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Date Posted: 13:53
Author: Anonymous - 27 May 2001
Subject: Re: Q and A with Shibendu Lahiri
In reply to: M - 24 May 2001 's message, "Q and A with Shibendu Lahiri" on 13:52

Continuation of a talk in September of 2000.

Now, how long do you want to stay in this phase? Come out of this. Reality is not experience, it is existence. It is a tremendous energy of emptiness. It is an euphoria of tremendous vibrant intelligence! So, let experiences come and go. Let us not get entangled, let us not get stuck up, either positively or negatively. Let us consider these experiences as milestones towards the ultimate destination, which is intelligence, the awakening of intelligence. It is the energy of understanding, the emptiness, the holiness, the wholeness. This is ‘the' thing. So, being fond of experiences, talking about experiences is infantile. It is something one must treat with absolute choicelessness, equanimity, even mindedness. Then we will find such a cleansing process! Just as the body is not interested in retaining any sensation pleasant or unpleasant beyond its natural duration, similarly mind, which is subtle body, is also not interested in retaining any feeling or sensation beyond its natural duration. It rejects it, because of its own cleansing process. But, then this part of the central nervous system, the neurological defect (he is referring to ego) goes on holding on, "No such and such has said this, I, I, I.. But the I- ness is nothing but an aggregate of experiences and impressions and inferences. These constitute my I-ness. So, if certain experiences are forgotten, my I-ness is dissolved, and I don't want that. Therefore experiences become so important.

continued later...

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  • Re: Q and A with Shibendu Lahiri -- ketch - 29 May 2001, 13:54
  • Re: Q and A with Shibendu Lahiri -- Mike - 29 May 2001, 13:55
  • Re: Q and A with Shibendu Lahiri -- keith - 29 May 2001, 13:56
  • Re: Q and A with Shibendu Lahiri -- Rishi - 29 May 2001, 13:57

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