Sunday 26 November 2006

The real world is beyond our thoughts and ideas; we see it through the net of our desires, divided into pleasure and pain, right and wrong, inner and outer. To see the universe as it is, you must step beyond the net. It is not hard to do, for the net is full of holes.
Sri Nisargadatta 1897 – 1981

Oft I meet thoughtful avatars who are aware of an existence beyond This Life, a life less vivid and colourful perhaps, but which occupies their pensées constantly, to the point of distraction. In that existence they have homes and loves and labours, just as they have in This Life. And yet they call that life Real, and this one False!

O foolish avatar so vain to think your real life more substantial than your second life. Your fecund mind hath built it stone by stone upon the shifting sand of your senses, and neither this nor that life is any more real than ye imagine them to be.

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