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Thanks for your post here. It means a lot to me …. making progress in non-thinking.
All those comments are like lights from different perspectives to the whole “thing”. Quite a lot of what is said is logically contradictory and that confuses us. We’ve been taught throughout our life that contradictory statements are nonsense. What if they are not?
Think about that for a few moments.
Either I get completely nuts right now or I begin to understand.
Whatever we knew yesterday is no longer valid today. To approximate this very moment through the filter of the past, deprives us the joyful freedom and clarity of a fruitful approach.
Thus – although I get what you say – there cannot be any “progress in non-thinking” – thought must stop, if we are to get a clear picture of the ongoing reality.
You say that “quite a…
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If I say “Life is now”, you will most admittedly think that you know what I mean.
Obviously, this truth has been said million times. The question is:
DO YOU REALLY FEEL THAT LIFE IS NOW?
It is very tricky: we mostly THINK we know, we take our thoughts for knowledge, but TRUE KNOWLEDGE – which is Life-knowledge – can never be reached by thought.
This is a platitude what I am saying, but Life is not a thought, as little as a Tree or a Cat is a name. Thought is memory and OUR MEMORY DISTORTS REALITY – we get stuck in names, in definitions, our ideas are the product of our past. Consequently, it is these ideas of ours which condition and corrupt our reality. This corrupted reality we call Knowledge.
Knowledge means living in the past, and living in the past is not living at all.
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