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July 07, 2006

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Dear Brian,
How much of what you compose might simply be just justification for whatever your current "spiritual" situation is?
Robert Paul Howard

Robert, 100%. I certainly hope that it is that much. By which I mean, what I'm aiming for is complete congruence between what I believe and what I am actually experiencing.

To me, this is the essence of spirituality and mystic practice: to go beyond concepts, theologies, philosophies, and beliefs--seeking to experience what is beyond sensation and thought, wild raw whatever-that-might-be.

So I certainly do my best to justify my current spiritual situation by seeing it as clearly as I can. Not adding on to it. Not subtracting from it.

My intuition is that intuition is much closer to genuine mystic realization than thinking is.

I trust that "Yes, Yes, Yes" I spoke about more than words I read in some supposedly holy book. I may be misled, but at least I'll be directly and honestly misled. And if anybody is going to mislead me, I figure that it might as well be me.

But if you don't know where you're going, any road'll get you there.

-George Harrison.

I have a lucky star?

Edward: absolutely. Here's how you can bring it into being:
http://www.opane.com/luckystar.html

I like the approach of nondual / advaita. That all notions of selfhood, path, lacking, seeking and finding are simply expressions of consciousness playing the divine game.

Brian you are lost.

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