On 11/19/2014 7:22 AM, fleetwood_macncheese wrote:
"seriously, people get locked into all the past pictures of enlightened
teachers, and even Maharishi was not exactly a slacks and polo type of
guy. And the religions have fucked up the image for good, insisting that
solely doing good works (according to them), keeping in line, reading
surface prayers, and mouthing platitudes about "helping the poor" and
being "nice", will lead to our salvation. So it is a lot of context for
us to overcome, to truly gain our freedom, our inner silence, and
continue to be ourselves - even though that is the simple end result of
enlightenment - fully being ourselves."
/It's like a Zen koan, Jim - we are all enlightened at birth, but we
don't realize it. Then, due to our environment and culture we get
saddled with conceptions, thoughts and assumptions by the time we are
teenagers. If we could remain as innocent as little babies, we would all
be happy everyday, almost all the time, just enjoying the bliss
The question is: why do we have to strive so hard//just to come back to
our original condition?/
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <steve.sundur@...> wrote :
that is funny Jim. a very simple, yet relevant observation.
yes, Barry has embarked on the path that has enlightenment as it's
conclusion, but just can't handle that someone may have reached the goal.
maybe along the lines, "if I can't have it, no one can".
really, a childish attitude, indicating one might be stuck in a early
stage of development.