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April 11, 2011


You'd be wise to accept into your mind as few beliefs as possible from this source, while still managing to learn how to quiet whatever noise that gives you panic-at-seeing-clearly.

Too many people make the mistake of letting all of a 'spiritual' package in, rather than experimenting with discarding all of it save what lets you feel sustainably more blissed. I think this is inexcusable, when every spiritual guru I've read has clear signs of retarded thinking (or sloppy ends-justify-means rhetoric aimed at the lower 95%; I'm not sure which).

I read the first half of that book, and responded in detail to the text for a few chapters before giving up. I did try and enjoy (without developing a habit yet - maybe one day, if I'm desperate) the suggested meditation practice. You can find that on my blog, but it's essentially just what you'd expect from a smart and proud person who feels vaguely insulted by a poorly communicated 'spiritual' message.

I mistyped my URL: http://graehl.posterous.com/tag/vipassana

Grande informazione, hai un blog meraviglioso e un ottimo articolo!

Dammit, Colin. How is it that you have these waves of puss outity when the quality of your writing -- your thinking -- is enough to make anyone paying attention want to retire his keyboard for good?

Great talk Bhante. Very simple and straight forward; the way it should be taught. Bhante Gunaratana truly is a Master of Buddhism and Buddist Meditation, no doubt. Thank you for all that you do for the betterment of all beings, Bhante. May peace, good health and long life be with you.

Thank you! I didn't know they picked up on it until I saw your comment.

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