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Zen and the Art of Self-Mutilation

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I receive many offers from people who want to come be with me. Maybe anyone perceived as a spiritual solution-provider receives this kind of offer, I wouldn’t know. People want to give up everything; their stuff, their money, their very lives, really. They don’t know what to do with them so I guess they figure, why not dump them on someone who seems more qualified, like a mother leaving her baby on the rich man’s doorstep..............

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3. This Thing You’re Reading

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One problem with this theory-of-everything project is that I never had to reduce my new worldview down to words before, and it’s a pretty weird thing to do. This is not a minor issue. This is paradigm-level stuff and virtually everyone, regardless of other differences, inhabits the same top-level paradigm. How would you describe your reality to someone from another? Can you even think of a story or film that takes place in a different top-level paradigm? I’ve wracked my brain for many long seconds without success.

The paradigm gap between reader and writer is real and wide. I’m expressing theory, but I’m not operating from theory. I’m decompiling the enlightened perspective for the purpose of expression, but this is my living reality. I suppose it’s to be expected that any paradigm other than one’s own must necessarily seem insane, but if that’s where truth leads, then that’s where seekers gotta go............ See All Chapters
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Truth-talk in the Dreamstate

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“Jed,” says one of the guys, Randy, “when you say that there is nothing to know in order to be enlightened – ”


“Well, I guess I just can’t reconcile that with any of the world’s great teachings and religions. I mean, what about Yoga and Vedanta and Buddhism? What about the ancient and European philosophers? What about Christianity and Islam and Judaism? How can there be nothing to know?”

Obviously this is something he’s really struggling with.

“It’s incomprehensible. It’s just too much. I can’t get a handle on it.”

There is a murmur of agreement. The questions seems to resonate with all of them.

“I know what you mean,” I reply. “The only thing to get a handle on is negation; the tearing-down process. I know you want to learn something, to embrace something, to understand. Humans are comprised of emotion and intellect, so it’s only natural to want to follow one or both of these aspects of ourselves inward to the truth, but you can’t.......... See All Chapters
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In the Kingdom of the Blind

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Why speak at all? Why should the sighted add his voice to the din of unsighted who claim to see, and who, unfettered by truth, are free to tell a better tale?.......

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