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April 01, 2014

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The Zone is all that is pure subjectivity.
The Zone is composed entirely of subjectivity. Subjectivity extends into space right up to the edge of perception and thought, but it does not extend beyond perception into the Non-Zone.

Great Solopism

thought is quite else than perception
It corresponds with the RS regions, what he is stating ( non-zone= maha sunna)

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May I use this comm
to ask
JUAN from Spain
if the April Bandara with our GIHF still stands

I heard that some April gatherings in Delhi were cancelled

Last weekend in Beas must have been physically heavy
with 1.8 million visitors


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Very interesting video. I liked what Slomo said near the end of the video: "At this point, I am trying to GET TO THE END OF MY LIFE without becoming an asshole again." (capitalization of the phrase deliberate on my part).
I did not understand Slomo's explanation of why lateral acceleration is so physically satisfying. Perhaps it is because physical satisfaction is something that I have, personally, seldom achieved. I have always settled for "good enough".
As for "do what you want to do" - that is the province and privilege of those fortunate enough to be possessed of the wherewithal, the physical attributes, and the resources to blunt the stark realization of the transience of existence (reference the capitalization in the above-mentioned quote).
Most of us are equipped to do only what we must to to survive - which may actually be tantamount to doing what you want to do, because what you want to do is survive.

It used to be that when I saw an old person indulging in his "second childhood", I considered him senile. Nowadays, when I see a geezer behaving like a kid, I consider him enlightened.

What if you can't do what you want to do? Do something else? Well, that's fine but it isn't what you want to. It's what you have to do or must do or not do because you can't do what you want to do. Of course we all want to do what we want to do and would do it if we could but if we can't then we can't. It's like saying don't be unhappy, just be happy. I have even said that, but it doesn't help if you're unhappy. Of course one would be happy if they could, but they can't. So they are just unhappy and that's it.

Pfft, he's only chasing temporary moments of happiness like a beggar begging for scraps of food. The smart money's on the eternal bliss route.

Pray tell... what is the eternal bliss route? I haven't seen any road map to that place. Why would the "smart money" be on that seemingly non-existent option?

I'm assuming the eternal bliss is the end result of the meditation. You know, connecting with the Shabd, that sort of thing.

The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children's novel by the Reverend Charles Kingsley The protagonist is Tom, a young chimney sweep, who falls into a river after encountering an upper-class girl named Ellie and being chased out of her house. There he drowns and is transformed into a "water baby", as he is told by a caddisfly—an insect that sheds its skin—and begins his moral education. The story is thematically concerned with Christian redemption, though Kingsley also uses the book to argue that England treats its poor badly, and to question child labour, among other themes.

Tom embarks on a series of adventures and lessons, and enjoys the community of other water babies once he proves himself a moral creature. The major spiritual leaders in his new world are the fairies Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby (a reference to the Golden Rule), Mrs. Bedonebyasyoudid, and Mother Carey. Weekly, Tom is allowed the company of Ellie, who did not drown after he did.

Grimes, his old master, drowns as well, and in his final adventure, Tom travels to the end of the world to attempt to help the man where he is being punished for his misdeeds. Tom helps Grimes to find repentance, and Grimes will be given a second chance if he can successfully perform a final penance. By proving his willingness to do things he does not like, if they are the right things to do, Tom earns himself a return to human form, and becomes "a great man of science" who "can plan railways, and steam-engines, and electric telegraphs, and rifled guns, and so forth". He and Ellie are united, although the book claims that they never marry.

This is one of my favourite fairy tales about "cause and effect".

How do you know that? Have you been there to see? And if you had been there to see, and had seen none, that would not prove that there were none ... And no one has a right to say that no water babies exist till they have seen no water babies existing, which is quite a different thing, mind, from not seeing water babies.

Quote by Kingsley.

Believers like to say that absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, but it is. The mind's explanation of what's going on outside the mind is either fact-based or faith-based, and the faith-full insist that facts don't matter as much as passionate insistence.

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