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OfflineGomp
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Path
    #4136738 - 05/05/05 10:20 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

No Path, is a Path?

"On the wide road we all are walking, its room for every being!"
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Re: Path [Re: Gomp]
    #4136826 - 05/05/05 10:54 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Bees knees freeze trees. I eat greese.

Gomp please comment. :heart:


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Re: Path [Re: Icelander]
    #5666496 - 05/23/06 11:02 PM (10 years, 6 months ago)

..it is!


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Re: Path [Re: Gomp]
    #5666526 - 05/23/06 11:11 PM (10 years, 6 months ago)

The no plan, plan....!   

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Re: Path [Re: Gomp]
    #5666565 - 05/23/06 11:20 PM (10 years, 6 months ago)

"Anything is one of a million paths. Therefore you must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if you feel you should not follow it, you must not stay with it under any conditions. To have such clarity you must lead a disciplined life. Only then will you know that any path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you to do. But your decision to keep on the path or to leave it must be free of fear or ambition.

I warn you. Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself, and yourself alone, one question. This question is one that only a very old person asks. My benefactor told me about it once when I was young, and my blood was too vigorous for me to understand it. Now I do understand it.

I will tell you what it is: Does this path have a heart?

All paths are the same, they lead nowhere. They are paths going through the bush, or into the bush. In my own life I could say I have traversed long, long paths, but I am not anywhere. My benefactor's question has meaning now. "Does this path have a heart?" One makes you strong; the other weakens you.

The trouble is nobody asks the question: and when a person finally realizes that they have taken a path without heart, the path is ready to kill them. At that point very few people stop to deliberate and leave the path.

A path without a heart is never enjoyable. You have to work hard even to take it. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy; it does not make you work at liking it.

For my part there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length.

And there I travel looking, looking, breathlessly." --Carlos Castaneda


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Re: Path [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #5667354 - 05/24/06 02:57 AM (10 years, 6 months ago)

how you got here
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Re: Path [Re: Gomp]
    #5667919 - 05/24/06 10:59 AM (10 years, 6 months ago)

A path is no path.


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Re: Path [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #5667928 - 05/24/06 11:04 AM (10 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

Huehuecoyotl said:
"Anything is one of a million paths. Therefore you must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if you feel you should not follow it, you must not stay with it under any conditions. To have such clarity you must lead a disciplined life. Only then will you know that any path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you to do. But your decision to keep on the path or to leave it must be free of fear or ambition.

I warn you. Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself, and yourself alone, one question. This question is one that only a very old person asks. My benefactor told me about it once when I was young, and my blood was too vigorous for me to understand it. Now I do understand it.

I will tell you what it is: Does this path have a heart?

All paths are the same, they lead nowhere. They are paths going through the bush, or into the bush. In my own life I could say I have traversed long, long paths, but I am not anywhere. My benefactor's question has meaning now. "Does this path have a heart?" One makes you strong; the other weakens you.

The trouble is nobody asks the question: and when a person finally realizes that they have taken a path without heart, the path is ready to kill them. At that point very few people stop to deliberate and leave the path.

A path without a heart is never enjoyable. You have to work hard even to take it. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy; it does not make you work at liking it.

For my part there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length.

And there I travel looking, looking, breathlessly." --Carlos Castaneda




This has always been one of my favorite quotes from Castaneda. It never fails to inspire me and challenge me. :mushroom2:


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" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

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Re: Path [Re: Icelander]
    #5668065 - 05/24/06 11:58 AM (10 years, 6 months ago)

you can look back at how you got here.
complex but palpable.

looking forward is more void oriented;
funny path:
zero ahead (but paradoxically total)
and magnificently complex behind,

and not exactly standing still in the moment either

this movement (of moment(s)) instills path-i-ness to just being.
to just breathing too.


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Re: Path [Re: Gomp]
    #5668599 - 05/24/06 02:27 PM (10 years, 6 months ago)

You wanna go on the wide road, which costs much of 'toll', or search your path in the shrinking realm of possibilities by yourself at the cost of time and effort ?

"If following only the backlights on the highway, you may loose your track"
- Qnon Uhn


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Re: Path [Re: BlueCoyote]
    #5668845 - 05/24/06 03:34 PM (10 years, 6 months ago)

"Yes there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there's still time to change the road your on..."
- Led Zepplin - Stairway to Heaven -


"So I'll keep fighting to live, until the end is in sight, but why am I fighting to live, if I'm just living to die" - Johnny Lang - Dying to Live -

If the path is a symbol and represent's our direction in life, then we must define the destination. Only then will we be able to choose the path.

Does this path have a heart?
- This seems very important, because what is life without love? It is control and power and this is without reason.

we base our lives into other peoples dreams or choose our own...why?


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