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Monday January 22nd


There is no ball of wax. Argue, pout, deny it to your grave, I'm
telling you the 'ball of wax' you refer to is in your imagination




Terry Murphy sent this;

both hafiz/ladinsky
(wondering why philosophers so seldom laugh)

*All the Hemispheres*

Leave the familiar for a while
Let your senses and bodies stretch out

Like a welcomed season
Onto the meadows and shores and hills.

Open up to the Roof.
Make a new water-mark on your excitement
And love.

Like a blooming night flower,
Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness
And giving
Upon our intimate assembly.

Change rooms in your mind for a day.

All the hemispheres in existence
Lie beside an equator
In your heart.

Greet Yourself
In your thousand other forms
As you mount the hidden tide and travel
Back home.

All the hemispheres in heaven
Are sitting around a fire

While stitching themselves together
Into the Great Circle inside of

*The Vegetables*

The vegetables would like to be cut

By someone who is singing God's Name.

How could Hafiz know
Such top secret information?

Once we were all tomatoes,

Potatoes, onions or



everything is so brilliant
when i take off
my me-colored glasses

love, cee


Dear Matthew and J.M. Cox,

That "which is" is not
something to be arrived at.

Hence, it is not an outcome
of choice of a philosophy,
nor a matter of reasoning
to an outcome.

By making a philosophical
choice to believe in
a transcendent reality,
one has chosen to find
what one wants to be the case,
or the case that appeals
to one's reason, or both.

To confirm the self and its
choice and its reasoning
about "what its reality is",
is to continue the "loop"
which is mistaken
as reality. The "loop"
is like whirling a light
to make the appearance
of a circle. In this
case, the circle is the
pursuit of the kind of
becoming we consider
"sane", in our best
interest, or the most logical.

The reality of the situation, "what is",
isn't infinite because infinity is
pleasing to the intellect,
improves the self,
makes me more than I was,
acknowledges and transcends duality,
establishes nonduality,
or gains a special state of awareness.

It is because it is, because
there is no other way
it is or will be.



You can read a comparison of the

"no effort, no choice" approach taught by:

Papaji (Poonjaji) and his ambassadors

and J. Krishnamurti including the

"everything is a functioning of the totality"

fatalism taught by Ramesh and Wayne

verses the intense continuous effort approach

taught by:

Sri Ramana Maharshi and Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

by clicking:

With Love,


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