Alas that we don't value the body as much as the mind.
i think that it's not so much a problem of transcending in our minds
but of harmonizing our two natures.
the kernel of the pithiest hindu ideas gives great importance to
action. boil down the mahabharata, then distill the bhagavad gita
and you have that we are compelled to act by circumstances inherent
in our worldly identity. and our choices often contradict our spiritual
chuang-tzu, the genius of the absurd, said "if it weren't for the body,
there'd be no problem." this is a favorite quote of mine. it's a shock
to the head; as strong a shock as martin buber’s “we are a spirit
having a physical experience.”, that’s exquisite
but think about it. without resistance transformation of being is
impossible. Throw out struggle and you throw the baby out with the
maybe we are here to do something.
i say to myself…
"your dissatisfaction should be nourished.
find out for yourself is the best suggestion."
for those of us who need to examine our lives.
be sure i don't mean to analyze myself. there's no glimpse of mystery
there. but real observations can lead to understanding.
i have no faith either… i think faith is a gimmic.
you are alive that's the miracle.
now, how do i wish to live?