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Friday, January 4



Who is freer tham whom.
Who is freer than whom?
Who sees we are all free.
Who sees we are all free?
Boyish threads
God/man weds
And the dish ran away with the spoon

mother father sister brother
younger older one another
is was will be
her him you me
I once was blind but now I see
girlish clothing

eating and running,



It is the job of your ego/mind to keep you from finding the
big secret. We are already 'IT'. We are already enlightened.

The ego/mind has to work overtime to stop us from discovering
the secret. The ego/mind keeps feeding us this illusion of
separateness, this 'movie' world. It keeps us hypnotized from
the time we wake up until we fall asleep. That is why we need
sleep. The ego/mind has to rest from it's difficult task of
keeping the great secret away from us.

Shut down or slow down the mind by not paying attention to
it. Stop being pulled hither and thither by the thoughts. Do
not cooperate with the mind. Make the job of the ego/mind
difficult. Then see what happens!


Satsang with Petros
Sunday January 6
Noon - 2p (approx)
$10 donation

Sufi Books (
227 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013

3 blocks below Canal Street, between Franklin and White
Streets. By Subway: 1 or 9 trains to Franklin Street station;
A, C, or E trains to Canal Street station. (212) 334-5212.


Several here have met Petros. I had a long lunch with him
once in Santa Monica. He's a very personable, youngish guy
who seems to be right on. He was at the retreat in July,
2000. A picture of Petros is at Click on
Diamond Hill retreat july 2000. Then click on 'jerry harsh
petros michael'

Petros is an 'interesting' guy. I'd go to see him. You might
enter 'petros' into the search engine at
<> and see what comes up. Actually the
following page has many of his satsang reports:


Thyagi Tzu


from Live Journal

Wordswithcee: ultimately the sage has very little notice of the
states of mind

Waterlift: listening

Wordswithcee: it is dangerous to let oneself be drawn into the
illusory world by something as pulling as passion and desire for a

Waterlift: yes i feel i am beyond attachment in a worldly sense

Wordswithcee: advaitins say to shun it like excrement

Wordswithcee: haha! shows where their hangups are

Waterlift: things just happen and will unhappen when they must

Waterlift: haha

Wordswithcee: hm

Wordswithcee: not a good way to look at it--well maybe for

Waterlift: tell

Wordswithcee: sounds like you believe it for now

Waterlift: beleive what for now

Waterlift: things just happen?

Waterlift: i don't believe in anything

Waterlift: what do you beleive in?

Wordswithcee: ya-believing in what is apparently happening-
perhaps best to understand it as NOT HAPPENING AT ALL
which may be what you meant

Waterlift: mmm

Waterlift: ya

Waterlift: but you make it much clearer to me by saying what
you just did -thank you

Wordswithcee: maybe i believe a little too much haha in

Waterlift: hmhmm

Waterlift: its the bomb though

Wordswithcee: nothing hits it like that!

Waterlift: mmmmm

Waterlift: the best

Wordswithcee: they even say to eliminate any thought about
advaita and ultimately there is not even bliss

Waterlift: mmmm sounds right to me

Wordswithcee: im holding it right at bliss

Waterlift: the idea of bliss

Waterlift: hehe ya

Wordswithcee: hm

Waterlift: nothing could have any meaning

Wordswithcee: why make a big deal over eliminating the idea
blisss HAHAHA

Wordswithcee: ya --but really bliss is not an idea
it is the same as BEING

Waterlift: right, that teaching - its for lower level seekers

Waterlift: they might get attached to this "bliss" as being
something external like an object

Wordswithcee: yes

Waterlift: something they have

Waterlift: mmm

Wordswithcee: yes!
and someone to have it!

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