Dec 21, 2022Liked by David Gosselin

Words to live by.

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As always , David beautiful and thought provoking.

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Dec 25, 2022·edited Dec 27, 2022

It might be argued that "worldliness" and living in (however pleasant or unpleasant, creative or depressed, beautiful or ugly) disembodied abstraction are always wedded together. They depend on each other, like the swings of a manic depressive.

This might explain the below suggestions about the reality of our life in relation to the Truth of how things actually are, beyond our narratives/views and prejudices/ignorance (i.e. vain hopes and dreams).

Gospel of Thomas, 56 of 114:

Jesus said: He who has known the world has found a corpse; and he who has found a corpse, the world is not worthy of him.

The Qur'an, Surah 57 of 114

Know that the life of this world is only play and diversion, and adornment, and mutual boasting among you, and competition for increase in wealth and children... the life of this world is only the enjoyment of delusion.

...that you grieve not over what eludes you, nor exult at what comes to you...

Satipatthana (Establishment of Mindfulness) Sutta:

Here monks, [dwell with these practices only] after having subdued longing and dejection in regard to the world.

Peace and the serenity of completion, on you and yours.

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