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You Are Not a Prisoner


On Aug 20, 2011 Conrad wrote:

Thanks again for the opportunity to respond. Cohen's  ideas are very inspiring and liberating. I am reminded of Lao Tzu's: "The way that can be said is not the way." I am also reminded of Thomas Keating's: "God's first language is silence. All else is a poor translation."   Cohen also reminds me of Einstein's notion of cherishing the mysterious. Freedom is the goal and I am again reminded of the ox herding story and pictures where at the 10th stage of stageless enlightenment, one is even freed somewhat from sitting meditation when living in the world with and among others with great compassion. Everything one does mindfully can be "meditation."

James (below) and I perceive differently. As the Dhammapada says: "We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world."

 

What does a conscious conviction in the limitless do for me?"



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