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March 15, 2011

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Ben Howard

Barry -

Thanks for this suggestive post.

If I understand Nargarjuna and his Mahayana successors correctly, awareness of conventional dualistic reasoning,even as it is occurring, is the path to awareness of ultimate truth. Ordinary mind is the Way. Is it possible to be aware of "opposites thinking," and to see through it, without relegating such thinking to the realm of the delusional?

Ben

Amanda

I think the awareness is enough. No need to try and "see through"...that would only lead to more rationalizing and categorizing??

Rizal Affif

Ah, certainty! How we crave for them while there is none in actuality. Continuous suffering!

Thanks for the mindful, inspiring post.

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air jordans

I will have an album up soon, once I go through all the pictures! If anyone else took photos, please send them our way and we'll put them in the album!

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