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“The nifold stresses thtcoe into ly in the world,coe fro cquision s theircuse. Anyone not knowing*this+ cretes cquision. Thefool, he coes to stress gin &gin. Therefore, discerning*this+, you shouldn't crete c-quision s you conteltebirth s wht brings stress intoly. As you contelte birth,As wht brings stress intoly.” (
It would be nice to let go of who Ithink I , to let go of concern if Iws erceived this or tht wy, to letgo of relying on things to be reec-on of yself, to let go of trying toeretully intin this erson sos to believe I know yself. To thineown erson be true. This illusion,nifeston, self
iosed creonbegeng our own stress. Are not ourown eects of our own cuses? Yes,it would be nice to let go nd s thesying goes to “just be.”
Just to be. Just being. No dulity. Noviews. No judgents. No ego, Co-lete nd uer equniity in its full-est. Igine. Cn you see it?
And how do those with vision see?There is the cse where onk seeswht hs coe into being s coeinto being, He rcces for disen-chntent with wht hs coe intobeing, disssion for wht hs coeinto being, cesson for wht hscoe into being. This is how thosewith vision see.“Those, hving seen wht'scoe to be s wht's coe tobe, nd wht's gone beyondwht's coe to be, re relesedin line with wht's coe to be,through the exhuson of crv-ing for becoing.“If they've corehendedwht's coe to be, nd re freefro the crving for becoing &non
, with the non
becoing of wht's coe to be, onks coeto no further becoing.”(
The word “disenchntent” oerede uch insight. As though I wouldhve hd to be enchnted to chto soething I would otherwise notbe (to the externl six sense edi)nd on the i side, n version to.Becoing disenchnted, like sellwering o, hs e see ( bit) oreclerly the ctul non
existence of the cquisions tht I’ve been col-lecng. However, y self
ringego does good job t trying to keee enchnted by so ny thingstht I le to believe re so vitllyiortnt—to in nd to de-fend—so I cn hve this (flse) senseof relity bout yself.
Robert Thie in his rcle, “Delingwith Distrcons on the In-side,” (BCCN, Vol. 7, Issue 1) oign-ntly describes ny of the on-slughts tht Mr’s rrows hvebeen thrown our wy in n eort tostri us down grdully nd ersis-tently, leving us to sk, “How uchore needs to be shed before I’
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I had to ind a way to embrace the chaos and be able to breathe and meditate or I was going to go nuts.