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December 18, 2010

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Life is dancing. Chosing to be a satsangi is a move in the dance. Chosing something else is another move. These choices don't lead me anywhere important. They just leave behind a pattern. To share the dance is a way to trancend it and perhaps that is the only important effort to make.

The Lives of Selfless People

Are they saints ? Nope

Are they sinners ? Nope

Are they human ? Yup

Did Jiddo Krishnamurti drive around Ojai
in a sports car at breakneck speed ? Yup

Was Alan Watts a wino and womaniser ? Yup

Did U. G. Krishnamurti's mother tell him he
had the heart of a butcher and did he not teach atheism ?
Yup

Did Faquir Chand long for women ? Yup

Then how were they selfless ?

Could any of them start a war ?
Did any of them care the least for money ?
Did any of them care the least for fame ?
Would they ever hurt anyone ?
Did they tell the truth ?

The selfless are not Saints.

The selfless are simply harmless to others.

The Bible has been interpreted to justify such evil practices as, for example, slavery, the slaughter of prisoners of war, the sadistic murders of women believed to be witches, capital punishment for hundreds of offenses, polygamy, and cruelty to animals. It has been used to encourage belief in the grossest superstition and to discourage the free teaching of scientific truths. We must never forget that both good and evil flow from the Bible. It is therefore not above criticism.

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