Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Sunday, July 7, 2013

For Saatchi and Lawson

Using PR to influence the other. But somehow unable not to come to blows when PR is turned on himself. I remember the election campaign of 1979, "Labour Isn't Working," cynically rehashed for Romney. These guys just split because Saatchi couldn't agree to the PR about the public strangling incident...

We are so addicted to looking outside ourselves that we have lost access to our inner being almost completely. We are terrified to look inward, because our culture has given us no idea of what we will find. We may even think that if we do, we will be in danger of madness. This is one of the last and most resourceful ploys of ego to prevent us from discovering our real nature.
So we make our lives so hectic that we eliminate the slightest risk of looking into ourselves. Even the idea of meditation can scare people. When they hear the words egoless or emptinessthey think that experiencing those states will be like being thrown out the door of a spaceship to float forever in a dark, chilling void. Nothing could be further from the truth. But in a world dedicated to distraction, silence and stillness terrify us; we protect ourselves from them with noise and frantic busyness. Looking into the nature of our mind is the last thing we would dare to do. -- Sogyal Rinpoche

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