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Even the Poorest Thing Shines

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..........go to sleep at four a.m. and get up around noon regularly.That’s the schedule I tend to stabilize at when I’m not trying to be normal.So now it’s one in the morning and I’m sitting in the living room sorting through the books, seeing what’s come in since I last spent time looking through the shelves. There are several thousand books in the house, most of them spiritually related to one degree or another, so that, as it happens, the place I most enjoy book browsing is in my own home.That’s on the one hand.On the other hand, most of these books make me cringe with distaste and annoyance and I have an urge to use them to fuel a huge bonfire. In the context of having a wellstocked spiritual library that is amusing to browse, I enjoy it. In the context of not further confusing students already punch-drunk on bogus and conflicting spiritual knowledge,I want to make a pile and light a match.That, for example, is an interesting topic not addressed in a single one of these books that I know of; context.........

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That Which Cannot Be Simpler

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Men fear thought more than they fear anything else on earth – more than ruin, more even than death. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible; thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habits; thought is anarchic and lawless, indifferent to authority, careless of the well-tried wisdom of the ages. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. It sees man, a feeble speck, surrounded by unfathomable depths of silence; yet bears itself proudly, as unmoved as if it were lord of the universe. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man..........

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Dr. Pillay Interview

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The term Spiritual Enlightenment perpetuates the mist-enshrouded, mountain-top mystique, whereas Truth-Realization sounds natural, reasonable, and within reach. Spiritual Enlightenment is for the ultra-elite, but truth is everyone’s business.........

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Irreconcilable Differences

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Unfortunately, I didn’t sleep last night because I got caught up in a reading and notetaking jag and didn’t look up from my work until sunrise. The result has been two meetings on personal business where the best I could do was collect information and postpone decisions. And now I have this meeting, which is really no more than a courtesy because I’m already pretty sure that it will bear no fruit.Not the intended fruit, anyway.I was reading Moby-Dick last night and I was just about to turn off the light and go to sleep, very mindful of the fact that today would require more than usual alertness, when something caught my eye that I had missed in previous readings:

Glimpses do ye seem to see of that mortally intolerable truth; that all deep, earnest thinking is but the intrepid effort of the soul to keep the open independence of her sea; while the wildest winds of heaven and earth conspire to cast her on the treacherous, slavish shore?
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5. Hammocky Ponderings

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“C-Rex?” asks Karl.

“Yeah, C-Rex, consciousness is king, as opposed to U-Rex, universe is king, which is the reigning paradigm we all know and love.”

Karl reads through my notes. He takes his time.

“No,” he says, “I don’t think so.”

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