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January 27, 2010

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bob

Isn't the same meditation mind and everyday mind a good thing? Aren't we striving to be the same on and off the pillow?
I think that is the real enlightenment (I hope).

Suzanne

Various states come and go, fluidly, so it seems...wouldn't know how to label most of them, nor do I care to, but surely some of them are what could be called meditation.

puerhan

sweet indeed!
_/\_

mama p

~still laughing~ that's a great cartoon!! where do you find this stuff?

Dosho

got me chuckling too! thanks

Barry Briggs

Thanks, everyone, for enjoying this cartoon with me. Bob offers a needed amendment to my post - meditation mind and everyday mind do not differ. And, Suzanne correctly observes that we label some of these fluid "contents" as meditation, and other we label in other ways. A funny thing to do!

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