and circumstances, thus aiding in the process of making ‘right’ decisions. One attains inner strength to face the pressure of any confrontational situation, with spiritual maturity, through the balance of coolness and dynamism . In volatile situations, a leader (a manager, etc.) with a pure and positive approach can save the company, organization, team, etc., through drawing on the inner strength or powers of stillness, silence and understanding. One can develop to an ultimate degree the various powers that aid social interaction. A re-charging of one’s ‘battery’ takes place, which creates encouragement, enthusiasm and cheerfulness, resulting in stress free living. There is character building through the process of introspection as one ‘takes time out’ for oneself, a process which allows him to change internally such things as one’s stance, attitude, behavior, reactions. The body organs cool down resulting in a increased life span. One can listen to one’s inner voice and protective cautions and touching. Good vibrations are created that uplift the atmosphere around oneself where one works and lives. Relaxation of mind helps to get sound sleep. Helps to get rid of bad habits such as worry, blaming, irritation, smoking, alcohol, drugs, etc. Increased self – confidence and self- esteem. Meditation creates mind body balance. Mind takes the charge of the body. Silence is the utmost relaxation of the mind. You can meditate to strengthen any quality. Meditation creates peaceful mind, creative mind, focused mind, so that you can select the right choice before acting and right word before speaking.                                     P C F A  meditator (Yogi) becomes consistingly loving, positive & peaceful. LPP Meditation helps you to experience as you truly are. I exist in my values. Meditation is the art of healing body, mind and spirit. Meditation helps us to return to the original and eternal level of our INNER BEAUTY. Knowledge gives wealth and Meditation gives Health. It helps us to return to the religion of the self. - PLEASE CONTACT - PDTALATHI@YAHOO.COM

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True Meditation Has No Direction, by Adyashanti

FaceBook  On Aug 28, 2013 PRAKASH wrote:

 It is wonderful to see - majority are stating what they achieve with their way of meditation & still maintainngithe article with no direction & aim is excellent!!!!!!!!! No direction & no aim and still wanting to waste time is luxery! THE BENEFITS OF RAJYOGAOnce one has acquired meditation practice, the benefits are manifold:   One attains a natural, Positive Mental Attitude  (PMA) One attains clarity of thinking, evaluating and discriminating events, situations and circumstances, thus aiding in the process of making ‘right’ decisions. One attains inner strength to face the pressure of any confrontational situation, with spiritual maturity, through the balance of coolness and dynamism . In volatile situations, a leader (a manager, etc.) with a pure and positive approach can save the company, organization, team, etc., through drawing on the inner strength or powers of stillness, silence and understanding. One can develop to an ultimate degree the various powers that aid social interaction. A re-charging of one’s ‘battery’ takes place, which creates encouragement, enthusiasm and cheerfulness, resulting in stress free living. There is character building through the process of introspection as one ‘takes time out’ for oneself, a process which allows him to change internally such things as one’s stance, attitude, behavior, reactions. The body organs cool down resulting in a increased life span. One can listen to one’s inner voice and protective cautions and touching. Good vibrations are created that uplift the atmosphere around oneself where one works and lives. Relaxation of mind helps to get sound sleep. Helps to get rid of bad habits such as worry, blaming, irritation, smoking, alcohol, drugs, etc. Increased self – confidence and self- esteem. Meditation creates mind body balance. Mind takes the charge of the body. Si  See full.

 It is wonderful to see - majority are stating what they achieve with their way of meditation & still maintainngithe article with no direction & aim is excellent!!!!!!!!! No direction & no aim and still wanting to waste time is luxery! THE BENEFITS OF RAJYOGAOnce one has acquired meditation practice, the benefits are manifold:
 

One attains a natural, Positive Mental Attitude  (PMA) One attains clarity of thinking, evaluating and discriminating events, situations and circumstances, thus aiding in the process of making ‘right’ decisions. One attains inner strength to face the pressure of any confrontational situation, with spiritual maturity, through the balance of coolness and dynamism . In volatile situations, a leader (a manager, etc.) with a pure and positive approach can save the company, organization, team, etc., through drawing on the inner strength or powers of stillness, silence and understanding. One can develop to an ultimate degree the various powers that aid social interaction. A re-charging of one’s ‘battery’ takes place, which creates encouragement, enthusiasm and cheerfulness, resulting in stress free living. There is character building through the process of introspection as one ‘takes time out’ for oneself, a process which allows him to change internally such things as one’s stance, attitude, behavior, reactions. The body organs cool down resulting in a increased life span. One can listen to one’s inner voice and protective cautions and touching. Good vibrations are created that uplift the atmosphere around oneself where one works and lives. Relaxation of mind helps to get sound sleep. Helps to get rid of bad habits such as worry, blaming, irritation, smoking, alcohol, drugs, etc. Increased self – confidence and self- esteem. Meditation creates mind body balance. Mind takes the charge of the body. Silence is the utmost relaxation of the mind. You can meditate to strengthen any quality. Meditation creates peaceful mind, creative mind, focused mind, so that you can select the right choice before acting and right word before speaking.                                     P C F A  meditator (Yogi) becomes consistingly loving, positive & peaceful. LPP Meditation helps you to experience as you truly are. I exist in my values. Meditation is the art of healing body, mind and spirit. Meditation helps us to return to the original and eternal level of our INNER BEAUTY. Knowledge gives wealth and Meditation gives Health. It helps us to return to the religion of the self. - PLEASE CONTACT - PDTALATHI@YAHOO.COM

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True Meditation Has No Direction, by Adyashanti

FaceBook  On Aug 20, 2013 Prakash wrote:

 Dear Rajanikant, Greetings! Dear Divine Brother, Greetings! The very first sentence or the title of this small essay - 'True Meditation Has No Direction or Goal' from Adyashanti disturbs me. If no goal then why should we do that effort and waste our time and energy (mental energy)? And if no direction, no method, no knowledge where this piece leads you to? - the silent abyss beyond all knowing. - Isn't that the aim of author's efforts?   In Raj-yoga meditation has a specific direction and aim. It is based on Mind & Intellect, two powers of soul. Mind is a creative faculty of the soul. It creates thoughts, if there is no control on mind, it will create thoughts aimlessly. You may be sitting in front of God or deity or in temple, church or Gurudwara and it (Mind) can wander in any direction. Letting it lose can pollute the atmosphere sooner or later as people are under the influence of negativity. Intellect is like compass and can monitor, focus and concentrate the direction of thoughts towards the aim. So, in meditation aim and direction is essential if you want to attain some tangible results. Otherwise you will enjoy interrupted silence and at the end of meditation you will conclude how peaceful I passed the time! 'Passing the time' is not the aim of meditation. Collection of pieces of interrupted silence & Peace amongst different voices in mind is not an idea of meditation. Meditation should give us (inner) power to withstand any pressure of life, develop virtues like power of peace, purity, love etc. leave us enlightened and in the state of bliss (Sat-chit-anand swarup). It should develop the intuitive energy. It should give us an experience of very deep state of silence. Otherwise what is the idea of doing True (sat!) meditation? Think over it.  See full.

 Dear Rajanikant, Greetings!

Dear Divine Brother,
Greetings!
The very first sentence or the title of this small essay - 'True Meditation Has No Direction or Goal' from Adyashanti disturbs me.
If no goal then why should we do that effort and waste our time and energy (mental energy)?
And if no direction, no method, no knowledge where this piece leads you to? - the silent abyss beyond all knowing. - Isn't that the aim of author's efforts?
 
In Raj-yoga meditation has a specific direction and aim. It is based on Mind & Intellect, two powers of soul. Mind is a creative faculty of the soul. It creates thoughts, if there is no control on mind, it will create thoughts aimlessly. You may be sitting in front of God or deity or in temple, church or Gurudwara and it (Mind) can wander in any direction. Letting it lose can pollute the atmosphere sooner or later as people are under the influence of negativity.
Intellect is like compass and can monitor, focus and concentrate the direction of thoughts towards the aim. So, in meditation aim and direction is essential if you want to attain some tangible results. Otherwise you will enjoy interrupted silence and at the end of meditation you will conclude how peaceful I passed the time!
'Passing the time' is not the aim of meditation. Collection of pieces of interrupted silence & Peace amongst different voices in mind is not an idea of meditation. Meditation should give us (inner) power to withstand any pressure of life, develop virtues like power of peace, purity, love etc. leave us enlightened and in the state of bliss (Sat-chit-anand swarup). It should develop the intuitive energy. It should give us an experience of very deep state of silence.
Otherwise what is the idea of doing True (sat!) meditation?
Think over it.

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True Meditation Has No Direction, by Adyashanti

FaceBook  On Aug 20, 2013 BK Prakash Talathi wrote:

  The very first sentence or the title of this small essay - 'True Meditation Has No Direction or Goal' from Adyashanti disturbs me. If no goal then why should we do that effort and waste our time and energy (mental energy)? And if no direction, no method, no knowledge where this piece leads you to? - the silent abyss beyond all knowing. - Isn't that the aim of author's efforts?   In Raj-yoga meditation has a specific direction and aim. It is based on Mind & Intellect, two powers of soul. Mind is a creative faculty of the soul. It creates thoughts, if there is no control on mind, it will create thoughts aimlessly. You may be sitting in front of God or deity or in temple, church or Gurudwara and it (Mind) can wander in any direction. Letting it lose can pollute the atmosphere sooner or later as people are under the influence of negativity. Intellect is like compass and can monitor, focus and concentrate the direction of thoughts towards the aim. So, in meditation aim and direction is essential if you want to attain some tangible results. Otherwise you will enjoy interrupted silence and at the end of meditation you will conclude how peaceful I passed the time! 'Passing the time' is not the aim of meditation. Collection of pieces of interrupted silence & Peace amongst different voices in mind is not an idea of meditation. Meditation should give us (inner) power to withstand any pressure of life, develop virtues like power of peace, purity, love etc. leave us enlightened and in the state of bliss (Sat-chit-anand swarup). It should develop the intuitive energy. It should give us an experience of very deep state of silence. Otherwise what is the idea of doing True (sat!) meditation? Think over it.  See full.

 

The very first sentence or the title of this small essay - 'True Meditation Has No Direction or Goal' from Adyashanti disturbs me.

If no goal then why should we do that effort and waste our time and energy (mental energy)?

And if no direction, no method, no knowledge where this piece leads you to? - the silent abyss beyond all knowing. - Isn't that the aim of author's efforts?

 

In Raj-yoga meditation has a specific direction and aim. It is based on Mind & Intellect, two powers of soul. Mind is a creative faculty of the soul. It creates thoughts, if there is no control on mind, it will create thoughts aimlessly. You may be sitting in front of God or deity or in temple, church or Gurudwara and it (Mind) can wander in any direction. Letting it lose can pollute the atmosphere sooner or later as people are under the influence of negativity.

Intellect is like compass and can monitor, focus and concentrate the direction of thoughts towards the aim. So, in meditation aim and direction is essential if you want to attain some tangible results. Otherwise you will enjoy interrupted silence and at the end of meditation you will conclude how peaceful I passed the time!

'Passing the time' is not the aim of meditation. Collection of pieces of interrupted silence & Peace amongst different voices in mind is not an idea of meditation. Meditation should give us (inner) power to withstand any pressure of life, develop virtues like power of peace, purity, love etc. leave us enlightened and in the state of bliss (Sat-chit-anand swarup). It should develop the intuitive energy. It should give us an experience of very deep state of silence.

Otherwise what is the idea of doing True (sat!) meditation?

Think over it.

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