Re: Enlightened Unity.
Posted by Butcho on 4/2/2009, 11:00 am, in reply to "Re: Enlightened Unity."
: gar and Bucho
: I dont view it as cultivation.
: You cultivated things that need to be grown,
: enlightenment in my humble opinion doesn't
: need to be grown, children are enlightened
: from birth; they experience without ego,
: without prejudice, then the process to build
: the ego begins in ernist and theres the
: I've seen this in my children, they accept
: everything the way it is until a certain
: point when they rebel against this and throw
: temper tantrums when they dont get their
: way. The process of ego building has begun.
: Its forgetting the ego rather than
: cultivating the mind for enlightenment. Or
: the process of breaking it down, breaking
: down the prejudices built up over a life
: time. The enlightened mind is there
: underneath the weeds.
: I will know when I'm enlightened when I can
: smell shit and not gag.
The enlightened mind is there underneath the weeds.
Yes, and that is why I cultivate. To get rid of the weeds. Or at least to keep them from taking over. I try not to become anal about something without becoming anal about it. Moderation in all things, including moderation.
Personally, I do not ever want to get so enlightened that shit no longer stinks. I like being able to tell sugar from vinegar. With that said, life is bitter/sweet. So I think your point is sound, just maybe find a better way of stating it if you want others to understand where you are coming from.
The smell of shit adds to my enjoyment of the smell of roses. Short measures long. But I still don't want to live next door to a sewage treatment plant. I would rather get used to the smell of a rose than to the smell of shit. I have preferences. As does the Way.
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