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Independence
    #3691012 - 01/27/05 11:22 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

A single crane standing unconcerned in the falling snow is the very image of independence. It needs no one, it is secure in its environment, and it is capable of going through life alone. Its independence stems from self-sufficiency.

It needs no clothing, no building, no wealth, no status. It is content, even glorious in its naked identity. So too with ourselves: There is no need for dazzling clothes, and impressive career, an awesome temple, nor a bejeweled master. What we want is something far beyond such externals.

What facets of your personality are encumbrances? What personal aspects prevent you from being independent? These are the areas that will define your self-cultivation, for you must strive to stand alone. This doesn't mean that you won't ever join with others, but you will do so as an individual who will cooperate just as much as is necessary.
In this way, you will never be lost in a group, and you will never fear being alone.



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Re: Independence [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #3691709 - 01/28/05 01:19 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

this i sthe thing that consistently amazes me about animals, there is no need for substance abuse or escaping the ego or reality because there is no ego.
astonishing.


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Re: Independence [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #3691727 - 01/28/05 01:26 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

but that crane does need something---a female crane, with which to skronk, and thus transmit genetic data.


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Re: Independence [Re: Zekebomb]
    #3691743 - 01/28/05 01:33 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

but at least it doesn't need a PDA, or a government


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Re: Independence [Re: Shroomism]
    #3692537 - 01/28/05 09:25 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

neither do we


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Re: Independence [Re: CJay]
    #3692576 - 01/28/05 09:48 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

nice image
a bit romantic.


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Re: Independence [Re: redgreenvines]
    #3692650 - 01/28/05 10:23 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

what's wrong with interdependance anyway? surely it is as important as independance, and as unavoidable in the well developed consciousness?

edit: should be directed as general statement for initial poster + anyone else, not at redgreenvines


Edited by CJay (01/28/05 10:24 AM)


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Re: Independence [Re: CJay]
    #3692939 - 01/28/05 12:12 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

interdependence is what is happenning.
the romance of independence is really about being

independent in thought.
i.e.
being independent in one's personal decision making process
i.e.
being able to tell how one feels about something without external influence.

that is the value of independence in this interdependent reality
the dot of yang in the yin and vice versa.

independent integrity


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Re: Independence [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #3693038 - 01/28/05 12:41 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

although we may never know the cranes solitary tranquility...

the crane may never know the feeling of deep friendship or romantic love.


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