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On Jan 4, 2013 Conrad P Pritscher wrote:

 This piece reminded me that there is nothing to know, nothing to attain, and nothing to realize.  It reminded me  that  patient ordinary living is no different from enlightenment or holiness.  Holiness is wholeness in that we already are and have everything.  One's desire for more is what causes suffering.  I interpret "faith" is that which I have said above.  I strongly believe it but frequently forget and do not practice  that so desires arise.  I know that these  desires are the cause of my suffering yet I frequently forget and desire.  I even have the desire not to desire which I frequently forget is itself a desire.   My experience with noticing my noticing as I am noticing helps me experience patience and choicelesness,  Yet somehow, deep down I still believe I can choose to be patient  and choiceless.  Patience is peaceful and as Gandhi said: "there is no way to peace.  Peace is the way."

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