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fiascohoho wrote:
>
> David,
>
> This is a splendid response.
> There is only one insight that I have reservations about:
>
> "No-one........ really loves this world".
>
> I would have to suggest, that this is very much dependent on
> 'attitude', on one's 'expectations'.

I hate to nitpick, but what I actually said was "I would pity someone who loves the world." Meaning someone who is perfectly content here, much like a rat in sewer, and has absolutely no longing to seek something higher.

>
> While it is certainly true that perhaps most people feel a
> ''little dudded" by their sojourn down here, they are -almost
> to a man/woman- reluctant to depart; this does not
> necessarily mean they were happy- maybe just unenthusiastic
> about the alternative.

If my car skids on the abundant ice around these parts, I'm going to tense up just like anyone else. It's an automatic response hard-wired into the brain--the desire to survive. But every day, I practice dying--which is what focused meditation is.

> But..., but, consider the "Willy Wagtail"[ I do not know if
> this bird is similarly named in the N.hemisphere but it is
> the happiest feathered/ or any other species on this
> incomparable planet ].
>
> A 'Willy Wagtail" sings, disports itself voluptuously night
> and day; even in the process of being consumed by a
> spoil-sport feline it gives itself up with melodic ecstacies.
> The ecstacy of the Willy Wagtail is undimished by death, by
> winter snows, by summer heat, by drought, by famine....,
> Willy never ceases to CHIRP.
>
> Certain human beings have acquired this facility to perfectly
> harmonise with their environment; to consume and be consumed
> without expectation, without regret....; to accept whatever
> transpires with delight, with love, with humility...., in
> ecstatic union with the 'absolute'.

Absolutely. I understand and agree. Birds in particular, are very much in touch with their connection to Unity, to the Creator, and so they are usually happy, as long as they have food.
And acceptance may well be the greatest virtue a human can have, aside from loving all people. Acceptance takes us a long way, makes up for a multitude of sins as it were. If I could get there 24/7, then I'd be happy 24/7.
David

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