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    On May 14, 2007 Conrad wrote:

    I feel like I am enslaving myself because I don't give as much as I think I should. I feel liberated because I haven't bought a new suit in 25 years. I bought a used suit 3 years ago. I never bought a new car until I was age 72, a Prius which I traded for a Corolla when the Prius odometer read 1800 miles. Except for my shoes and most of my underwear, most of my clothes are used from garage sales, rummage sales and secondhand clothing stores, and I feel liberated about that. I actually get a high when I am giving as I should. When I am feeling unliberated and bound, I find it useful to ask myself, "Who binds me?” Xiaoshan’s statement: "Where did all my questions go?" (from last week) made me think that Xiaoshan had much gratitude because he knew there was nothing to question, and his question of (where did all his questions go?) was stimulating and inspirational. When one is not a separate self, there is no one to question, and as Xiaoshan knows, there is nothing to know, nothing to attain and nothing to realize.. Thank you Xiaoshan and Viral for sharing. You have my gratitude.


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