Re: virus: IAM what IAM and dats all what IAM

Marie L. Foster (
Thu, 25 Dec 1997 10:52:35 -0800

The creation of spirits is not in itself harmful. With the power of
creation comes the freedom to explore whichever way one can. What appeals
to me most about Buddhism is the acceptance of each persons attempts to
reconcile the self with the non-self. What Buddhism is about is releasing
the attachment to any of these creations and to focus on the stillness that
represents void. Given our current scientific understanding of the
underpinnings of the universe, how profound that this was realized when we
did not even know anything about quantum physics. The hardest thing is to
honor each persons quest especially when it appears that their quest
threatens mine. But this fear is false. A truth for me of ACIM is that
"Nothing real can be threatened."

My wish for all my fellow travelors here is the best of the winter season
to you. Let it remind you of the impermanence of life and the need to love
each and every moment we have. Make it your own. In this way you honor
yourself and every other being who ever lived.


At 10:53 AM 12/25/97 -0500, you wrote:
>>Anyway, one of
>>the dynamics of the human is to separate from the natural world.
>This is a core contention. It may be _the_ core contention. Must we still
>be struggling with it, or will we ever get to trying to move past it? Is
>the creation of spirits some method of regaining the seemingly lost
>connection between man and nature? Why do we think it is severed?
>Whilst I can in all good conscience say that all life as we know it is
>here in this solar system, and that it is most probably a product of
>entropy, and that all that is starstuff, is it the mere condition of
>consciousness- the 'I'- that disconnects us from this continuum?
>Why is it an ugly question?
> *****************
> Wade T. Smith
> | "There ain't nothin' you
> | shouldn't do to a god."
> |
>******* *******

Marie L. Foster