Kensho by Dennis Schmidt
By Dennis Schmidt
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We continuously have a decision, Pema Chödrön teaches: we will allow the situations of our lives harden us and make us more and more envious and afraid, or we will allow them to melt us and make us kinder. the following Pema presents the instruments to accommodate the issues and problems that lifestyles throws our approach.
The six essays during this quantity all take care of the connection of mystical adventure to bland lifestyles. The name essay on "cosmic consciousness" comprises the author's account of his personal ventures into this inward realm. "Instinct, Intelligence, and Anxiety" is a research of the paradoxes of self-consciousness; "Spiritually and Sensuality," a full of life dialogue of the fake competition of spirit and topic; and "The New Alchemy," a balanced account of states of recognition equivalent to religious event prompted by way of assistance from lysergic acid.
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The woman's writings and the man's workshop, including all his plans and models, had been burned. The couple had been moved to a different location to break the connections they had made with the local settlers. And the girl had been brought back and placed in Mother Elena's Sisterhood so that she might learn the Way. For the last four years, Mother Elena had done everything she could to make Yolan understand. But it was difficult. This was not some small child to be easily molded. Yolan was already in her twenties and had been formed by her mother and father.
Unable to reach a decision, she finally fell into a fitful slumber. She woke with a start to find the sun fighting its way free of the last, high-flung, tattered remnants of the storm. Carefully and slowly she stood, hugging close to the tree she had rested against, and cautiously surveyed the Plain. The only motion was that of the waving grass. Satisfied no one was nearby, she stretched and moved her body to work out the stiffness and soreness in her muscles. Then she squatted next to her sack and took out one of the packets of ken-cow cheese.
Besides, even if you aren't on his side, what's to stop him from taking advantage of the innovations you'd introduce? How would you keep him from using the things you create for his own purposes? That's the real issue, you know. How do you keep the fruits of science from being used by evil people for evil ends? Or what about the simple fact that you can't even foresee the unintended consequences of your own discoveries? Surely the people of Earth didn't set out purposely to ruin their world. "No, Yolan.