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Snapshot of a Real Revolution

Zen Center Regensburg, July 14, 2021, 5:58 am.

Bastille Day — the beginning of the Age of Revolution. But what has really been attained through all of the “outer” revolutions (Arab Spring? Cuba? Even 1776 or Russia?) when the “inner” revolution is never truly activated? Human societies eventually revert to the same oppression. “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.”

Rather the words of the prophet:

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds…”

Zen. Meditation. Reflecting through breath on “What am I?” is the Bastille Day that really changes everything substantially. (And bloodlessly!)

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