Click here to go to the next issue.
Sunday, May 20
Humbly: This list is a real zoo.
In Holland it would now be closed because of (Foot&)
Here it's foot IN mouth disease.
If you are able to introspection deep enough to resolve
and "yuck" into this "primary"
conflict, that means all blocks will
vanish by themselves. In fact, it is the whole path - a
repair of the
damage... But not in all cases it can be resolved
completely - mere
knowledge or discussion won't help and can even become a
In what cases can it not be resolved? Can you give an
If I may. Introspection will never resolve anything
because it is a
head thing trying to resolve a head thing. At best, one
may see all the
reasons why something happened but it doesn't get at the
heart of it or
the body of it. And as you know with the body work you
have done, much
is locked in the body.
This list is a real zoo.
I agree with that assessment.
I ask myself what am I looking for or what do I want when
I join a
list. There are a couple of lists where I post
frequently. They are 4th
Way lists. What I really appreciate is when I can talk
about things that I have been seeing or working with or
For example in the quote I posted from Lord Pentland
about coming from
conscience, the idea that I was looking at was the idea
of coming from
a fixed concept. I wasn't looking at the fixed concept
necessarily. What happened was the dialogue veered
What triggered the quote was something Jan said about
to achieve something, to me, is the same as coming from a
This seems clear to me. If there is something that I am
achieve then that is a fixed concept. It is in the fixing
deflection happens not in what is being fixed on.
It seems to me that rather than look for what divides, we
for what unites. What unites on this list, it seems to
me, is that we
all want to talk about (I hesitate to use a specific word
may distract from what I am trying to get across)
_______________. So I
suggest that, rather than finding ways to discredit what
the other guy
says, we find ways to connect.
If I'm hearing you, then, it's not so much a question
of conflicts "never being resolved", but of
not being resolved in someone's intended time
frame, or by an intended design?
Yes, the saying is, "the thread continues".
Ultimately, the thread ends - and it will end
when the fear, causing one either to flee or to
fight, is no more. From that perspective, anyone
who angers one is an angel by definition <laugh>
The "resolving of conflict" seems inevitable.
It seems more a question of time, conditioning,
opportunity and exposure.
It is inevitable - when there is fear, somewhere,
there has to be courage too. Courage not to run,
to hide or to fight, but to face "what is" from
choiceless perspective that there is only Love.
A bit of what happened in the lead up. I got told "a
piece of dogshit
knows buddha nature more than you do". It sounds
funny now, but I was
devastated. So, like your friend Timothy, I could weep
and wail (which
I did for a bit, and got told that I should appreciate
the teaching for
its true enlightenment value) or I could go and think
about it, really
look at it.
Guess what? A piece of dogshit knows Nothing, so the
pretty spot on, because not only did I think I knew
something, I pretty
much thought I knew everything. Now, what really hurt me
great resistance seems hilariously funny.
On a deeper level, there were reasons for the resistance
which had to
be seen before they could drop off. Maybe another time I
lashed out, resisted or called you an idiot, but at the
end of the day
it comes down to taking responsibility. If my buttons are
pushed, it is
up to me to look at the buttons, what they are and why
they are there,
and not blame somebody else for pushing them.
In London, May 2001, international respected Zen master,
activist and author, Thich Nhat Hanh offers three
of Dharma talks and meditation practice, on the theme:
oneself, Peace in the world".
Please forward to friends and email lists who may be
More details, photos, and ticket reservations are at
Details below too.
"Peace in oneself, Peace in the world"
Three evenings of teaching
and practice with
Thich Nhat Hanh
Each evening is complete, but part of a whole
Tuesday 29th May 2001 -
Thursday 31st May 2001
6.45pm - 9.45 pm, doors open 5.30 pm,
Westminster Central Hall, Storey's Gate, London SW1H 9NH
London Underground: Westminster or St James' Park.
More details, photos, and ticket reservation at
The ancient Tantric masters knew the art of love
The Buddhas knew the art of compassion
Yama doesn't know love
Nature doesn't know compassion
So Yama invented the fire to make man believe there is
And Nature invented women and cats to lure man into the
game of life
The cats were soft, furry and quite impressive
But not enough to hide the veil cast by Yama and Nature
Love cats but look beyond :)
Joy and laughter,