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Living at the Right Speed


On Feb 6, 2007 Conrad P. Pritscher wrote:

One of my all-time favorite quotes is from Dean's Sluyters, The Zen Commandments. I have read the quote at least six times in the last three or four weeks. I have been meditating for over 15 years and I am still somewhat surprised that I am still often in a rush in an unaware way. Today's quote reminds me of this favorite Dean Sluyter quote from his page 15. He says: "So the way to boundless experience is not to seek boundless experience or any particular experience beyond whatever presents itself. This non-seeking does take practice, not to get "better" at "doing" it, since there is no doing involved, but to give our old seeking habit some road upon which to run out of gas. Sooner or later, we give up and just let the infinite (or whatever you want to call it) engulf us. By definition, the infinite is everywhere and everything; ocean can never be absent from even the smallest drop of wave. We've simply been distracted from it by our constant compulsion to look somewhere else for something more. Thank you Nipun for continuing to provide inspiration. With gratitude. Conrad P. Pritscher



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