Thursday, May 01, 2008

Thinking about Enlightenment
An Awakening Twelve Step Program Minus Eleven

Stop thinking.

If there’s anything to begin the cure from madness to wisdom, from the human condition to enlightenment, then that’s it. First, stop thinking.

Then look around you. Does the world we live in feel right to you? Does the full scope of human misery beginning with petty jealousies and ending with large scale war feel right to you? Doesn't something feel drastically wrong? Do you really trust some new technology to be the cure, when technology is always used to further the disease? The first step to any cure is to recognize the problem. So, second, admit that something feels drastically wrong with the human condition, and nobody seems able to think up a cure.

So stop thinking.

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