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March 11, 2013


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Zen can allow one to be more 'natural' not domesticated. Being natural is fine. It's believing we're a tiny speck in a ruthless universe that's not so great for us.

Lynette Genju

Nice. When our basic needs are met, we have the luxury to work on freeing ourselves from the fetters of the mind. When we have to actively seek shelter, food, and companionship, liberation is still possible. It's just more subtle. Btw, my domesticated kitties want nothing to do with me despite my generous gift of their new puppy playmates.

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