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#3610 - Friday, July 31, 2009 - Editor: Jerry Katz

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Rare Krishnamurti video from 1928 and 1930

James Traverse      

I'm NOT done with my mask!
But, I'm no longer certain that it's me.
What's behind here is really sweet.

Love, Mark
ps I remember how my Dad would practically sing "Smell that fresh air," whenever we were out driving in the country side and the smell of manure would announce it's presence.  I see now that it was presence he was celebrating. 

I remember one of the first drives up a mountainside in his 4-wheel drive International Harvester.   I wish folks would't drive off road, but I remember rescuing some folks who got stuck in the mud. We used rope and all 4 wheels, and they came out of the muck.

I also remember being saved by a young man and his 10 year old son, when I was of college age.  My Dad had bought a "force 5" sailboat, and we took it out for it's maiden voyage on the lake in Columbia, CT. We were half way across the lake (a mile or so from home...) when a wind gust pushed us over and the sail pointed straight down. The design wasn't so great, so my Dad had to dive under the boat and pull the sail down the length of the mast, (which was pretty tall) to get it loose before we could turn the boat over. He was pretty tired by the end of that task, and a young man and his kid came by just at the right time in a canoe. They towed us home, and even as a young twenty year old, I could see the glow in the kid's eyses as they rescued us.

I remembered the truck thing.

I also remember (flash back!) during those rides with the manure event that sometimes Dad would just drive past our driveway on the way home. We would shout "YAY!!" because that would mean we were heading to Shady Glen, which sold the very best ice cream of this lifetime!!! (not to mention the cheese burgers which I mostly shared with my Mother...)  

Photo: Shady Glen ice cream

My point is that that sweetness is the core of who we all are. Yum!!!

ps my Dad now has pretty advanced Alzheimer's, and I plan to visit this autumn to share with him how sweet we both are.

pps I know he already knows it through and through, but I'm afraid he might be fooling himself into thinking he's forgotten it like so many facts and physics strategies.

ppps He hasn't and neither have you.

--Mark Otter    

      There are many delivering the message

To do nothing, to be still and silent.

Silence comes before initiation

And exists after initiation.

Because silence exists after initiation,

It is very attractive

To those who seek initiation.

Initiation silences you.

A certain presence silences you,

But that is not necessarily initiation.

It is a preparation for initiation.

Initiation itself is thunderous

Even though it may last a fraction of a second.

It may even be imperceptible!

It is preceded by a quality of silence

And followed by another quality of silence.

One cannot seek initiation,

But one can achieve silence and, in that way,

Invite initiation.

--Jerry Katz

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