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Rest and Be Taken

On Jun 26, 2011 Conrad wrote:

Thank you so much Somik for the opportunity to respond.  When I hear the word "rest" I think of peacefulness.  When one is peaceful, one has the right values.  When one has right values, one has right understanding, right thoughts, right speech, right action, right  livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration.

The above was written before I read the beautiful, "My Secret of Silence,"  After reading it I am pleased to say I do not know.  I am also pleased I  do not know.  I am reminded of the ancient sage who said something to the effect that if we are not enlightened, a thousand books will not be enough.  If we are wise and/or enlightened, one word is already too much.

When I hear "be taken" I think of letting go.  We too, "are nothing but coming and going."   Letting go of desires and who I am and flow with living as a river flows tothe sea is the "letting go" I seek.  Seeking too much can prevent the letting go from happening. Seligman's new book Flourish helps  do that. Paradoxically, it seems to take great effort to become effortless.

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