Friday, April 11, 2008


We all know the story of the rope and the snake. Realization is like the understanding when the perceived snake is seen to actually be a rope. A simple misunderstanding is corrected. You are not an object, not a human with issues, but a no thing, Aware, intelligent, awake.

When you perceive the rope as a snake, you have all kinds of reactions, fear, jumping, screaming, whatever your nature. When you "realize" it's just a rope, there is relaxation, the release of fear, no overreaction, no projection.

You may still trip over the rope. The apparent body remains, but that's just part of a story.

maury lee 4/11/08

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