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"Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee." ~Psalms 73:25
originally posted by: ancientthunder
Live in peace, live in joy laughter will arise. But those who do not live in peace at all ever, prefer company. Safety in numbers. As many do not live in peace, all there is the creation of fun and how that fun is achieved is of no concern. Their mission is to have fun, this is why are they so keen. Because they somehow know peace and joy is available, but never ever enter it. All they do is live their own poor version of it, which is not it. Envy and disbelief that peace even exists is rampant rebellious behaviour is favoured and is believed to be righteous. The snake eats its own tail/story. A catch 22 drama is born.
None the less peace is always there.
a reply to: AnkhMorpork
“Life is a mighty joke. He who
knows this can hardly be understood by others.
Thank you for posting Adi Da ....this is one of my favourites.
The myth of within.
But then it kind of wears off as I'm re-absorbed by the concerns of the world & by the "twin scaled dragon of should & shouldn't" (Joseph Campbell)
I also think that when Jesus said "what does it profit a man to gain the WHOLE world but lose his own soul" that he wasn't talking about riches, wealth or power, but a repudiation of Buddhism taken to it's logical conclusion of becoming "one with everything" while expunging all desire or zeroed out. For example, in order to kill off his remaining desire, Buddha refused to eat rice.
The human being is a wellspring of desire. The question is upon what shall it be focused?