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Failed Awakening- what have we missed? #3 (Difference and the Spirit of Zenshin)


”Difference” is really a missing link that mustn’t be underestimated, because it opens for us the door to a forgotten world, a dimension where reality is perceived as it is. To paraphrase Gurdjieff’s words, it gives the possibility for  a … Continue reading

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“Stopping the Mind”: Expectations


The last topic ended with the statement that one of the main aims of inner research is to overcome the “ignorance of the mind” (ignorance in its true meaning: ignoring how the mind functions and how to use the mind … Continue reading

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Obstacles to Observation


Often, we hear the statement that a human being is a machine, and that’s correct: a very complicated machine. Indeed, we could say with confidence that man is more than this. A structure composed from machines of every type, everyone … Continue reading

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Perceptional Experiences: Time Expansion


I suppose that it’s a common experience to have grabbed an object while falling before it touched the ground. A reflex, a very interesting dynamic to observe even if generally it can be observed “a posteriori” (in retrospect), namely trough … Continue reading

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“This is it” Exercise by Jon Kabat Zinn


New Yorker cartoon: Two Zen monks in robes and shaved heads, one young, one old, sitting side by side cross-legged on the floor. The younger one is looking somewhat quizzically at the older one, who is turned toward him and … Continue reading

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Why it’s impossible to live the present moment and Possible Solutions to this Problem


Living the present moment is one of the main aims- perhaps the main aim- of the inner researcher, and every man who tried to live this possibility knows the difficuties of acheiving and mantaining this state. There’s a question who … Continue reading

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