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    On Apr 8, 2007 Conrad wrote:

    Thakar brings to mind the beginning of the Dhammapada: "We are a we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.” When we don't think or conceptualize, we don't know. The value of not knowing conceptually, I believe, is enormous, yet I find I have great difficulty in avoiding thinking and concepts. My use of words causes me to divide this from that when this and that are one. I also think that each of us does the same thing; but we do “it” differently. As Lao Tzu said, “The way they can be said is not the way." The “it” that can be said is not the way. Not being able to say “it” is similar to not knowing. Noticing what one does is more important than noticing what one says. We can notice what one does in a way that cannot be said. Thank you. Peace to all.

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