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    On Feb 24, 2012 Conrad P. Pritscher wrote:

     Perhaps the most meaningful statement I have ever heard is reduce, and /or eliminate desire.  When I first heard it I wondered why the one who said it desired to tell others.  I later found that when we are all one, that particular part of the one was expressing his experience.  His experience has been very useful for me although I still desire not to desire which, of course, is a desire.  As has been said, the way that can be said is not the way.  What can be said about the one other than "one is."  When one extinguishes desire one has a way to peace.  As Gandhi said: "There is no way to peace; peace is the way."  That leads me to believe there is no way to reducing desire.  Reducing desire is the way.  There is no give and take because giving and taking are one and are done simultaneously. That seems to be paradoxical.. Warm and kind regards to everyone.


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