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In the Ward of Fevered Minds

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Raw Human Things

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............equipment bag was already prepared for the season, so all I had to do was throw some clothes and a towel in a backpack, double-check to make sure I had my log book and a few other odds and ends, throw it all in the trunk and make sure the car wasn’t blocked in by others so I could make a hasty departure this morning. And that’s where I am now; making the thirty minute drive to my home dropzone on a morning that promises to be ideal for jumping out of airplanes.I always have a nervous stomach on the drive to the airfield that stays with me until I exit the aircraft for the first jump of the day, and today is no exception. It’s like a low-level dread. If anything, it’s a little worse than usual today because I haven’t done any jumping since December when I made it down to a dropzone in Florida for a few days. After my first jump I’m always fine for the rest of the day. It’s nice to think that enlightenment lets you transcend emotions like fear at will, but as they say to the beginners in skydiving, if you’re not afraid of jumping out of an airplane, there’s something wrong with you..............

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No oasis situated yonder.

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PEOPLE CALL ME AN ‘ENLIGHTENED MAN’– I detest that term – they can’t find any other word to describe the way I am functioning. At the same time, I point out that there is no such thing as enlightenment at all. I say that because all my life I’ve searched and wanted to be an enlightened man, and I discovered that there is no such thing as enlightenment at all, and so the question whether a particular person is enlightened or not doesn’t arise............

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Like a Death Sentence

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I make my way downstairs looking for some lunch. As usual, the fridge is stocked with leftovers that have somehow improved with age. I grab some seb pulao, apple rice, and a masala dosa and make a plate, which I nuke for a minute before spooning on some pear chutney. Kings and princes don’t eat this well. I eat standing up in the kitchen. The house is surprisingly quiet. A few of the gang stick their heads in and say hello or ask for help clarifying some point or another, (Q: “Why am I always so dissatisfied? Why can’t I ever just be content?” A: “You weren’t born to be content. Your discontent is the engine that drives you, be grateful to it.” Q: “What does it mean if I saw a blue pearl during meditation?” A: “It means you saw a blue pearl during meditation.” Q: “Where’s the cream?” A: “Top shelf behind the juice.”), but for the most part the house is unusually silent. I don’t think there’s anything special going on, it’s just one of those low energy days. Everybody’s probably lying around, taking naps, reading, keeping to themselves..........

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Big Mac Attack

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A late lunch is my main meal of the day and I do the same thing every day......

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