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I guess my frequency was that pictures are harder to escape than knicker-twisting imaginings. Forgetting in a welter of feeling doesn't seem to work ... or hasn… ((more))
Tangentially, it occurred to me the other day ...
That most if not all of the founders of one spiritual lineage or another were relatively wealthy and/or well educated by background. Wealth (even as… ((more))
@jewel -- Welcome. Hope you find something useful here.
Sometimes I think of monasticism as one of the corner-office versions of Zen practice ... everyone thinks that becoming a monk would be a ma… ((more))
OK, take a deep breath. Nothing special, just a deep breath ... you've done it before. In out ... nothing exhausting or virtuous.
And in the midst of that breath, do your utmost -- your very VERY … ((more))
In the "Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment" (blissfully short), author Thaddeus Golas observes trenchantly, "When you have learned to love hell, you will be in heaven."
And in his 12th century lett… ((more))