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Attaining the Light We Are

Now THAT’s the work of Zen, the work of any true meditation practice, the work of being Human: to attain the nature of what we “are”. It was written inscribed prominently above the main door of the Temple of Apollo in the ancient oracular shrine at Delphi — Γνῶθι σαυτόν (ΓΝΩΘΙ ΣEΑΥΤΟΝ), “know your Self” — in the spot that the ancient Greeks considered to be literally the center of the world. We have known the extremely specific address of our liberation for millennia, and it has not been some hidden knowledge or esoteric path.

Yet how many are the people who actually do this extremely simple and straightforward clear-seeing?

As rare as hen’s teeth.

Matt Semke, www.catswilleatyou.com

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