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[DDJ Meaning] Chapter 50

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1 hour ago, manitou said:

 

 

I think about the sage coming to no harm pretty often.  My take on it is admittedly over the top and it will no doubt get me killed.  I am of the opinion that the sage finds no harm because he is consciously One with all plants, animals, or bank robbers.  I am absolutely convinced that this interpretation can be realized by us.  If our consciousness is 'below' (as in the valley of the female concept) the highly strung consciousness of, say, an attacking bear - I do believe that we can change the behavior of the attacker by being in consciousness, realizing the connection with us.  I've not had the opportunity to actually try this on someone pointing a gun at my head, but I'd like to have the opportunity one day.  And I'm dead serious about this, lol.

Who needs self defense when we can defend with the non defense of love, and unity?

 

In all seriousness you make a pretty good point. I know in my dreams "defending with compassion" nearly always works against ordinary, mortal foes. I haven't had the good fortune to get it to work on aggressive humans in waking life or malicious dream entities. Food for thought

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People are born,
and then go straight unto the gates of death.
Those who follow the path of life,
so follow the path of inevitable demise.

Thirteen days it takes for the waxing moon to become full,
after its luminous crescent first appears.
Thirteen days it takes for the full moon
again to vanish into the void of death.

Like the moon arises with fullest energy
and must then fade into the sable night,
people walk the roads of life
with fullest emotion,
and so arrive at death.


Yet those of self-restraint gather the energy
of the life that has been given unto them.
In preserving life so skilful,
walking upon their path,
it is as if wild animals cannot harm them,
armies do not conquer them,
and swords do not hurt them.
And so in the sage’s heart there is no place for death.

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11 minutes ago, Immortality said:

People are born,
and then go straight unto the gates of death.
Those who follow the path of life,
so follow the path of inevitable demise.

Thirteen days it takes for the waxing moon to become full,
after its luminous crescent first appears.
Thirteen days it takes for the full moon
again to vanish into the void of death.

Like the moon arises with fullest energy
and must then fade into the sable night,
people walk the roads of life
with fullest emotion,
and so arrive at death.

Yet those of self-restraint gather the energy
of the life that has been given unto them.
In preserving life so skilful,
walking upon their path,
it is as if wild animals cannot harm them,
armies do not conquer them,
and swords do not hurt them.
And so in the sage’s heart there is no place for death.

 

Sorry: I meant this to be an edit not a quote. :-)

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7 hours ago, Immortality said:

 

Sorry: I meant this to be an edit not a quote. :-)

 

 

It was just as good the second time :D

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@Cleansox I'm a friend of the author. However, he said he'd rather not have his name mentioned as he fears it will be interpreted as spam.

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Perhaps a nice way to identify the author is by referring you to a free, small, poetic story he has written that emphasizes attuning yourself with the transcendental principle of Tao: The Fables of Lokaii.

 

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