--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "sparaig" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" 
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Rick Archer 
> > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > >
> > > on 11/13/05 9:57 PM, Peter at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > Absolutely not. Pure Bliss is not happiness. Happiness
> > > > is a relative phenomenon. To equate Being with
> > > > relative happiness is just the terrified mind taking
> > > > refuge in a concept as Being eats it alive. It keeps a
> > > > person stuck in ignorance seeking an "experience" of
> > > > pure consciousness.
> > > 
> > > Probably most of us remember the lecture in which Maharishi 
says 
> > that "bliss
> > > is not blissful," the point being that bliss is a relative 
> quality 
> > and the
> > > Absolute is quality-less.


No *relative* quality!!! Ananda is the descriptive term that defines 
that absolute Being, words will always fall short of the actual 
experience and quality of that Being, but ananda comes the closest to 
describing it.

> > >
> > 
> > Yeah, and while IN the field of bliss there is just being, so how 
> > can there be "bliss" until you come out of it?

No, not just Being.....SAT, Chit, Ananda.

> In CC there can be relative degrees of happiness, of course...

CC is the ultimate form of happiness, but like a picture can hold 
more water than a glass so the degree of happiness can be expanded 
yet the quality be essentially the same still water or (ananda).






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