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6 years ago  ::  May 02, 2012 - 8:35PM #1
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My goal is to move toward Spiritual Enlightenment.
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6 years ago  ::  May 27, 2012 - 3:21AM #2
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Welcome to Beliefnet.

With love,

Rev Dorris
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6 years ago  ::  Jun 09, 2012 - 11:54AM #3
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“Is Enlightenment easy or difficult?”
“It is as easy and as difficult as seeing what is right before your eyes.”
“How can seeing what is right before one’s eyes be difficult?”
To that the Master responded with the following anecdote:
A girl greeted her boyfriend. “Notice anything different about me?”
“New dress?”
“New shoes?”
“No. Something else.”
“I give up.”
“I’m wearing a gas mask.” ~ Anthony de Mello


On the question of his own Enlightenment the Master always remained reticent, even though the disciples tried every means to get him to talk.

All the information they had on this subject was what the Master once said to his youngest son who wanted to know what his father felt when he became Enlightened.

The answer was:

"A fool."

When the boy asked why, the Master had replied, "Well, son, it was like going to great pains to break into a house by climbing a ladder and smashing a window and then realizing later that the door of the house was open." ~ Anthony de Mello

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6 years ago  ::  Jun 10, 2012 - 1:48AM #4
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Darn!  I knew I was doing something wrong.  LOL

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