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It is NOT "to be free FROM any of them!"

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The Enlightened View

Pete: I don't like the word enlightenment. It's vague, it evokes fantastic expectations, but I think there is such a thing as an enlightened point of view, a point of view that can clearly be reflected in words. It's a point of view which points to less rather than more: less beliefs, less reliance in conceptuality, less mental agitation. Its sole aim is to set the mind at easy, at peace. Peace with itself and the "world." A peaceful mind inevitably will see unity, would perceive wholly.
When you read material which aims to multiply concepts, to acquire more beliefs, to make you feel more emotions, even those positive ones such as love and rapture, know that doesn't come from an enlightened view, or a mind at peace. It comes from the urge to acquire, to aspire at more, and more, and more. There is no peace in more, there is no end to more. 

Wim: What needs understanding is that "...such thing as an enlightened point of view" is still is a POINT of view. I'd suggest that the enlightened view understandingly accepts the presence of any points of view. 

Josie: Well then, this is another point of view I accept... understandingly.
Pete: Ah yes, I understood that, and - also understandingly - let it slide. 
Enlightenment is not bound by rules. It could accept a particular point of view as expressed by one, and reject it in another. It could say, amend today, and nay, no, never tomorrow about the same point of view. 

Wim: Yes, like one can play with restrictions and limitations the way a child plays at the beach building a sand castle under a hot summer sun, kept cool by a the summer breeze.
At the end of the day - next flooding tide of course - the castle with all its fortifications and scrap beach-wood amenities will be gone. But happily enough, next day the child will play the same game with the elements again... earth/sand, water/sea, fire/sun, air/breeze...

(A conversation from 11/9/05)

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