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April 23, 2009


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Molly Brown

Really nice post Barry. It seems to me that this truth you speak about, that "it is only the quiet mind that sees", is only actually experienced/realized after a shitload of suffering/struggling within the confines of feeling separate. It seems that through this murky depth, the pure white lotus arises, eventually, maybe lifetimes evenutally, but eventually nontheless.

Great post. Love the photo.

Barry Briggs

Hi Molly - Yes, that quiet mind is the mind that "allows" things to be as they are. For most of us, it takes a lot of internal work before we can be spacious enough to become quiet, to see.


I'd love to comment, but really nothing more need be added. That quiet mind is always there. Oops guess I did comment. I'll stop.


Barry Briggs

Thank you for not commenting, Puerhan!

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