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    On May 14, 2011 Conrad P Pritscher wrote:

    Fascinating. Thanks much for sending it.
    From my point of view, the open channel is one's being open. To paraphrase Gandhi, there is no way to openness. Openness is the way. Openness is unbounded. Freedom is unbounded. Not knowing is unbounded. Emptiness is  like unboundness  and freedom. Being free helps us notice everything. Noticing everything has the same effect as noticing nothing, if one accepts noticing nothing as being no problem. If it is defined, it is contained. There is no uncontained container. As  Lao Tzu said, the way that can be said is not the way. We need not dispel mystery, but cherish it.

    I suggest schools, in a non-graded manner, allow students to explore what they find remarkable, interesting, and important. Doing so would help us learn much even to the point of learning we do not know much if anything. As a Sage said, there's nothing to know, nothing to attain, and nothing to realize. Nothing is unbounded and mysterious. Knowing nothing helps us be unbounded – free. When we are free, we have more of a chance of being compassionate and kind. When we are free, we are free of a separate self. We can then be no one going, nowhere, knowing nothing. Thanks. Viral for giving me the opportunity to share my experience. Conrad
     


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