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Old 17-06-2021, 01:19 PM
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QUOTE 334 EXCERPT:
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The bottom line … everything is made from the same Divine Substance … Divine Spirit … but since we draw from that via our own preferences and choices … we each are different … within the same Divine Substance. We are *not * separate. We are individual in our preferences and viewpoints.
Nicely summarized. Different "viewpoints".
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Old 18-06-2021, 11:56 AM
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QUOTE 334 EXCERPT:

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The reason why we see multiplicity is that - - out of our experiences - - we unconsciously select only that in which we are interested in or that we believe pertains directly to “us.”

Seeing only multiplicity is indeed an interesting phenomenon.

There is a Zen saying:

"Differentiation without equality is poor differentiation.
Equality without differentiation is poor equality. "

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Old 18-06-2021, 12:01 PM
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Post #340 is full of value.
I just want to highlight this following section and say it resonates as very,very true.
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The real men of love seek the true power which is spiritual love. They do*not* play games drummed up by the material worlds or the psychic powers. They remain in the background, going after basic control of Self … which is spiritual love.
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Old 18-06-2021, 12:03 PM
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QUOTE 340 EXCERPT:

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We do *not* repress, suppress, or become unfeeling robots. Learn to control *and* to care.

That is a very good point. I used to have a very fiery Sicilian temper in the past (albeit with some very rare occurrences even now ).

From Zen, I learned to acknowledge the anger (don't repress or suppress as you indicated) and then immediately detach from the anger and decide how best to proceed from that point under "control" (as you noted) instead of being driven impulsively by the anger. Simply acknowledge the feeling .... understand it ... and proceed as wisely as possible from that point.
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Old 18-06-2021, 03:26 PM
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QUOTE 334 EXCERPT: There is a Zen saying:

"Differentiation without equality is poor differentiation.
Equality without differentiation is poor equality. "

I love that
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