Wednesday, September 12, 2007

"Take me to Truth"

Interesting interview and book.

“... awakening is not a glamorous affair. It’s really a demolition project. The ego loves to spiritualize the whole awakening process by suffusing it with the special beauty or power of certain objects, places and practices. It thrives on intellectual knowledge and is enthralled by amazing phenomena."

Isn't that the truth! If we're not careful, we can stay forever in fascination of ghosts, crop circles, UFOs, blah blah blah.

1 comment:

Lawrence said...

The ugly truth about myself has is slowly presented to me and replaced with something like an uncomfortable reality which seems to carry the promise of eternal joy and (at this time) unbearable pleasure. I have been trying to get beyond longing for a woman and thought to Google for insight but instead veared to the Google blog section and searched ACIM. Over a span of about 15 years, A Course has slowly moved to the center of a 50-year habit of reading everything so that a life of struggling to learn about the world has come to serve as more of a peripheral sense about what never existed. I have been trying to get beyond longing for a special woman and thought to Google for insight but instead veared to the Google blog section and searched first, GUITAR,(my profession). then, when I didn't see anything interesting, ACIM. Your's was the only blog on the subject and your comment about it not seeming lively inspired this reply. Anyway, I clicked on your hyperlink to Ken Wapnicdk's article, "THE LIGHT OF HEAVEN TO THE ETERNALLY BLIND"
and there was my answer. This type of guidence seems ever more constant. I also have a decent education in the field of psychology and worked in it for seven years. I know that the experience of reality can mislead (you can be absolutely convinced that you control the weather, for example) -- I hope I haven't bored you. My name is Larry Bish and I play and teach guitar for a living in West Virginia, US.