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#1560 - Thursday, September 18, 2003 - Editor: Jerry  


What is love?  

Mind invents and lives in a secondary reality that is purely conceptual then uses this reality to define and validate itself.

This process creates a circular self-referential loop that defines and confines the resulting psudo-entity into a dream-like condition, from which a few seek liberation.

........a liberation that is not possible...only because the condition is unreal.

The question "What is love?" assumes that there is such a thing as love and then wants a definition based on other concepts that are all equally unreal.

The conceptual-relative world is itself unreal. Any question arising within it or about unanswerable.

The answer to this dilemmma is not going to be found in any dictionary.

Gene Poole  

Response to Toombaru  

In general, your reply is most excellent; especially if the reader
can follow your pointers, to arrive to the place where you are,
as you do this reasoning.

There is however, the issue of dealing with the
breakdown of logic _inside_ of the synthetic
reality generated by the mind. In other words...
in that synthetic reality, there are indeed rules,
grammars, concepts, etc, and if those are mis-
treated, 'it is as though' the conflict is real...
this is the attention-grabbing event, that keeps
us focused on the unreal, as we suppose that if
we 'figure it out', that we have accomplished
something really great.

It is like hearing a fire-alarm, while in a dream;
are we to then hurry to evacuate the dream-
buildings, or are we instead, to actually awaken?

If we do not awaken, and if the fire alarm is of
the 'real world', we could die in a fire.

But if the alarm is simply another component
of the dream, we are allowed to use dream-
measures to deal with the dream-fire. We can
call the dream fire-department and they will
squirt dream-water on the dream-fire and then
all is dream-well.

One of the more subtle and seldom spoken
aspects of being human, is this dilemma; we
become alarmed in the virtual mind-world, as
though the events are of the 'real world'. The
many religion-based wars of this world are an
example; real people kill each-other, because
they cannot tell dream from reality.

Large cadres of dream-intoxicated soldiers
march across the Earth, killing real people.

So it seems that it would be of great service to
humanity, to take this dream/reality dilemma
as far as it can go, and to publish and broadcast
clear remedial concepts which have to do, only
with management of dream-stuff; if we can manage
our dream-stuff expertly, we make it harmless.

What I like about your reply, is that it points in
that direction!

So I say, that to pay attention to the logicality
of dream-stuff, is important; to neglect it, is
to invite  deadly crossover from dream to reality.

One we understand this principle, we can simply
generate plausible-sounding concepts and definitions,
to essentially 'patch' the breakdown of dream-world
logic. It is like calling the dream fire-department; we
can also call the dream-grammarians; we can also
call the dream-judges of the highest rankings. As
long as we (you and I) know that it is 'just a dream',
it remains harmless; if we succeed in restoring
equilibrium to the dream-world, everyone is happy!

In the realm of mind-control manipulations, there are
two approaches; one, is to convince people that things
are really bad and threatening; the other, is to convince
people that everything is fine, perfect, great.

Practical mind-control technique  involves both techs;
we become convinced that 'everything will be fine if
we do certain things'.

Human vulnerability to such mind-control tech  is
based on our ignorance of what you so succinctly
point out in your reply; and if this became common
knowledge, people would be so much more resistant
to manipulation.

Thanks for a great letter...

==Gene Poole==  

Dan Berkow  

Hi Toombaru -

Greetings!  Enjoying your conversation with Gene.

Nice stuff!   You wrote:

> I love what you are saying.......but, if Wei Wu Wei is
> right.......There is nothing outside of the dream.....
> Any "reality" is included within the dream.  

Knowing/being "I am the real" there is no sense of
  I, for nothing apart from I as contrast.  No sense
  of the real, for nothing apart to serve as "unreal."

Any perception, experience, memory, or sense of "reality"
  has to be "dream" therefore, because by definition, if
  experiencing a reality, one has relinquished "I am the real."

Of course, the experienced reality seems very tangible, seems
  to be the real, at the time of the experience.

Loss of "I am the real" is
  a necessary relinquishment, contraction, imagined loss,
  for experience to take place to observe and know
  that events have an impact and leave a trace in memory.

If realizing that any sense of anything being, has to
  be "within dream" ... the dream itself is revealed
  as what it is (aka, conceptualization, aka creation and
  destruction, aka identity, memory, and experience, etc.)

At this moment, as it is realized, there is profound
  dying to the dream ... not dying into something
  else, nor awakening from the dream into something else,
  just profound dying from the dream ... it is inevitable, because
  seeing the dream for what the dream is, is the same
  as dying.  The sense of being alive, in a reality,
  requires being a self experiencing, an ongoing self-reference,
  which may be a reference not only to thought and memory,
  but to instinct, emotion or to a present group context --

  However it occurs, the conceiver is imagined
  as form within the conceptual, the experiencer 
  within the experiential flux. 
  As you well pointed out in your
  conversation with Gene, that sense itself, is the dream.

Could be what Gautama, the Buddha, was pointing to when
  observing "life is suffering."

The attempt to exist has to have a friction to it, the
  intent to continue the conceiver within the conception
  as if a legitimate being of its own having an adventure
  of encounter, sensation, discovery, gain, and loss.

That friction he called "dukka" the unsatisfactory nature
  of any experiencing and perceiving, often oversimplified
  as "suffering" --  the required sense of incompletion
  as prerequiste to any experience that unfolds ...
Enjoying your clarity and honesty,


and OPHELIA have just scattered to various hiding
places nearby, like roaches when the kitchen light
comes on. Hamlet, having laid plots of his own to entrap
the King, appears not to have noticed this and instead
focuses his attention on the audience.)

To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune;
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing, end them: to die, to sleep
No more; and by a sleep, to say we end
The heart-ache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to; 'Tis a consumation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep,
To sleep, perchance to dream; Aye, there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil
Must give us pause. There's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life:
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,
The pangs of dispriz'd love, the law's delay,
The insolence of office, and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? Who would fardles bear
To grunt and sweat under a weary life --
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered country, from whose bourn
No traveler returns, puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have,
Than fly to others that we know not of.
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pitch and moment,
With this regard their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.


I come to this list.

There are pages of talk.

My client was arrested within the process of trying to regain custody
of his children.  Did he 'fail', or did the system frustrate him
enough to act out?

I direct another to a food pantry, as the system cannot provide
benefit in a timely fashion.

With another, we prepare for a system review of her 'failure' in

And i skim the material here.  And part of me thinks, "Some of this
might be important; some of this might be the push..."

And you know, it's all the second order reality.

And i feel sad.  

The Bible Code by Michael Drosnin  

Reviewed by Wendy Cavenett  

Reporting is the first rough take on history. This book is
the first full account of a code in the Bible that reveals
events that took place thousands of years after the Bible was

So, perhaps, it is the first rough take on the future. We
have just begun to understand the Bible code. It is like a
jigsaw puzzle with an infinite number of pieces, and we only
have a few hundred, or a few thousand. We can only guess at
the complete picture.  

The only thing I can state with certainty is that there is a
code in the Bible, and in a few dramatic cases it has
foretold events that then happened exactly as predicted.  

Michael Drosnin, a former journalist for the Washington Post
and the Wall Street Journal, began an incredible journey five
years ago when he first flew to Israel to meet the Israeli
chief of intelligence about the future of warfare in that
country. A young officer stopped him as he left and
recommended he see Eliyahu Rips, a mathematician in Jerusalem
who could tell him the exact date the Gulf War would begin.
It was in the Bible. Suddenly Drosnin, a man who professes no
religious beliefs or knowledge of the religious text, found
himself considering a moment in history that allegedly
occurred 3,200 years ago; when God spoke to Moses on Mount
Sinai. It seemed beyond belief.But Rips was considered a
genius in mathematics, one of the world's leading authorities
on group theory (a field of mathematics underlying quantum
physics) so Drosnin went to see him.  

Their first meeting took place in June 1992. Drosnin believed
that by the end of the evening he could leave Israel knowing
that there was nothing to the purported Bible code. Upon his
arrival, Rips, described as a modest man, read Drosnin a
passage written by an 18th Century 'sage' called the Genius
of Vilna: "The rule is that all that was, is, and will be
unto the end of time is included in the Torah, from the first
word to the last word. And not merely in a general sense, but
as to the details of every species and each one individually,
and details of details of everything that happened to him
from the day of his birth until his end."  

Drosnin soon discovered that the Bible code was a computer
program containing Hebrew letters in five different colours
in a grid much like a crossword puzzle. Rips had removed the
spaces between the Hebrew words creating a string of 304,805
letters in 64 rows of 4772 letters. According to legend, it
was the way Moses received the Bible from God - "contiguous,
without break of words". Drosnin viewed a printout that read
"Hussein", "Scuds", and "Russian missile", words encoded
together in the Book of Genesis. The full code sequence
stated "Hussein picked the day." In Chapter 14 of Genesis
where the story of Abraham's wars are written, the date 'fire
on 3rd Shevat' had been found. That date from the Hebrew
calendar is January 18, 1991, the day Iraq launched the first
Scud missile against Israel. Rips discovered the date three
weeks before the war started.  

Almost two years later, Drosnin, still investigating the
Bible code's existence and as sceptical as ever, found
himself in a situation that was quite terrifying. The
assassinations of Anwar Sadat, and John and Robert Kennedy
had already been found using the code. (At this stage, the
first and last name of Sadat's killer, the date, place and
time the murder occurred and how it took place had also been
found. Later, when the mathematical model that uses a
sequential method of analysis called a skip sequence was
applied to John F. Kennedy's assassination it revealed the
place "Dallas", and "Oswald" - "name of assassin who will
assassinate". In fact, the only time "President Kennedy" is
found, the words "to die" are also found next to his name
using the same skip sequence. "Oswald" is also encoded with
"marksman" and "sniper" as well as the eerie description of
how he would kill the President - "he will strike in the
head, death". Oswald's killer "Ruby" along with "he will kill
the assassin" is also encoded.) But this time, it was Prime
Minister Yitzhak Rabin whose name was discovered along with
"assassin will assassinate" crossing his name. It also stated
that it would happen in the Hebrew year beginning in late
1995. On September 1, 1994, Drosnin flew to Israel with a
letter purporting the code's prediction. It was given to
Rabin but on November 4, 1995, Rabin was assassinated by Amir
in Tel Aviv. The assassin's name and place were later
discovered in the code.  

By the 20th page of The Bible Code, Drosnin has outlined a
series of events and alleged facts that, if true, could
change not only how humanity views its history, but its
present, and possibly its future. The likelihood that such
information could be contained in the book regarded as the
fundamental doctrine of Western religion creates alarming
religious implications, not to mention massive moral,
philosophical and scientific dilemmas. It has the potential
to change the very foundation of life as we now know it. And
if we are to believe that the code does actually exist, we
must ask who created it, how and why. Rips is a devout Jew,
so he believes it was God. Drosnin, however, proclaiming no
religious affiliations, is faced with the possibility that
some 'higher intelligence' must (or did) exist.  

It is believed that the Bible code, found in the Bible's
original Hebrew form, was initially discovered by the rabbi
H.M.D. Weissmandel in Prague, Czechoslovakia, some 50 years
ago. By skipping the first 50 words and then another 50
words, the word 'Torah' - the Pentateuch, the first five
books of the Old Testament usually ascribed to Moses - was
spelt out at the beginning of the Book of Genesis. The same
skip sequence spelled out 'Torah' in the Book of Exodus, the
Book of Numbers and in the Book of Deuteronomy.  

Rip's found the only copy of the rabbi's book on the subject
at the National Library of Israel 12 years ago. The code was
only briefly mentioned, but it was enough for Rips to start
his own experimentations. Like Weissmandel, Rips began
manually counting the words in the Book of Genesis using
similar skip sequences. "You know, Isaac Newton also tried to
find the code in the Bible," says Rips, "and he considered it
more important than his Theory of the Universe." Newton so
believed in the code's existence that he learned Hebrew and
spent half his lifetime trying to find it. But no
mathematical theory applied by him worked. Rips succeeded
because he had the technology that Newton did not. The hidden
text of the Bible was encoded with a kind of time-lock. It
could not be opened until the computer was invented.  

Scientifically, the Bible code has undergone rigorous
testing. Rips, who developed a sophisticated mathematical
model which he then wrote into a computer program "found
words encoded far more than statistics allowed for by random
chance". He believed that the Old Testament was coded but his
mathematical model was still incomplete. It was the Israeli
physicist Doron Witztum that made the final breakthrough.
Testing the math and the code then began. The original
experiment entitled "Equidistant Letter Sequence in the Book
of Genesis" included this title page extract from the
experiment's findings: Randomization analysis indicates that
hidden information is woven into the text of Genesis in the
form of equidistant letter sequences. The effect is
significant at the level of 99.998%.  

The experiment involved Rips and his colleagues (Witztum and
Rosenberg) searching for the names of 32 influential sages -
both Biblical and modern - to see whether their names and the
dates of their birth and death were encoded in Genesis. This
process was also applied to the Hebrew translation of War and
Peace and two other Hebrew texts. Names and dates encoded
together only appeared in the Bible. This set the odds of
finding such encoded information by random chance at 1 in 10
million. Mathematicians say a hundred to one is beyond
chance. The most rigorous test ever used is 1000 to 1.  

In the final experiment, Rips took the thirty-two names and
sixty-four dates and jumbled them in 10 million combinations,
so that 9,999,999 were a mismatch, and only one was the
correct pairing. He then did a computer run to see which of
the 10 million examples got a better result - and only the
correct names and dates came together in the Bible. Again the
result was 1 in 10 million.  

Harold Guns, one of The Pentagon's senior code breakers,
heard about the Bible code and decided to investigate. A
trained statistician and a man who spoke Hebrew, Guns wrote
his own program and scanned the text for the same information
as the Israeli mathematicians, sure that he could prove that
the code did not exist. He believed it was "off-the-wall,
ridiculous" but he too found the names and dates of the
sages. So determined to find a hole in Rips' math, Guns
conducted a 440-hour experiment that included finding the
cities of the original 32 sages and then another 34. He
checked all 66 against the names of the cities and found that
the cities did match the names. The American and Israeli
results had corroborated. "I set out to disprove the code and
ended up proving it," says Guns.  

Rips, Witztum and Rosenberg then submitted a paper to the
leading American journal, Statistical Science. Its editor,
Robert Kass, decided to have it tested by other experts and
academics despite his scepticism. To his surprise, two tests
proved the math correct so, in an unprecedented move, Kass
had a third check run. That too confirmed the math, so the
paper was published. There is a Bible within the Biblestates
Drosnin in his book and continues to say that The Bible is
not only a book - it is also a computer program.  

The continuous string of 304,805 letters is searched by the
computer for words, names and phrases hidden in the Bible
text. Starting with the first letter of the Bible, the
program looks for words with skips of 1, 2 , 3, all the way
up to several thousand. This process is then repeated from
the second letter, the third and so on until the last letter
of the Bible is reached. When a word is found, the computer
can then search for any relevant information. It is a program
based on two primary tenets; firstly, how close the words are
encoded together, and secondly, whether the skips that find
the words are the shortest in the Bible. Rips alleges there
is an infinite amount of information encoded, for the
discovery of a new word or phrase reveals another cross-word,
with information found vertically, horizontally and

The Bible code has yet to be scientifically refuted, although
it does have its critics. In the three years since the
Rips-Witztum-Rosenberg paper was printed in Statistical
Science, other tests have been carried out by professors at
Harvard, Yale and the Hebrew University. None can dispute the
math nor the coded information subsequently found in the
Bible. Drosnin, interested to see whether 'current' events
would appear in the text, worked with Rips entering key words
from the headline news of the New York Time and the Jerusalem
Post. And they found the information - dates, times, public
figures involved. If it was important enough in world
history, it was there.  

As well as the assassinations of Sudan, the Kennedys and
Rabin, both World Wars, the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Moon
landing ("Man on Moon", "spaceship", "Apollo 13" plus the
precise date) and the collision of Shoemaker-Levy with
Jupiter are encoded. And more. President Clinton, the
Watergate affair ("Watergate", "Who is he? President, but he
was kicked out"), the Great Depression; the list goes on.
World leaders, artists, writers, scientists. "Shakespeare"
appears with "presented on stage", "Macbeth", "Hamlet"; while
"Einstein" appears with "science", "he overturned present
reality". The Oklahoma bombing is encoded in terrifying
detail including "his name is Timothy", "McVeigh", "day 19",
"on the 9th hour", "in the morning", "he ambushed, he
pounced, terror", "two years from the death of Koresh".  

The Bible Code includes many examples of the
computer-generated grids used by Rips and Drosnin. All are
clearly marked showing where the encoded information was
found and Drosnin takes the reader through the process in
layman's terms. There is a strong sense that all those
involved with the Bible code desperately wanted to disprove
its existence. Drosnin's fear is almost audible when, with
disbelief, the code's validity becomes more concrete with
every scientific test and every proved prediction. He asks
the big questions; Does this mean all history is
predetermined?; Does it mean God does exist or, if not, what
superior intelligence developed this code?; Isn't the
survival of humanity in danger if the future can be known?  

The questions are endless, but I too found myself wanting it
to be discounted, to be proved incorrect. But if the
scientific community doesn't dispute the findings, what are
you to believe? When fanatical religious cults or
self-professed profits claim to know the date of Armageddon
or of the second coming, it is easy to dismiss with no
scientific evidence. With the Bible code however, so far an
irrefutable mathematical model has been developed and the
code continues to be revealed.  

The Bible Code is certainly a book that should be read. Its
content far exceeds what is covered here with Drosnin
investigating future predictions the code has already
revealed, as well as the scientific theory that all possible
future outcomes could be encoded within the Bible. Drosnin's
style of reporting is far from sensationalist and it is this
concerted professionalism, and the evidence presented, that
should not be discounted when considering the book's content.
Drosnin is an experienced writer and investigator but allows
himself to be a person affected by what he has witnessed and
the immense implications the code's validity might present.
He does not say whether the code's existence is fact or
theory although its existence is accepted in Israel. With the
worldwide release of The Bible Code on May 30, 1997, it is
surprising that the media has not covered it more
extensively. But it is said that silence is more powerful
than words, perhaps now is the time to ask what this silence
is saying.  

The "Bible code" itself is encoded in the Bible, and the same
words also mean, "He hid, concealed the Bible." The
suggestion is that there is another Bible encoded within the
story that is openly told in the Old Testament. The
computerized code clearly confirms that it is the "seal," the
time-lock that until now has protected the hidden secrets.
"Sealed before God" actually crosses "Bible code."  

Mark McCloskey  

The Gentleness Within  

It appears that all spiritual techniques, all teachings, all
philosophies and psychologies have at their basic core a
simple given: that the practitioner, the reader, the student
who imbibes of the teaching or technique may reach some level
of stability, of simple happiness or some peace in their
lives right now. Isn't that really what it's all about: that
we can experience basic freedom of spirit and the ability to
respond with truth, sincerity and compassion to anything
which arises without fear, insecurity or uncertainty in our

The purpose of true spirituality, as opposed to "organized
religion", is to allow us to function happily and freely on
this earth, right here and right now. In so doing, as happy
and genuine human beings, we should then be able to offer our
peaceful personas to all those we meet and allow our own
found freedom and joy to radiate outwards. In this the world
can be renewed and human evolution may reach a newer, higher
or more positive level. Maybe we'll even find that elusive
"world peace' you've heard so much about?  

The problem is that many techniques, spiritualities and
teachings can be perceived to allow the practitioner to
escape from his or her active problems in daily life and
instead mask life in an unreal expectation or even false
reality. Instead of allowing the human person to find
freedom, the escaping individual can find a convenient
refuge, a floating artificialness in which to leave his or
her problems rather than being able to positively face daily
problems or interaction with self and others in interpersonal
relationships. Instead of true transformative growth, one can
find oneself in a self-replicated hell of some kind of
"hiding-out-in-God rather than realizing unity with God. This
can be summarized by the old adage: there is a fine line
between sanctity and sanity or mental illness and mysticism.
It is proven that contemplative practices can be dangerous to
one's mental health, especially if undertaken as a means of
escape and or in unsupervised form.  

There comes a time though, when those who are on a genuine
spiritual or transformative path which may include meditation
and even some good transpersonal psychotherapy, wish to know
if they are ok mentally and have advanced or have gotten more
healthy? In other words, can we really tell when "we" have
made it, when our journey is over, when we have awakened,
found Nirvana, Satori, Enlightenment, Divine Union or
realized the Self? Or in common terms are we now spiritually
whole or have we just gone over the deep end?  

There is a real measurement of this. It is universal. It is
really very simple. If you, on this breath, with this
heartbeat, can relax your entire mind and body and sense the
enduring and ever present gentleness within your own self,
your own heart, the peace beyond understanding which is your
natural state, your true spirit and which is no thought or
feeling in particular, then my dear friend you are home. You
have arrived at journey's end. And the realization is that
you are at ease with yourself, others and the world and that
no matter what comes your way you are still ok. You always
have been here. It is this gentle silent awareness of being
itself. This gentleness is unmistakable. Once you "know" it
you can never forget it because it is always here in you and
around you and its treasure is pure silence of mind. Upon
this discovery, this finding of the "pearl of great price",
life changes forever. Now the integration is to simply take
this forward and meet life with a sense of living freedom. So
again, to see if you have done it, once and for all, look for
the gentleness within. Once found, the search is over. Then
carry it with you daily, because it really is you. And in
this, sanity and sanctity merge into the union of body, mind
and spirit called integrity. Now all one can do is live and
love freely and successfully. Is there really anything else?  

from Live Journal  

birth, death and the things in between

I love the night, it's soft folds, like velvet fabric containing so many threads of mysteries to slowly unravel with the lost wonder belonging to a child.

I like to make a meal of bread and cheese.
Long, crusty, french baguettes, broken in small pieces and eaten with aged gouda and crisp tart apples. It makes me feel decadent and my appreciation of this most simple of pleasures reminds me of where I come from.

I do not mind that my love wears his beard in a weeks worth of growth. Trapped within, there lives his scent and many times in a day I will softly stroke my nose against the little stubbles, back and forth, back and forth, slowly, softly, until his scent is written in ribbons in the flow of my blood.

These days it would seem that people roughen their edges and make themselves large and jagged in order to be heard, to be seen, to be felt and noticed. They swell themselves with the energy around them... like wood ticks- they fall on you small and gorge . I feel bled in their presence. Because of my silence, because of my softness which is too often mistaken for passivity- they sink themselves into my veins, but I am not passive, merely watchful as they feed.
How does the space around you shape itself?
My colors constantly swirl in languid motion.
I spend my life force from the inside out.

The first time I ever truly yielded my body was to give birth. My body has never been so beautiful as when it was an instrument of life's longing for itself. Someone once said to me, here in this very place, that they found me attractive until they discovered I had given birth and this fact was a turn off for them. How interesting that was to me, how amusing. Giving birth, for me, was a sexual experience, like being cradled in the arms of some secret knowledge, infused and plugged in, some energy larger than any other. Giving birth was some of the best sex I have ever had.
Life at the beginning, death at the end. The head and the tail? I do not know. Giving birth was like being at the perfect place at the exact time one is meant to be there, a rightness like falling into the arms of a lover and feeling with every cell in your body that this is the one. If death is anything like birth, it's arms are compassion and we will be going to the home we have been searching for all of our lives.

Pondering over coffee that tastes like mud.

I love the feel of my own skin, you know. Despite my very human lamentations and whining I have always had this secret love affair with myself. Beyond my skin, this sheath of being I don't really understand, there is a deeper something, that is so utterly beautiful and powerful beyond measure. It is this place I crawl back to, an oasis in which I seek out comfort.
I have no answers, none. Life is simultaneously a fragile thread, a lion's wild mane and every color of a rainbow. I can see it and tell you what it's colors are called, but if I ran to touch it -I would be running to the edge of forever only to find it was nothing but mist.


On Bikram Yoga  

The 'hot' yoga that i practice (Bikram)
isn't a morph of Hatha Yoga,  since it remains true
to the principles of Hatha--
however, it could also be termed "medical yoga".

It is authentic and extremely effective in its
knowledge and application of how to treat and reverse
debilitating physical conditions, but it is not a
quick fix.   It requires full participation and responsibility
for one's own health.

Some people may consider it a "fad",
but i do not.   I have found it to be something
that works well for me, but not addictive.
While i may have my
finger on the pulse of what is being considered 'trendy' and what
is not,   i do not engage in something
merely for its trendiness factor.

Also, i feel there are no 'perfect' yoga instructors--
i feel that the instructor -student relationship
is symbiotic.


Eric and Karta

dear karta, when i think of you, i imagine you beautiful big dark 
hungarian eyes, and i smile;
 there is no we or us here at non-duality salon because it is a bunch 
of lone rangers and lose canons;
 many people have a vichara discipline that they don't speak about 
because it is boring; they have such discipline because it 
immediately changes the texture of the light and shapes and reveals 
some new buildings in the distance (and they smile too)
 but they (don't speak of it) karta
 you hear me?

 am i addressing to you directly and personally now?
 you can answer because it is easy and free
 and i llllluv it
eric p
~ ~ ~   thanks Eric,

I meet you in the beatnik heaven in the
 company of Patti Smith the Beatles,
Hobo Blues band of Hungary and William Boroughs Bobby Dylan Eminem, and many
many more who howled with Allan Ginsberg
 about the way things are

until then:

I'm with you in Rockland

where we hug and kiss the United States
under our bedsheets the United States that
coughs all night and won't let us sleep

I'm with you in Rockland

where we wake up electrified out

of the coma by our own souls'
airplanes roaring over the roof they've
come to drop angelic bombs the hospital illuminates itself
imaginary walls collapse
O skinny legions run outside
O starry-spangled shock of mercy the
eternal war is here
O victory forget your underwear we're free

I'm with you in Rockland

in my dreams you walk dripping from a sea-journey on the highway across
America in tears to the door of my
cottage in the Western night

last lines of Howl by A.Ginsberg

and the blissles beat goes on,

  love, Karta

Love has its limitations when it is directed towards limited
beings, but love directed to God has no limitations.  

Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan  

R. K. Shankar
I Am list  

Dhakshinamurthy Stotra in Tamil - Verse 1 - Sri Bhagawan's Tamil Meaning translated  

Let us Praise that dhakshiNAmUrthy, the Supreme Father,
(1) who is 'having the Opening to Delight',
(2) who Delights in the Self alone,
(3) who is the Embodiment of Delight,
(4) who is with a Hand (with fingers closed in the fashion of) Sealing in
Brahman (as it were),
(5) who is the pre-eminent among Spiritual Masters abiding surrounded,
by the foremost among spiritual disciples, who are Rishis resting in
(6) who is a small boy,
(7) who is of the Form of the Supreme Brahman, and
(8) who denoted (the Supreme Brahman) by the Expounding that is Silence.

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